QUEENLY QUILT  This unique quilt is one of the many items up for auction at the Best Friends Bash on May 31st at the Black Forest Restaurant.  Photo submitted

QUEENLY QUILT This unique quilt is one of the many items up for auction at the Best Friends Bash on May 31st at the Black Forest Restaurant.

Photo submitted

By Sheila Tutty

Canadian Cancer Society

Sunday, May 31 is the date to mark on your calendar for Best Friends Bash.

This event is the evolution of our annual Kickoff Party and Dinner & Dance fundraisers for the Canadian Cancer Society.

We had such a great time at the Breast Friends Bash events held in 2013 to raise funds for the digital mammogram unit in Cranbrook, that I decided to borrow the name with a bit of a change up to it.

The Black Forest Restaurant has graciously stepped forward as our host, and they are hoping to make this an annual event.

The evening will consist of a delicious three-course meal, followed by a live and silent auction.

We have already collected some great items, including a certificate from Nipika for eight mountain bike rentals, a two-hour mountain bike lesson and a guided bike tour or cross country ski lesson for group of eight with an

Olympic coach.

We have gift certificates for dining, travel, personal services as well as gift baskets from Fusion and Bliss, and of course, the ever-popular golfing certificates. And there are more items coming in.

Five years ago at our Kickoff Party, we auctioned off a quilt, made by me, to Butch Bishop who bought it for his wife Judy. Recently, Judy called me to say she just could not bring herself to use the quilt and donated it back, so we have a queen-sized quilt to auction off.

Christine and Rod Turnbull, along with Nan and Frank Jones, jumped forward at the fundraiser last year and offered to cook a gourmet five-course meal for eight people, accompanied by wine. This year, they have graciously offered to do the same. This fabulous opportunity is valued at $650.

If you wish to donate an item or service to our auction, we would gratefully accept it.

We will have music playing for those who wish to shake a leg on the dance floor.

The cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple. Tickets will sell out, so I would encourage you to get yours soon. They are available at Tiffanys Thredz in Invermere, Smoking Waters Coffee Co. in Fairmont, or by contacting me.

Bring your husband, bring your wife, bring your friend, or the love of your life. Hope to see you there.

For more info or to purchase tickets, call me at 250-342-5266 or emailsheilatutty@telus.net.