This year’s Playhouse Christmas Gift Auction was a great success.
In total it raised $16,000 which The Playhouse will direct towards the purchase of new seats for the 2013 Season-a celebration of its 30th Anniversary Season. Geraldine Fitzsimmons once again chaired the Auction which is The Playhouse’s only fundraising event. Products and services featured in the Live and Silent Auctions were donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. They included a wide array of practical and whimsical items with something for everyone. They were also unique ideas for that special someone on peoples’ gift lists or just for themselves!
The fun of the Auction was not only about bidding on gift items. A popular part of this annual event is the opportunity for those attending to socialize, share a wonderful meal, support professional live theatre and enjoy one of the community’s first Yuletide events of the Season!
Scotiabank contributed $5,000 to Upper Canada Playhouse at the Auction through the Team Scotia Community Program that matches funds up to $5,000 for any community-based organization’s event where 2 or more Scotiabank staff members volunteer. A huge thanks to them!