Past Events

2023 Purica Gala

2023 Purica Gala

Back to the 80’s Box Office Hits

The 2023 Purica Gala was an absolute sensation! Once again, Mellor Hall underwent a breathtaking transformation, this time into an electrifying 80s-themed extravaganza. Complete with retro pinball machines, expertly crafted cocktails, locally brewed craft beers, and delectable elevated snacks by Chef Fatima Da Silva, guests were transported on a nostalgic journey.

The Purica Foundation extends heartfelt gratitude to all attendees and sponsors for their support. Thanks to your generosity, this Gala raised an impressive $115,000 for the Healthiest Babies Possible program, a vital initiative under the umbrella of the Hiiye’yu Lelum Society House of Friendship.


Mellor Hall

7380 Trans Canada Hwy,
Cowichan Valley


Chef Fatima Da Silva

Will be recreating everyone’s favourite food of the 80’s with a modern twist!


The Bright Side Band

Will be covering your favourite 80s hits as you know we love to dance!

2023 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:
Jennifer Nydahl, Michelle Bird, Megan Dragicevich, Marnie Watkin, Nicky Lee, Paula Ramwell, Chantal Clarke, Heather Horn, Cindee Hulton, Rebecca Hogg, Carrie, Kendall, Sandra Payne

2023 Sponsors

Top Gun Sponsors – $5000

Back to the Future Sponsors – $2500

The Breakfast Club Sponsors – $1000

ET Sponsors – $500

Outlooks Menswear - $500

In Kinda & Special Thanks

Outlooks Menswear - $500