It has been 30 years that the 893 Beaufort Squadron air cadets have been wandering in the wilderness, but now they are finally about to move into a home of their own.
That’s cause for celebration, says Leslie Frechette, and she’s hoping Oceanside residents will help the cadets do just that at a special murder mystery benefit dinner and auction on May 12.
The event, entitled, A Dream Takes Flight, is being held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre to mark the move from a series of school gymnasiums to a state of the art hangar at the Qualicum Beach municipal airport.
Frechette, who sits on the sponsoring committee for the cadets, said attendees will get a major bang for their entertainment dollar.
“There’s a murder mystery called The Scent(s) of Doom, presented by Victoriamurdermysteries.com,” she said. “It’s a four-part skit where they circulate amongst the crowd, who has to guess who did it. There’s a buffet dinner, a cash bar, balloon-popping prizes, a 50/50 draw, a silent auction and a live auction with celebrity auctioneers.”
Those auctions should be a highlight, she said, noting there are currently over $7,000 worth of items. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the event can be obtained at the Parksville or Bowser Legions, at Close to You in Parksville.