Tickets almost gone for the 2011 Parksville Chamber gala

Parksville gala has become one of the most entertaining nights of the year

The Parksville Chamber of Commerce is happy to report they have sold almost all of the 220 tickets for 27th annual Fantasy Auction.

The theme this year is Denim and Diamonds but don’t be fooled by the title, the event is still a black tie affair.

Linda Tchorz, who is in charge of Projects and Member Services at the Parksville Chamber of Commerce, said it is that time of year again where supporters dust off their evening wear and head to the Parksville Community and Conference Centre on Saturday, Oct. 22.

She said more than 140 silent auction items have been catalogued and added, “The office is bursting with baskets of goodies and gifts.”

She admitted the community has been generous with donations and they are confident they will reach their fundraising goal.

She said the evening generally grosses over $60,000 with the funds supporting projects the chamber of commerce does throughout the year.

With both a silent and live auction that include spa packages, golf packages and gifts, there is something for everyone.

Some of the packages in the live auction this year include the Seattle Battle worth $1,000.

The trip for four people to Seattle includes a stay at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and wildly regarded as one of the city’s most celebrated treasures.  It also includes four tickets to the November 12 showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and the Baltimore Ravens.

For those who want to bid something closer to home there is a $500 package which includes a one hour scenic flight for three with Parksville Mayor Chris Burger over majestic Mt. Arrowsmith or maybe across the Georgia Strait for a tour of the Islands and Sunshine Coast and then lunch at The Final Approach Restaurant at the Qualicum Beach Airport.

There is also a wall of wine, donated by Re/max First Realty where one ticket could win about 50 bottles of wine. Dinner will follow prepared by Spice of Life Catering and the evening finishes off with  dancing.

For more information about this event, call 250-248-3613.