As Greater Victoria weathers a cold spell, The Mustard Seed Street Church is raising awareness about those in need with two big events this month, beginning with the Food for Families Gala Feb. 9.
“Vancouver Island, specifically the Greater Victoria area, is a priority at the Mustard Seed; this event is an illustration of members of our corporate community coming together to help us build a more resilient and food secure Victoria,” says Janiene Boice, Director of Development, Mustard Seed Street Church. “The Food for Families gala fundraising effort will have enormous impact and make a difference in the lives of many.”
Presented by The Mustard Seed and The Union Club, the Food for Families Gala will raise funds to help local families and those in need. The event gets underway with a Champagne reception at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Union Club, 805 Gordon St. This black-tie affair features a three-course dinner and a special performance by local singer Ken Lavigne, one of Canada’s most esteemed tenors. Lavigne’s performance will be paired with a meal crafted by The Union Club’s executive chef Nicolas Hipperson.
Bringing together the talents of two local artists, this event also features a silent and live auction with all proceeds supporting families through the Mustard Seed’s food distribution initiatives in Greater Victoria.
Tickets for the Food for Families Gala are $180 and a $60 charitable tax receipt will be provided.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, search Food for Families Gala on eventbrite.ca.
Coldest Night of the Year Walk
On Feb. 23, The Mustard Seed asks local residents to walk with them on the Coldest Night of the Year. Thousands of Canadians across the country take part in this winter walk in support of ending homelessness.
This family-friendly fundraiser supports organizations – such as The Mustard Seed – that serve the hungry, homeless and hurting in more than 100 communities.
Locally, the event gets underway at 4 p.m. at 625 Queens Ave., where participants can register before walking throughout downtown Victoria. A warm meal will also be served to participants and volunteers between 6 and 8 p.m.
You can register as an individual or as a team. For more information, visit mustardseed.ca/coldestnight.