Win a trip, and help your community

The Campbell River Community Foundation is hosting its second annual Gala Dinner and Vacation Draw on Saturday, Oct. 24

The Campbell River Community Foundation is hosting its second annual Gala Dinner and Vacation Draw on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Dolphins Resort.

The event, which features a reverse-draw of 10 unique vacation getaways, was a huge  success last year, raising more than $10,000 for the Community Foundation.

This year’s grand prize will be an all-inclusive week for two to the beautiful Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

“We wanted to create a fundraising event that people could get excited about,” says Amanda Raleigh, gala committee chair. And this is exactly that, Raleigh says.

The unique reverse-draw structure works by removing ticket holders’ names from the draw  as the evening unfolds. Ticket holders are then given opportunities to re-enter the running throughout the night for higher odds…but at a higher price.

“It was incredible seeing the enthusiasm from everyone last year and we could not be more thrilled to run this event again,” says Raleigh.

The Foundation is actively looking for community sponsors interested in supporting the event, either through vacation sponsorships, donation of travel points or cash in-kind. Proceeds from the gala go directly back to the residents of Campbell River through the Foundation’s community grants, which support a wide range of local organizations and projects.

For ticket and sponsorship information of the Gala, visit www.crfoundatioo.ca/events