Famine relief event in Qualicum Beach

Somalia relief gets Oceanside support in fundraising event

  • Aug. 5, 2011 4:00 p.m.

With over 11 million people in need of life-saving aid due to drought in the horn of Africa (Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia) a big fundraising evening is coming together in Qualicum Beach.

Supported by the Town of Qualicum Beach and the Sunrise Rotary Club, among many other community groups and business, the evening will include performances by the Qualicum School of Dance, Phil and Ben Dwyer and other locals.

With the death of over 29,000 children under five in the last three months according to the UN, and millions more feared, local organizers are calling on the community to join them in force August 11 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. 

Local restaurants will provide appetizers and there will be wine, beer, coffee and desserts available. Admission will be by donation and the Canadian government will match all the funds raised. People who can not attend can still donate through the Coastal Community Credit Union (account Somalia Relief Fund QB – 737050). 

To perform, donate to the silent auction or for details, call Lynette Kershaw 250-752-1508 or Jean Young 250-954-8904. 

Doors open 6:30 p.m., next Thursday, August 11 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre for the 7 to 9:30 p.m. event.


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