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Kalamalka Rotary Celebrates Success of 39th Annual Dream Auction: "Back to Black"

Nov 20, 2023

Kalamalka Rotary Celebrates Success of 39th Annual Dream Auction:
After three years of navigating the virtual landscape, the Kalamalka Rotary proudly hosted its 39th Annual Dream Auction in person at the Prestige Vernon Lodge on Saturday, November 18th.

The much-anticipated event, themed "Back to Black," saw attendees adorned in their finest attire, bringing back the glamour and excitement of live auctions.

Dynamic auctioneering duo, Don, and Brody Raffan, graced the stage, infusing the evening with their unparalleled energy. The generosity of over 360 guests, both in the live and silent auctions, culminated in an astounding fundraising success.

The Kalamalka Rotary is thrilled to announce that a remarkable sum of $237,456 was raised during the event. This accomplishment stands as a testament to the unwavering support of our community and the dedication of our valued sponsors.

In expressing our heartfelt gratitude, we extend our sincere thanks to each attendee, donor, bidder, and volunteer who contributed to the success of this event. It is your commitment that enables the Kalamalka Rotary to continue making a positive impact in our community.
The funds raised will be channeled towards various community projects and initiatives.

Organizations and groups seeking project funding are encouraged to apply through our online portal. For more information and to submit funding requests, please visit https://kalrotary.ca/dream-auction/funding-requests/

About Kalamalka Rotary: Kalamalka Rotary is a community of people of action who, with a keen awareness of the challenges facing our communities, strive to make a direct and lasting impact through service. Our commitment to service is not just a motto but a way of life. We believe in rolling up our sleeves, taking on challenges, and creating positive change.

Comments from Kalamalka Rotary Leadership:

Dream Auction Chair, Brian Reid: "Reflecting on the success of the 39th Annual Dream Auction, I am humbled by the incredible support of our community. The energy in the room was electrifying, and it's a testament to the dedication of our volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors. Together, we are making a tangible difference, and I want to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who contributed."

President, Tom Lewis: "As President of Kalamalka Rotary, witnessing the community come together for the 'Back to Black' Dream Auction was truly inspiring. The funds raised will fuel our ongoing commitment to service and community betterment. I extend my heartfelt thanks to all who participated, and I am excited about the positive impact we will continue to make together."

Special Acknowledgment:
Emcee, Faith Wood: "Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the incredible Emcee, Faith Wood, whose charismatic presence, and skillful navigation added an extra layer of excitement to the 39th annual Dream Auction. Faith's enthusiasm and ability to connect with the audience played a pivotal role in making the evening memorable. We extend our sincere appreciation for her contribution to the success of the event."

Kalamalka Rotary looks forward to continuing its tradition of community engagement and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Company Contact Information:

Company: Kalamalka Rotary
Contact Name: Lori Mark
Contact Phone: 250-307-8187
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: Kalrotary.ca
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