Fundraising dinner generates $35,000 for student bursaries
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April 1, 2010
The Camosun College Foundationâ€™s annual fundraising dinner and auction, A Recipe for Success, generated close to $35,000 for student bursaries, March 19 at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel.
A four-course gourmet feast
More than 130 guests dined on an outstanding four-course gourmet meal of Saltspring Island mussels, pesto-crusted prawns, pureed cauliflower soup with a hint of stilton, pan-seared citrus sablefish and caramelized pear and brioche pudding expertly prepared by Camosunâ€™s Culinary Arts students and chefs and served by the Collegeâ€™s Hotel/Restaurant Management students along with the Marriott culinary team.
Co-hosts Bruce Williams of /A\ Vancouver Island and David Sovka, Associate Director of College and Community Relations, entertained while guests bid on over 60 silent and live auction items donated by community businesses. Camosunâ€™s Tourism Management students assisted with the auctions.
More dollars for student emergency funds
â€śThis is always a fabulous evening and a delightful experience for our students and donors,â€ť said Camosun Foundation Executive Director Susan Haddon. â€śWeâ€™re pleased the event raised almost $5,000 more than last year and funds will go directly to enhance our one-time and emergency funds for those students in most urgent need. This year alone we expect at least 3,100 students will require some kind of financial assistance.â€ť
The Camosun Foundation thanks its many dinner sponsors for such a successful event: presenting sponsor TD Bank Financial Group; host sponsor the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel; raffle sponsor Robbins Parking; live auction sponsor Island Blue; silent auction sponsor Victoria Contracting and Municipal Maintenance Corporation; reception sponsor Thrifty Foods; floral sponsor Brownâ€™s the Florist; dessert sponsor Concert Properties; program brochure sponsor Coca-Cola; and, media and communication sponsors /A\ Vancouver Island and Sharpâ€™s Audio-Visual.
The Camosun College Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising funds in support of the Collegeâ€™s mission and goals with emphasis on student financial support, classroom equipment, research and capital initiatives.
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Last updated: April 1, 2010 1:55 pm