Come join us as we celebrate three decades of generous support of conservation projects in local communities through a local success story – the Conservation Dinner gala auction.
The 30th Conservation Dinner takes place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria Street East, Exeter, Ontario.
The Conservation Dinner Committee volunteers work together all year for the charitable Conservation Dinner fundraiser of the Exeter Lions Club, the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation, and local watershed communities.
The 2019 Dinner promises to be spectacular as we tip our hats to the generous donors, sponsors, patrons and guests, artists and volunteers.
- Download the 2018 Programme now: Conservation Dinner Programme 2018
Tickets are $85 each. Ticket purchasers receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes for a portion of the ticket price.
Celebrities from the world of business, entertainment, sports, journalism, and science have served as emcees and special guests and some of the area’s finest artists – in media such as metal, ice and wood sculpture and fine art and culinary arts – have been featured at the auction and dinner event.
Phone 519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610 or email Publicity Committee for tickets or to find out how to donate to this worthwhile cause. Tickets sell out early so phone early. For more information visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation website.
Larry Taylor and Jim Beckett are the Co-Chairs of the 30th Conservation Dinner auction which is to take place on at South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria Street East, Exeter, Ontario.
In 29 years of fundraising dinners, this charitable event has raised more than $1.1 million for community parks, accessible trails and conservation areas, recreation and education and job experience opportunities for young people, nature areas and commemorative woods, and other conservation projects, in local communities, by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation and the Exeter Lions Club.
About the Conservation Dinner:
The 30th Conservation Dinner takes place on April 11, 2019 at South Huron Recreation Centre at 94 Victoria Street East in Exeter. Tickets are $85 each. Patrons receive a charitable gift receipt, for income tax purposes, for a portion of that amount. Net profits are split evenly between community conservation projects of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation and community conservation projects of Exeter Lions Club. This charity event supports projects in local communities. Projects include parks and conservation areas; accessible nature trails in Bayfield, Clinton, Parkhill, Lucan, Arkona, Exeter, and Varna; busing for students to experience outdoor nature education programs; a $1,000 student environmental bursary benefitting students in local communities; a summer job at Ausable Bayfield Conservation for a senior secondary school student; turtle monitoring and events in Port Franks and Ailsa Craig; aquatic habitat studies in Old Ausable Channel at Grand Bend; and other projects such as nature day camps, Owl Prowl; and a popular, family-friendly fishing derby offering recreation and nature appreciation for youth.
The Conservation Dinner has raised more than $1.1 million over almost three decades thanks to donors, attendees, volunteers, and artists. The annual charitable event features live and silent auctions of art and other distinctive items including travel packages and sports and entertainment memorabilia. The Dinner includes special raffles, general raffles, appetizers, wine tasting, fun and fellowship, and a wonderful meal.
The Conservation Dinner Committee thanks all the creative people who have been feature artists over the years in media ranging from paintings to ice sculptures to metal art to culinary arts to other creative disciplines. You may find out more at abca.ca and conservationdinner.com
For some of the covers of Conservation Dinner programs over the years click on the image below to open the photo gallery: