Under The Big Top: A Charity Casino For Help Fill A Dream

Event Date: February 23, 2018

Are you inspired by “The Greatest Showman” and can’t wait to put on your top hat? We have an event for you!

The Vancouver Island Construction Association’s Under-40 network is hosting Under the Big Top, a charity casino event to raise funds for the Help Fill A Dream Foundation, Feb. 23 at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort.

Now in its fifth year, the network hopes to exceed previous years’ fundraising goals — and surpass the $10,000 raised in 2017.

“Part of the U40 mandate is to participate in community-engagement initiatives,” said Victoria chairman Eric Ulrich. “Events like this have contributed almost $35,000 over the past five years to local charities, while providing an opportunity for networking and relationship-building within the construction community.”

The theme for this year’s event is the circus, with blackjack, roulette, poker tables and wheels of fortune.

Upon entering, each guest will be handed “funny money” to play with — while using their own to bid on the silent-auction prizes and the much-anticipated live auction that caps off the night.

Hot appetizers will be served while guests try their hand at the ring toss and work the room. Proceeds from ticket sales, games and auctions go to support the foundation.

Tickets are $80. The event runs 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23 at Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, 100 Harbour Rd. For more information, or for tickets, go to Info and Tickets