Wine and chocolate fundraiser aims to entice

If music be the food of love, play on! Shakespeare may have said all the best things, but the Cowichan Valley Music Teachers Association is taking a leaf out of his book on Sunday, Feb. 1 offering a special fundraising event to fill the group’s awards and bursaries kitty.

They’re presenting an adults-only Chocolate and Wine Evening featuring adult music students and friends at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Hall starting at 7 p.m. "Approximately 40 terrified adults are lined up to perform in support of this great cause," said music teacher Ann Mendenhall in taking about the fundraiser. All money raised will go to the awards fund. Each year the group disburses $1,200-$1,500 to six or eight young music students whose families are struggling to provide music lessons for them, she said.

Organizers are suggesting a minimum donation of $20 for the event, and attendees will be issued a ticket for a glass of wine from major sponsor Vigneti Zanatta in exchange for their donation.

There will be also be a silent auction of goods and services to help fill the coffers.