Past Events

Tickets now on sale for our annual dinner and silent auction!

In the coming month you may begin to see posters popping up around town advertising the evening, but if you can’t wait for your  tickets – and you shouldn’t! – you can contact us now or head on down to the Bee’s Knees Community Cafe, located at 208 Wallace Street, to purchase your tickets there.  Individual tickets are $35 each, or you can purchase a table (8 tickets) for $250.  The dinner and silent auction are being hosted at the Nanaimo Yacht Club and will run from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, November 16th.  Last year’s auction featured some great finds, from gift certificates to local dining and businesses, to arts and crafts donated by local artists, to the use of a DeLorean for a day!!

great scott
Great Scott!

What will be available this year?  Well, we’ve already heard back from several generous people who have agreed to help us make this year just as exciting.  How about a day cruise for two?  A gift certificate for a massage?  How about more local art by local artisans?  We’ll be posting more details as we draw closer to the date.  In the meantime, we’re still looking for donations!  If you want to support a good cause and would like to see your business or art featured on our website (as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages), give us a shout!  We’d love to hear from you!

In the meantime, let’s talk some more about The Bee’s Knees Community Cafe.

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A selection of food & drink photos from The Bee’s Knees Community Cafe facebook page

Haven’t been to Bee’s Knees?  This is a perfect chance to check it out and discover a new and beautiful cafe, as it really must be seen to be appreciated!  Bee’s Knees is locally owned and in only two years of business it has supported many local charities, including ours.  They have kindly agreed to assist us again this year by not only donating gift certificates for the silent auction, but also by helping us sell advance tickets to the event.  Please take some time to drop by and support this locally owned business in return!

Currently ranked #1 in Nanaimo for the “Coffee and Tea” section on TripAdvisor, Bee’s Knees offers a warm and inviting atmosphere from the moment you step inside.   There is a charming variety of eclectic seating so everyone can find that ‘perfect’ chair.  A wide variety of hot and cold beverages are served in an equally eclectic and beautiful variety of mugs and cups.  There’s a children’s corner with a variety of toys to keep young ones entertained while you relax.  The food is made on-site, and features local, organic, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan and vegetarian friendly selections, ranging from quick snacks such as cinnamon buns, cookies, and muffins, to full meals, including authentic Persian cuisine!  In a hurry?  No problem, they offer take-out options as well!