Andrea James hugs a friend while clutching her prize

Plenty of winners at Diamond Dinner

Diamonds were a girl’s best friend at the 10th annual Diamond Dinner in Castlegar last weekend.

  • May. 11, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Diamonds were a girl’s best friend at the 10th annual Diamond Dinner in Castlegar last weekend.

Well, they were for grand-prize winner Andrea James, anyway.

James walked away with the coveted prize, valued at over $5,000.

A look of shock was very clear on her face as her key opened the box holding the diamond.

Through a live auction, silent auction and raffles, each of the 275 guests had an opportunity to take home items while raising money for the Castlegar Rotary Club.

After dinner (served by the male Rotarians), guests were entertained with a fashion show by West’s and Fashion Foundations, and the ever-popular “Diamonds in the Rough” dancers — again, all male Rotarians.

The event is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and the money raised will go toward the green gym to be built along the Millennium Walkway in Castlegar, as well as other local and international projects.

This year’s dinner sold out in three days. To be put on the ticket list for next year, contact Sandy Groutage at 365-8409.

For more photos, please see Facebook.com/CastlegarNews.

Just Posted

Suspect in custody after Castlegar break and enters

RCMP reminding residents to look their doors.

Passenger counts still rising at West Kootenay Regional Airport

Reliability rates also on rise in second quarter.

Buddhist monument to be dedicated in Slocan cemetery

A new post has been created to mark the site where at least nine Japanese Canadians were cremated

PLACE NAMES: Grand Forks neighbourhoods, Part 2

No nuts were grown in Almond Gardens

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

CONTEST: Scene it?

Castlegar News’ weekly photo location contest.

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Most Read