Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fundraising Auction in Montreal This Saturday Night

If you're in Montreal this weekend, don't forget to drop by the fundraising auction for Gaia Gathering happening this Saturday night at the Atwater Library Auditorium.

Gaia Gathering Fundraising Auction
Saturday February 4th, 8pm – 10:30 pm
Doors open at 7:30 for viewing the items
Atwater Library Auditorium
1200 Ave. Atwater
Montreal, QC
(metro Atwater)

The auditorium is conveniently located down the street from Le Mélange Magique and across the street from Burgers and Benedicts where the Yule Fair Dinner with their invited authours will be taking place. We have some great products and services donated by talented folks from our community that will make fabulous Yule gifts. There will also be light refreshments.

So why are we raising funds and what will you find at the auction…?

Putting on a conference like this costs a lot of money andinvolves a lot of volunteers to make sure it runs smoothly. To keep registration costs low, everyone attending the conference must pay the registration fee ($80-100), even those who are volunteering. The money raised from the fundraising auction will be going directly to subsidize the registration fees of volunteers who are donating their time and talents to make Gaia Gathering in Montreal a success. The discounts will be retroactive discounts based on the time and effort put in by volunteers. If any funds are leftover, they will go to thetravel scholarship fund created to help out-of-towners attend the event.

The auction items have been donated by the talented members of the Montreal community, and include:

  • Crystal bowl ($200 value)
  • Have your portrait drawn
  • Storytelling concert
  • CDs and books (signed by the authours)
  • Reiki, massage and other holistic healing sessions
  • Original artwork, sculpture, photography
  • Jewelery
  • Henna session
  • Gaelic courses
  • And much more…

Some of the items will be available for viewing at the Yule Fair. We will also have a table where you can register for Gaia Gathering ($80,cash or cheque) or ask questions about the event.

The auctioneers for the evening will be Taras Stasiuk and François Champagne.The auction will be bilingual. Doors open at 7:30pm and the auction kicks off at 8pm.

So come on out and pick up some great gifts for Yule, while supporting the volunteers helping to make Gaia Gathering in Montreal a success!

Hope to see you at the fair and at the auction!

Amanda,Alex N, Hobbes, Melanie, Scarlet
The GG 2011 Montreal Local Host Committee

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