Playwright Barb Keith (left) Lions members Mike Smith and Norm Jaques and Kathy Cusmano

Playwright Barb Keith (left) Lions members Mike Smith and Norm Jaques and Kathy Cusmano

Vernon mystery to help solve twin fundraising goals

Funds from murder mystery at the Schubert Centre will help Canada dog guides and the Okanagan Landing station house museum...

There’s still time to try and solve a mystery.

Tickets are available for the Death on the SS Aberdeen murder mystery Saturday at the Schubert Centre.

“Funds raised will go to Lions Foundation of Canada dog guides and the Okanagan Landing station house museum,” said Mike Smith, with the Vernon Lions Club, which is organizing the event.

Local resident Barbara Keith has been working on the script, which focuses on a body being found as the Aberdeen makes its way to Okanagan Landing in 1893.

Those in the audience are urged to help find the killer.

The event also includes a dinner and a silent auction.

“The auction is made up of items donated by local individuals and business organizations to support Lions’ fundraising goals,” said Smith.

The dog guide program is a long-standing initiative of the Lions.

“Guide dogs cost about $24,000 each to train and are supplied at no cost to qualified applicants,” said Smith.

“Two young women attend college locally and enjoy the assistance provided by guide dogs. The Vernon Lions also assist these young people with some of their veterinary costs.”

The Death on the SS Aberdeen murder mystery takes place April 28 at the Schubert Centre, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and the action starting at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a table of eight and they can be purchased from Lions Club members, at the Schubert Centre or by calling 250-549-4201.