New annual fundraiser features Tibetan food and music

Dance to hillbilly, polka and more at this family friendly event at the Errington Hall April 19

A Tibetan dinner fundraiser featuring three locals dance bands  at the Errington Hall April 19 will benefit the Kathok Centre’s meditation and grief assistance programs for the community.

The Dukes of Dodge, Rockabilli-T  and Bocephus King will perform.

Dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. and music played from 8 to 10 pm. Tickets are $25 for dinner/dance (2 for $40), or $15 each for dance only. Children 12 and under, half-price.

In addition to the door prizes and 50/50 draw, a selection of unique silent auction items will be up for bidding including Tibetan thangkas, banners, and masks. Local service providers have also donated a range of experiences from yoga classes to crystal bowl sound healing to stays at a B&B on the beach, and more.

Tickets are available at Mystic Lotus in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach, and at the CVI Multicultural Society in Nanaimo, or online at

For more information go to or find them on Facebook and Twitter at Kathok Centre.


—Submitted by Michele Deakin