|Come and enjoy the fun, homemade food and fabulous auction on June 1 and 2 at the Didsbury Memorial Complex! Held every third year in Didsbury, this is one of the biggest, and most popular auctions around.|
There are 30 relief sales in the United States and 14 in Canada, with an estimated 20,000 volunteers coming together to make auctions, food booths, entertainment and other activities possible. There are so many volunteers in Alberta interested in contributing their time and skills that the sale location has to alternate between three areas of the province (Edmonton/Sherwood Park, Didsbury/Calgary, and Coaldale/Lethbridge) in order to give everyone a chance to participate at least once every three years.
Some of the staples:
* Food and Fellowship - And lots of it!
* Handmade quilts raise significant funds. Individual quilts have often fetched more $2500.
* Collecting coins for My Coins Count, an effort to collect spare change for MCC's work. This year's My Coins Count funds in Alberta will support MCC's international food and agriculture projects.
* Ten Thousand Villages, an MCC sister organization brings a unique blend of fair trade jewellery, home decor, gifts and more. All created by more than 130 artisan groups in more than 38 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
There is no admission fee. Schedule is:
Friday, June 1, 2018
5 - 7 pm: Supper
5 - 9 pm: Booths open
7 - 9 pm: Live Auction
Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:30 - 9 am: Pancake Breakfast
9:30 am - 3 pm: Opening and Live Auction
11 am - 2 pm: Food Booths Open
10 am - 12 pm: Live Auction
1 pm: Feature Items Auction
10 am - 2 pm: Kids Area
10 am - 3 pm: Silent Auction
In 2015, the last time the MCC Relief Sale was in Didsbury, they raised over $190,000!
Please come and support the MCC. Visit mccreliefsale.com for more information.
Throughout Canada and the United States, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief sales bring together food, fun and items from quilts to puzzles in all raising more than $5.3 million each year for MCC's worldwide relief, development and peace work.
The Didsbury and District Memorial Complex is located at 1702 - 21 Avenue.