|Twas the hours before Auction and all through the house,|
not a creature was stirring, though you might hear Michael Gurney soon shout
"Places everyone, the 55th Rotary Auction is set to begin"
Just before 6:30 this evening the first of the rotating panel of auctioneers will settle into their seats at the Lester Centre of the Arts, as the Prince Rupert Rotary Club welcomes viewers to the 55th edition of the annual Prince Rupert tradition of the Rotary Auction.
Tonight's opening will put up the first of the over 650 items, valued at over $85,000 that have been provided by local merchants around the city, with the money that viewers put up going towards Rotary's community programs around the North Coast.
The three night run for the Rotary Auction will be found on a number of platforms, delivered to the community by way of CityWest Community TV at Channel 10 or 310 HD, or through the CityWest's online stream or a link from the Rotary Auction website.
As well, you can just pop into the Lester Centre to see how the three night showcase comes together as Rotarians and their guests take to the air for four hours each night.
In addition to the generosity of the commercial, industrial and community organization sector of the city and the items they have provided for bid, the Rotary Auction also has a few other special items available for the public to take part in.
The popular 750 ticket program is back, with a ten dollar ticket putting you in the running for one of three prizes, the top one being the top prize of $1,500.
The Rotary Auction will wrap up with the Draw for a $1,000 Travel voucher for all of those who had successful bids over the course of the three nights
You can explore the many items up for bid from the Rotary website here.
The number to call to make your bid is 250-627-8666
We previewed this years event last week, you can examine our notes on the annual event here.
For updates on the Rotary Auction as the three days move forward follow the Rotary Facebook page and keep an eye on the #RupertRotary twitter feed for notes from the Lester Centre as the show goes one.
For more items of note related to Community events in the region see our archive page here.