Doors open at 1pm, with a focus on providing a family-friendly atmosphere so that parents can attend and help support Pride without having to arrange childcare. Let us entertain your little ones with engaging activities like face painting, pass-the-parcel and colouring while you browse and make some bids. We will attempt to stagger these activities for as long as possible as volunteers support allows; regardless, a family-friendly atmosphere will be maintained throughout the event.
Here is what you can expect:
-GIFT-CARD RAFFLES* from exceptional local businesses and a 50/50 draw to end the event; tickets are $2 each of 3 for $5. Multiple raffles mean multiple chances to enter and win!
*Winners must be present at time of draw or another name will be drawn.
-LOTS of items staggered between a silent and live item lot, so that you can focus on getting that particular prize you really want before moving to the next!
-FREE ADMISSION to remove barriers to your attendance.
-LIVE ENTERTAINMENT live entertainment will provide a soundtrack for our afternoon, making the silent portion less (awkwardly) silent and the live portion more lively!
-NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS while cash is preferred for purchases under $10, we will happily accept all major credit cards for prize payments through our secure Visa SquareUp card reader. No more worrying about not having cash on hand!
STILL NOT CONVINCED? The Auction helped raised over $3,500 for Pride last year; a huge chunk of our budget!
Here’s a taste of some of the stunning prizes we had last year you can be PROUD to take home (check out our main Page for some peeks at this year’s stock):
-HAND-MADE, LOCAL GOODS like jewellery, pottery, and clothing
-GIFT CARDS raffles for restaurants, coffee houses, and more
-LOCAL ART including original paintings, reproductions, framed photography, and more!
And BI the way, DRAG a friend or two OUT with you for a GAY old time and make some TRANSactions to help Pride!