Metchosin auction brings windfall

The Metchosin Community Association is more than $4,000 richer after its first live auction.

“We’ve gotten a lot of returns from our efforts,” said Zara Lau, auction chair and MCA treasurer.

The live auction was held at the Metchosin Community House, Feb. 13, and brought in enough money to fund the house and it’s programs for a few months. It takes about $1,500 a month to run the house.

“Every cent goes into running and maintaining our programs at the house,” Lau said. “It’s an ongoing thing.”

At the auction, 54 donated items were up for bidding and 45 of those were sold. The highest selling item was a week stay at a personal cabin on Hornby Island, which sold for $700.

The fundraiser for the house was so successful the MCA has already decided it will host another similar event in the future.

Marjorie Anderson, MCA board member, was the brains behind the idea.

“I am enormously grateful by the support of the community,” Anderson said. “I am really proud I put out the idea, but the other members of the committee did the work.”

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