The Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha’s annual Christmas Auction returns for its 25th year on Monday (November 20) with proceeds supporting a variety of community projects in Peterborough.
Bidding for the online auction opens at 11 a.m. on Monday at www.kawartharotaryauction.com and closes on Sunday, December 3rd in 20-minute intervals, from 1:20 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Every year, the auction features hundreds of items donated by local businesses and organizations, including children’s toys and games, clothing and accessories, electronics, books, gift cards to local businesses and restaurants, theatre tickets, home appliances and decor items, and more.
The Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha was established in 1989 and held its inaugural Christmas Gift Auction in 1994, raising $6,965. Originally broadcast on television, the auction went online only in 2008.
Over the years, the auction has raised many thousands of dollars to benefit worthwhile community initiatives supported by Kawartha Rotary, including the Nichols Oval splashpad, the outdoor gym at Beavermead Park, the outdoor musical instruments park at the Riverview Park and Zoo, Hospice Peterborough, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, YES Shelter for Youth and Families, the Peterborough police canine unit, the Peterborough Animal Care Centre, and more.
Last year’s auction raised over $17,000 to support Kawartha Rotary’s $25,000 donation toward the railway replacement project at the Riverview Park and Zoo. Proceeds from this year’s auction will support a variety of community projects in Peterborough.
This year’s Kawartha Rotary Auction is sponsored by Stone Guide Realty Limited Brokerage, Herod Financial Services, Commercial Press, Park Place Financial, Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, ISL Insurance Brokers, and Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn.
Payments for winning bids can be made via e-transfer to email@example.com or using cash or debit. Visa and MasterCard will also be accepted, but e-transfers, cash, or debit are preferred to avoid credit card processing fees so all of the proceeds can stay in the community.
For more information on the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha, visit kawartharotary.com.
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