Gina Savard was all smiles at last year’s Flavour of Chocolate fundraiser event put on by Soroptmist International of Victoria Westshore. This year’s event happens April 6 in the Elements Casino Platinum Room. Facebook

Chocolate, charity make for a good mix

Soroptomist International members assembling chefs for chocolate-inspired competition, fundraiser

If you love chocolate and want to help out a good cause benefiting young women and girls in the community, an upcoming event in View Royal can help you tick both those boxes.

Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore is hosting the fifth annual Flavour of Chocolate culinary competition and fundraiser gala April 6 at the Elements Casino Platinum Room. Five local chefs will compete for guests’ votes by creating small, savoury plates that each incorporate an element of chocolate, with the evening topped off with a decadent chocolate dessert.

Besides celebrating the elegance and extravagance of chocolate and showcasing some of the region’s best chefs, the event raises both awareness of the Soroptimist club and funding for its important programs, which educate and empower women and girls and help create opportunities to transform their lives.

There will be live and silent auctions featured, plus live jazz music and a presentation of financial awards to five young local women to further their education.

Tickets are $90 each, available at sivw.ca/foc, where you can also find information about sponsorships or auction item donation.



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

MATHIEU POIRIER: Exciting changes in store for Great Canadian Beer Fest

Annual celebration of craft beer expands to include more breweries from around the country

BEHIND BARS: Tag team ‘tenders driving the Barts’ bar

Matt Chaffe and Curtis Kidd keep locals and tourists cool during the summer season downtown

Roller skating fever taking over Greater Victoria

Roller Skate Victoria offers workshops, summer camps and more

Learn about a life of luxury at Victoria’s historic Point Ellice House

New political exhibit part of grand reopening at the House this weekend, July 20-21

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

Wonderment ambient/downtempo music festival slips into bridge plaza, Banfield Park Aug. 3-4

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Esquimalt Ribfest in need of volunteers for September weekend

The three-day celebration of barbecue, music and more happens Sept. 6 to 8

Fashionable ode to the sea goes Friday at Fort Common

Local sustainable fashion retailers to strut their latest as part of ocean conservation fundraiser

Brentwood Bay brings $5 concerts every Wednesday evening

Variety of music on offer: picnics, good vibes and family friendly

Schitt’s Creek and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

Co-creator Eugene Levy thought they had chance for one nomination, ‘then they kept rolling in’

Most Read