Friday, March 6, 2015

Community News

Blacktie Beanfest is Back!

Southern style dinner feat. hypnotist act and local band

By Kathy Funk, CRJYAA/File photos


A full house took in the show last year. Below, Hypnotist Lee Dyson is a crowd favourite.


hilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association invites you to join the second annual charity fundraiser “BlackTie Beanfest on April 11th at Evergreen Hall. 


Back by popular demand, Hypnotist Lee Dyson ‘The Magic of the Mind’ show will be our feature for this fun filled variety show evening.


The event starts at 6pm with music by “Lost & Loaded” a group of local professionals who enjoy playing great music.


“We are raising funds to assist with our program and the pilot project which we are introducing at Chilliwack Middle School,” commented Executive Director Kathy Funk.


The evening starts with a time to mingle while being entertained with great music. A Southern Comfort snack buffet will feature the famous Guerilla Q pulled pork (locally raised by Verard Farms) and straight from the Food Truck Show at Heritage Park. Salads, baked beans and Sharon’s amazing corn bread will round up the buffet. 


A live auction by professional auctioneer Kevin Gibson will add to the entertainment and promises to have incredible items going on the block. There will be a silent auction along with a 50/50 draw.


Jen Dueck, Committee Chair and Board director says “if you haven’t seen Lee Dyson, hypnotist extraordinaire, then you will be in for a real treat, his show is Vegas style and we already have half of the 200 tickets sold to those returning from last year to see the show again”.


“Have a Heart for Restorative Justice” is an event in support of the youth in our community.  Make a difference by attending this casual fun variety show.


Tickets are on sale at $40.00 each or a table of 10 for $350.00.  An income tax receipt will be issued for part of the ticket price. Pick them up at Bella Clothing Boutique in The Village at Sardis or downtown at the Community Policing Office on Wellington.


About Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association
CRJYAA  is a volunteer-based non-profit organization aimed at fostering a safe and caring community. The mandate of the organization is to bring offenders and victims together in order to discuss criminal incidents and to find ways to repair the harm caused. Since our inception, in 1998, we have provided restorative services to over 2,252 individuals and have recovered over $108,000.00 in restitution.




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