Hundreds of people turned up for what was described as a “gourmet extravaganza” Saturday, raising money for a local non-profit organization.
Semiahmoo House Society hosted its annual fundraiser May 23, A Taste of B.C.’s Finest, raising more than $40,000 for the organization, which provides support and services for people with disabilities and their families.
According to Semiahmoo House executive director Doug Tennant, the event drew more than 400 attendees, who were “happily welcomed” into the society’s building at 15306 24 Ave.
The event featured food, wine and beer tasting from more than 40 vendors, as well as music and door prizes.
The grand prize of the evening – a brand new Kia Rio 4LX donated by Applewood Kia – was won by Semiahmoo House volunteer Patrick Dixon.
Funds raised from the event – now in its 11th year – will help support Semiahmoo House’s recreation and leisure programs, which offers events and outings for the society’s clients.