Grease gala fundraiser at Filberg

Grease will be the word when the Comox Valley Community Foundation holds its 16th annual Gala Oct. 15 at the Florence Filberg Centre.

HOLLY GRANT and Ron Webber practise their dance moves in preparation for a ‘50s Grease theme dinner-dance fundraiser Oct. 15 for the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

HOLLY GRANT and Ron Webber practise their dance moves in preparation for a ‘50s Grease theme dinner-dance fundraiser Oct. 15 for the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

Grease will be the word when the Comox Valley Community Foundation holds its 16th annual Gala Oct. 15 at the Florence Filberg Centre.

The Grease-themed event will feature local band Time Well Wasted, local gourmet fare and prizes.

“The Gala promises to be one of the best evenings in the Valley this year,” said Holly Grant, event organizer and vice-president of the organization. “We do this through our ongoing philanthropic efforts to enrich life in the Comox Valley, but also for one night of fun with the community where we can dress up, eat fine food, dance to a great band and enjoy each other’s company while also raising funds for key community initiatives.”

The event sells out annually, with 200 seats available at $100 per person.

Come dressed as your favourite character from Grease or in black tie formal, and meet at the Florence Filberg Hall at 6 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers.

Dinner will be at 7 p.m., followed by the band and dancing.

Additionally, there are great prizes, including two Canucks hockey tickets and airfare to Vancouver.

Gala tickets can be purchased through the Sid Williams Theatre.

“This event is important for the Foundation to ensure that every dollar donated to the Foundation is used for Valley needs,” said Ron Webber, board director and Gala committee chairman. “The funds raised from the Gala go towards operational costs, allowing the Foundation to continue its vital support of the various local charitable organizations that need our support to continue with their good work. It also helps the folks in the community understand that they can make financial endowments that will support the local charities 100 per cent, in perpetuity if desired.”

The Comox Valley Community Foundation supports a wide range of projects that are of benefit to the Comox Valley through its Community Grants Program. These grants are made to charitable organizations within the Comox Valley that provide direct services and often take innovative approaches to community concerns.

For more information on the Comox Valley Community Foundation Gala or organization, visit https://cvcfoundation.org/.

— Comox Valley Community Foundation