Stacey McKitrick is the headline entertainment at the Feb. 9 Beat the Winter Blues fundraiser

Beating winter blues and building fitness

Stacey McKitrick performing at gymnasium expansion fundraising dinner

Those new thermometer signs around Agassiz are going to go up, up, up on February 9.

That’s the night residents are being invited to “Beat the Winter Blues,” by taking in a fundraiser to help expand the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre.

The fundraising committee has a full night of entertainment planned, from roast beef and chicken dinner, a cash bar provided by the Agassiz Fire Department, a silent auction and a live performance by country music artist Stacey McKitrick.

Mayor John Van Laerhoven said the events will provide the opportunity for the community to support the project, while enjoying an evening out, at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall.

Silent auction items already listed include some intriguing tickets, such as Vancouver Canucks, the Pink Floyd Experience, Terri Clark, Mythbusters, and a leisure pass.

Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds (after costs) will go toward the expansion project.

The committee has a fundraising goal of $400,000, and the goal for this event is $5,000.

After three weeks of initial fundraising, they have already collected $20,000. The District has put thermometer signs in a few key locations around Agassiz to mark the committee’s progress. The fundraising is just one piece of the financial plan to build the new centre, which will be adjacent to the existing Kent Fitness/ Activity Centre. There has already been a commitment from the government of $750,000.

Beat the Winter Blues will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. and running until midnight.

Tickets are available at municipal hall, the library, the Fitness/ Activity Centre, AESS and the Observer, or by calling the district at 604-796-2235.

The fundraising committee members, Tracey Paul, Rob Stam, Mal Sheppard, Bev Kennedy and Susan Spaedi, also will have tickets.

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