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Murder and mayhem in Deadwood will benefit River Spirit dragon boat team

Murder mystery tells the tale of a downtrodden, almost forgotten town that once thrived and prospered

The Best Little . . . Dancehall in Deadwood is a classic whodunit that will entertain and befuddle.

On June 22, River Spirit presents a night of murder and mayhem in the Wild West coast aka The Maritime Heritage Centre.

Written by Susan Haley of Haley productions, the murder mystery tells the tale of a downtrodden, almost forgotten town that once thrived and prospered when folks thought gold was in “them thar” hills. Now the hills contain nothing but dirt so the town lost not only its fortune but its fame and its population. Now Deadwood is just an occasional stagecoach stopover and a haven for outlaws. It is just another night in Deadwood, only this time it will more deadly than usual. Will you be able to figure out whodunit?

The event begins at 6 p.m. in the dancehall where you will receive a complimentary glass of wine. Throughout the evening you will be part of the action interpreting clues, enjoying delicious hot and cold appetizers prepared by Quay West and bidding on packages that the owner originally wanted to give to his loyal employees. Sadly, he now is forced to sell off the trips and rummage through his attic for other items to sell.

The trips include: two tickets to The Jersey Boys with overnight in a deluxe suite at the Rosedale Hotel, a dinner at Joey’s Restaurant and return ferry fare; a Stubbs Island whale watching trip for two plus accommodation at Telegraph Cove; a one hour helicopter ride for 5; fishing in the Tyee Pool and the always favourite two-day all inclusive guided fishing trip at Morgan’s Landing.

The $35 tickets include a door prize ticket to win, among other things, a gold and silver carved bracelet from the Museum at Campbell River or a fabulous gift basket from Something Special Gifts. Tickets are available at Coho Books and by email or from any member of the Campbell River Dragon Boat Society.