Saturday, April 20, 2013



Ryder Lake News

That's Community

Fundraising isn't always about the money

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI


he Name That Tune Night was a huge success and Peter and I (Patrick) would like to thank all those involved. It was certainly a collaborative effort and everyone's efforts are well appreciated.


Thanks to Tom and Sylvia Cole, Val And Doug White, Malcolm Toms for set up and decorating.


Our Kitchen staff of Dorothy Bendsen, Joyce Scott, Pam Higginson, Pat Fuller, Diane Fuller and Val White should be highly praised for the efficient and hard work. Doug White was as usual Mr. "wonderful" on the music Rick Higginson, Tom Cole, Malcolm Toms, and Patrick Stedman sold tickets with great aplomb.


Many thanks to everyone who prepared and brought the great food. Sandi Titerle was her usual magnificent self in costume coordination and alteration.


We would also like to thank those who donated or collected silent auction items. The silent auction brought in over $500.00!!


But it is not all about the money (which will be put to good use as we begin on renovations and additions to the hall shortly.) We thank the public for the support you have shown us in our endeavors to bring the community together and have memorable fun events.


The appreciation we received is sent back to all of you as this truly was a great community event. And I am sure EVERYONE wants to thank 'Mr. Chippendale' Frasier for just being there!!!


A special thanks to Les Girls, Evan, Bruce & Glen for their great performances during the evening. And Ariel and her "Ladies" for the flash mob dance - wonderful.


There will be another Name That Tune event at the hall September 28 as a fundraiser for the Chilliwack GoGo's and the Grandmothers for Africa in conjunction with the Stephen Lewis foundation. Tickets will go on sale soon. The main theme is Back to the 50's so get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets.


Thank you all again for your support.


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