Tournament silent auction items on display at mall

Items up for bid during the silent auction portion of the upcoming Vernon Special Olympics Charity Golf Spectacular and Sports Banquet will be in one place for viewing today.

The items can be seen at centre court in the Village Green Mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“There are 150 items for viewing and for bidding,” said organizer John Topping.

The silent auction will conclude during the sports banquet, which runs June 17, at Temptasian Restaurant. Doors open at 6 p.m. followed by hors d’euvres, an eight-course dinner and live and silent auctions.

Guest speakers include Nashville Predators stars Jerred Smithson and Shea Weber, Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney, New York Rangers scout Ernie Gare and legendary hockey commentator and Order of Canada recipient Howie Meeker.

The golf tournament takes place June 17 to 19 at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.

More information on the tournament and auctions can be found at the event’s website,