Notice of this benefit in support of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was submitted too late to make it into our Nov. 18 magazine. But it was dropped off by our neighbour, who has to put up with all the inconveniences of living near our office like super-late production nights/pizza deliveries and visits from loopy freelancers and aggrieved readers alike, so I decided to do a special post.

With a presence in over 100 countries, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provides young people with valuable self-development opportunities through volunteer and community work. The benefit is being held at the Travelodge Hotel on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m., and includes a dessert buffet, a silent auction and a performance by Regina wunderkind Jeffery Straker (pictured).

Tix are $25 and can be obtained by calling 780-9278.