Knights of Columbus Saanich roll out wheelchair campaign

Mother's Day gala opens fundraising for kids in other countries to gain mobility

The Knights of Columbus Saanich will roll out a Mother’s Day Gala at St. Andrews Regional High School later this month. The event will kick off a one-year campaign by the Saanich Knights for the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation.

“Our goal is to buy 50 chairs before the end of the year and send them to a Third World country.

“These are for children who have never been able to be mobile,” said member Michael Bourbeau.

“I don’t know where it’s going to go, but we’ve requested that they go to the Philippines.”

The dinner and dance runs from 5 to 11 p.m. on May 10 and features music from the notable Vic High R&B band.

“We are anticipating a favourable response to the first Knights of Columbus major event,” Bourbeau said. “We will be hosting many events in the upcoming year some in collaboration with St. Andrews High School.”

 

Only 200 tickets ($20 each) are available. For information or tickets, email mbourbeaukoc@gmail.com.