This past October the Community Foundation in Campbell River hosted its first gala evening at the Dolphin’s Resort, featuring a gourmet dinner, dancing and celebration of the Foundation’s work. The highlight of the evening was a new concept: the Reverse Travel Getaway Draw. As Amanda Raleigh, Chair of the event stated “When the idea was mentioned to me I instantly fell in love with it. The thought of providing Campbell River with a fresh new idea was truly exciting. Having the opportunity to enjoy it as a great fundraiser for the Community Foundation was even more exciting”.
The fundraiser proved a huge success for participants as well as the Foundation. Travel prizes included a Calgary Flames hockey package; Seattle Seahawks football package; an Alaskan Cruise package, Vancouver Canucks package, Victoria Culinary package; Tofino at Cox Bay Lodge package; Tigh Na Mara package; Mt.Washington Ski package; Dolphins Resort package, and the grand prize….a Bahamas all-inclusive trip for two. The grand prize was generously sponsored by Broadstreet Properties, a longtime supporter of the Foundation’s work.
The whole evening was a mix of great people, gourmet food, wonderful music and the sheer excitement of the prize awards as each guest’s name was drawn and the final winning names were cheered along. The Campbell River Community Foundation Board is very grateful for the warm support of each and every guest and sponsor. In 2015 the Gala promises to be just as enjoyable and rewarding for all who sign up for sponsorships and attendance.