We Raised $15K on Cinco de Mayo

The dancing is done, the piñatas are empty, and we’ve just about finished saying thank you to everyone who helped us raise a massive $15,000 towards our goal of $40,000 by fall 2017.

The San Quintin build-a-school fund has had a huge kick start and we’ll be announcing more summer fundraisers in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the Summit Lodge Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds for details of the next event.

Full photo Cinco de Mayo fundraiser photo album is here. We’d love for you to download or share images via Facebook.

Muchas gracias from everyone at the Summit Lodge!

Crowd cheering at the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser at the Summit Lodge

Help Us Build A School on May 5th: Cinco De Mayo Fundraising Party & Sleepover

Last year, a small group from the Sea-to-Sky corridor, including two Summit Lodge team members, helped to build a school in the San Quintin Valley, Mexico. Having seen the work of the organization firsthand and how it helped to break the cycle of poverty and abuse in the area, the Summit Lodge is now part of a 30-strong team from the Sea to Sky with the goal of build another two schools that will serve over 120 children.

On Friday May 5th, we’re hosting a fundraising Cinco de Mayo party and sleepover at the Summit Lodge to raise money so that we can return to Mexico and build another school in October 2017.

Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

Lorraine and Tony Mexican Costumes

This Mexican fiesta is the first in a series of events that will raise over $40,000 by the fall of 2017. To build the school we’ve partnered with the Mission San Quintin Dream Centre, a non-profit organization who has been working with the community for over ten years. If we reach our goal the school will be built as early as October 2017.

There are two types of tickets available for the evening: “Cinco de Mayo Sleepover” and “Cino de Mayo Party”

Dress code: Mexican Black Tie or Charro y China Poblana

Cinco De Mayo Party + Sleepover

Price $150 + tax

$85 of each ticket is going straight to our school-building fund


+ A room for two at Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel on Friday, May 5
+ Tickets for two to our exclusive Cinco de Mayo Party
+ Access to the pre-party wine & cheese reception
+ Two tickets for the El Furniture Warehouse Cinco de Mayo After Party
+ Waffle Breakfast for two on Saturday, May 6
+ Great prize opportunities at our Silent Auction

Buy your sleepover ticket here: https://cincodemayofundraiserwhistler.eventbrite.com

Cinco De Mayo Party

Price $25 + tax

100% of ticket price is going straight to our school-building fund


+ One ticket to our exclusive Cinco de Mayo Party,
+ One tickets for the El Furniture Warehouse Cinco de Mayo After Party
+ Great prize opportunities at our Silent Auction

Buy your party only ticket here: https://cincodemayofundraiserwhistler.eventbrite.com

Learn more about the sustainable work of Mission San Quintin and how a school build helps break the cycle of poverty here

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