Oak Bay preschool’s online auction offers local hero experiences

Oak Bay preschool sells breakfast with the mayor in online auction

Colette

Oak Bay Parent Owned Preschool honours local heroes while raising its profile and a cash boost all in one online swoop.

“We decided to try a new monthly online auction this year to help keep our supporters and the community excited and engaged in our co-op preschool,” said Lisette Hay, fundraising chair.

“We’ve increased our online presence, primarily on Facebook, since we’ve found that to be an effective resource for attaining new enrolment and spreading the news of our happenings.”

They hold a silent auction each spring, and found the most popular auction items are experiential.

With that in mind, organizers decided to kickoff monthly auctions this fall honouring our community heroes in Oak Bay.

“All of these community heroes were extremely eager to help us and generous offering their time and ideas,” Hay said. “They’re just really a great group of people and we’re lucky to be a part of Oak Bay.”

The October auction Police Officer for a Day included a ride to school with Oak Bay Police Department and a tour.

This month features Breakfast in the Booth with mayor Nils Jensen. December includes a VIP tour for four children at Oak Bay Fire Department.

Proceeds go back into the preschool, from rent and utilities to crafts, toys and outdoor equipment.

The parent-owned preschool is run entirely on the volunteer work of the parents so all the money raised directly benefits the children and school.

Their 36th annual Christmas Tree Sale started last week. Those interested can preorder a Cowichan Valley Douglas Fir, five to eight-feet tall for $40.

“Those interested can preorder their trees now to Dec. 5 with pickup Dec. 10,” Hay said.

To offer an experience for the monthly online auction, or more information, email obpop.fundraisingcochair@gmail.com.

Visit www.oakbaypreschool.com for links to the Christmas tree ordering and the online auction.

 

 

Just Posted

Oak Bay Sausagefest 2019 to buoy Sea Rescue program

Firefighters’ June 22 charity event will support marine responders

Greater Victoria records drop in building permit values

Values are up for British Columbia and Canada thanks to Vancouver

Rules grounding high flight crews for 28 days likely to be challenged

Lawyer says policy could compromise charter rights and personal liberties

PHOTOS: Thousands raised for cancer at second annual Gala for Hope

Victoria Fire Department’s fundraiser a success ahead of Ride to Conquer Cancer

Clouds in the forecast for Monday

Plus a look ahead at your weekly forecast

Victoria Weekender: What’s happening this weekend, June 15-16

Car Free YYJ, a barber battle and an Outdoor Discovery Day

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Most Read