The disaster in Nepal has prompted the Cowichan Intercultural Society to host a community vigil on Wednesday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Duncan United Church at 246 Ingram St.
The group is inviting the community to come together to honour the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal.
They are also collecting donations on behalf of those whose families have been
affected by the earthquake and say the local Nepalese community will then distribute the funds in Nepal.
Because this is a community-run event, cash donations are appreciated and encouraged but if you would like a charity receipt for your donation, they are asking that you consider donating through the Red Cross or other agencies.
The event will include interfaith prayers, home stories from local Nepalese, songs and dances, a live auction and snacks and drinks.