MUSEUM COMMUNITY UPCOMING EVENTS
PROJECT IMPACT FUNDRAISER
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Sportacular! A Fundraiser to Remember.
The Shawnigan Lake Historical Society invites residents, community and business leaders to the first major fundraiser for Project Impact -the expansion of the Shawnigan Lake Museum. This Sportacular event will take place at the beautiful Enrico Winery at 3280 Telegraph Rd, Mill Bay, BC, on March 24th, 2018, from 6:00 PM -9:00 PM. Tickets are $100 each — with the net proceeds intended for the Project Impact building fund.
The highlight of the evening will be guest speaker Jim Taylor. Jim, retired sports writer, enjoyed a long and celebrated career as a popular columnist for several Canadian newspapers. In 2005, he was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame for his craft. In addition to his writing skills, Jim is a gifted speaker who is able to blend his strong opinions with good storytelling and humour…ingredients for a ‘not to be missed’ event.
In addition to our amazing speaker there will be finger food, a light bar (with Red Arrow Beer and Enrico’s wines), familiar faces and fun. Additional activities include Sports Trivia, Live & Silent Auctions, and a 50/50 Draw.
About Project Impact:
The current space limitations in the museum make it challenging to do the great programming and community work that the Society has become known for. Project Impact will significantly increase our programming, gathering and engagement space which will provide a direct benefit to the community, and to the more than 4000 people, from local to international, that visit annually.
To date, the Shawnigan Lake Historical Society has raised $350,000 in dedicated funding towards a target of approximately $1,000,000. The goal is to break ground in 2018.
How to help:
• Attend the event,
• Donate a great item for the silent auction,
• Donate dollars to the building fund and/or
• Volunteer with the society.
About the Shawnigan Lake Historical Society:
Mission: Sharing the passion for Shawnigan Lake – past, present and future. Vision: To connect community and visitors with the Shawnigan Lake Experience.
The Shawnigan Lake Historical Society was incorporated in 1977 as a not for profit and charitable organization. The Society opened the Shawnigan Lake Museum in 1983 in the ‘old’ fire hall in Shawnigan Village. In the early days, the collection was small and Garth Harvey, long time supporter and volunteer stated at the time that, “We are going to rattle around like a pea in a saucepan…and we’re going to have to do some serious collecting.”
Serious collecting, indeed! 35 years later, the museum space is at capacity. This is due to the generosity of people who have donated the amazing artifacts in the collection, including the one-of-a-kind E.J. Hughes collection. This community asset serves the regional area of Shawnigan Lake, with a population of over 8000 people.
For more information, please contact:
Lori Treloar Executive Director Shawnigan Lake Historical Society
Box 331 – 1775 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W0
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