Ready to celebrate winter in all its glory — by forgetting that it’s there for one night? Feeling an urge to throw on a brightly-coloured Hawaiian shirt and whip out the shades and sunscreen? Well, the originators of the local 100 mile potluck are planning to bring back summer (briefly) and want you to be part of it.
On January 28, the Vallican Whole Community Centre will be hosting the Life’s a Beach Mid-Winter Potluck. The doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.
It’ll be an evening where those who show up create the menu, because the price of admission is a dish for the potluck (hopefully containing some local ingredients).
There have been some magical 100 mile potlucks at the Whole which seem to bring out the best from area gardens, farmers and chefs.
A highlight of the night will be one of those unique Vallican Whole silent auctions. Who knows what will be up for bid, but we do know they’ll contain something a little bit different. The auction will be on-going until 7:30 p.m.
To discover more of the special ambience of the event then push aside the palm fronds and coconuts and you’ll find several local musicians performing throughout the night. Hawaiian/country hip hop anyone? Tropical drinks may also be found to help round out the festivities.
The Vallican Whole has become a focal point for celebrating the 100 mile diet and lifestyle for several years. It meets the fundamental beliefs of the Rural Alternatives Research and Training Society, which operates the Whole, who have been promoting a self-sufficient rural lifestyle for over 40 years.
For more information on Life’s a Beach contact the centre at 250-226-7957.