For the fourth year in a row, the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley will be holding the Annual Butterfly Barn Dance and Pig Roast at the historic K2 Ranch.
As one of the four large fundraisers the Hospice Society puts on each year, the barn dance represents one of the two largest and the best way for people to get out and show off their dancing skills in a social atmosphere, said Daneve McAffer who is a visitor and sits on the Hospice board.
I think its unique, being at the south end of the valley, she said. It raises money for our Hospice Services and its fun. Its one of our events that people enjoy and its a great social gathering.
Local band Valley Forged will be performing live music inside the barn for people to dance to. Ms. McAffer said that this band is perfect for the event, as they play a variety of music that fits the interests of everyone in attendance.
In addition to the live music and dance, there will also be games for people to participate in along with the pig roast dinner catered by Rockies Hogroast and Barbecue. Coupled with the venue, this event has provided entertainment for guests every year, Ms. McAffer said.
The food has been awesome, the music has been great and its been a enjoyable event, she said. I think being on the K2 Ranch with this beautiful historical barn, is an opportunity for some quests to visit this site.
One of the games will be a pick-a-bag game where people pay $10 to receive a mystery bag that will contain either a bottle of water or a bottle of wine. Lastly, there will be both a live and silent auction with a number of valuable prizes up for grabs.
Ms. McAffer said that supporting events like this is very important for people across the valley who need to support the Hospice services.
Right now, we are very busy with many visits in the valley. It is a gift to be with someone at the end of their life. Also supporting clients, who have lost someone, and walking with them through the grief and mourning. You see the hope start to ignite again, she said.
Weve all lost people in our lives and if you know theres an organization like this that enables the people you love to have this type of support, its very powerful.
Tickets for the age-of-majority event on Saturday, September 24th can be picked up at Sobeys and Circle Caf in Invermere, Meet on Higher Ground in Radium and Smoking Waters in Fairmont. The dinner will start at 5 p.m. with the band starting around 7 p.m. before finishing at 11 p.m.
For more information, call the Hospice Office at 250-688-1143.