Enjoy an evening of murder

Rotary Club of Parksville AM hosts a murder mystery fundraising dinner on Jan. 28

Could the suspect be Jocelyn Worcestor of Close to You? Perhaps the busboy? The bartender? Find out on January 28.

Could the suspect be Jocelyn Worcestor of Close to You? Perhaps the busboy? The bartender? Find out on January 28.

Murder is on the menu as a devious plot is brewing in Parksville and some detectives are needed to figure out who is up to no good.

The Rotary Club of Parksville AM is holding a murder mystery evening at the Beach Club Resort on January 28. The Pink Lace Diamond Mystery takes place in the 1940s and guests are encouraged to dress in costumes depicting the bygone era of the hard-boiled detective genre.

Rotary spokesperson Sandy Herle said all funds raised from the event will stay in Parksville and a portion will be directed toward programs designed to support youth at risk and other worthwhile local Rotary projects. Tickets are $75 per person and only 120 are available.

While enjoying the dinner, attendees will find themselves immersed in clues and a few red herrings as they participate in a fun-filled evening of theatre and camaraderie with like-minded would be detectives. Herle said the clues will be plentiful and the prize worth the hunt. She said whoever unmasks the diabolical perpetrator will win a one night stay at the Beach Club and if there is more than one person who unveil’s the real culprit there will be a draw for the prize. Herle, who plays Alice Gordon, is part of the cast of characters which also includes detective I.B. Clueless.

“The cast will lay out clues and it should be a lot of fun,” she said.

She added the Rotary Club of Parksville AM hopes it will become an annual fundraising event.

To get in touch with your inner detective, contact Herle at Close to You in Parksville at 250-248-3781 for tickets.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.