A holiday shopping market, some appetizers, a fashion show and some mini makeovers will raise funds for the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (NIWRA) this Friday. Rhiannon Whitney, owner of the Natural Synergy Day Spa in Parksville, is organizing the fundraiser to help the local organization continue to do good things.
“I am the biggest animal lover in the world and I really feel what they are doing at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is such a an amazing thing,” said Whitney, adding that the association has been struggling recently with funding and this is her way of helping them out.
“They are such good hearted kind and caring people. The money raised goes to a good cause.”
Peter Jack Rainbird will be performing on guitar for the evening and will be selling his CDs with 20 percent of the proceeds going towards the NIWRA.
There will be a fashion show with clothing from the Wilde and Sparrow boutique in Parksville. Whitney adds she is hoping that Dog Fathers Dog Spa will do a dog fashion show.
If that is the case, Whitney said her dog Zen will be the first to walk the “dog walk”.
The event will also have a number of local artisans selling things like jewelry, crafts, food and clothing. There will be a silent auction and Whitney said they are accepting items for the auction and if anyone would like to donate to it they can contact her.
This is the third fundraising event Whitney has held for the NIWRA. This year’s Christmas event happens Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Island Exposures Art Gallery in the Heritage Mall at 1209 East Island Highway in Parksville. Tickets are $10 from Synergy Day Spa, Island Exposures Art Gallery and Shades of Green.
For more information call 250-586-1772. For more on the company visit the website at www.synergydayspa.ca.
For more on NIWRA visit www.niwra.org.