MCC Festival for World Relief fills Tradex

Annual charity event features food, fun, gifts and more

Shoppers check out interesting items at the MCC Festival for World Relief.

Shoppers check out interesting items at the MCC Festival for World Relief.

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.