Chamber/Rotary team for night of fun, dance

The annual Qualicum Beach Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce ‘Gala’ is set for Saturday, Nov. 17, and there couldn’t be a better occasion to put on your dancing shoes.

This year’s theme is Brazil ­— Hot, Hot, Hot! Expect the civic centre to be transformed with the vibrant colours, sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest and the intoxicating samba rhythms of Rio.

On arriving, guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers and wine, the opportunity to visit with friends, to bid on 142 silent auction items, to participate in some games of chance and to enjoy the Latin beat of the Kwalikum Jazz Trio.

This will be followed by a sit-down, four-course gourmet dinner and then a live auction featuring 16 one-of-a-kind prizes or experiences.

The dancers of “Samba Fusion,” a dance company which has performed internationally and whose musical roots combine Brazilian Samba and various other dance styles, music and rhythm, are guaranteed to capture the audience.

The rest of the evening belongs to the popular Maloomba Boogie Band. Tables will be pulled back and the dance floor comes alive. In the interest of getting everyone home safely, complimentary rides are available until 1 a.m. if necessary.

Single tickets for this extravaganza can be purchased at the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce office at 250-752-0960 for $100, or you can reserve a table for 10 for $900.  HST applies.

Just a reminder that The Gala is both a fun-raiser and a fundraiser.  It couldn’t happen without the strong support of the local business community and of the approximately 300 people who attend the event each year. It allows both the Qualicum Beach Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce to support initiatives and non-profit groups right here in our local community ­— to the tune of some $550,000 in the Gala’s 20-year history.  ­


— Submitted by Georgia Maclean/Qualicum Beach Rotary Club



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