Stir­ring up a storm

Pop­u­lar win­ter cel­e­bra­tion, Nor­tons Raz­zle Daz­zle Gala, re­turns to Delta Prince Ed­ward Feb. 13

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

The plan­ning com­mit­tee is busy fi­nal­iz­ing de­tails for the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion’s up­com­ing 12th an­nual Nor­tons Raz­zle Daz­zle Gala set for Satur­day, Feb. 13.

“Sales of tick­ets are brisk,” says Suzanne MacDon­ald, events de­vel­op­ment and co-or­di­na­tion of­fi­cer, who strongly en­cour­ages peo­ple to get theirs now. That’s be­cause the early bird pric­ing of $135 is in ef­fect un­til Fri­day, Jan. 22.

“A ta­ble of eight is avail­able for $995.”

Nor­tons Raz­zle Daz­zle gala pro­vides a per­fect way to treat your sweet­heart for Valen­tine’s Day while sup­port­ing a worth­while cause, a news re­lease states.

“The event gets un­der­way with a cock­tail re­cep­tion at 5:30 p.m. and al­lows guests an op­por­tu­nity to se­lect their favourites from a fan­tas­tic ar­ray of silent auc­tion items. As al­ways, the five-course meal that fol­lows is sure to de­light even the most dis­cern­ing palate, and the ex­cite­ment then builds as guests place their bids on spec­tac­u­lar live auc­tion items.”

The gala’s pre­mium live auc­tion pack­age will be sure to cre­ate a buzz and open friendly bid­ding wars among guests.

For ex­am­ple, there’s a 4-night stay and a din­ner, cour­tesy of Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, BC, re­turn air­fare from Char­lot­te­town to Van­cou­ver, com­pli­ments of the Air Canada Foun­da­tion and a rental car from Van­cou­ver to Whistler, cour­tesy of Bud­get.

Last but not least, guests will then take to the dance floor and boo­gie the night away to the tunes of the ever-pop­u­lar band, Faces.

Since 2005, Nor­tons Raz­zle Daz­zle Gala has raised more than $560,000.

Th­ese vi­tal dol­lars have con­trib­uted greatly to the Foun­da­tion’s abil­ity to cre­ate sur­vivors on PEI.

Tick­ets for Nor­tons Raz­zle Daz­zle Gala 2016 are avail­able for pur­chase by vis­it­ing heartand­stroke.pe.ca/raz­zledaz­zle or by call­ing the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion at 902 8927441 or 1-888-473-4636.

Pur­chasers will re­ceive a char­i­ta­ble tax re­ceipt for $50 for each ticket pur­chased.

As al­ways, the five-course meal that fol­lows is sure to de­light even the most dis­cern­ing palate, and the ex­cite­ment then builds as guests place their bids on spec­tac­u­lar live auc­tion items. Suzanne MacDon­ald

HEATHER TAWEEL/ THE GUARDIAN

Craig Nor­ton, left, Nor­tons Jewellers, ti­tle spon­sor for Nor­tons Raz­zle Daz­zle Gala 2016, Delta Prince Ed­ward Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Javier Alarco and Mike Gil­lis, chair of the vol­un­teer or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, ea­gerly wait to sam­ple the tan­ta­liz­ing menu for the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion’s 12th an­nual Nor­tons Raz­zle Daz­zle Gala set for Satur­day, Feb. 13.

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