LVR Amnesty International's Harry Potter Gala runs this Saturday

Harry Potter Gala supports refugees

Witch or wizard attire is recommended for a showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and other fun events.

The LVR Amnesty International group spent this past weekend outside the Kootenay Co-op and other downtown locations selling tickets to their Harry Potter Gala at the Civic Theatre on Saturday, November 21, an event designed to raise awareness about refugee issues worldwide.

“It’s an event designed to attract families,” said grade 12 student Arianna Murphy-Steed. “Events around big issues, around changing the world, can be pretty somber. Families should come because it’s fun, and stay because it’s a good cause.”

The Gala will include a screening of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, door prizes, and Harry Potter trivia.

The event begins at 3 p.m. and the movie starts at 4. Witch or wizard attire is recommended. Below, from left: Arianna Murphy-Steed, Kyra Burkart, Kluane Peabody (Bill Metcalfe photo)