Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie to host gala fundraising event
Airdrie and area residents wanting to enjoy an evening of entertainment while supporting a good cause are in luck.
The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie is hosting Dine for a Difference, an adults-only evening of entertainment, food and a silent and live auction on Sept. 29 at the Town and Country Centre starting at 6 p.m.
Organizers are hoping to raise about $8,000 to support programming at the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie, for youth ages six to 18.
“I think the evening would appeal to anyone who enjoys fun music,” said Tiffany Glowasky, events and volunteer coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club. “It is a great way to enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause.”
Included in the individual ticket price of $60, or $400 for a table of eight, will be a three-course meal and entertainment by a singer and keyboardist who will perform covers of popular music.
According to Glowasky, the silent and live auction will feature a number of items, including a golf package from Woodside Golf Course, a pamper-me package featuring a gift certificate for the Hair Lounge, tanning sessions and a $100 gift certificate for CrossIron Mills mall, and a white-water rafting trip for six.
Other items include an autographed Miikka Kiprusoff jersey, wine baskets, jewelry, a gift certificate for a stained-glass course, a Keurig coffee maker and a package from a local photographer.
Glowasky said many local businesses have donated to the cause.
“I think it displays our community’s commitment to serving youth and organizations such as ours,” she said, adding donations are still welcome.
According to Glowasky, the money raised during Dine for a Difference will be used to support interest-based programming at the Club’s Allen Street and Ron Ebbesen Arena locations, such as Mad Science, art and acting, creative writing, technology, DJ classes, sports and guitar lessons.
Glowasky encourages residents to take in the evening.
“If you are able to (go), the money goes to supporting youth in your community,” she said. “We offer kids a good place to be when school’s not necessarily? in , and it supports them in those high-risk times. It is just a good place to be and hang out with friends.”
Doors for the event open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar.
For more information about the event, to donate items for the silent or live auction, or to purchase tickets, contact the Airdrie Boys and Girls Club at 403-948-3331.