Langley charity leads British Invasion to help burn survivors

Dust off the skinny ties, ankle boots and British slang for a Friday evening fundraiser.

A mere $25 ticket gets people a lot of entertainment at the British Invasion charity fundraiser this Friday evening.

The Ron Dunkley Memorial Society organized the event as a fundraiser for the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

Heading the list of entertainment is the Beatles tribute band the Day Trippers.

“Ron loved the Beatles so we thought this year would be the year to highlight the British ’60s era with the Beatles theme,” explained Sandy Dunkley.

She is the mother of the late City firefighter Ron Dunkley and part of the society set up after his death to do charity work.

The Surrey Firefighters Pipes and Drums band have been added to the line up after contacting Sandy and offering to perform.

Friday evening events include a sock hop with dance contests from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a classic car display by the Langley Area Mostly British Car Club, with judging from 7:30 to 8 p.m., and a celebrity look-alike contest at 8 p.m.

Even the prizes for the dance contests, – the Jive, Twist, Limbo, the look-alike contests of people such as Twiggy, Princess Di, the Queen, the Monkees, and others, the hula-hoop contest, and car judging will be “British,” Sandy noted.

An outdoor movie screen will be showing the Beatles movie Eight Days a Week, a film by Ron Howard.

“We also have the military museum with a few British military vehicles on site,” Sandy added. “Salty’s Authentic British Fish & Chips will be on site and a firefighters’ barbecue will be happening.”

Also to enjoy, there’s mini donuts, beverages and Cravings Kettle Corn on site.

The gates open at 5 p.m. and people are encouraged to bring their own chairs. The $25 price tag applies per carload so several people can get in for a bargain.

“It is a fundraiser for the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund, and all proceeds will be donated to them,” she noted. “Hopefully we will have an awesome crowd.”

It’s all happening at the Cloverdale Exhibition and Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are on sale at the society’s website.

Learn more about the Ron Dunkley Memorial Society or buy tickets.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Zoning changes on deck at city hall are ready for review

‘Let’s Talk Zoning’ session for the public is Tuesday, February 11, at Evergreen Hall

Chilliwack population growth among the fastest in B.C.

City surpasses Victoria for 13th largest city in province

Human rights complaint against Chilliwack non-profit withdrawn

Human Rights Tribunal no longer has hearing scheduled for former PEARL Life Renewal Society employee

Options are key at Klyn Kitchens and Cabinets in downtown Chilliwack

Formerly based out of his home in Rosedale, Martin Klyn moved his cabinetry business to Alexander

How would crowded Fraser Valley hospitals deal with patient surge? Officials won’t say

Amid coronavirus case and crowding issues, health officials won’t say where more patients would go

VIDEO: Chilliwack arson victim lights up rural property like a runway

Chris Thompson had enough after twice having barns torched in suspicious circumstances

Party bus door fault for years ahead of Langley woman’s death: Coroner

Tuesday report classifed Chelsea James’ death accidental, but was critical of bus inspection process

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Uber threatens legal action to ‘defend its right’ to operate in Surrey

‘I have no concerns,’ Mayor Doug McCallum replies

Victoria resident says WestJet employee uttered racist comment, refused to let her on plane

Customer claims she was told ‘You guys can’t handle your alcohol’ by WestJet employee

Bystander who tried to help dog being attacked not liable for its death: B.C. tribunal

Owner of dog killed tried to get $5,000 in damages from man who tried to save it

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

Landowner hearings begin for Trans Mountain expansion in Alberta

Detailed route talks start in Spruce Grove, in B.C. communities soon

Most Read