Burns Bog Conservation Society celebrating 25 years at gala

The Burns Bog Conservation Society marks its 25th anniversary with a fundraising dinner gala in Surrey next week.

Building for the Future features home improvement industry veteran Shell Busey as master of ceremonies and Dr. Art Hister as the keynote speaker. Hister became a full-time media doctor in 1991 and is the author of two Canadian bestsellers.

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There will be live and silent auctions as well as raffle draws.

Net proceeds go to the capital campaign to build an educational/interpretive centre, the society's website notes.

The gala is set for Friday, Nov. 8 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 7778-152nd St. The event starts at 6 p.m. while dinner and keynote address run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.burnsbog.org/gala for tickets ($95) and a list of auction items.

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