Fundraiser with Silent Art Auction

Join us to support the construction of a Multi-Sensory Stimulation Room to benefit those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Friday, September 22, 2017


7:00-9:00 pm / Doors Open 6:30 pm


Laurel Place (Opposite Surrey Memorial Hospital, off 96 Avenue)


9688 – 137A Street, Surrey, BC V3T 4H9



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Admission by Donation (Suggested $15.00)

Cash Only Event – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • How many ways can a black tie, bow or ribbon be worn?
  • Use your imagination for a chance to win a door prize!
  • Featuring silent art auction (local artists), live music by Peter Weber & Ice Jam, door prizes, cash bar, and complimentary appetizers
  • Includes a brief presentation on Multi-Sensory Therapy with Daryl & Troy from Associated Health Systems.

Silent Art Auction

CLICK HERE to view images of some of the great pieces of art to be auctioned at our Black Tie Style Fundraiser event.

Event Poster

Download a copy of our Black Tie Fundraiser Poster in pdf format.

Map to Laurel Place


To support the construction of a state-of-the-art Sensory Stimulation Room to benefit those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s

Event Description

You are invited to attend our unique evening fundraiser featuring a silent art auction followed by a public event that will bring together local professionals, particularly those in the health care fields, to enjoy a “meet and greet”, featuring live music, a cash bar, and complimentary appetizers. Admission is by donation ($15.00 suggested).

How many ways can a black tie, bow or ribbon be worn? Use your imagination for a chance to win a door prize! All invited to attend.

Marketing Exposure

Advertising will include social media, printed poster, press release and email invitations. An event announcement will be sent to the Delta, Surrey and South Surrey Chambers of Commerce, the local healthcare community, and Surrey Board of Trade.

Opportunities to Donate

This event will be open to the public and we are currently seeking sponsors and or donations.

Interested in donating and or sponsoring or Questions about the event, please contact Janet Isherwood, Community Liaison Consultant at

Please view attached poster & reply by September 1st.

What is a Sensory Stimulation Room?

Sometimes called a Snoezelen Room, Sensory Sim rooms provide therapeutic advantages by offering individuals with cognitive impairments and other challenging conditions the opportunity to enjoy and control a variety of multi-sensory experiences. (See photos below).

About Laurel Place & Location Information

Laurel Place, a family-owned and operated multi-level care facility, is a proud Member of the BC Care Providers Association. Laurel Place is situated in a well-populated area, one block north of Surrey Memorial Hospital in the city’s “Innovation Boulevard,” home to many health, business, education and government organizations.

Caring for residents like family is what defines Laurel Place’s secure, safe and home-like environment. Personal independence and mobility are encouraged, and staff are committed to helping residents improve their well-being. Laurel Place is home to 140 Complex Care residents and offer 35 beds for Convalescent Care as well as two specialized accommodations for bariatric care. Government funded and private pay rooms are available. Learn more at


Sensory Rooms for Dementia. The term ‘dementia’ describes progressive disorders affecting the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. These conditions present problems with thinking, mood, behavior, and the ability to take part in everyday activity and leisure.

If no suitable activities are provided and people living with dementia have nothing to do, they might become increasingly isolated, frustrated, bored and unhappy.

Sensory Rooms for Dementia

Multi-Sensory Environment Room
However, choosing the most suitable type of activity for people in the mid to late stages of the disease is challenging. Given those people may not be able to participate in hobbies enjoyed in the past, it may be the sensory side of that activity that needs to be supported.

Sensory activities may also provide a level of stimulation, which increases awareness and attention due to the simplicity of the task. Matching the sensory demand of the activity with a well-designed environment will help the person with dementia to take part.

Sensory Rooms for Dementia Auditory stimulation is very effective for mood enhancement, relaxation, and cognition. It includes a wide range of sounds, ranging from natural sound (e.g. birdsong, waterfall, urban environment) to generated sound such as music.

Both can be enjoyed live or played back through a sound system. A multi – sensory space should provide both a good sound system with CD player, as well as items that produce life sounds such as musical instruments or water features.

MSE Rooms include: Lighting effects, such as projectors with wheels that disburse light patterns throughout the room, bubble lamps, spotlights, star panels, fiber optics, UV lights, mirror balls and even Christmas lights. These lighting effects are best seen if the room has a total blackout capability.

Sensory activities such as blowing bubbles, painting, or making bread are all sensory.

Tactile experiences such as touching various, changing textures that are included in an interactive tactile wall panel.

Cause and effect items such as the use of switches to allow the individual to control items within his or her environment, and toys that provide visual effects, vibrate, make noise, or have a tactile feel.

  • Soft items on the floor such as mats, pillows, or beanbags.
  • Sound effects such as music, nature sounds, or animal sounds.
  • Selected rhythmical music with a variety of tone, pitch, rhythm, and spacing can be used to soothe.
  • Tasting experiences of different flavored drinks and foods.
  • Motion stimulation much more.

Thank you for considering sponsoring – donating to this important fundraiser, and we look forward to seeing you attend our event.

For pick-up or any questions you may have, please contact Janet Isherwood or call 778-879-3803.