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Mack Laing fundraising dinner and auction Saturday

The Mack Laing Heritage Society is hosting a fundraising banquet and auction on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Tee Box restaurant, located at the Comox Golf Club.

The evening will feature a gourmet meal by Tee Box owner and Chef Adrian.  Menu details are available on the society’s website (macklaingsociety.ca).  Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and will feature selections from 40 Knots Winery available by the glass for purchase. Enjoy complimentary cheese from Natural Pastures Cheese Company with your wine as you view the many unique items for auction donated by local individuals and businesses.

The silent/live auction will include over 65 items, some with historical significance.

Among our special items for auction we have a print donated by Robert Bateman, Canadian naturalist, educator and painter. As well, we have an autographed book by 2013 Nobel Prize winner, Alice Munro, donated by her daughter Sheila.

Betty Brooks, daughter-in-law of the internationally known naturalist and artist Allan Brooks, has donated several prints and books that belonged to him. Other items include original art from local artists, various gift baskets, certificates and much more. A list of auction items is posted on the web page.

Tickets cost $45 and are available at the Blue Heron bookstore in Comox, the Laughing Oyster bookstore in Courtenay, or by email at  home@shaw.ca.

The Mack Laing Heritage Society of the Comox Valley was established to save and preserve a heritage home sitting on an idyllic public property at the end of Baybrook Drive, Comox.

The Society’s goals are to fulfil Mack’s wishes “to create a natural history museum (interpretive and centre) in his home,” and to establish a focus for conservation tourism in the Comox Valley.

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