Winchester – Have you met Brandon Scheepers? Or better yet, have you heard him? Brandon is this region’s newest auctioneer and he’ll be bringing his talents to The Red & White Gala. And did we mention – he’s only 17!
“I’ve always liked auctions and have gone to many of them with my father and grandfather. I started auctioneering last fall and have done a lot of auctions since,” he explains.
Brandon is a Grade 12 student at North Dundas High School and lives in Winchester. He says he has a few tricks up his sleeve to get guests bidding. “I’m really looking forward to the gala and was honoured to be asked. I even made at gavel at school so I’m ready!”
In addition to live and silent auctions, there are many more fun events planned for the evening. “It’s going to be a busy night for our guests,” says Kristen Casselman, Managing Director of the WDMH Foundation. “Please bring your enthusiasm, your dancing shoes and your pocketbook!”
Here are just a few sneak-peeks:
- The first 150 people who buy a ticket to win a $1500 Commemorative Canadian 150 diamond will also receive a free long stem red rose
- There’s a 50/50 draw too – last year’s winner took home $875!
- Watch for crazy games, Canadian trivia and more
- The Winchester Lions Club is running the bar and offering Canadian drink options
- Tap you toes to the music of WDMH’s very own CEO Cholly Boland and his family and then get ready to dance the night away with The Fundamentals
- Proudly wave a Canadian flag to bid on the live auction items
- And did we mention the sea-to-sea Canadian buffet – so come hungry. You can even buy some food to go at the end of the night!
- Fundraising contests, raffles and the bar are cash only. Live and silent auctions purchases can be made using cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.The gala is set for Saturday, June 3rd at the Winchester Community Centre. Proceeds from the event go to the WDMH Foundation’s Family Care Fund, supporting care for families just like yours.
Tickets are now on sale for $125 each and quantities are limited. So don’t be a polite Canadian. Push your way to the front of the line and get your ticket to The Red & White Gala today. Eh!
Stop by the Foundation office in the hospital lobby or call the Foundation Office at 613-774-2422, ext. 6162 to purchase your tickets.