It was a blast from the past party as over 40 people attended the Community Foundation’s Roaring 20s dinner event at the Glacier House Hotel and Resort last Saturday.
At the hotel entrance, guests posed with George Hopkins’ 1928 Model A Ford Coupe and then proceeded to the Speakeasy Lounge for vintage cocktails, board games and appetizers. They were then served a 1920s-themed dinner in the main dining room and finished the evening with lemon cake and champagne. The local jazz quartet, Relative Jazz, completed the atmosphere with four hours of great jazz favorites.
The evening culminated with an announcement of a Smart and Caring Communities Initiative established by Governor General David Johnston to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.
This quote from the Governor General perfectly describes his vision for Canadian communities: “Join me in imagining our country as it could be. A smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute and develop their talents to their fullest potential”
To kick off the initiative the Revelstoke Community Foundation’s chairman, Darryl Willoughby, presented six $1,000 grants to the following organizations:
- The Community Connections Food Bank;
- The Revelstoke Theatre Company;
- The Revelstoke Museum and Archives;
- The Revelstoke Railway Museum;
- The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter; and
- The Early Childhood Development Committee.
Here are some images from the evening: