Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!” reports Kathy Haigh, Project Watershed’s Fundraising Director.

This event will be a night to remember as the event tries to beat last year’s fundraising total of $25,000. Things are looking positive as a Secret Santa, who will be matching all funds raised that night, has already come forward. Playtime Chances Casino is generously giving everyone $10 of free play in the casino. “If you win big remember any donation to Kus-kus-sum will be matched and you will get a tax receipt or sponsorship receipt” states Caila Holbrook, Manager of Fundraising and Outreach for Project Watershed.

The evening will include welcoming remarks by LIFT, an update on the Kus-kus-sum initiative by Project Watershed, and a “Doing Well by Doing Good” presentation by Lyle Carlstrom of Old House Law and Notary/Holland and Company. Project Watershed will hold a 50/50 raffle with a twist and extra prizes. The orgainsation will also bring some of their last painted wooden salmon so that they can be sponsored to go up on the fence at Kus-kus-sum.

Tickets are $45 for non LIFT members, $25 for LIFT members and $20 for LIFT guests (LIFT guest tickets must be purchased at the same time as LIFT member tickets). Tickets include: $10 Free Play in the casino, a glass of bubbly upon arrival, a Safe Ride home with Ambassador and music by DJ Chickweed. To find out more visit https://projectwatershed.ca/festive-cheer-a-lift-funraiser-for-kus-kus-sum/.

Caila Holbrook

Manager of Fundraising, , Outreach and Mapping Comox Valley Project Watershed Society