Colleen and Peter Cavanagh (left) will join Sharon and Jim Brown for a Bond-themed week in London,
raising $24,000 for Kids Kottage. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)
Shaken, Not Stirred
June 5, 2012
Author: Danny Hooper
Special thanks to John Farlinger of Farlie Travel for putting together three of the six unbelievable auction packages at last Friday night’s Kids Kottage Gala held in the stunningly-decorated (kudos to Katherine Lomax of Elegant Touches) Empire Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
What a perfect venue for this sold-out James Bond-themed event that, at $350 a ticket, proved to be a genuine bargain.
Sureway Construction boss Dennis Rourke, Cash Store Financial CEO Gordon Reykdal, and Cottswood Interiors GM Dan Holman were all aggressive bidders in the auction.
Off to see London and many of the locations used as settings for countless Bond classics are United Communities VP Peter Cavanagh, and Sherrick Management’s Jim Brown, each shelling out $12,000 for the opportunity.
Co-chair Judith Dyck confirmed this year’s event raised $30,000 more than last year, good news for those families in need of a safe place like Kids Kottage to shelter their children during times of domestic crisis.