Blue Moon Gala a Resounding Success

Guests were dressed to the nines for a special night out at the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce signature event, the 33rd annual Gala dinner and auction.  Over 225 guests participated in a very successful live auction, silent auction and games of chance, capping off the evening with dancing to the big band sounds of the ‘Oceanside Seven.’ 

The Parksville Community & Conference Centre was transformed nicely with a beautiful ‘Blue Moon’ theme. With 125+ silent auction packages to choose from, successful bidders left smiling with some amazing gifts generously donated by our Chamber members.  The master of ceremonies was none other than Dave Graham from The Beach 88.5.  It was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends or make some new ones.  The auctioneer for the live auction was Patrick Jiggins from the Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club and he had amazing live auction items to announce including: whale watching trips, sport fishing trips, Penticton Wine Tour with Accommodations, Hockey Weekend and accommodation packages from some of the island’s most luxurious resorts.

The Gala is the Chambers only annual fundraising event and funds from the Gala help the Chamber deliver programs into the community like the Canada Day celebrations, the Business Excellence Awards, secondary school scholarships and the Summer by the Sea Street Market.

On behalf of the 2017 Gala Auction committee, we would like to thank all of our sponsors for their contributions to our event. The evening was highly successful again this year, thanks to the generosity of our donors, guests and volunteers. Please consider these fine businesses when you are shopping for a product or service:

460 Realty
All In One Home Inspections
Adventuress Sea Kayaking
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Bekins Moving & Storage
Bellevue Veterinary Hospital
Black & White Event Rentals
Breedlove Realty at Royal LePage PQB Realty
Brenda Nicolls, Royal LePage PQB Realty
Brigadoon Golf Course
Butterfly World
Career Centre
Cha Ch'a Java
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
Chemainus Theatre Festival
Chocolates Plus
City of Parksville
Close To You
Collette Travel
Coombs Junction Furniture
Coombs Signs
Coyote's Coffee
Crown Isle Resort
Crown Mansion
Dairy Queen
Discovery Marine Safaris
Eaglecrest Golf Club
Eat Fresh Urban Market
Fairwinds Golf & Country Club
Family Ford
Fast Time Grand Prix
Four Star Waterworks
French Creek Seafood
Haida Gold Ocean Adventures
Harris Parksville Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.
Horne Lake Caves & Outdoor Centre
Hotel Grand Pacific
Hub City RV
Ian Lindsay & Associates, RE/MAX First Realty
Ideal Images
Infinity Gifts
Integral Wealth Insurance Agents Ltd.
Island Equipment Rentals
Island Moments Photography
Island Radio Ltd.
Jim's Gym
Kevin Clayton, Royal LePage PQB Realty
Lady's Mantle
Lesley's Esthetics & Accessories
Life Support
M & N Mattress Shop
McGorman MacLean
McKinney's Wine Wagon Inc.
Madrona Beach Resort
Mercedes Lane
Mid Island Co-Op
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Namaskar Yoga
Nootka Island Lodge
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Ocean Trails Resort
Oceanside Animal Hospital
Oceanside Clothing Co.
Our Glass Shop
Pacific Boat Brokers
Pacific Brimm Café & Catering
Panago Pizza
Paradise Fun Park
Paradise Sea Shell Motel
Parks West Business Products Inc.
Parksville Chrysler
Parksville Home Hardware
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Pharmasave Parksville
Pheasant Glen Golf Club
Ponderosa Designs
PQ/RV Boat Self Storage
Qualicum Beach Inn
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club
Quality Foods
Quality Resort Bayside
Raymond James Ltd.
RDN Recreation & Parks
RE/MAX First Realty & RE/MAX Anchor Realty
Realm Food Co
Refresh Clothing
Riptide Graphics
Robert Held Art Glass
Royal LePage Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty
Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
Sand Pebbles Inn
SDS Bookkeeping Services
Sea Edge Motel
Serious Coffee
Shades of Green
Skydive Vancouver Island
Soak Essentials Marketplace
Spice of Life Catering
Springford Farm
Stonewater Spa
Stubbs Island Whale Watching
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
Team Susan Forrest Royal LePage PQB Realty
Team W Realty - Trish & Rudi Widdershoven
The Beach Club Resort
The British Bobby Restaurant
The Butchart Gardens
The Framing Gallery
The Island Chauffeur
The Tool Shed
The Whole Show Restorations Inc.
Thomas & Company
Thrifty Foods
Tiger Lily Farm
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort
Tim Hortons
Timberlake Jones Engineering
United Floors
Urban Edge Hair Group
Vancouver Island University
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Village Design & Drafting
Waypoint Insurance
Weather-Wise Cedar Products
Wilde and Sparrow
Yvonne Acheson Art


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