One of 50 vendors serves up a dish (above) at the 10th annual Taste of BC’s Finest at Semiahmoo House on May 24. The fundraiser brought in more than $45

One of 50 vendors serves up a dish (above) at the 10th annual Taste of BC’s Finest at Semiahmoo House on May 24. The fundraiser brought in more than $45

Fundraiser has recipe for success

More than $45,000 raised for Semiahmoo House Society

Hundreds gathered at Semiahmoo House this past weekend to celebrate the best that B.C. has to offer.

The annual Taste of BC’s Finest on May 24 marked 10 years the fundraiser has brought the community through the doors of Semiahmoo House for a night of culinary fun.

More than 400 people attended the event, either as guests, volunteers or exhibitors, to enjoy food, wine, scotch and beer, all while raising more than $45,000 for Semiahmoo House Society’s recreation and leisure services, which rely on donations for financial support, society executive director Doug Tennant told Peace Arch News Tuesday.

“What we really like is that it gives us an opportunity to invite the community into our building. Because the community is very good to us and supports what we do, which is helping people with developmental disabilities, and so we really like it when we can sort of shift things around and invite people in to have a great night at our home,” he said. “It was a great night.”

The night included live music from Doug Towle and band, a silent auction and a raffle giveaway for a car, which was won by Lesley Loree.

For more information, visit www.semi-house-society.com