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Jazz event to benefit Little House

Fundraiser at Sharkey's Restaurant on Friday will feature Pat Gurr Trio

An evening of dinner and music this weekend is aimed at raising money for one local charity.

Fundraising Jazz and Dinner Evening at Sharkey's Restaurant in Ladner Friday night will benefit the South Delta Little House Society.

The society is currently rebuilding the little white house on 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen.

Originally a family home, the house was purchased by the Corporation of Delta in 1979 where it served as a home for programs offered by Delta Mental Health and Richmond Alcohol and Drug Action Team.

In May 1982, it was made available for 12-step meetings and in 2004 The Little House Society was established to oversee the facility.

For 27 years, the house severed as a meeting place for 12-step recovery groups.

In 2009, the house was destroyed by fire and late last year the society launched a fundraising campaign to help rebuild the house.

Construction is well underway but money is still needed to help complete the project and make the society's vision become a reality.

Aside from rebuilding the house, the society is aiming at expanding its services.

The new 1,800-square foot facility will also be available to the community for use as a multi-purpose space, as well as an education facility for the group.

As part of its mission, the society has committed to reduce and prevent the harm associated with substance abuse, and to support the efforts of abstinence-based recovery through the collaboration, education and facilitation with community stakeholders.

Friday's event runs from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and include a three-course meal and entertainment featuring the Pat Gurr Trio playing sounds from Eric Clapton to Ella Fitzgerald.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to the event, call Jim Stimson at 778-887-1828.