The Mennonite Central Committee's annual Festival for World Relief was off to a packed start at Tradex the evening of Sept. 18. The fundraising event for MCC's humanitarian efforts around the globe featured food of all kinds, sales of all manner of items, a children's game and activity centre, auctions, live entertainment and more.
The event continues at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, with a pancake breakfast, the Pedaling for Hope Cyclathon at 8:30, and the main sales area opening at 9. The auction, including such items as a signed Hendrik Sedin print and a B.C. Lions VIP experience, begins at 10, along with the opening of the children's area. Doors close at 2 p.m.