Past Events

2017 Purica Gala

2017 Purica Gala

A World of Possibilities 

This Gala was the talk of the town! With a 1920s theme, a red carpet welcome, interactive entertainment, elegant hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverage selection this Gala set the stage for years to come.

The Purica Foundation would like to thank all who attended and a special thank you to all of our sponsors. This Purica Gala raised $130,000 for the Cowichan Hospice House Project


Mellor Hall

7380 Trans Canada Hwy,
Cowichan Valley


Chef Fatima Da Silva

Catered by extraordinarily talented community-minded chef Fatima Da Silva of former Vinoteca.


Jeff and Rhiannon Dueling Pianos Show

All-request, clap-a-long, dance-a-long and sing-a-long interactive extravaganza!

2017 Committee

Purica Foundation

The Purica Foundation is managed by a 12-person-strong committee that successfully blends a wide-range of skills and talents, including financial management, marketing, fundraising, communications, graphic design, visual arts and performing arts.

Committee members share an unwavering commitment to help others to reach their full potential and to work as a team to create positive long-lasting change in our Cowichan communities.

Committee Members:
Lori Pollock, Chantal Clarke, Ricki James, Susan Plester, Nicky Lee, Paula Ramwell, Carrie Kendall, Megan Dragicevich, Kate Watkin, Marnie Watkin, Lee Anne Mansueti, Jennifer Nydahl