Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I held my first fund-raising event on Friday, July 25th at the Old Mill pub in Strathmore. It was made up of the band Foolish Heart playing the music, a silent auction and many very generous and kind people having fun. I must admit I was a little nervous having never done anything like this before and having difficulty getting items donated for the auction. Everything came together the day before the event with some last-minute donations of some great items. I was able to raise $7,800 which far surpassed anything I could've expected.
I would like to thank everyone who donated items for the auction, William and Tricia Hebert of the Old Mill Pub and everyone who came out to the event. It was really great to feel so much support and encouragement and to raise that much money just blew me away. The evening gave a much-needed boost to my fundraising bringing my total to around $24,000!
I'm now beginning to plan my next fund-raising event which will be held in Calgary towards the end of August. It will be a very similar event with another silent auction. Stay tuned for details…

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