Kalamalka Dream Auction

38th year of this event!

Kalamalka’s Main Fundraiser

Kalamalka Rotary’s 38th Annual Dream Auction will be held as a virtual event this year – and we have plans to make it even bigger and better than last year!  This popular fundraiser will launch in September and the virtual auction will be open until Saturday, November 19, 2022.  It will feature a variety of items and services and some one-of-a-kind opportunities.   The virtual format will encourage registered bidders to place bids on items beginning in October, with the Auction concluding on November 19th. 

“Hosting the auction online will help those who wish to support our efforts and participate easily,” says Dream Auction Chair Brian Reid.  

“The success of the annual Dream Auction results from the generosity of local businesses and individuals who donate items, experiences or services and to the individuals who bid on these items,” adds Tom Christensen, Kal Rotary President for 2022-23.  “The platform we are using allows us to build momentum prior to the final bid date of November 19th.”

Funds raised at the Dream Auction will be used to support local and international not-for-profit organizations. Last year, the Dream Auction helped:

  • Mackie Lake House, 
  • Okanagan Screen Arts Society, 
  • Upper Room Mission, 
  • O’Keefe Ranch and the 
  • Schubert Centre, among others. 

 

Internationally, the club supported efforts to:

  • build and equip a new school in Ethiopia, 
  • replace wood burning stoves with propane stoves in Tanzania 
  • and promote clean burning eco stoves in Guatemala.

 

Businesses or individuals who have items or services to donate to the auction this year are asked to contact a local Kalamalka Rotarian or the Dream Auction Chair, Brian Reid.  

Since 1985, the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction has raised over $ 4,652,000 which has been directed to worthy local and international projects and programs, including a variety of youth programs.  Visit kalrotary.ca for more information.