On November 29, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce invited for their annual Pre-Christmas Reception and Silent Auction Event. More than 70 people followed the invitation and joined the chamber to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
It has become a tradition of the Swiss Canadian Chamber to invite for a Pre-Christmas Reception and Fundraising Event at the end of November. It’s a great opportunity to come together before the holiday madness starts and to get the first gifts for Christmas.
Once again, the event took place at the RBC Royal Bank on Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver. Here are some impressions of the event:
Part of every Pre-Christmas Reception is the Silent Auction. This year the Silent Auction offered more than 40 gifts – Whitecaps tickets, a Grouse Mountain Adventure package, a Swiss food basket, concert tickets and much more.
Like every year, the Silent Auction turned into a Live Auction in the end. Moderated by the president Vince Sciamanna and director Fabian Lemann the guests were encouraged to bid live on certain items. There was some heavy bidding – especially on the Best of the West Dining Experience provided by our member PARC Living Retirement!
The directors seized the chance to thank all the attendees and donors of the event, the Swiss Canadian Chamber was able to collect more than $4000 during the Silent Auction. The funds will be used to cover the operational costs for 2017. The directors would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support of the chamber during this year and they wish everyone a happy new year.