Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Gala Dinner Auction Fundraiser July 28

Come to the Fundraising Gala Dinner of the summer on Sunday, July 28, at Little Tribune Golf Course and support the Arne Olsen Fund and the Hornby Festival. This event will include a gourmet dinner catered by As You Like It Catering, music by the Marc Atkinson Trio (this is the only chance to see them on the island this summer), a chance to bid on some amazing silent auction items as well as the rare opportunity to spend a glorious and fun summer evening at this spectacular residence with some wonderful friends. As You Like It Catering from the Comox Valley aims to supply the local region with gourmet food using local sustainable, ethically harvested, all natural foods prepared “as you like it.”

Arne Olsen was a much loved community member and a generous benefactor for Hornby Island. The Arne Olsen Fund provides a lasting recognition of Arne’s countless contributions to this community. Arne loved the Hornby Festival and he supported the Society in many ways including offering up his farm for a week every summer as the stunning location for the Hornby Festival. Arne loved the performing arts and the returns from this fund will go to the Hornby Festival Artist Budget each year and will assist the Festival in offering professional industry standard musician fees that are sustaining to these artists and their careers. We are so grateful to the Geekie family for their continued support of the Hornby Festival and the community through the generous offering of their beautiful farm. This type of big-hearted giving is so inspiring!

The Hornby Festival would like to thank Brenda Cha and Peter Wardle and the Community Fund for helping to initiate and build the Arne Olsen Fund. Peter and Brenda have given great support of the Hornby Festival and again are hosting this year’s Gala Dinner Auction Fundraiser. Over the years, Peter and Brenda have raised $350,000 for the island! Thank you, Peter and Brenda!!!

Tickets for this event are $135 (for which you receive a $100 charitable tax receipt). For more information contact the Hornby Festival at 250-335-2734. ( Tickets are available online at: