Good cause, wicked fun: Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Halloween fundraiser

The shelter's Halloween party at the Revelstoke Community Centre will be a good time in the name of a good cause. It will include a silent auction with many great prizes such as a stay at a cosy bed and breakfast.

Your friends can't wait to see you at the Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society's Halloween fundraiser bash on Saturday October 27. Photo: Unsplash

Every few years the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society puts on a bash that’s not to be missed and this Saturday October 27, is that time. 

This year’s fundraiser is Halloween dedicated and with tickets at $20, it’s an affordable, fun night out for those aged 19+. Money raised will help fund the shelter’s community work.

Dress in your most grotesque and spooky to win the costume award and prepare to rock out to music from consistent crowd-pleaser The REV“If you’re out on the dance floor dancing, and liking what we’re playing, then we’re going to keep on playing it,” The REV’s Al Laidlaw says.

Revelstoke duo Steve Earle (left) and Al Laidlaw will rock the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society’s Halloween party fundraiser. Photo: Contributed

Laidlaw started The REV in 2009 and bandmate Steve Earle joined around 2012. The duo’s advantage is a chameleon-like ability to suit most musical preferences. They alternate between playing live sets and DJing current songs and they’re a solid choice for local events with constant rave reviews.

“We couldn’t have chosen a better band, they were amazing,” one reviewer wrote. “Charming, flawless and such a blast to hang out with. We absolutely loved the music set, couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”  

The shelter’s Halloween party at the Revelstoke Community Centre will be a good time in the name of a good cause. It will include a silent auction with many great prizes such as a stay at a cosy bed and breakfast. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar selling wine and spirits. A shuttle service will run from 10.30 p.m. until close. 

Shelter staff will get in touch with their witchy side on October 27.

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society is a non-profit organization, which has been operating here since the 1980s. B.C. Housing provides funds to the society to provide shelter for women and their children fleeing abuse.

The shelter independently raises funds to be able to provide additional support to its clients and run programs such as separate women and men’s groups and vital youth education on healthy relationships.

“We’ve had a lot of success creating supportive communities through these programs,” shelter executive director Lynn Loeppky said. “Critical funds directed to them means we can continue to have a positive impact in Revelstoke.” 

The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society Halloween party fundraiser runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday October 27. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Revelstoke Community Centre front desk.

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