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Come learn the ins and outs of chocolate with local chocolatier Trish Dyer of Mountain Nugget .

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 7-10 pm.

Location: Rouge Gallery in Rossland

Tickets: $30 and include 3 varieties of wine paired with chocolate, live music and appies.

There will also be a silent auction with many fabulous items and services offered from your favourite local businesses.

Only 50 tickets will be sold, purchase at the Rouge Gallery, Mountain Nugget or email to RSVP.

Ticket sales will close on March 2 2013.

This is event is a fundraiser for the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees.

Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust as well as the WKFoR volunteers for supporting this event!



This is a free event however proceeds from donations will be generously donated to the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees.

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In December 2012, students and staff from l’École des Sept-Sommets initiatied a fundraising campaign called « Vide tes poches ! » to help the two Burmese families who will soon be arriving in our community. « Vide tes poches » means empty your pockets, so this is what they did. They collected spare change and emptied the piggy banks!


It was also a good opportunity for students to learn some geography and a little history. Teachers had to answer many questions such as: Where is Myanmar? Where is Malaysia? What are refugee camps? Why is Canada committed to helping refugees?


The students were all very excited to see photos and learn the names of the families who will soon be part of our community. Everyone is looking forward to meeting them!


The younger students did a sorting activity to divide all the coins collected and a few of the older students helped with rolling and counting (Thanks to Alexander and Griffin!). l’École des Sept-Sommets, a small school of 40 students collected $367.01! The school would like to challenge other schools and groups in the community to beat that!

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