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First Annual CSO Garage Sale Fundraiser

First Annual CSO Garage Sale Fundraiser

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus recently announced a major partnership with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, with a specific focus that will benefit a specialized Youth Mental Health initiative based out of Chilliwack General Hospital. The CSO will also continue their support of the Salvation Army Food Bank, all in a renewed mission and increased effort to bring Hope, Healing and Music to the community of Chilliwack.

To celebrate the new partnership with the FVHCF, the First Annual CSO Garage Sale Fundraiser is intentionally “Uniting Musicians, Physicians and Garage Sale Freaks” this Saturday, July 16th from 9-3 p.m. Downtown, 45892 Wellington Ave. in the Vineyard Centre. 

In a move to ensure that the Community of Chilliwack tangibly feels the benefits of the CSO far beyond the walls of the Corbould Street Cultural Centre, the CSO Board unanimously voted that all future fundraising events will not just benefit the CSO, but these two other significant community causes also.

Saturday’s Fundraiser will also include the sale of frozen boxes of sausage rolls generously provided by BeNanna Bakery, bottled water and coffee, as well as surprise performances by Belle Voci along with other musicians who will be on location performing throughout the day, in and outside the Vineyard Centre! All doctors, nurses and non-medical volunteers are welcomed to participate in one or all of the following ways…

1.) By bringing donations and previously owned items to the Vineyard Centre venue (45892 Wellington Ave on Thursday, July 14th between 2-7 p.m. only!
2.) Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the Garage Sale Fundraiser in the kitchen, Security, or on the Garage Sale Floor!
3.) Everyone is invited to participate via sharing the info on Social Media! 

In an effort to facilitate a mentoring mentality within the organization, the CSO is looking to include cheerfully helpful High School Band Students throughout Chilliwack in Saturday’s Fundraiser. All band students who volunteer at our July 16th Garage Sale Fundraiser will be eligible to document eight hours of Volunteer Work, and will also be eligible to be considered for the first official 2016 / 2017 Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Team.

CSO Vice President and local award-winning Musician Debbie Fortnum says, “I speak for the Board when I say a heart-felt thank you! Thank you Chilliwack for standing with us in the past, and for participating in this and future fundraisers as we seek to bring Healing, Hope and beautiful Music to Chilliwack, together. Our world and our community need us to stand together in these things more than ever!”

For more information, or to volunteer please call or text 604-793-5740.

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