An annual fundraiser for Rowan House is back this weekend after a hiatus.

The AmiJane Funraiser is held in honour of Amy Sands, an Okotokian who was killed 10 years ago in Calgary.

One year after Amy's death, her friends and family decided to honour her memory with a night of music and fun.

Her mother Debbie says each event is also a fundraiser for women's shelters.

"That was something Amy was very strong on, she believed very much that shelters were needed for women and families fleeing domestic violence."

It was first held in Calgary and stayed that way for several years.

When her parents decided to move it to Okotoks, she says the community fully embraced it.

"The community has been wonderful to us. We had it at the George Traditional House for a few years, then moved it to the Elk's Hall in 2019 and had a very successful night there... We thank all of our sponsors so much and the people who've donated to us for the auction, we couldn't do it without them, so a big thank you to all of them."

Since then, the funds have been donated to Rowan House.

This year, ten years following Amy's passing, it's being held at the Okotoks Elks Hall.

Like so many events, it had to be put on hold for the last two years, so this weekend's "Funraiser" also marks the return of the tradition.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Nov. 26), and the event starts at 7.

Tickets can be bought in advance for $20 by contacting Debbie at (403) 803-9425, or at the door for $25.