Forward House ready to put on the barbie

Annual fundraiser barbecue sure to be a summer highlight

Everyone is invited to the fun annual Forward House summer barbecue tonight, July 20.

The fun evening and awareness raising event will include a $5 barbecue dinner (carnivore and vegan varieties), treats, games, bake sale, face painting and entertainment as well as a great social atmosphere promised executive director Carol Richardson.

An early bird yard sale starts at 4 p.m., with the main barbecue running from 5 to 8 p.m. and a silent auction starting at 6 p.m.

Each year they fundraise for different specific projects, raising money for some new windows and plumbing, Richardson said.

“Please join us for some fun and good eats and help strengthen our community,” she said of the event which will help the society continue to support District 69 adults with mental health and addiction recovery concerns with the relevant tools for healthy autonomy and community inclusion.

At the barbecue they will launch their second annual community art project, leaving a canvas out front as they did last summer for people to contribute.

They will also launch their second annual virtual walk, continuing on from last year’s walk across Canada to tackle Europe this time.

Richardson said they have been lucky with great weather in previous years and there will be plenty of fun family outdoor activities.

Contact Forward House to join the walk or sponsor a walker. For more information call 250-954-0785 or e-mail


Forward House is located at 129 E. Jensen Avenue., across from the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre.



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