New online auction – bid now or buy now!
Conservation Dinner Committee makes it possible to support community projects any time of year with new online auction
Conservation Dinner adds online auction feature as part of upgrades to website at conservationdinner.com; offering new, fun way to support community projects
The Conservation Dinner charity auction doesn’t take place until April 6, 2017 but local people don’t have to wait until next year to support this fundraiser for community conservation projects. The Conservation Dinner Committee has added an online auction feature to its website at conservationdinner.com.
The gala charitable auction supports nature recreation and education opportunities for all ages; parks and conservation areas; commemorative woods; accessible trails; job opportunities for young people; and other community projects. The Dinner Committee upgraded its website in July of 2016 and added a new online auctions page and 15 auction items ready for bidding. “We hope people enjoy looking at the auction items that are on the website,” said Mary Ryan-Allen Co-Chair of the Conservation Dinner Committee. “We also hope some people will find it fun to bid on some of these items which include limited-edition prints. It’s one more way for people to support a number of very worthwhile projects in their community.”
The Conservation Dinner began in 1990. The Exeter Lions Club and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation have been joint partners on the event since 1991 and net proceeds are split evenly between community conservation projects of the Foundation and the Exeter Lions Club. For more information about the Conservation Dinner visit abca.on.ca or conservationdinner.com. The new online auction page can be found on the conservationdinner.com home page or by going directly to this link: Online Auctions
“The new online auction page is a way for people to help out at any time of year and no matter where they are,” said Janet Clarke, Co-Chair of the Conservation Dinner Committee. “Even if they’re not in the area at the time of the Dinner this is another way they can support this great cause.”
Some of the items posted on the new online auction page included a Küchenmesser German knife set; a framed Edward C. Schaefer print of a John Deere Model A; a limited-edition collector’s plate by Tammy Laye; framed photography by Janette Baillie; a framed print of Paul Gaugin’s Night Café at Arles; as well as limited-edition prints by artists including Tom Forrestall; Elisabeth Tonner-Keats; Lawrence A. Dyer; and Leonard Skinner. Other items include original historic maps by cartographers such as Chatelain and Bonne.
Many community projects have been completed over the past 27 years thanks to the generosity of donors and local businesses; patrons and guests; volunteers and artists. Together, the community has raised more than $1 million in net proceeds through the Dinner, which includes live and silent auctions, special and general raffles, and more.
To find out more about the new online auction visit conservationdinner.com or call 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.