Thursday, October 21, 2021

Rotary Club to take Auction in new direction for 2021

After a year's absence Prince Rupert Rotarians are in the final steps of preparation for a return of a North Coast tradition in the Annual RotaryAuction, that following its cancellation last year owing to COVID.

Planning began on the popular annual event in July and as they worked through their ideas and concepts for the 2021 edition a new direction has been charted. 

With the three nights of Community access television now seemingly part of the storied history for the event, one that dates back to the old days of Radio.

Rotarians at an Auction planning session in July
(From PR Rotary club FB page)

With the Auction set to mark it's 101st year the Rotarians are going full in on the online presentation, hopefully a format that will still find a way to retain the friendly banter of the auctioneers that marked the three nights of Auctions of the past.  

The broadcasts making for a popular local community event which provided a glimpse into some of the personalties of the Rotary Club and their associates.

The new format however will be less labour intensive for the club, requiring less in the way of volunteer time for the large cast that had to be assembled years previous.

For those waiting for the bargains, the list of donated items, goods and services from local merchants and community groups will be listed through the Club's website, with a bidding page available to secure the items that are of interest.

The event will take place starting October 25th culminating with the finale set for November 16 with updates on what's ahead to come through the next three weeks by way of their Facebook page.

The money raised by the Rotarians is turned around and used for a range of community projects in Prince Rupert and area through the year.

If you have any questions towards the Auction prior to its launch next week fire them off a question through their online auction page.

More notes on Community events can be explored here.

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