Harv Rasmussen

Rotary Auction record result

The weekend auction televised live from the Shaw studios raised $95,000

Rotary TV auction raises a record $95,000

The hard work of volunteers, the enthusiasm of the community, the NHL hockey strike and the reach of the World Wide Web have converged to deliver a record breaking year for the Campbell River Rotary Club TV auction.

Club President Todd Peachey says the weekend auction televised live from the Shaw studios raised $95,000. “This is money that will be spent on projects in the community,” he said.

He added that none of the money raised is earmarked for the bridge across Elk Falls.

Peachey said just about everyone in the 85-member club played a role in the auction. “We were very pleased that there was good competitive bidding particularly on Saturday evening when we did not have to compete with the Canucks on TV.”

The club president said this year’s event also represented a leap in to the 21st Century.

“We were streaming on the World Wide Web and people were actually bidding in items from the Smart Phones.”

Peachey said he was particularly pleased that Bill Henderson’s “Pugwis” mask carving valued at $5,800 fetched $4,300 in bidding.

As well, a Campbell River Hearing Clinic package valued at $7,775 went for more than $4,500.

In years past, money raised by the auction has supported projects like the Rotary Seawalk, the Centennial Pool, Our Place, the Fishing Pier, Carihi’s Infant and Toddler Centre and the waterpark project at the Sportsplex.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Cold weather puts pressure on homeless shelters in Campbell River

Salvation Army and Sobering Centre offer a total of 40 beds

Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

All school districts in business this morning but officials warn another 5-10 centimetres today

Comox Strathcona Waste Management looks at tipping fees

Fees part of planned review that could offset future tax hikes in regions

City of Campbell River responds to BCTS intention to continue Snowden harvesting plans

Yet another call for the province to halt timber harvest activities until long-term plan is in place

Everett Silvertip’s Island-born forward carrying on proud First Nations tradition

Jalen Price gets inspiration from indigenous Canadian hockey players who proceeded him.

Campbell River’s Northwest Shito-Kai named Island Champs

‘I’m just really, really happy and excited for the way that these kids have been developing’

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Police track armed kidnapping across Thompson-Okanagan

RCMP allege it was a targeted crime believed to be linked to the drug trade

St. Paul’s Hospital replacement slated to open in Vancouver in 2026

Announced many times, but this time there’s money, Adrian Dix says

Fourteen ‘dream’ homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt

Sinkholes throughout the subdivision have prompted the District of Sechelt to issue evacuation orders

Concern over student vaping grows in Vancouver Island schools

Island Health officer says parents and educators have ample reason to be concerned

Most Read