Organizers behind this year’s Red Serge Reception & Auction are touting the gala as an evening of fun and fundraising in an intimate atmosphere.
The soiree – a fundraiser for community policing programs in South Surrey and White Rock – is to take place Sept. 15 at Belle’s on 32nd (14007 32 Ave.).
“We want to raise money in a fun and intimate atmosphere… really feel like people are taken care of,” said Steve Christian, chair of the Semiahmoo Volunteer Community Police Society.
The evening, which has raised more than $500,000 over the years, is to feature live and silent auctions. Items up for grabs in the live auction will include Kelowna and Whistler getaway packages and a Vancouver Canucks suite.
A popular item introduced last year, in which two children get the chance to be police officers for a day, will also be auctioned.
Christian said while the event is a fundraiser, it’s not all about money. It’s also aimed at raising awareness of the society and community policing programs.
As a father of young children, Christian, 39, knows the value of getting involved.
“Our slogan is ‘Promoting a Safer Peninsula’ – for me, that’s what it is.”
For tickets, $125, call 604-536-8759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org