Whiskers and Wine spell success

 By Bronwyn Scott
Published: June 20, 2013

The dance floor was lively, conversation flowed with the wine and the best part of all is that the Squamish SPCA branch made nearly $3,000 for animal care.

On Friday, June 14th, the Squamish SPCA’s first annual Whiskers and Wine fundraising event sold out of its 80 tickets.

The Brackendale Art Gallery provided the space, musicians Michael Kilby, a 15-year-old-fiddle player, and The Blinking Fish performed for the crowd, while wine supplied by See Ya Later Ranch helped keep the party going.

“Anything for the SPCA is a favour I don’t mind,” said Thor Froslev, who owns the Brackendale Art Gallery with his wife, Dorte.

“The neighbourhood getting together is always a good idea.”

Guests enjoyed appetizers from Naked Lunch and desserts provided by Two Birds Eatery. An artisan themed silent auction with paintings, photography and jewelry was also a hit.

“We did wonderful tonight . . . it’s a really successful event, everyone’s having a great time,” said Marika Donnelly, manager of the Squamish SPCA branch.

Over 300 animals are cared for each year at the Squamish location, and it’s always a struggle to provide for all of their needs, she said.

“Medical funds, costs, just the general operations of the shelter are quite costly.”