The Purica Foundation Gala 2017 was a great success!


Info about this past event below.

World Class Entertainment

The feature entertainment for the Gala Evening will be the internationally acclaimed Jeff and Rhiannon Dueling Pianos Show. They are an all-request, clap-a-long, dance-a-long and sing-a-long interactive extravaganza, like never before seen in our community. Their unique style of rock ‘n roll and comedy will leave Gala guests laughing, singing and cheering for more.

Local Cuisine

Catered by extraordinary talented community minded chef Fatima Da Silva of Vinoteca.


Mellor Hall
(Cowichan Exhibition Grounds)
7380 Trans Canada Hwy Cowichan Valley.

About the Gala

The Purica Foundation Gala is already the talk of the town. From the moment you arrive on the red carpet, Gala guests will be entertained, tantalized and delighted at every turn; feasting on elegant and tasty hors d’oeuvres and desserts, sipping and savoring a wide range of wine, beer and spirits and bidding on the wondrous array of silent auction treasures. 1920’s Theme – Dress to Impress! ‘Sippin’, Savourin’ and a bit of Misbehavin’

The Purica Foundation Committee

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 from top row left to right : Lori Pollock, Chantal Clarke, Ricki James, Susan Plester, Nicky Lee, Paula Ramwell, Carrie Kendall

From bottom row left to right: Megan Dragicevich, Kate Watkin, Marnie Watkin, Lee Anne Mansueti, Jennifer Nydahl