We had our fundraiser dinner on Saturday evening, and it was a great time. It was such an encouragement to have about 100 people who were interested in coming out to support us and to learn more about what we are doing. It was great to be able to visit with friends and family, and to be able to reconnect with people we haven't seen in many years, and to meet some people we've never met before!
It was also a great chance to show everyone what we are doing, but more importantly, to explain why we are doing it. Kerri did a great job with her first major public speaking event, and wasn't even as nervous as she thought she'd be!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the dinner. Thank you as well to all those who helped out in so many ways, with the food preparation and serving, powerpoint and music, setup and clean up, photography, donations for the silent auction, and in so many other ways. We couldn't have pulled it off without your help!
For those who were unable to make it out to the dinner, thank you too for your support. We will be having more events in the future, so don't feel bad about not being able to be there!
The next event which we have planned is a benefit concert in late January. We have several musician friends who will be performing, and it should be a great night of music and fun. It looks like it will be taking place on Saturday, January 29 at Rockyview Alliance Church in Calgary. We will post more details soon...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Here are the details for our upcoming fundraiser dinner:
Date: November 27
Location: Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
200 Seminary View, Cochrane, AB
Cost: $15/person or $40/family
Food: A fusion of Filipino and other Asian cuisine
In addition to eating there will be a presentation by Kerri and myself regarding where we are going, what we are doing, and why we are doing it. There will also be opportunities to support us in other ways, including a silent auction.
If you would like to come please let us know either through Facebook or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). That way we will have an idea of how many to expect.
Hope to see you there!