Rick Mercer will ‘rant and rave’ June 22 at the Abbotsford Tradex to help raise funds for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Communitas Supportive Care Society’s Matthew’s House.

‘Rant and Raise’ with Rick Mercer in Abbotsford: Wine, Food & Fundraising

A must-see benefit supporting vital local programs

Communitas Supportive Care Society & Fraser Valley Child Development Centre / Impress Branded Content

Don’t miss the chance to ‘rant and raise’ with Rick Mercer, when the Canadian master of witty political commentary comes to the Abbotsford Tradex June 22.

The must-see benefit for the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Matthew’s House welcomes the popular CBC television personality to share his experiences from travels across Canada.

Renowned for his ability to speak to Canadian newsmakers with absolute candor, Mercer is uniquely able to spin topical hilarity from the people and things that are deeply embedded in the national consciousness.

Rant and Raise: What you need to know

Why rant: Rant and Raise supports vital programing for the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Communitas Supportive Care Society’s Matthew’s House, which provides ‘home away from home’ care for children with special needs.

“It is a privilege for us to be able to bring such an exciting event to our shared community and to support families in this unique way,” says Karen McLean, executive director of FVCDC, which enhances the quality of life for children with special needs.

“This event is an opportunity for us to come together for what will surely be an evening to remember and support these important resources offered to families who need them,” agrees Karyn Santiago, CEO of Communitas Supportive Care Society, which operates Matthew’s House.

Make an evening of it: Start the night with a wine and appetizer reception at 6:30 p.m. before Mercer takes the stage at 8 p.m. Keep the fun going with a meet and greet after the show – only for VIP ticket holders and high-level sponsors.

Creative giving: See contemporary artist Linda Klippenstein create an art piece on-site to be sold by silent auction, and vie for the chance to win one of four fabulous getaway prizes, including two tickets to anywhere that West Jet flies. Raffle tickets are $20 and will be available at the event.

The fine print: Regular tickets are $99, with a limited number of VIP tickets, including the meet and greet, $129. Learn more at https://www.mattshouse.ca/rickmercer/ and https://www.fvcdc.org/rickmercer

Operated by Communitas Supportive Care Society, Matthew’s House supports families by providing quality care in a homelike environment to children with complex care needs.

The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, in partnership with families and communities, provides opportunities and services which enhance the quality of life for children with developmental needs.