The Cochrane Immigrant Services Committee is hosting a fundraising event this week that will feature delicious food, prizes and entertainment. 

The event will happen on Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Mehtab East Indian Cuisine. 

Committee Co-Chair Sandra Scott says it's going to be a great night.

"For a $25 ticket you can come in and enjoy a beautiful appetizer buffet. There's a cash bar, a silent auction, we're going to start a raffle that night for a West Jet ticket and we're going to have someone doing Henna."

Jag Thind who owns Mehtab says they're going to have guest speaker Dr. Michael Hawley who is a Professor of Religious Studies at Mount Royal University. He'll be speaking on the Description Holi: Festival of Colours.

"Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the committee plus $2 from every drink they buy will go towards the committee as well."

Paul Singh, Volunteer Coordinator says there will be a silent auction with some great items.

"We have donors such as Methab, Joe's Liquor store donated a basket, Cochrane MassageWorks has gift hampers and Pampered Chef donated as well." 

You can purchase your tickets from Mehtab as well as at FCSS. 

For more information about the event you can call Cochrane Immigrant Services Committee (403) 604-2377 or send an email at 

CISC puts on several fundraising events throughout the year including Newcomer Nights, Jingle & Mingle and Culture Days.