A "Funraiser" in memory of AmiJane Sands raised approximately $7,500 for Rowan House's Emergency Shelter.

The event in her honour took place Nov. 16 at the Elks Hall.

Debbie Sands, AmiJane's mother, said the event was a success.

"It went really well, I looked around at one point and there were people sitting around at every table and there was music playing and people were going in and bidding on the silent auction."

Ed Sands, AmiJane's father, said the Elks Club made the event much easier for them by not only providing a venue but also taking care of the food and drinks for the evening.

"The Elks ran the concession and they had beef on a bun and they are donating dollar for plate on the food that was sold."

Ed and Debbie Sands are thankful for the generosity of the community and they are grateful to all of those involved in the planning and to the people who came out and donated.

Since her tragic passing in 2012, AmiJane Sands' friends and family honour her memory by hosting a "Funraiser" with all funds raised going to a worthy cause AmiJane cared about, the Rowan House.


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