Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre Soceity hosting fundraiser

Sweet tunes and an amazing selection of auction items will be up for grabs at the annual Party for the Bulletin fundraiser.

Sweet tunes and an amazing selection of auction items will be up for grabs at the annual Party for the Bulletin fundraiser in support of the Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre Society (VIACS,) on Jan. 28 at the Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland.

DJ Skian will be spinning tunes while party goers and winter enthusiasts peruse the silent auction offerings that will feature donated gear and clothing from Arc Teryx, Smartwool, K2, Helly Hansen, and Backcountry Access, art from Tracy Kobus and Clive Powsey, as well as other donated products and services.

In addition locally brewed beer from Cumberland Brewing Company will be on tap alongside slices of delicious Ryders Pizza.

“The party is a great way to come out and celebrate winter, score some new gear and support the work of the avalanche bulletin,” says VIACS president David Kallai.

VIACS is run by a volunteer board of directors.

The avalanche bulletin service is free but VIACS depends on fundraising to cover the costs of professional avalanche forecasting, web hosting and other modest administration costs.