With 106 auction items available for a loonie or a toonie per bid, we raised over $8,500 on November 12 at our annual Christmas Auction.
“We are thankful for the support of the community to make our event such a success”, from the Chair of Fundraising, Kerry Jarvi, who was our MC for the evening and assisted by past governor of the Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) Eastern Canada Region, Shirley McCoy. The grand prize, called Pearls & Passion, included a weekend getaway, theatre tickets, a gift basket to set the mood and an 18″ strand of pearls. There were over 200 attendees at the new venue, St Thomas parish hall in Waterdown, jockeying for the winning numbers. One of the first time attendees, a local resident of Waterdown, said that she had the best time in ages. “I had no idea what to expect and I didn’t quite get it until we got started but count me in for next year. I didn’t realize how much I had needed a fun night out and definitely want to come again.”
Thank you to the troop of extremely polite and enthusiastic young boys who volunteered from the local high school to hand out door prizes and sell last minute tickets for a Wheel Barrow of Wine, also known as Santa’s Sleigh of Sippin’ Sauce, which contained 24 bottles of white and red wine plus a shiny red wheelbarrow donated by Weeks of Waterdown. The winning ticket was drawn by Past Governor, Margaret MacRea. Congratulations to the winner – our very own Nancy Davidson of SI-DAF.
We would especially like to thank all of Our Generous Donors and we encourage you to ‘Support the Businesses that support our Community’ (listed in alphabetical order):
Flamborough: Blanca’ Aesthetics, Bonnets & Bags, Boston Pizza, Curves, The Cutting Edge, Flamboro Mix & Brew House, Flamboro Springs, Kathy Holmes, PartyLite Gifts by Randi Warner, Polar Bay Wines, Runners Den, Vintage Performance & Restoration, Weeks Home Hardware
Dundas: Collins Brewhouse
Ancaster: J. Oulton & Associates, Nancy Davidson – Freedom 55 Financial, Renew You, The Spa at Ancaster, Village Tree House Child Care
Hamilton: A Clean Break, Bloom N Gales, Curves, Lucky Day Nursery, La Petite Spa, Tourism Hamilton, Hamilton Police Services, Hamilton Fire Services, H2H Entertainment
Burlington: The Natural Way, Women Who Excel
Brantford: Sanderson Centre, Bodega Inn
Mississauga: Tree of Life Canada
Personal donor: Margaret Robertson, K.T.- a Red Hat Enthusiast, Helen Bradley, Kim Gordon and all the Ladies of Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough!