Mystery, music and good-natured mayhem come to the Langley Seniors Centre

Feb. 17 ‘Speakeasy Nights’ fundraiser with a twist supports local seniors

Who killed Trixie Twist?

That’s the question that will weigh on guests’ minds at the Langley Seniors Resource Society’s second annual community gala Feb.17.

With $14,000 raised at last year’s inaugural sold-out event, this year’s gala returns to the centre with a new twist: a murder mystery.

“This year we have a Roaring ‘20s theme with a murder mystery, plus a jazz quartet, live and silent auction, and of course, a delicious buffet dinner,” says Brett O’Reilly, LSRS Manager of Fundraising.

In just two years this has become a must-attend event. Here’s why:

Reason 1. Funds raised support far-reaching LSRS programs, from senior exercise classes, workshops and and social events to resources for seniors at risk and an adult day program for those with serious mental or physical disability.

“The gala goes a long way to providing a lot of the services we offer here at the centre and in the community,” O’Reilly says.

Reason 2. Why doesn’t love a mystery? Meet characters such as Rick O’Shea, Dina Mite and Justin Thyme, who all hold the clues to who killed Trixie Twist. There’s even prizes for those who solve the mystery! On arrival, chat with actors and collect information. “By dinner, you should have enough clues to point you in the direction of the murderer,” O’Reilly says.

Reason 3. Stumped? Have some fun with it, suggests O’Reilly, who penned the mystery. While the author can’t be bribed for clues to the culprit, “suspects” can be.

“Guests will receive three ‘funny money’ bills they can use to coax additional information from some of the nine suspects, but to get all possible information, people will have to team up,” O’Reilly says with a laugh. “We’re expecting to have a lot of fun with this!”

Reason 4. Bid for great prizes! Among the highlights of the live auction will be a special package featuring two tickets to the April 3 game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Las Vegas Golden Knights expansion team, plus a night at the Georgian Court Hotel, $100 for Frankie’s Italian Kitchen, and a Golden Knights jersey signed by the inaugural team!

Reason 5. Great food & great music! After solving the mystery, guests will savour a delicious buffet dinner, while enjoying local jazz favourites from The Jen Hodge Allstars, with chanteuse Jenny Andersen. A busy Vancouver bass player, bandleader and arranger, Hodge is a versatile musician who can be found playing with a wide variety of artists all over the world. Andersen wears many hats in Vancouver’s music and theatre scenes in as a vocalist, actor, instrumentalist, composer, professional chorister, producer, music/stage director and teacher.

With only 140 tickets available for the Speakeasy Nights gala, another sold-out event is expected. “The buzz is starting to get out there!” O’Reilly says.

Click here to purchase tickets online, or contact O’Reilly at 604-530-3020 ext. 304 or bretto@lsrs.ca Learn more at lsrs.ca or on Facebook.

 

Jen Hodge, of the Jen Hodge All Stars, performs with chanteuse Jenny Andersen at the Langley Seniors Resource Society’s second annual gala fundraiser. Dave Tresham photo

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