A new wine pull fundraiser was added to this year’s fun fundraisers at the hospital’s Denim & Diamonds gala Saturday. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

Langley has fun giving at hospital gala

The fun components of this year’s Denim & Diamonds gala brought in more than $230,000 Saturday.

For several years now, the Denim & Diamonds organizing committee has been endeavouring to incorporate interactive and entertaining components into the gala night, in an effort to raise money but also allow the guests to have a barrel of fun in the process.

Last Saturday’s festivities, held at the Cascades Casino, were no exception.

The 26th annual hospital foundation gala incorporated live music, magic tricks, a wine raffle, live and silent auctions, and a trip for two to Vegas as part of the vintage Vegas-themed fundraiser for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

“Langley’s generous residents and businesses have once again stepped up to provide incredible prizes and auction items,” said foundation executive director Vivian Smith, noting there were more than 80 silent auction items.

There were also eight live auction items, including the sale of the “best table in the house” for the night, that jointly raised in excess of $43,000.

“Our donors attend the gala because they care about the hospital and want to support and advocate for the cause,” said the foundation’s communications person Terra Scheer.

“But they also want to have a fun night out with friends. We’re so pleased that guests embraced entertaining fundraisers like the hallway of care equipment sales… and activities like the Everything Wine wine pull, where everyone walks away a winner.”

In total, the fun components brought in more than $230,000 of the $494,000 raised.

RELATED STORIES:

• PHOTOS: Gala about bringing better care when needed to Langley hospital

• More news about Langley’s ER is coming May 28

• Langley donors putting the ‘right tools’ in the hands of care providers

• Langley family so grateful for care Zakariah received

• Investment advisor excited by role in Langley hospital drive

• It’s about people making the health care journey together in Langley

• Langley family gives gift to others in end-of-life journey

• Langley has fun giving at hospital gala

• Magician comes home for Langley fundraising gala

• Langley hospital gala sells out weeks ahead

 

A silent and live auction and photo shoots by Dennis Davidson of Keepsake Portraits were also fun parts of the night. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

A new wine pull fundraiser was added to this year’s fun fundraisers at the hospital’s Denim & Diamonds gala Saturday. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

A silent and live auction and photo shoots by Dennis Davidson of Keepsake Portraits were also fun parts of the night. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

Just Posted

Love of music shared with Langley’s little musicians

A Grade 11 R.E. Mountain student stepped up, realizing many local families couldn’t afford lessons.

Langley has no legion branch but will have poppy sales

A special poppy campaign starts later this month and needs volunteers.

Second Langley man found guilty in $6 million fraud

The co-accused in the Aggressive Roadbuilders fraud admitted his guilt in court.

Clover Valley Beer Festival will return to Cloverdale next summer

Organizers announce early bird tickets available for three beer festivals

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Rick Mercer says pot is ‘excruciatingly boring’

Comedian hopes Canadians will move onto something else once marijuana is legalized

Federal government tables bill to transform prisoner segregation

Administrative and disciplinary segregation will be eliminated by Ottawa

CFL expecting little to no impact from legalization of marijuana in Canada

The league tests only for performance-enhancing substances and not recreational drugs like cannabis

BCTF wins grievance over teacher shortage in public schools

Arbitrator found Chilliwack school district did not hire enough on-call teachers or librarians

Workers at BC Interior mill strike as negotiations resume in Kelowna

Picket lines went up at 4 a.m Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Tolko Lakeview Division in Williams Lake

5 to start your day

Vancouver police chief says they’re ‘ready’ for legal pot, cyclist struck in Surrey and more

Toronto Police ID B.C. man as naked shark tank jumper

David Weaver, of Nelson, is wanted on mischief and assault charges

In Florida, families seeking the missing amid storm damage

Five days after the hurricane slammed into the Florida Panhandle, people are struggling to locate friends and loved ones.

Most Read