Evening of Laughter raises funds for Campus of Care

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas hosts the event on Nov. 10 featuring the improv comedy group Upfront Theatre

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas hosts an Evening of Laughter on Monday, Nov. 10 to raise funds for the Dave Lede Campus of Care.

The evening features the cast of Ryan Stiles’ Upfront Theatre, based in Bellingham, Wash., and begins at 8 p.m. at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way.

Upfront Theatre has headlined at the Chicago Improv Festival and has been voted Best Theatre and Best Live Comedy by various sources.

“Show only” tickets are $40, with proceeds being divided equally among the three recipients – Holmberg House, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Matthew’s House.

Additionally, each partner will host a silent auction at the event, starting when doors open at 7 p.m.

VIP tickets for $125 each will also be sold, with all proceeds going to Holmberg House, an adult hospice facility currently under construction.

These tickets include dinner and preferred seating for the performance.

The Campus of Care is located on Marshall Road next to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Dorothy van der Ree, president of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas, said the club is “honoured to support the work of the campus partners who are providing much-needed support and care to families in our community.”

Upfront Theatre was established in 2004 by actor and comedian Ryan Stiles, perhaps best known for his work on the hit improv TV show Whose Line is it Anyway?

The theatre group performs and teaches several different styles of improv and also creates and produces unique formats such as the murder mystery “Hellingham,” the space adventure show “Space Trek” and the superhero-centred “Heroes of Sky City.”

Tickets for the Abbotsford show are available at www.eventbrite.ca.





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