In appreciation for the $10,000 Music Therapy Grant they received from the Music Heals Foundation, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach will host a beer and burger night fundraiser for the Vancouver-based organization.
“We’re doing it as a thank you,” said Lyndsay Boers, recreation co-ordinator at The Gardens.
The event will be at Thalassa Restaurant on Friday March 6 from 5-8 p.m. Along with dinner, there will also be a silent auction with prizes from the Qualicum Beach Inn and other local businesses, said Boers.
Tickets to the event are $20, which includes a burger and a glass of wine or beer, and can be purchased from the reception desk at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach. Tickets will also be available at the door.
All proceeds will go to the Music Heals Foundation, which raises money and awareness for music therapy programs. Since its launch in 2012, CEO Chris Brandt said the charity has donated a quarter of a million dollars to programs in communities across Canada.
The Gardens in Qualicum Beach was the first of three facilities on the Island to receive a grant.
As reported in The NEWS in January, these funds will allow The Gardens’ music therapist Stephanie Martyn to provide an extra four hours of music therapy a week in 2015, bringing the weekly total hours to six.
The Gardens will also be able to apply for additional Music Heals grants in the future.
For further information on the fundraiser, please contact Julie Chambers at 250-738-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
— NEWS Staff/The Gardens