Christmas Dinner and Auction with The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired

You are invited to our Christmas-themed dinner and auction fundraiser, hosted by The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired (CBSVI), a non-profit society. The money raised from this evening will go towards summer camps for children and youth with vision loss. Please visit our website at for more information about CBSVI and our goals.

This event will take place on December 15, 2012 from 6p.m. to 10:30p.m. at the Lions Den at 5024 Rumble Street in Burnaby. This can be found at the intersection of Rumble Street and Arthur. All ages are welcome!

This evening will include: dinner, non-alcoholic beverages (to keep this event family friendly), a variety of baked goods for purchase, music, raffles, auction, trivia and contests, activities like Christmas BINGO, prizes, and more! There may even be a surprise visit from Santa (no promises though, Santa is very busy this time of year, but bring your cameras just in case). If you intend to purchase anything at this event, whether it be baked goods, raffle tickets, or auction items, please bring either cash or cheques. Credit cards and Paypal will be accepted with a 30 cent charge + 3 percent.

We will also be collecting canned goods and giving them to the Food Bank.

Donations of items for the auction would be very much appreciated.

Ticket prices:

  • Ages 0-4 years: Free
  • Ages 5-18 years: $25
  • Ages 19-64 years: $30
  • Ages 65+: $25.

Please note: Tickets must be purchased prior to December 12, either online at or by mailing a check or cash to the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired’s head office at 5737 180 Street, Surrey BC; Postal code: V3S 4K6. If you choose to use the mail in option, please notify Soma Ali at (604) 338-2293 before the December 12 deadline.

When asking for tickets, please indicate the age group of each guest, which food item each guest prefers to have for dinner (chicken, salmon, or vegetarian), and a name that the tickets will be saved under until pick up of the tickets upon arrival at the event on the event’s date and time.

Volunteers are needed. Possible tasks include: helping with set up, clean up; face-painting; welcoming guests and distributing tickets; handling raffle tickets, and more).

If you cannot make it, but still would like to contribute? You can:

Donate items for auction or directly to CBSVI at .

Space is limited and tickets will be given on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call Soma Ali, Community Coordinator, at (604) 338-2293.

Thank you for your time and consideration!


The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired