Hundreds of people came together at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre Saturday night in support of the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s Ignite a Dream program.
The formal evening – which included music, wine and beer tasting, and food from local restaurants – drew close to 500 people and raised an estimated $30,000 for the Ignite program.
“We had 450 wine glasses and we ran out – we had to go get some more, so we know we had at least that many people,” said Jeri Cox, marketing manager for Semiahmoo Shopping Centre.
“It was a terrific evening, just fantastic.”
The Ignite a Dream program aims to provide underprivileged children throughout Surrey with educational opportunities.
Saturday’s cocktail soiree was third annual, and featured 32 different vintners, five craft-beer tastings and food from 16 restaurants.
For more on the Ignite a Dream program, visit www.surreyfirefighters.com/ignite