Undersea dining in Courtenay to help local estuary

Project Watershed is presenting Dine Under the Sea to raise funds and awareness about the Courtenay River Estuary.

SINGER JILLI MARTINI will be accompanied by Anela Kahaimoe on June 4 in a fundraiser and awareness-builder for the Courtenay River Estuary.

SINGER JILLI MARTINI will be accompanied by Anela Kahaimoe on June 4 in a fundraiser and awareness-builder for the Courtenay River Estuary.

Project Watershed is presenting Dine Under the Sea to raise funds and awareness about the Courtenay River Estuary.

Showcasing art, music and food, this dinner June 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Zocalo Café will also launch the week of events associated with Elevate the Arts.

A unique seafood-focused menu will be featured including Spot Prawn Skewers, Wild Salmon and Chocolate Mouse created by Zocalo chef Peter Bradley.

The Zocalo will be transformed to give an undersea feel with over 35 pieces of estuary inspired art submitted to the Keeping It Living campaign’s silent auction and competition. Bids and votes for artworks can be made at Zocalo from June 3 to 8 or online at www.keepingitliving.ca.

There will be three winning artworks — People’s Choice, Artist’s Choice and Keeping It Living’s Choice. There is a wide variety of artwork from Pottery to stained glass to jewelry available at a range of prices. All reserved bids are below retail value.

Popular local singer Jilli Martini and the Valley’s favoruite Hawaiian musician, Anela Kahiamoe, will team up to play at this event. Both musicians are looking forward to collaborating their talents for this evening of music.

Anela will be on guitar and backing vocals, accompanying Jill as they perform a variety of favourite cover songs. Listeners can expect to hear some soft rock, blues, pop and easy listening music.

Jilli (aka Jillian Gathright) became well-known a few years back, as the host of the acoustic jam at the ‘late’ Pier Pub in Comox. More recently she has been known as the host of the former showcase events at the Avalanche and also the leader of the Jilli Martini Band.

Jill is also often found performing intimate acoustic gigs in various venues throughout the Valley. She is recognized for her ability to perform a broad range of styles and genres, from sultry standards to rock ballads and everything in between. Her versatility as a vocalist, and the natural way she engages with her audiences has made her an appreciated part of the local music scene.

Dinner costs $25, donations for the estuary will be accepted at the door. Project Watershed and Zocalo are proud to accept Community Way dollars. Project Watershed is asking for reservations to be made at http://keepingitliving.ca/projects/event-sign-up for the dinner component of the evening, as seating is limited.

Project Watershed will present other activities during Elevate the Arts on Saturday the eighth including a participatory art installation estuary mural, professional family photos in Simms Park and a book reading of Penelope Piper’s Great Adventure.

Visit http://keepingitliving.ca/projects/event-sign-up or www.elevatethearts.com for more details.

— Project Watershed

 

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