PHOTO: It was a blast from the past party for over 40 people who attended the Community Foundation’s Roaring ‘20s dinner event at the Glacier House Hotel and Resort on Nov. 23. Guests posed with George Hopkins Sr.’s 1928 Model A Ford Coupe, then heading into the Speakeasy Lounge with vintage cocktails, board games and appetizers. They were then served a 1920s-themed dinner in the main dining room and then finished the evening with lemon cake and champagne. Revelstoke jazz quartet Relative Jazz set the atmosphere with four hours of period favourites.
The evening culminated with an announcement of a Smart and Caring Communities initiative that was brought forward by Governor General of Canada David Johnston to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Johnston challenges Canada to create smart and caring communities: “Join me in imagining our country as it could be. A smart and caring nation, where all Canadians can succeed, contribute and develop their talents to their fullest potential.”
To kick off the initiative the Revelstoke Community Foundation’s chair, Darryl Willoughby, presented six $1,000 grants on Saturday night to the following organizations: Community Connections Food Bank; Revelstoke Theatre Company; Revelstoke Museum and Archives; Revelstoke Railway Museum; Revelstoke Women’s Shelter; Early Childhood Development Committee.
Pictured at right: Dorothy Martinis and Steven Hui in costume for the Roaring ‘20s event. Jesse Holdener photography