Get yer country on in Campbell River

Denim and Diamonds Country Hoedown will raise money for a wheelchair accessible van

Hoo-ee! Shine up yer boots and hitch up yer britches for the Denim and Diamonds Country Hoedown, a country-themed fundraiser to help Campbell River and District Association for Community Living raise funds for a new wheelchair accessible van.

The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living (CRDACL) is a non-profit organization that provides and advocates for local services to support people of all ages, from children to adults with special needs, their families and caregivers.

The organization has five group homes and many day programs, most of which have wheelchair accessible vans to assist in getting participants to various locations within the community. One of the group homes currently has a mini-van which no longer fits the needs of the clients, as four of the five individuals require wheelchairs for mobility. Due to the van’s size and inability to accommodate wheelchairs, it does not allow for all clients and staff to fit.

Unfortunately, vehicles are not included in the association’s budget from funders, and is therefore fundraising for $74,000, the cost of the Promaster Van needed for the group home. Community Living BC, the association’s major funder, is contributing towards the cost of the van.

The Denim and Diamonds Country Hoedown will feature music provided by the band Boondock, a live and silent auction and line dancing. Also, Beachfire Brewery will be on site serving their craft beer. All tickets to the event will also have a chance of winning a $2,500 Diamond Pendant from Thong’s Jewelry as the door prize (you must be present to win).

The event will be held at the Eagles Hall from 6 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased for $50, or a table of eight for $350.

Tickets are for sale at: CRADACL Office: 1153 Greenwood Street; SCDP Office: #205-301 Dogwood Street;and Coastal Community Credit Union – Discovery Harbour and Willow Point branches.

For more information, contact Jennifer Holme at 250-286-0391.