Cowichan Valley Rotary clubs to host hospice gardens fundraiser in Chemainus

An Evening with Local Legends takes place September 7 at the Chemainus Theatre

Ladysmith’s own Ryan McMahon will perform at the fundraiser (Black Press file photo)

Five local Rotary club branches will host “An Evening with Local Legends” to fundraise for the Rotary Gardens at Cowichan Hospice House.

The event is being held September 7 at the Playbill Lounge in the Chemainus Theatre. Musical guests include: Ryan McMahon, Ray Materick, Crazy Still, and Beatlemania Unplugged. There will also be casino-like games of chance where gamblers win lucky-dollars to spend on prizes and silent auction items. Tickets are $125, and guests will receive at $75 tax receipt for their ticket purchase.

“The five rotary clubs committed a year ago to this fundraising effort. The cash we have to come up with exceeds $200,000,” Ladysmith Rotary president Joan Phillips said.

Those funds will go toward constructing the hospice garden for end-of-life care, and provide a quiet space to comfort patients and families. Cowichan area Rotary clubs will continue to host fundraising events over the year, however the Evening with Local Legends promises to be one of the most entertaining Rotary events of the year.

“I’m guaranteeing that people are going to enjoy themselves at this event,” Phillips said. “It’ll be worth every penny.”

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