Nature centre hosts gala

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is going on the wild side.

The 16th annual Wine and Wild Things Gala takes place Sept. 23 at Sparkling Hill Resort.

“The best part is it’s truly a social night,” said Vicki Proulx, ABNC events and communications co-ordinator.

“You’re not stuck sitting at a table with the same people you see every day at work, you’re free to mingle, sample the food and the wines, experience the different animals and enjoy the entertainment.”

The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, local wines, entertainment, desserts and live animals. Among the wild things will be the Raptors, allowing guests the chance to meet the birds up close and personal. Stuart Brown, of The Bug Guys, will also be present, along with his reptile collection.

The evening will also include a live and silent auction.

“This is an important fundraiser for the nature centre with proceeds supporting the delivery of our youth and family-focused nature educational programming,” said Allan Brooks, executive director.

“We also are aiming to raise awareness and value of the Allan Brooks endowment fund with the Community Foundation for longer-term funding support for the nature centre.”

Tickets are available through Ticketseller.ca or www.abnc.ca.

Just Posted

Big news for Falkland tv show

British Columbia TV show hit 42 + million American households

Lumby ‘elves’ help kids make Christmas magical

Organizers of Elves Shelves say 2017 was their “best year yet”

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Stapley pushes West to finals

Brett Stapley and Canada West are in Saturday’s gold medal game at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

Trustee to consider opening outdoor school in September

Staff recommend South Canoe School re-open with a new district program

What’s happening

Find out about the events happening in your community this weekend

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Holiday houses popular at Village Green Hotel

Village Green Hotel gingerbread house display draws a crowd

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Pedestrian hit on Highway 97 in Vernon, across from London Drugs

Emergency vehicles attending to a pedestrian struck on Highway 97 in Vernon… Continue reading

Police issue warrant for Sicamous man

Sheldon Odd wanted for theft under $5,000

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Enderby florist wins Best in BC

After years spent working behind the scenes, an Enderby florist is taking centre stage

Most Read