Annual Dinner & Silent Auction 1999
On October 15, 1999, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust held its Second Annual Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser at the Halifax Sheraton. The event was attended by approximately 250 people who enjoyed a fine evening of dining, entertainment, and friendly competition at the auction table, while helping to support the conservation work of the Nature Trust.
The evening's entertainment was provided by writer and CBC broadcaster, Stuart McLean. Before reading two of his humorous stories, Mr. McLean lauded the work of the Nature Trust and thanked the attendees for supporting this critical work. Then, with reference to the recent Nature Trust Birdathon, and to the presence in the audience of several members of the Nova Scotia Bird Society, Mr. McLean read his hilarious story "Bird", which tells of the lengths to which some birders will go to "tick off" those annual oddities, even if they are found in some unsuspecting citizen's backyard! After the audience had a chance to recover from the laughter, and Nature Trust President Rob McLeave had an opportunity to incite more action around the auction table, Mr. McLean read a second story with an animal theme, this time of the feline variety. It too had many people chuckling with laughter.
As was the case last year, the auction benefited from the generous contributions of the many donors and purchasers. There were a wide variety of items donated, including a trip for two to Iceland, several bottles of fine wine, a pesticide-free Christmas tree, whale-watching and kayaking excursions, symphony and theatre tickets, and several limited edition art prints. There was spirited competition for a number of the items, and at least one generous supporter went home with more than a handful of treasures. The Nature Trust would once again like to thank all those people who contributed items, and all those who attended the event and helped make it a big success. We look forward to seeing you all again at our next dinner & auction!
Thanks also to our major sponsors of this event: ExxonMobil (formerly Sable Offshore Energy Incorporated), YMG Capital Management Inc., and Acuity Funds Ltd.
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