Ralph Thornton Centre’s Murder Mystery Fundraiser





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A Precursor to the Riverside WalkFEST – Riverside WalkFEST’s Charity Partner, the Ralph Thornton Centre (RTC) is holding their annual fundraiser. This year it’s gonna be a howl…  plus get your Halloween dress up fix by being a 1920s Great Gatsby themed character.

Step back in time to the Roaring 20s and join the Ralph Thornton Centre for a special Murder Mystery ‘Mingle’ Fundraiser celebrating the RTC’s renewal and commitment to the community. Get dolled-up and head over to the RTC joint for some jazzy tunes, flappers, hors d’ouevres, specialy drinks and lots of mystery! 


Here’s the Skinny (ya know? The Scene):

The Roaring 20′s are in full swing, giving birth to the rise of jazz music, flappers and, with the end of the war, a renewed feeling of hope and joviality! It’s the era of prohibition, and organized crime is at an all-time high. Whoopee!

The RTC Club is one of just two Speakeasy joints in town, fighting prohibition by serving giggle water* illegally (shhh!) and offering patrons the type of fun that can only be had when the sun goes down – no wet blankets allowed! Despite the constant threat of a raid, biz at The RTC Club is lucrative. Guys and dolls stream in night after night.

When a flapper is found shot to death outside the club, management and loyal patrons of The RTC Club scramble to identify the killer before the police catch wind of it and shut down the juice joint for good!

Without giving away all the secrets… here’s some info about the format of the evening.

Do I get dolled-up?
There is no pressure to dress-up, however, considering this is a murder mystery and the suspects will be playing a part, it only adds to your experience if you capture your inner flapper or tough mob guy! What the hay! Halloween is just around the corner and prizes will be awarded for best dressed, so come out and play!

The Investigation?
The cocktail party is classified as an interactive “Mingle” mystery. This means you will be up off your hiney, speaking with the Suspects and asking questions to piece together the mystery. It’s a true investigation, which means that you will have to use your noggin’ to form a theory about the killer, their motives, who had the means (ability) and who had the opportunity to commit murder. If this sounds intimidating, don’t worry. It’s actually easier than the traditional mystery party format. You don’t have to perform lines or embarrassing stunts, you just simply investigate and have fun! You will be provided with a few questions upon your arrival at the RTC CLUB. Prizes will be awarded to the investigator who solves the murder, so brush-up on your sleuthing skills!

We need you! Help The RTC Club find the killer! Purchase your tickets today! Let’s keep the cops away!

Tickets are $65 (clams). You can buy your tickets online or at the door.

Click here to buy your tickets 

As a bonus for registering and purchasing your tickets online, you will receive a special Mystery Package! It’s the Cat’s Pajamas! Contact the Ralph Thornton Centre, below, to receive your package!

*You have to be 19 years or older to purchase giggle water/alcohol.