Auctioneers Brody (left) and Don Raffan of Valley Auction Ltd. helped the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction raise a record of more than $267,000. (Steve Wensley/Prime Light Media)

Auctioneers Brody (left) and Don Raffan of Valley Auction Ltd. helped the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction raise a record of more than $267,000. (Steve Wensley/Prime Light Media)

Dream Auction raises record funds

33rd annual event raises more than $267,000 for Vernon Kalamalka Rotary projects

Local projects will receive a financial boost from a record-setting evening.

The Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction raised a record of more than $267,000 at the 33rd annual event held Saturday at the Vernon Lodge.

The evening was attended by 460 guests.

“This year, we had more than $321,000 donated to the Dream Auction, an all-time record for donations,” said Sarah Pruckl, event chairperson.

This event would not be possible without the generous contributions from Greater Vernon businesses, and others farther afield, who year after year demonstrate their support. We also want to thank our guests who bid on these items the night of the auction to help us raise money.”

Since its inception, the Dream Auction has seen more than $42.8 million in contributions.

“The money raised at the Dream Auction enables Kalamalka Rotary to support dozens of worthy community and international projects each year,” said Neil Perry, Kalamalka Rotary president.

Community groups can begin applying for grants from now until the end of December 2017. Full details are available at www.kalrotary.org under the funding tab.



newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.