One of the premiere events in Vernon, the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction, achieved an outstanding new fundraising record on Saturday evening at the Vernon Lodge and Conference Center.
The 460 generous guests enjoyed a fabulous evening at the auction while raising more than $267,000.
“This year, we had more than $321,000 donated to the Dream Auction, an all-time record for donations as we celebrate the 33nd Annual Dream Auction, “ said Sarah Pruckl, event chairperson.
“This event would not be possible without the generous contributions from Greater Vernon businesses, and others farther afield, who year after year demonstrate their support,” notes Pruckl. “We also want to thank our guests who bid on these items the night of the auction to help us raise money.”
In these 33 years, the Dream Auction has seen over $3.8 million in contributions.
“The money raised at the Dream Auction enables Kalamalka Rotary to support dozens of worthy community and international projects each year,” said Neil Perry, Kalamalka Rotary president.
Community groups can begin applying for grants from now until the end of December 2017.
Full details are available at www.kalrotary.org under the funding tab.
- Don Raffan (right) and family of Valley Auction Ltd did an outstanding job as auctioneers.
- Photos credit: Steve Wensley, Prime Light Media