Child Haven supports more than 1,300 children in “large families,” in four countries: Tibet, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Photo supplied.

Child Haven fundraiser dinner returns to Parksville

Group raises money for children and women in developing countries

The Child Haven Fundraiser Dinner will be held on Friday Oct. 25, with all proceeds going towards helping children and women in developing countries.

It’s the 25th time the event has been held in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. There will be live music, an Indian buffet, a marketplace and silent auction.

READ MORE: Child Haven dinner coming up in Parksville to help kids in need

Child Haven International is an registered not for profit started by Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino in 1985. The Cappuccinos have won various awards, including the Order of Canada and UNESCO’s Humanitarians of the Year. Since starting their charity, they’ve established ten homes for 1,300 different children and women. Both Fred and Bonnie will be in attendance at the event.

The evening will take place at the Parksville and Community Conference Centre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for kids 13 and under. They can be purchased at Fireside Books in Parksville, Arbutus Fashions in Qualicum Beach and online at For full table reservations, call 250-752-0968 or e-mail

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