Bids for Kids poster

Santa’s Bids for Kids online auction open now

Benefiting youth programs in Ponoka and Rimbey

Wolf Creek Youth Foundation’s Santa’s Bids for Kids online auction, benefiting youth programs in both Ponoka and Rimbey, is now open.

This is the foundation’s first ever online auction, and it will run from Nov. 19 to 24. Bids opened at 8 a.m.

This will be their main fundraiser for the year, as other events were cancelled due to COVID-19, says executive director Beth Reitz.

As no in-person fundraisers were able to be held this year, the foundation needs to recoup some costs. The Race for Kids and summer camp fundraiser were both cancelled and it’s likely the annual bowl-a-thon won’t be held in the spring.

Reitz says community response was very good, with 80 businesses or organizations donating from Ponoka and 38 from Rimbey.

The first 20 people who registered to bid were entered into a win a Cilantro and Chive gift card.

Bid on items, experiences, or the opportunity to sponsor important areas in WCYF agencies, such as sponsor a Big Brother Big Sister match.

Bidding is going fast, with $6,200 raised by 11 a.m. on Nov. 19.

Some of the items up for grabs include a carriage/sleigh ride date night at Heritage Ranch, including a private ride followed by a five-course dinner, a gift card to Cilantro and Chive, a ski package for two to Kimberley, B.C., a WestJet round trip flight for two, one night in a Fantasyland Hotel theme room with two World Waterpark passes, 18 holes of golf with a power cart, for four at Wolf Creek Golf Resort, and pizza for a year from Boston Pizza.

The view auction items and place bids, 32auctions.com/santasbidforkids2020.

Wolf Creek Youth Foundation is the agency that oversees the Ponoka Youth Centre, Boys and Girls Clubs of Wolf Creek, Boys and Girls Clubs of Rimbey and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ponoka and Rimbey.

PonokaRimbey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said growing COVID-19 case numbers continue to be a concern in the province. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta announces 1,077 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

There are currently 14,052 active cases in the province

Bids for Kids poster
Wolf Creek Youth Foundation online auction gets ‘overwhelming’ response

Santa’s Bids for Kids auction to benefit youth programs in Rimbey, Ponoka

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the 500 deaths from COVID-19 in the province are a tragic milestone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta hits ‘tragic milestone’ with more COVID-19 deaths

Province up to 500 COVID-19 deaths, adds 1,265 cases

Alberta premier Jason Kenney declared a public health state of emergency Tuesday and sweeping new measures as COVID-19 cases in the province continue to rise. (photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Kenney declares state of public health emergency as COVID-19 cases rise

High schools shift to online learning, businesses face new restrictions

File Photo
Sylvan Lake Town Council asks for a mask bylaw to be brought forward for consideration

The bylaw would require face coverings in all indoor Town-owned and operated facilities

The corporate headquarters of Pfizer Canada are seen in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The chief medical adviser at Health Canada says Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could be approved in Canada next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

Canada has a purchase deal to buy at least 20 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine,

People wear face masks as they pose next to a Christmas display in Montreal, Sunday, November 22, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you’re not going

Dr. Hurst says it’s best to frame the conversation from a place of care, stressing safety precautions.

A sign instructs people to wear masks in downtown Calgary on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Pub and restaurant owners are trying to figure out how to comply with a stricter COVID-19 measure in Alberta that dictates only six people from the same household can sit at one table. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Brewpub owner pleased Alberta not closing sit-down dining as COVID-19 cases soar

Alberta’s caseload of COVID-19 infections has been growing for weeks

This undated photo issued by the University of Oxford shows of vial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP)
Canada can make vaccines, just not the ones leading the COVID-19 race

Canada has spent more than $1 billion to pre-order seven different developing COVID-19 vaccines

(File photo)
Alberta woman charged after allegedly hitting boy with watermelon at B.C. campsite

Police say a disagreement among friends at an Adams Lake campsite turned ugly

A pedestrian wears masks while out walking in front of the Alberta Legislature as the COVID-19 numbers spike in Edmonton on Tuesday November 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Doctor says Alberta restrictions not enough to reduceCOVID-19 strain on hospitals

Mithani notes people are still allowed to gather indoors at large places of worship and in bars,

Most Read