One of the first signs of the holiday season for many in the community is Upper Canada Playhouse’s Annual Christmas Gift Auction.
This year’s 19th Christmas Auction is being held on Saturday, November 17th at the Morrisburg Meeting Centre.
The Auction is The Playhouse’s only fund-raising event and it’s also a win-win for everyone in attendance. Proceeds from the Auction are used to maintain both the ongoing repairs and renovations required on an annual basis to keep the building a safe and comfortable venue for the audience.
It also ensures that the theatre can continue to produce the highest quality of professional theatre for which it is known locally and provincially.
This year’s Auction proceeds will go towards the installation of new seats in 2013 to celebrate the Playhouse’s 30th Anniversary.
In addition, the Auction is a unique and fun evening that gives friends and colleagues the opportunity to socialize, share a fantastic meal, enjoy some entertainment and bid on some truly unique and practical items in the famous Silent and Live Auctions. These items include products and services generously donated by many businesses, individuals and organizations within the community.
The Auction is a great way for The Playhouse to showcase these products and services for its donors by proudly displaying them in their Auction Catalogue and at the Auction itself.
The Playhouse has enjoyed a great deal of success over the years and revenue from the Auction has helped to ensure that the theatre is able to sustain this level of success through its extensive marketing, production and administrative operations. The theatre is also proud to support many community charitable organizations through the Annual Charity Fund raising Event and also by contributing tickets to the many local groups who also hold fund raisers.
This year’s Auction will begin with a social hour between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. where people can mingle, enjoy complimentary wine and cheese and be entertained by a fabulous Barbershop Quartette who will perform everyone’s favourite Christmas songs.
Following that will be a scrumptious buffet meal prepared by the renowned AJ Catering.
During the whole evening people can browse and bid on the many Silent Auction items with the flagship Live Auction beginning at 8 p.m.
Those interested in purchasing tickets, private tables or donating a product or service for the Auction can contact The Playhouse at 613-543-3713 or drop by the theatre.
Start your Christmas season with a fun holiday event and find that unique gift for that special person—or yourself!