- South Vancouver Island Dinner & Auction
- Sat, 21 Feb 2009
The PSF South Vancouver Island 2008 Dinner & Auction took place at the University of Victoria on Saturday, February 23, 2008.
Chaired by Daryl Kyba and the long standing and dedicated South Vancouver Island Dinner & Auction Committee, this event raised over $60,000 in total proceeds for salmon restoration in local communities, with the net proceeds up substantially this year. This Dinner has seen steady growth for the last twelve years and is always a sold out event where a great time is had by all!
The volunteer committee credit the steadfast support of the many loyal donors and sponsors in the South Vancouver Island area with the success of this fundraiser.
The exceptional buffet dinner was catered by The University of Victoria, with the additions of wild salmon and smoked sablefish generously donated by Bob Fraumeni, a well known commercial fisherman and a generous supporter of PSF.
This year's honorary Dinner Patron was Rob Waters, a well known figure in the marine and angling community and a member of the PSF Board of Directors.
PSF recognizes the contributions of the many donors and sponsors in the area, including Scotty Fishing, Marine & Outdoor Products, Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, Islander Reels, Island Outfitters, Oak Bay Marine Group, Harbour Air, Sherwood Marine, West Coast Fishing Club and many others. Greg Rollo of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers generously volunteered his time to conduct an entertaining live auction which featured several Vancouver Island fishing adventures and other experiences.
Young Stream Team volunteers under the capable direction of committee member, Don Lowen and HSBC Bank volunteers contribute to the success of the event, efficiently running several raffles as well as live and silent auctions.
PSF is very grateful for the many contributions the South Vancouver Island Dinner & Auction Committee has made, not only to this event, but also to all of the PSF fundraisers and events over the last twelve years.
For information regarding next year’s dinner, please contact Elaine Bedell at (604) 664-7664 or Pat George at (250) 721-8019.