On the 21st September BCITS held a new fundraising event: “Celebrating indepenDANCE! 47 years and Still Dancing”. The raised funds are 100% in support of purchasing environmental controls that our biomeds adapt and fit into the homes of our membership who choose to live independently in the community.
Beyond raising funds, we wanted it to be an inclusive event, with as much emphasis on the FUN in FUNdraiser. To achieve those goals, we reduced the price for our members’ tickets from $60 to $20 and invited them to bring their care-giver along for free. We also asked “Fuse” to perform a wheelchair dancing demonstration. Thanks to their inspiration and the fantastic dance tunes provided by local band ‘Souled Out’, we enjoyed many lively moments on the dance floor.
The evening included door prizes, a raffle, a silent auction, a photo booth that had people lining up all night, and an abundance of great food and cash bar. The event has certainly gone down as a very entertaining BCITS event this year.
It ended up being also a very successful fundraising event! For that, a big thanks to our presenting sponsor Medigas and all the other wonderful sponsors. And of course: this event could not have happened without our many brilliant volunteers. Finally: cheers to all who came out and supported us on this memorable night!