Rotary Dream Auction sold out

An annual North Okanagan fundraising event, going 27 years strong, has once again proved its popularity.

An annual fundraising event, going 27 years strong, has once again proved its popularity.

The 2011 Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction, which gets underway Nov. 19, has sold out.

“We had 460 tickets for sale mid-October and every one of them sold before the end of the month with a current waiting list of about 20 people,” said Taylor Dedora, co-chair of the ticket committee.

“This bodes well for our auction,” said auction chairperson Bob Sattler. “To have this many people step up to the plate in support of the auction and the community is outstanding.”

Kalamalka Rotary members have been canvassing for donations since early September and the total amount of goods and services raised is now over $150,000. Businesses still wishing to donate should call Jerry Tellier at 250-308-8053 for pickup.

“Our thanks go out to every donor in the community for helping bring the auction together,” said current president Beth Marks. “And we look forward to another very successful community fundraiser.”

The Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction raises money each year for a variety of projects.  The club has just completed its $150,000 pledge to the VJH Tower of Care for the maternal child wing and is looking for new major projects. Recent donations have included Abbeyfield House, the Alternative Learning Centre, the Upper Room Mission, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Kindale, the Silver Lake Forest Education Society and the Vernon Jazz Society.

Community organizations wishing to apply may do so in writing through the club’s web site at The application is on the top menu bar under “Funding Application.”