Vancouver Canucks jersey set to be auctioned off in Abbotsford

Brock Boeser signed #6 jersey at Honda Way

Zack CASTIGLIA

Special to the Abbotsford News

Honda Way general manager Brendon Hall kicked off the Cupcake Family Picnic Fundraiser by placing Vancouver Canuck superstar Brock Boeser’s autographed jersey in the showroom.

The jersey was hung in a box frame that had been generously donated by the owners of the Abbotsford Art Gallery, Hong Zhu and her husband Daniel Wang, as their contribution to the event. Several members of the picnic’s committee were present to witness the unveiling: including Karina Chow and Chantelle Bowles of the David Lede House Canuck Place; as well as community volunteers Christine Wiebe and Cindy Rowell.

The Cupcake Family Picnic, is a fundraiser for the David Lede House Canuck Place. Canuck Place is a non-profit palliative care provider for children with life-threatening illnesses.

“It started with an idea and developed once I had a location and people wanting to share my dream,” said Christine Wiebe, one of the architects behind the event. “I have wanted to do a gala style event for several years that could include children. Children often see their parents and other adults getting ready to attend a gala but never get to go as it is an adult evening. So I wanted to do an event where families could attend with their children.”

The Cupcake Family Picnic will take place on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The Honda Way showroom will be transformed into a unique setting for children to meet with their favourite princesses, or Star Wars 501st Garrison characters. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras. There will also be a photo booth. The lunch will be themed accordingly. Story time, a children’s silent auction and crafts will all be part of the picnic.

A live auction will see Boeser’s autographed #6 jersey available for purchase.

Tickets for the Cupcake Family Picnic are $25 for children, $50 for adults and are available for purchase at Honda Way, Auto Mall and Yes Chef, 2619 Montrose Ave. All proceeds will be donated to the David Lede House Canuck Place.

“We are very pleased with the response from Canuck Place, the Honda Way and many generous sponsors enabling us to host this event,” Wiebe said. “Our committee is looking forward to welcoming guests of all ages to the family picnic in the Honda Way showroom with a delicious family style lunch. These tickets would make excellent Christmas gifts.”

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