Time to dig out your tie-dye T-shirts, find your go-go boots, slide on your bell bottoms and get ready for a groovy time as the Mission Hospice Society presents its 11th annual gala celebration.
The sold-out event is set for April 30 at the Best Western Mission City Lodge Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
This year’s theme is the Sensational Sixties and hospice executive director Angel Elias is hoping that people will get into the spirit of the celebration.
“It’s gonna be a little bit of everything,” said Elias adding that the ’60s theme was chosen because it would be “colourful and fun.”
Every hospice gala has had a theme, from glitz and glamour to pirates.
“As much as it’s about raising money, it’s also about having fun.”
While the event is already sold out, there are still plenty of opportunities to raise more funds during the gala. The event features a live and silent auction, as well as raffle draws.
Ken Selvaraja of Lanka Jewels has donated a gold, diamond and ruby bracelet that will be raffled off during the night.
Cal Crawford and Del Touet from Landmark Realty are sponsoring the reverse draw that will see three lucky winners earn cash prizes.
The presenting sponsor for the gala is McQuarrie Hunter LLP.
“We’re very thankful for all the support from the community, the volunteers and our sponsors and donors. We couldn’t do it without them.
“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It supports all of our bereavement and palliative support programs,” said Elias.