Friday, November 13, 2015

Annual Rotary Auction returns Monday for start of three night run

One of the most popular of local events returns to the CityWest Channel 10 screens on Monday evening as Prince Rupert's Rotarian's take to the stage to introduce the many bargains available from the annual Rotary Club TV Auction.

It's edition number 51 for the three night fund raiser for the local service organization, a major commitment of time and effort for the Rotarians, their families and other volunteers, from TV camera operators, phone call takers and drivers to the engaging personalities on the stage each night.

Over 61,000 dollars was raised from last years Golden Anniversary number 50 featuring three nights of bargains, and organizers are hopeful that this year will once again find Rupertites engaged with the annual fundraising event.

Some of the areas that the money that Rotarians have raised in previous years have seen funding directed towards the Salvation Army's backpack program, the popular Polar Bear Swim and Easter Egg hunt and number of community projects that can be found across the city.

As for this years auction, there will be more than 700 items worth more than 85,000 dollars available for bid, donated by a range of businesses and services on the North Coast.

As well when you participate in the Rotary Auction, you have the opportunity to win a return trip for 2 to Vancouver.

Rotarians also have Tickets on sale for your chance to win $1,500

The paper program listing the various lots, sponsors and items available for bid was delivered to homes in the Prince Rupert/Port Edward area with Wednesday's edition of the weekly paper.

You can also review this years items available for bid through the online buyers portal in place for the Rotary Auction, from there you can set up your registration and receive a Buyer ID for use when the Auction gets underway.

As it has in the past, the Lester Centre
for the Arts will be the host for this
years Rotary Auction Nov 16-18
The full list of those that have donated items to this years auction can be found here. As well, the rules and information for Auction time can be reviewed from those listings.

The 2015 edition of the Prince Rupert Rotary Auction Website can be found here.

On Auction Night you can also call in at 250-627-8666

Show times for the three nights of the Rotary Auction are as follows

Monday, November 16 -- 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Tuesday, November 17 -- 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Wednesday, November 18 -- 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

As it has in the past since migrating from the radio days, the Auction is being broadcast from the Lester Centre of the Arts and televised through CityWest Cable 10 on all three evenings.

For those that don't subscribe to the CityWest cable service, or may be away from their television on those nights, a feed of the Auction activities will also be available through CityWest, you can catch that webcast here.

You can learn more about the Rotary Auction from their Facebook page

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