Bankers in 100 Mile House are preparing to hang up their office wear and scour costume trunks for outrageous get-ups in time for their annual Banker’s Variety Show.
The much anticipated event takes place on March 24 in the 100 Mile Community Hall, with 13 hilarious acts in the show and a dance with music by New Age Entertainment afterwards.
It promises to be a great evening of lip synching, dance infused, air band playing entertainment with a lot of laughs throughout.
Shawna Norton from the Williams Lake and District Credit Union, 100 Mile House Branch, has a hand in organizing the show and she let it slip that she and co-workers will be doing a little bit of Guns and Roses and something from Footloose.
“Both are really fun numbers,” she says, adding the performers take the show quite seriously and start rehearsing in January.
Tickets are $20 and 300 will be sold, but Norton says they could easily sell twice that number and the tickets go quickly because the attraction is simple.
“You get to see your local banker act like an idiot and there are loads of laughs.”
The admission price includes a hearty snack, which Norton says is more like dinner.
She adds there is no need to worry about getting home safely after the event, as A Safe Ride Home service will also be available.
All of the money raised from the show will be donated to local charities. In the past, Norton says 139 Children’s Fundraising Society was the sole recipient of the funds, but that organization is not operational in the local area this year.
People must be at least 19 years of age to attend the show.