Auction Item Details Due by Oct 1

UPDATE: September 29, 2017

Auction donation information is due by October 1. Please provide your donation information via this online form.

UPDATE: September 11, 2017

Auction donation information is due by October 1. We are especially in need of family-friendly events and activities and outdoor fun, such as hikes and picnics. Please provide your donation information via this online form.


by Cayo Gamber

Do you have a favourite dish you love to prepare?

Do you have new grilling tools you have yet to try out?


Do you have card tables and games you could set up for a rousing game night?

Do you have a talent you would like to share with others?

If so, the Auction is coming up and the Auction Committee would love to offer/feature an event hosted by you!  Yes.  WES wants you!

From personal experience I can tell you that some of my favourite times have been hosting a party.  And the parties have differed – from one where I recreated the classic British curry dinner from my youth while also offering guests lessons about the history of gin, to hosting a party to celebrate Louise Penny’s mysteries and the world of the mythical/mystical village Three Pines in Quebec by cooking dishes that had been featured in Penny’s mystery stories.

What made those parties so memorable is that I was able to share something I love, and I was able to do so, more often than not, with WES members that I hadn’t yet been able to spend much time with.  At the end of every event, I knew that I had benefitted WES by offering an event that made money for the Auction, but I also knew that I had benefitted personally because a new WES member or an old WES member dined with me, for the first time, in my home.  For me, once I have fed you, once my dog (Georgie Girl) has licked you, and once my wife (Sera) has explained something I said or did that mystified you, I believe you and I are fast friends through and through.

Please consider solidifying/amplifying your friendship circle by hosting an event – between 22 October 2017 and 19 October 2018 – to be auctioned off on the 21st of October 2017 at our annual Auction Celebration.

Contact me at or Sarah Morris at to discuss any ideas you may have.  We would love to hear from you!