Christmas Social & Auction Was A Big Success!
Calgary Ostomy’s Christmas Party
Calgary Ostomy Society held its annual Christmas Party on December 7 at the Kerby Centre. Forty people came out for the festivities, which included a roast beef dinner and auction. It was the first time we have been able to hold our annual event in three years due to covid, so it was a great way to reconnect with long-time members and meet new faces – of all ages!
A New Auction Format Sped Things Up
We tried a new format this year for our auction to reduce the time spent, so we whittled it down from the typical 75 items to about 40. Half of the goods were part of a live auction conducted by Sheldon Smithens, who you may know from the tv show Canadian Pickers, while the rest were featured in a silent auction, a new feature this year. The total auction proceeds were $1796.00, which resulted in items selling for about 72% of the fair market value. We also sold door prize tickets for $1 each, which raised another $84. We owe a big thank you to our members and corporate donors who graciously donated or sourced both auction items and door prizes.
Annual Christmas Matching Campaign
Craig Bean, the owner of CB Medical, has traditionally supported our chapter over the years by matching any cash donations we receive at the event. Thanks to Craig and his team for supporting the Calgary Ostomy Society this Christmas! This year, we enhanced the fundraiser via the online Double December campaign, which closed on December 31. As of late then, we have raised $1630, but the totals will be finalized in the coming weeks.
We Are Grateful For Your Support This Christmas!
We truly appreciate the participation of everyone involved and look forward to the positive impact this will make on the local ostomy community in 2023.
Auction Corporate Donors
- Millerdale Pharmacist (Red Deer)
- Waste Management (Red Deer)
- Blue Grass Nursery Garden Centre (Red Deer)
- Fisher’s Home Health Care (Red Deer)
- Leather and Feathers Inc. – Jaadaas Jagwaa
- The Calgary Flames
- Calgary Co-op Home Health Care
- Mad Melodie Kreations
- Peter’s Pharmacy (Red Deer)
- Kenron Compounding Pharmacy (Calgary)
- Judy Skrenek – Stokes (Business Closed)
- Linda Marx, Partylite
Auction Member Donors
- Sean Currie – S&C Photography
- Lisa Gausman
- Pat Machan
- Kaylee Janse
- Pris Squibb
- Tiffany Shorson
- Pat Cimmeck
- Deanna Desramaux
- Elizabeth Lindner
- Kevin Wigglesworth
- Sharon & Gerald Sheen
- Melodie Blair
Christmas Auction Sneak Peak Video
This video was sent to our members before the auction. Some items weren’t sent to us before the deadline, so they might not appear on the video. Please check the photos below to see more!Christmas Auction 2022 Promo video by Tiffany Shorson