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Denim and diamonds theme of hospital foundation gala

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is appealing to people to put on their boots, black tie suits and best bling.

The foundation is hosting an elegant evening at the Denim and Diamonds Gala, presented by Mercedes-Benz Langley.

The fundraising gala will take place Saturday, June 7, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and  dinner at 7 p.m. This year’s event will take place at the prestigious High Point Equestrian Club, under the glass- enclosed 16,000 square foot indoor riding ring.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, their loyal donors and hospital supporters to High Point Equestrian Club for what is sure to be a fabulous evening. Our members are proud to support the Foundation’s efforts to meet the healthcare needs of the growing Langley community,” said Scott Hayes, general manager, High Point Equestrian Club.

More than 350  guests, including community leaders, stakeholders, hospital physicians and political figures are expected to attend. Included in the evening’s events will be a night of fine dining, along with Creative Goldsmiths “Diamond Dig,” sponsored by Hall Constructors.

This will be a unique chance to win a piece of spectacular diamond jewellery valued at $10,000.

Live entertainment provided by B.C. Country Music Association award-winning performer Karen Lee Batten and nominees Robyn and Ryleigh.

There will also be an assortment of  live auction prizes, including outdoor adventures, spa packages and a backyard BBQ for 20.

All proceeds will support the purchase of urgent, life-saving equipment for Langley Memorial Hospital.

“For more than two decades, this fun event has been helping to deliver quality health care in our community. I encourage you to come out and enjoy this year’s Denim and Diamonds Gala and support the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation,” said Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese.

Litespan Electric Ltd. business owner Wayne Keith will share his personal story of survival and generosity at this year’s dinner.

Ticket order forms are available at the foundation’s website, www.lmhfoundation.com/gala.

Gold sponsors of the event are Darnell & Company Lawyers and Sentry Investments and emerald sponsors are  Remax-Treeland Realty, RBC Wealth Management-Dominion Securities, Xtreme-EffeX Custom Ironwork and Fabrication, Litespan Electric Ltd., Johnston Group Inc., Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd., The Langley Concrete Group and Campbell Burton & McMullan LLP.

Established in 1985, the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation has raised more than $30 million to support Langley Memorial Hospital and the healthcare needs of the Langley communities.

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