Mexican-fuelled fundraising fiesta comes to Rossland

Seven Summits hosts fundraiser

Local revellers who are up for a rip-roaring, Mexican-fuelled fun night out with the added feel-good factor of helping local youth, are invited to attend Rossland’s first fundraising fiesta 2020. It’s taking place at the Miners’ Hall on Friday, Feb. 28 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Designed to inject the fun into fundraising, the annual night out in Rossland will kick off with Mexican-themed appies courtesy of Cahoots Kitchen and a silent auction. There’s a cash bar featuring Rossland Beer Company kegs, as well as wine and tequila. To get everyone up on the dance floor to bust their moves, live music will be provided by Shredded Cheese, led by local musician David Stubbs.

A Rossland-custom piñata is also in production so that local legend Olaus Jeldness can make a sombrero-clad appearance.

To boost the fundraising coffers, and in true community spirit, local businesses have been donating silent auction prizes in the run up to the event — providing a flavour of what their magnificent city provides. Amongst them, Rossland Beer Company, a 7S grad sponsor, is donating beer and prizes as well as long time 7S supporters the Alpine Grind, Big Red Cats, Out of the Cellar, and The Prestige.

“This is our biggest fundraising event of the year by far, raising thousands of dollars that we can directly spend on activities for our young people to enjoy, learn and grow from,” says Vivienne Hurley, marketing coordinator at Seven Summits Centre for Learning.

“There is still a common misconception that we are a private school, just for athletes, and that is so wrong. We do have to fundraise though, and look forward to celebrating all the fantastic support and generosity we receive from our local community and businesses at Fiesta 2020.

“Together we can continue to put Rossland on the map by raising Olympic hopefuls as well as university-bound, independent thinkers who thrive on our 21st-century approach to education,” she adds.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the young athletes and non-athletes in Grades 8 to 12 who attend 7S so that they can balance life and opportunity with its flexible, blended, public high-school education which incorporates Free Fridays.

Businesses or individuals interested in donating a product, service or experience to Fiesta 2020 can contact Hurley at Seven Summits Centre for Learning at 250-362-7772 or

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