Annual gala dinner and vacation draw

Community Foundation is actively looking for community sponsors interested in supporting the event

The Campbell River Community Foundation will hold its second Annual  Gala Dinner  & Vacation Draw  will be held  on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Dolphins Resort.

The event,  which features a reverse-draw of 10 unique vacation getaways, was a huge  success last year, raising over $10,000 for the Community Foundation. This year’s grand prize will  be an all-inclusive week  for two to the beautiful Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

“We  wanted to create a fundraising event  that  people could get  excited about,” explains  Gala Committee Chair Amanda Raleigh.  And this  is exactly that. The unique reverse-draw structure works by removing ticket holders’ names from  the draw  as the evening unfolds. Ticket  holders are then  given opportunities to re-enter the  running throughout the night for higher odds…but at a higher price!  “It was incredible seeing the enthusiasm from  everyone last year and we could not  be more thrilled to run this event  again,”  says Raleigh.

The Foundation is actively looking for community sponsors interested in supporting the event, either through vacation sponsorships, donation of travel points or cash in-kind. Proceeds from  the Gala go directly back  to the residents of Campbell River through the Foundation’s community grants, which support a wide  range  of local  organizations and projects like Sightseeing for Seniors through the Adult Care Society, What’s Next 707 through the Head Injury Support Society, Explorer  Lab development through the Discovery Passage SeaLife Society, and many more.For  ticket and  sponsorship information, visit