Taverna Night supports local and international efforts

Calvary Baptist

Friday, Nov. 16, come to Taverna Night at Calvary Baptist Church of Gibsons, 711 Park Rd., to enjoy an evening of fun. You can also help raise funds for a local cause, Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, and an international one, the Garden Home Orphanage in Myanmar.

There will be a silent auction and great entertainment – opening with classical guitarist John Farmer, and later with recording artist Stephanie Standerwich – as well as tapas and a dessert bar and more lively fun from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, available through Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall and the Sechelt Visitors Centre. 

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The silent auction will feature items from local businesses and artists, unique experiences, plus seasonal items such as live wreaths to help with your Christmas décor. 

The Women’s Group at Gibsons Calvary Baptist has determined that the Botanical Garden, located in Sechelt, is a good choice as a partner for their community fundraising efforts. Members of the church helped plant the Garden’s Rainforest Grove, and the Garden provided assistance in planning and planting a native plant garden at the church. Calvary Baptist also built a Jubilee Community Garden with garden beds available for the public. The Botanical Garden is open to the public and offers a variety of programs for school children, adults and families, has a solid commitment to education, conservation and environment, plus grows thousands of pounds of produce for the Food Bank. There’s a growing, positive community connection through gardens. 

The church has also long supported children needing a loving home in the Garden Home Orphanage, giving nutrition and education in a safe, healthy place. This international outreach is a deeply felt responsibility. 

For information about the Calvary Baptist Church of Gibsons, visit www.calvarybaptistchurchofgibsons.ca. For information about the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, see www.coastbotanicalgarden.org.

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