The Sooke Rotary Club is preparing for its main fundraiser of the year – RAD 2019.
The auction dinner is Saturday, May 4 and the theme, completely unapologetically, is “May the 4th be With You.”
The Rotarians have also adopted an official motto for the event: “May you Bid High and Often”.
All kidding aside, the Rotary Auction Dinner has been a perennial favourite with last year’s 200 tickets selling out quickly.
This year’s event promises to be as popular with live entertainment and a professional MC to guide the evening with the hopes of surpassing the $22,000 raised at last year’s event.
The festivities take place at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort ballroom and lower foyer where the more than 200 items will be on display for the live and silent auctions.
The success of the auction is largely due to the support of local companies, individuals and organizations that have donated both auction items and the services required for the evening.
RAD spokesperson and event chair Roger Temple said that all the money raised at the event has been put back into the community and cited projects such as the Sooke Skate Park, Sooke Rotary Pier, and the John Muir School garden as examples of projects that have been supported by the Rotary club.
“We just want to thank all the donors, attendees and supporters who combine to make the event a success,” Temple said.
RAD 2019 tickets are available at Shoppers Drug Mart or Little Vienna Bakery.