Tickets on sale for foundation’s ‘Kickin’ It Country’ fundraiser

Sunday, October 26, 2014

COQUITLAM – Tickets are now on sale for the Coquitlam Foundation’s country-and-western-themed “Kickin’ It Country” fundraiser, set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 at the Centennial Pavilion, 620 Poirier Street.

“Most folks call it a fundraiser,” says foundation chair Janet Toddington. ““But it’ll be more like a ‘fun-raiser.’” That’s because the evening will not only feature live-music—fiddler Jesse Kazemir and troubadour Tony Prophet—but also line dancing and modern group dance led by Candace Zanini from Caydance Studios and DJ Alex Willey, who will be playing some toe-tapping and knee-slapping music.

And that’s not all. There will be a silent auction with a barn-full of affordable goodies, and also a live auction featuring such choice items as a Whistler Dream Weekend, a Victoria Getaway, a $1,000 Coquitlam Centre gift card and a MedRay Imaging gift certificate, also worth $1,000. “It doesn’t get much better than that,” Toddington says.

And, oh yes: your $50-a-cowboy/cowgirl ticket gets you a finger-lickin’-good chicken-and-ribs dinner and one lip-smackingly-delicious liquid refreshment. Call 604.468.9598 or email to reserve your place at the hoedown.

All proceeds will support the foundation’s operations and charitable endeavours. The foundation always welcomes donations to its foundation-directed and donor-advised funds. Please visit our website ( for more details. The Coquitlam Foundation is registered with Canada Revenue as a charitable organization, No. 890762347 RR0001.

Please see our Facebook page for a photo of some of the silent-auction items, displayed by director Linda Meneghello and her husband John.