MARS hosts pub night

The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society hold its first pub night, silent auction and music bingo at the Avalanche.

DON'T STAY HOME and be owly — go to the Avalanche on Tuesday night

The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) will hold its first pub night, silent auction and music bingo at the Avalanche Bar & Grill on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.

Burger/brew tickets are on sale at MARS (6817 Headquarters Rd.) and the Avalanche (275 Eighth St. in Courtenay).

Music bingo is a popular new music trivia game that can be played by anyone. Players are given a bingo card with names of songs, music and and instruments.

An MC/DJ hosts the evening and plays songs from every decade. If you have the answer to the MC’s question on your card, cross out a square, and so on, until someone yells “bingo!” No special expertise is required to play music bingo, just a sense of humour and a desire to have fun.

A silent auction with over 50 items worth thousands of dollars is already underway. It will conclude at the Avalanche where all of the merchandise will be available for viewing and bidding until 10 p.m. Items range from sports memorabilia and golf passes to wildlife photographs and hand-crafted pieces by local artists.

To view the silent auction items go to the MARS Pinterest site at www.pinterest.com/marsbirds/october-1st-mars-music-bingo-and-silent-auction-au.
“Our goal is to create a low-cost, fun event where MARS supporters can have some fun and buy some great merchandise,” says founder and manager Maj Birch. “Most people know about MARS because at some point they’ve brought us a bird, met our ambassador birds, or called us about injured wildlife needing rescue.”
MARS is a non-profit, charitable organization that tends to about 500 injured or orphaned wildlife per year. Their mission is to conserve and protect native wildlife and its natural habitat through education and rehabilitation.
The MARS website is at www.wingtips.org.
— Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

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