Susan Mielke

Rotary gala in Qualicum Beach carries a Triple Crown theme this year

It's the 24th annual gala and it's scheduled for Nov. 14 at the civic centre

  • Oct. 29, 2015 6:00 p.m.

The planning committee for the annual Qualicum Beach Rotary Chamber Gala has chosen the theme “Triple Crown Gala – Away to the Races.”

In the year when the Triple Crown went to American Pharaoh, organizers say it’s time to celebrate the Sport of Kings and they encourage people to get their racing bonnets and finest regalia ready for an evening of fun.

The 24th annual gala is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Rotary says net proceeds from the event will go to local and international causes like Qualicum Village Park, bike bollards by the library, future community events and polio eradication worldwide.

In a news release, the Rotary Club says its service work has included projects to improve recreation facilities, including the Civic Centre, for people of all ages. The club says it has provided funding for young people in our community who are trying to start life with a sound education and an opportunity for Youth Exchange Internationally. As well, Rotary regularly supports the community agencies which provide assistance for those in greatest need like the Qualicum Village Park initiative by Kiwanis and SOS.

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, which partners with Rotary on the gala, has invested in not-for-profit organizations in our community and funded projects to encourage tourism and support small business. The chamber offers dedicated Gala funds twice yearly to assist local organizations with community projects.

Reserve your single or table tickets by contacting the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce at 250-752-0960.

— NEWS Staff/Qualicum Beach Rotary Club

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