Past Events

2018 Purica Gala

2018 Purica Gala

Havana Nights

Our 2nd annual Gala continued efforts in raising funds for the Cowichan Valley’s first Hospice House with great success! With a Havana Nights theme, attendees danced the night away with Cuban-infused entertainment, delicious Hors D Oeuvres and desserts by Chef Da Silva, this Gala was truly memorable.

The Purica Foundation would like to thank all who attended. With a special thank you to our volunteers and to all of the sponsors. This Purica Gala raised $135,000 for the Cowichan Hospice House.


Mellor Hall

7380 Trans Canada Hwy,
Cowichan Valley


Chef Fatima Da Silva

Hors D Oeuvres and desserts served throughout the evening.


Adonis Puentes

A Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter singing in Spanish and English. 

2018 Committee

Purica Foundation

The Purica Foundation is managed by a 11-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:

Ricki James, Carrie Kendall, Megan Dragicevich, Jennifer Nydahl, Marnie Watkin, Nicky Lee, Paula Ramwell, Kate Watkin, Lee Ann Mansueti, Chantal Clarke, and Lori Pollock