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Dinner Art for a Cause to raise funds for Salvation Army

Event to take place Nov. 25 in Parksville
Urban Jungle is one of the art works to be on display during the Art for A Cause event on Nov. 25. (Submitted photo)

A Dinner & Art for A Cause will aim to raise funds for the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army.

The event, organized by artist Derek Rickwood, will be held Nov. 25 at the Morningstar Golf Course Grill Restaurant in Parksville, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rickwood said it’s a way of promoting the work the Salvation Army does in the community and also assist artists, who will have their works displayed and included in a silent auction.

Ten per cent of any sales would be donated to the Salvation Army and for those who are not interested in buying can simply donate to the organization.

“We’re not charging anyone to attend,” said Rickwood. “It’s a way for people to have a nice dinner and at the same time learn about the cause.”

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To take part, just make dinner reservations for 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 and indicate that you are attending the Dinner & Art for Cause supporting the Salvation Army.

The opening bids for the silent auction will start at 6 p.m. and will close at 8:30 p.m.

The artists involved in the event include Lisa Rickwood (mixed media/oil, photographer and author); Michael Rickwood (photographer); Don Bonner (artisan); Russell Scow (sculptor); Greg McRae (photographer); Rod Corraini (painter) and Marie Rickwood (author).

Derek Rickwood said the event is also a way of promoting the restaurant and bringing some business to the establishment.

For reservations, call 250-248-2244 ext. 2. Seating is limited to 40 seats and is booked on a first-come basis.