Traction offers canapes in the shed

TRACTION: Traction founder Sandy Murdoch,  Mayor Karen Williams, television identity Sofie Formica, Scott Wilkie, Salli Walker and Danielle Murdoch at a fundraiser for Traction.
TRACTION: Traction founder Sandy Murdoch, Mayor Karen Williams, television identity Sofie Formica, Scott Wilkie, Salli Walker and Danielle Murdoch at a fundraiser for Traction.

Traction at Capalaba is hosting Canapes in the Shed to celebrate its first birthday and as a major annual fund raiser from 6pm to 8.30pm on Monday, October 10.

Emceed by Sofie Formica, the event is a chance to meet the Traction team, tour the workshop, view some completed projects and learn of the progress to date.

Tickets are $50/$30 concession and can be booked online.

Last year, 140 guests attended the first Canapes in the Shed event raising $18,000. Attendees included Matt Turner (Founder of 99 Bikes), John Peterson (Owner of Pro Motorcycles), Jason Daniel (Founder of LKI), Bronwyn Johnstone (Capalaba State College) and Neil Kelly (Hemmant Flexi Learning Centre).

Traction provides programs that engage young people and support the development of practical skills, communication and broader life skills. Its aim is to help young people find their purpose,  realise their own self-worth, define their own career path and become active  members of the community.

Part of the program includes the restoration of donated items, including  bicycles and motorbikes.  This helps to develop skills and confidence.

Traction is situated at Shed 27, 27 Neumann Road, Capalaba.  Book for Canapes in the Shed on http://www.traction.community/canapes16.html