The annual Kamloops Timeraiser event is back to the benefit of local non-profits.
Part silent art auction, part volunteer fair and part night on the town, the ninth annual event will be held at the Old Courthouse Gallery Dec. 3 starting at 7 p.m.
There will be representatives from 12 charitable agencies ready to share their cause.
The event will also showcase the artwork of 16 local artists.
Throughout the evening, participants will meet with different agencies and match their skills to the agency's needs.
Once the matches have been made, participants can bid on the art work, but rather than bid money, participants bid volunteer hours.
The winning bidder has one year to complete their volunteer commitment with any agency, or a mix of agencies.
And of course, the winning bidder also gets to take the artwork home.
All attendees are encouraged to try volunteering and Timeraiser is meant to be a relaxed way to learn about the opportunities in Kamloops.
There will be live music by InVerse, appies, a cash bar, raffle prizes, great company and a gallery of artwork.
Artwork is purchased with sponsorship money – a substantial injection of funds into the local artist community.
Since it began, Timeraiser has raised more than 10,000 volunteer hours and invested more than $40,000 into the careers of emerging and established local artists.
“As president on the board of directors, I know this event makes a significant impact on non-profit’s ability to recruit volunteers to their organization and at the same time, nourishes arts and culture in our community. Timeraiser is one of the staple events of Kamloops that lends to sense of belonging,” said Terri Hadwin.
Tickets are $8 and are available on Eventbrite.