We did it! On Saturday, November 7, 2020, we successfully held our first-ever, virtual, live-streamed fundraising event.
Sources Foundation president Bruce Hayne was a stellar “talk show host,” interviewing a list of special guests from a six-feet distance including White Rock musician Ben Dunnill, Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club‘s executive chef Andrew Wynnyk, Save-On-Foods president and Gala Chair Darrell Jones and SOURCES staff including CEO David Young. We were also pleased to have video appearances by Surrey Coun. Linda Annis, White Rock Coun. Anthony Manning, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, Gordon Hogg and Mark Madryga! Many thanks to these individuals for sharing a part of their evening with us.
Guests who had tickets to attend our previously-planned intimate dinner event had meal packages and gifts delivered to their homes by SOURCES staff and volunteer board members.
People bid. People bought 50/50 tickets (congratulations to the lucky winner!). People made pledges to our response fund. By Monday noon, when the silent auction and raffle websites closed, we had made history. Run for the Roses, together with other fundraising efforts, has raised more than $215,000 so far for SOURCES’ Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund.
To our guests and sponsors, every bidder and raffle ticket buyer, all the individuals and local businesses that donated to our online silent auction and gave in support of our Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund, and everyone who shared our emails and social media posts – thank you.
Watch a recording of our live-streamed event here: