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Kal Rotary Dream Auction goes virtual again this year

FILE PHOTO - When the annual Kal Rotary Dream Auction was a live, in-person event pre-pandemic.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Rotary Club of Kalamalka

The 37th annual Dream Auction held by the Rotary Club of Kalamalka is soon to take place fully virtually.

The Dream Auction, which has raised more than $4.4 million since it began more than 35 years ago, takes place Nov. 20.

"Given the ongoing health restrictions in the Interior Health region, which we hoped would have dissipated by now, we at Kal Rotary feel it is time to pivot our plans for a live event to a fully virtual streaming platform," Dream Auction chair Brian Reid said in a media release. "A streaming event was always in the works as part of the hybrid event model. Now, it will be the primary source for all things entertaining as the auction wraps up on Saturday, Nov. 20."

The event starts at 5 p.m. and will feature a host of entertainment, from inspirational speakers to musicians and more.

The event will also be interactive with the Bar Traveling Man showcasing a specialty cocktail for the evening that viewers can then make at home. Another foodie, Laura Spencer of Bonfire Nutrition will show viewers how to make a specialty appetizer.

The Dream Auction is currently taking place online with dozens of items to bid for from a wealth of local businesses.

The auction has gone live and you can bid on items, or make a donation, now.

"We are grateful to this community and all those who have contributed to our online auction so far, over 200 items/services and counting,” Kal Rotary president Jacqueline Rivard said in the release. "It is through the generosity of others that we are able to support many non-profits. Over the past 36 Auctions, we have raised over $4.4 million dollars which has been invested in projects locally and abroad."

The Dream Auction takes place Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per household and can be purchased here.

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