Co-author of “Plants of Coastal British Columbia” or what’s known locally as the “Botany Bible” and famous for his work on the ecology of old-growth forests, Andy MacKinnon will take the stage as a musician for Habitat Acquisition Trust’s 20th Birthday Fundraiser for Nature at Glenrosa Farm Restaurant (5447 Rocky Point Road, Metchosin) on Tues, Nov 8th from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Live music by folk artist and Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) Executive Director, Jill Robinson and The Bald Eagles local rock band with Arborist Ron Carter will set the backdrop for an evening of good fun for a great cause.
The gala event is in celebration of Habitat Acquisition Trust’s 20 years of conservation in the South Vancouver Island and Gulf Island’s region. Raising funds for habitat conservation and environmental education locally, this event features a silent auction supported by local businesses with goodies and gift baskets that nature-lovers, health enthusiasts, and those with an eye for art are sure to adore. The silent auction will also start online Oct 25th to facilitate bids by those who cannot make it for the final bidding at the event on Nov 8th. Keep an eye out for gifts to beat the holiday rush with special items like an experience at Sapphire Day Spa, a hiking tour with HikeVictoria.com, and Gift Baskets by Purdy’s and The Good Planet generously donated for bidding.
Highlights include green cuisine canapés prepared by Nature’s Chef Tom Kral with local and foraged ingredients, as well as organic wine donated by DeVine Vineyards. Guests can also look forward to raffles, birthday cake, and the gorgeous backdrop of recently opened Glenrosa Farm Restaurant. All funds going to supporting wildlife and nature in the Capital Regional District.
Executive Director Jill Robinson says, “HAT’s annual fundraiser is always an event to remember. This green tie event will attract many of our area’s dedicated conservationists and caring community members. With HAT’s big 20th Birthday celebration, our goal is to raise $10,000 for nature”
All proceeds from this event support Habitat Acquisition Trust, your local land trust. Tickets start at $20 reserve by calling the HAT Office at 250-995-2428, visiting at 825 Broughton St, or online at hat20thbirthday.bpt.me Get your name on the guest list soon to avoid disappointment, as space is limited.