Habitat for Humanity is used to raising the roof for housing for those in need in the community, but this Friday the local habitat group will be “Raising the Roof” party-style in City Park.
The event will be an all-ages affair featuring live music, vendors and other entertainment, running from 4 to 10 p.m.
“We’re putting on a fundraiser on Friday,” said Cindy Fairs, resource development coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Southeast B.C. (formerly Habitat for Humanity Boundary). “From 4 until 5:30 p.m. there will be children acts: story time with Lizanne Eastwood; magic tricks with Nathan Vogel; and dog tricks with Robin MacLean and her border collie Beret. Starting at 5:30 p.m. we’ll have family entertainment with various performers.”
Performing in the evening session are: Kyra and Mayanne; Three Quarter; Tuesday at the Café; Damian and Jay Alblas; Dave Soroka; and Luminosity. Acting as master of ceremonies will be city councillor Gary Smith.
Admission for the event is free but donations are gratefully accepted.
Fairs said there will also be several local artisans displaying their wares such as Painted Horse and Tack, Nature’s Element Jewelry, Get Pickled, Wired By Tara, and many more.
Raising the Roof is the same weekend as both the Park in the Park Car Show and the Movies in the Park event and Fairs hopes that they will be able to capitalize on all the extra people out in the community and at the park.
“We’re hoping for lots of people coming out. We’ve got something for everyone both young and old,” she said. “It’s going to be lots of fun. There’s music, food, door prizes.”
Rick Friesen, executive director for HFHSBC, added, “This event is a way for us to bring families of the community together and show that diversity and inclusion is what we support. This is our way of bringing light and awareness about the issue of homelessness and poverty—but at the end of the day, everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live.”