On June 9, Nelson residents Pat Henman and her daughter Maia Vezina were critically injured in a head-on collision. After three weeks in intensive care they were recently moved to the trauma unit at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. They face months of recovery and rehabilitation.
Some of Henman’s closest friends have come together to plan a fundraising event to help the family.
“Raising the Curtain for Pat and Maia” will take place at the Capitol Theatre on July 31.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show time is 8 p.m. Guests are invited to come early and get their photo taken in the photo booth (photos will be shared with Pat and Maia), bid on some great silent auction items and videotape a personal message to the girls.
The show promises to be a night to remember with performances by Allison Girvan, Bessy Wapp, Lucas Myers, Shenango, Hiro Ido, Michael Graham, Jenny Craig and many more.
According to Kim Adamson, one of the event organizers, there’s been no shortage of people wanting to contribute to the event.
“There is so much talent in Nelson and so many of the performers have worked with Pat, who is an accomplished singer and actor, that the line-up for the show was filled within days.
“The response to the request for auction items was just as immediate and the planning team has already confirmed over 60 auction items with more coming in every day.”
If you would like to donate an auction item, you can contact Shannon Lythgoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $30 or $50, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363.
For more information about the event, search “Raising the Curtain for Pat and Maia” on Facebook.