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Legends Pub hosts Project Emily fundraiser Thursday
Supporters of a massive volunteer effort to help rebuild the lives of a local family are raising funds for the project at a pub Thursday in Richmond.
Funds will go toward Project Emily, which is heading into the final stretch of the construction stage. Named in honour of Emily de Boer, a young Steveston girl who became a paraplegic in 2011, Project Emily is an effort to build a new accessible home for the de Boer family.
The community effort is being led by Brian Williams, owner of Ashton Service Group, and contractor Ken Johnson. Their goal is to have the home finished in time for the family to move in before Christmas.
Project Emily is still in need of filers and finish carpenters, along with cash donations.
Thursday's pub night will feature a live auction emceed by Hockey Night in Canada's Jim Hughson. Rick Hansen will also be in attendance. A silent auction, 50-50 draw and music are also on tap.
Tickets, $20, include a burger and fries or salad. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. at Legends Pub and Restaurant, 6511 Buswell St. Call 604-283-2383 for tickets and more information.
To see a video of Emily de Boer's story, visit tinyurl.com/ProjectEmily.