Supporters ‘raise the roof’ for Dunkley

Ron Dunkley Memorial Society’s launch of its fundraising campaign was a huge success

Editor:

The Ron Dunkley Memorial Society’s launch of its fundraising campaign was a huge success which members measure not only in the amount of money that was raised for the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Centre, but in the support of individuals and the Langley business community.

Our Raise the Roof pub night, which we held at Twin Rinks’ Grillhouse on Nov. 29, raised $4,100 for the burn centre. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community, individuals who attended the event or supported it in any way they could, and the local businesses which backed us up with very generous donations for our silent auction.

The businesses which supported the Raise the Roof pub night were: Andreas Restaurant, Bob’s Steakhouse and Deli, Brennan’s Mens and Ladies Wear, Brookswood Florist, Brown’s Socialhouse, Burnco Langley Landscape Co., Cactus Club Cafe, Choo Choos Restaurant, Circus Lab, Earls’ Kitchen and Bar, Essentials Hair Design, Fox and Fiddle Pub Fare, Langley Arts Council, Langley Golf and Banquet Centre, Mialisia Jewellery, and Live. Love. Laugh. Photography by Kim.

Thanks also to Me ’N Eds Pizza, Mr. Mikes steakhouse, Nancy Bryan, Original Joe’s, Poppy Estates Golf, Poseiden Greek restaurant, Potter’s Christmas store, Rosemary Wallace, Sport Replay, Sticky’s Candy (Langley), Viva Mexico, and Erv Woolsey Co. of Nashville. Tn.

And special thanks, too, to Dr. Cameron Dehoney who donated the much-sought after silent auction item of two tickets to an upcoming Vancouver Canucks game.

We are also indebted to entertainers The Horvat Family and the Flying Ritas, and of course the Surrey Fire Department Pipe and Drums, who received a standing ovation from our pub night guests.

We know that the money we raised is a small amount needed to meet our goal of helping to raise the last $1 million for the $13 million burn centre, which is currently being built at the corner of Main Street and West 23rd in Vancouver. But it’s only a start, as the society is already planning a number of activities to support the centre, and initiatives closer to home.

Finally, I would like to add a personal note of thanks to all the people who came out to support the blood donor clinic on Dec. 7, held every year in memory of my son, Ron, a Langley City firefighter who died in January, 2011.

Sandy Dunkley, Founder and president Ron Dunkley Memorial Society, Langley

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