Auction sells out in record time

All 450 tickets for the Dream Auction have been snapped up

The popular Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction is sold out.

All 450 tickets for the Nov. 17 event at the Best Western Vernon Lodge have been snapped up.

“This is the earliest ever that we have had a sell-out,” said Andy Erickson, ticket committee chairperson.

“As of this week, we’re taking names on a wait list.”

Typically, a few tickets become available as people who have booked tables don’t require all of their tickets or purchasers discover they can’t attend after all. Tickets are $75 each and you can get on the wait list by contacting Erickson at 250-545-9188.

Proceeds from the 2012 Dream Auction will bring the total auction amount raised by Kalamalka Rotarians to almost $2.5 million.  The funds are directed into major and minor local projects as well as international projects such as the Rotary Student Exchange and Polio Plus, dedicated to the eradication of polio worldwide.

“Our generous supporters have come through yet again,” said Taylor Dedora, Dream Auction chairperson.

“We have some excellent items for this year’s auction.  As well as the expected high quality electronics, wine and art, we have a Cariboo-Chilcotin trail ride, a four-night stay on Galiano Island, a fishing trip to Englefield Lodge in Haida Gwai including a helicopter trip from the airport to the lodge, a beautiful furniture package from Designer’s Gallery, gourmet dinners and much much more.”