Red Serge Gala guests try their luck at roulette. (Simon Lau photo)

Red Serge Gala guests try their luck at roulette. (Simon Lau photo)

South Surrey Red Serge Gala raises $75K for safety programs

Record year logged at 27th annual event

The annual Red Serge Gala has notched another record, raising $76,000 for community safety programs.

“It was amazing,” Darren Alexander, head of the host Semiahmoo Community Safety Society, said this week.

“By all accounts, everyone had a blast!”

The sold-out gala was held Oct. 19 at Hazelmere Golf Club.

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In its 27th year, the casino-themed evening surpassed last year’s fundraiser by at least $15,000, marking the seventh consecutive year that funds raised have outdone the previous year’s effort.

In addition to casino tables where guests could gamble with “funny money,” gala highlights included a plated, three-course dinner, live and silent auctions and a martini bar.

 

South Surrey Red Serge Gala raises $75K for safety programs

Guests ham it up for the gala photographer. (Brian Giebelhaus photo)

Guests ham it up for the gala photographer. (Brian Giebelhaus photo)

White Rock RCMP Const. Travis Anderson and a gala guest have fun with the evening’s theme. (Brian Giebelhaus photo)

White Rock RCMP Const. Travis Anderson and a gala guest have fun with the evening’s theme. (Brian Giebelhaus photo)