WBN hosting fundraiser for 4R’s Education Centre

Musical comedy to be presented March 17

On St. Patrick’s Day, the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is hosting a ‘Ladies Night Out’ event to raise money for the 4R’s Education Centre Society.

The evening will feature the hilarious musical comedy Five Hot Women: The Joys of Menopause, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre.

The $30 admission includes the play and delicious appetizers. The Courtenay Rotary Club will manage a no-host bar. There will also be a raffle, with the grand prize donated by the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, and a 50/50 draw.

The musical comedy, Five Hot Women, was written and produced by Comox Valley residents Camille Soper and Anne Clarkson. Six local actors – Roberta LaCroix, Chandra McFayden, Michelle Sinclair, Karae White, Shelley Kvisle and Bernice Blonarwitz – perform songs that make light of the challenges women face while going through ‘the change.’

“Imagine what happens when five women of a ‘certain age’ who are going through menopause get trapped in a fitness class during a power outage,” said CVWBN program director, Corae Bracken. “You get heat, hormones and hilarity! This play has been performed locally to sold out crowds and at the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. We felt that it was an ideal entertainment option for our membership to fundraise for 4R’s Education and have some fun in the process.”

“Each membership year, our networking organization chooses a local charity to support,” said CVWBN president, Bobbie Norton. “4R’s Education was founded in the Comox Valley in 1989. The non-profit society provides one-on-one instruction, by qualified teachers in individual classrooms, to assist children with remediation in reading, writing and arithmetic. Their goal is to help students improve their literacy, confidence and success in school and life through positive and effective learning experiences. 4R’s works hard to provide these services to all who apply by maintaining a Fee Assistance Fund. Our goal is to raise funds to help them deliver these programs.”

Tickets to the March 17 performance of Five Hot Women: The Joys of Menopause are available at 4R’s Education, Invis West Coast Mortgage, Blinds & Bubbles Boutique, The Mortgage Centre (Guthrie Road), and The Comox Valley Record office. This ‘Ladies only’ event at the Florence Filberg Centre is anticipated to be a sellout, so do not expect to get tickets at the door.  For more information, visit www.cvwbn.org or call Marion at 250-465-2072.

 

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