Thursday November 22nd, 2018
7pm – 10pm
Our annual fundraising event returns this fall, this time generously hosted by the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada at the historic Seaforth Armoury. Join us for a special evening inside the recently restored mess halls at this landmark building, designed in Scottish Baronial style by architects McCarter & Nairne and completed in 1936. Guests will enjoy music from violinist Rosemary Siemens and saxophonist Eli Bennett, wine, hors d’oeuvres and of course lots of history, including the opportunity to view artifacts from the Seaforth Museum and hear from archivist James Calhoun about the regiment’s long history in Vancouver. The Seaforth pipe major will offer a traditional welcome and we’ll savour a delicious Scotland-inspired cocktail. Both live and silent auctions will offer an array of items to bid on and help VHF achieve our fundraising goal. All proceeds support our educational programming and projects.
The auction will include a wide variety of local items including private guided history tours, hotel stays, an authentic Eames molded plywood chair, architectural antiques, original artwork and framed prints, restaurant gift cards, wine and cognac and many other unique items. The evening’s catering will include a selection of tantalizing flavours such as cinnamon roasted Fraser Valley duck, wild mushroom and Salt Spring Island chevre croustades and a selection of domestic cheeses and charcuterie.
Join VHF for this special evening to celebrate our city’s historic places and support VHF’s educational programs and projects.
If you would like to donate an item for the auction or become an event sponsor, please contact the office.