Fundraiser in support of Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre Society

Sweet tunes and an amazing selection of auction items will be up for grabs at the annual Party for the Bulletin fundraiser in support of the Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre Society (VIACS,) Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland.

DJ Skian will be spinning the vinyl while partygoers and backcountry enthusiasts peruse the silent auction featuring donations from Arc Teryx, Smartwool, Demon Eyeware, Black Diamond, On The Rocks Climbing Gym, Valhalla Pure, K2, Helly Hansen, Backcountry Access, and Island Mountain Rides, and other donated products and services. In addition, locally brewed beer from Cumberland Brewing Company will be on tap alongside slices of Riders Pizza.

“The party is a great way to come out and celebrate winter, score some new gear and support the work of the avalanche bulletin,” says VIACS president David Kallai.

VIACS is run by a volunteer board of directors who all share a passion for backcountry winter recreation. The avalanche bulletin service is free to the public, but VIACS depends on grassroots fundraising to cover the costs of professional avalanche forecasting, web hosting and other modest administration costs. The bulk of this fundraising occurs at the Party for the Bulletin, followed by the annual Backcountry Festival at Mount Cain Feb. 10/11.

The party is from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or at Ski Tak Hut in Courtenay. The event always sells out in advance so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

For up to date avalanche bulletins, go to www.islandavalanchebulletin.com.

For current information on auction and raffle items, as well as other news about VIACS, visit the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VIAvalanche)

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