Amazing artwork is just one aspect of auction items you can look forward to bidding for at the 26th annual Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority-Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters conservation dinner and auction on April 11. Submitted Photo
COBOURG - Mark Saturday, April 11, on your calendar for the 26th annual Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority-Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters conservation dinner and auction at the Lions Community Centre in Cobourg.
Each year, some 300 people gather for an evening of great food, raffle draws, and live and silent auction in support of a worthy cause. This year's auction items range from hand-sculpted art and framed prints to VIA Rail weekend get-aways and wine packages.
Each year proves to be very successful, with proceeds supporting the outdoor-education programs at the Ganaraska Forest Centre.
More than 8,000 students visit the Elizabethville site each year for a variety of programs, ranging from outdoor-survival skills to alternative energy, all taught by certified instructors and all meeting the Ontario educational curriculum.
As well, public programming is held year-round for visitors of all ages from the surrounding communities.
Tickets for this special evening are $70, and must be purchased in advance. Those who purchase tickets before March 11 are eligible to be included in an early-bird draw.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the GRCA at 905-885-8173 or visit www.grca.on.ca.