AUCTION: Our Largest Fundraiser of the Year

CDS set the bar high for others to follow

Auction season is in full swing as the date of the 46th annual Auction grows near. Friday, May 31st is the big night, and Jeans and Jewels is the theme.

A few years ago, we ran a story about the origins of the CDS Auction in the Spring 2015 Link magazine, which offered readers a glimpse at some of the outrageous shenanigans that went on in various venues in King. Did you know that CDS was the first school in Canada to have a large scale fundraising Auction? Apparently, we set the example and taught everyone else how successful and fun they could be.

Many of the names referenced in this story are some of the original parents and friends of CDS. Some have since seen their grandchildren attend, while others continue to observe the School’s progression from afar. Whether they remain in contact or not, we owe a huge amount of debt and appreciation to these people, who not only helped conceive of the School in the first place, but helped to assemble and refine the largest annual fundraiser in the School’s history. And from the stories I heard and attempted to retell, they had the time of their life doing it!

Now that was then, and this is now – times have changed and so have many of the rules. However, the recipe is still the same. Each year our Parent Volunteers set out to host one of the most amazing parties in King, and they definitely deliver on their promise.

What was true then is still true today. It is essential to have all hands on deck and as many families contributing in any way possible to ensure the evening’s success. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets or made a donation, please consider doing so. In fact, consider bringing your friends as they will experience an unforgettable evening and be exposed to the special qualities of the CDS community – all while supporting our wonderful school.

Join us on May 31st to experience the excitement of the present day Auction. Become a part of CDS history! We hope to see you there.

Kim Sillcox
Director of Marketing & Communications

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