It’s an event meant to inspire action and philanthropy in today’s youth, but the We Day bug seems to have been caught by a group of Winnipeg adults.
On Wed., April 24, WE Rock Manitoba will hold a bud, spud and steak fundraiser at Area Nightclub in Fort Garry to raise money for an Indian village the group recently adopted.
"They sold us," said Dennis Bell, 60, an East St. Paul resident who, along with his wife Marleen, help set up the group last September.
"The energy of the staff. We had to be involved somehow. There must be something adults can do."
The group adopted a village in Rajasthan, India, and proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards building a number of health, water and education programs. The village was adopted through the Free the Children, which organizes We Day events for youth across the country.
The group, which includes retirees and university students, held an Indian Brunch fundraiser last month at Charisma Restaurant. The group eventually wants to raise around $25,000 for the village.
"Ninety per cent of the funds get to where it’s supposed to," Bell said.
The bud, spud and steak event will include a silent auction and Indian dancers as entertainment. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Area Nightclub at 1782 Pembina Hwy.
Tickets are $20, and available at Canad Inns locations in Garden City, Transcona and Windsor Park.
For more, call Bell at 204-663-2311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.