Tickets go on sale March 1 for popular Red Roof pasta dinner

They’ll be dishing out the pasta for a good cause at John Michael’s Banquet & Event Centre in Thorold on Sunday, April 28.

That is the date of the annual pasta dinner fundraiser for Red Roof Retreat, the Niagara-on-the-Lake-based organization that offers recreational and respite services to children, youth and young adults with special needs and their families.

Red Roof operates its main hub, called The Ranch, on Concession 6 and Kevan’s House on Concession 2.

The Ranch is home to Red Roof’s adult day programs on weekdays and children’s respite on weekends. Kevan’s House is home to the organization’s adult weekend respite and emergency residential care.

Tickets go on sale March 1 for the dinner, which is one of Red Roof’s signature events.

Last year’s dinner raised $105,000 for the organization.

Doors open for the event at 4 p.m. with dinner being served at 5 p.m.

The event will also feature a raffle alongside silent and live auctions

For more information about the event, to become a sponsor or to donate items to the raffle or auctions, contact Red Roof executive director Steffanie Bjorgan via email,, or call 289-868-9800.

John Michael’s is located at 1368 Upper’s Ln. in Thorold.

Richard Hutton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Lake Report