Black tie and beans in support of Chilliwack Restorative Justice

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association are having a “Blacktie Beanfest” fundraising event

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association are having a “Blacktie Beanfest” fundraising event to raise much needed funds to continue the work that they do to keep our community safe and healthy.  On Friday, Feb. 14 the stage will be set for a variety show featuring ‘The Magic of the Mind’ hypnotist Lee Dyson and ‘Essence of Elvis’ Jeff Bodner.

Said executive director Kathy Funk: “What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and we are making this event all about giving back”.

The first ever Blacktie Beanfest is just how it sounds.  The twist is you wear your black & white best with your finest jeans for this relaxed fun filled evening. Yes, you heard it right you will be handed a bowl of Elvis’s favourite baked beans. Funk adds, “We want most of your ticket money to go to Restorative Justice and not a fancy meal”.

Mike Csoka of the Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society said, “Supplying beans for this event is a great partnership for the work that we do in this community”. A portion of the ticket sales will go as a donation to their society.

Tickets are now on sale at $50 each, or a table of 10 for $400.  Most of the money will be income tax receipted.  There will be fun extras like photo booths and other vignettes along with a no host bar.

Both Dyson and Bodner know first hand the effectiveness of Restorative Justice in this Community having seen the program in action over the years in their career as RCMP members.   Hypnotist Lee Dyson brings a thorough knowledge of hypnosis to every event, having been trained with Las Vegas headliners and world class authors on the subject.  Dyson has a gregarious personality and will have everyone involved fully engaged. Bodner has been an Elvis performer since 1987 and over the past few years he has brought his act to a level of quality and unmatched professionalism in his field.  Together they promised a show to remember.

“Have a Heart for Restorative Justice” and make this a memorable Valentine’s Day! The event is at Evergreen Hall, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Community Crime Prevention Services office on Wellington Avenue, or at Bella Clothing Boutique in The Village at Sardis Park.

Just Posted

Chilliwack’s Spirit Abreast team searching for new paddlers

As dragon boat season approaches, breast-cancer-focused team holds annual meet and greet

B.C. Lion legend Angus Reid brings o-line expertise to Chilliwack

The longtime Canadian Football League center will run a camp in Chilliwack March 31.

Speculation tax causing concern at Cultus Lake, Harrison Hot Springs

Recreational property owners face hefty bill for 2019 for what some call a ‘wealth’ tax

Spartan grad shines at NCAA Div-II swimming nationals

Jessie Gibson earned All-American status in four events and smashed Simon Fraser team records.

VIDEO: All-midget wrestling shows in Cloverdale, Chilliwack this weekend

Company boss Short Sleeve Sampson: ‘It’s midget wrestling, and it’s always been midget wrestling’

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Pro-Trump protest sign with F-word is OK, court rules

Judges say Ontario man can protest publicly, even using vulgar language

Body of missing Australian woman found in Whistler lake

RCMP say they do not suspect foul play in Allison Raspa’s death

VIDEO: Police officer looking for distracted drivers gets hit by truck

Road safety investigator clipped by trailer while patrolling busy intersection

YVR wants you to help name three new puppies

Say hello to the Vancouver Airport’s new assistance pups

COLUMN: Fundraiser helps Abbotsford family fulfill $100K goal for BC Children’s Hospital

Five years after setting their goal, Team Miracle Maya surpasses their target

Suspect who attacked autistic man in Ontario could be from B.C.’s south coast: police

29-year-old man was sent to hospital with serious injuries

Privacy watchdog to explore Facebook leak

Canadian expert says his analytics company helped Trump campaign capitalize on private Facebook info

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Ride-hailing company suspends all road-testing of such vehicles in U.S. and Canada

Most Read