Bobby Twan of Alkali Lake grins as she models while keeping her eye on her niece Paisley McNolty of 150 Mile House who turned two on Nov.1.

BCRA hosts awards banquet, fashion show and auction in Williams Lake

A sold-out crowd turned out for the 2012-BCRA Awards evening held on Oct. 27 in the Gibraltar Room.

A sold-out crowd turned out for the 2012-BCRA Awards evening held on Oct. 27 in the Gibraltar Room.

Also included in the content of the event were a live/silent auction and a fashion show (co-hosted/presented by Bob’s Shoes and Repair of Williams Lake and The Log House of 100 Mile House.

The fashion show commentator was BCRA director, Court Smith of Williams Lake, assisted by fellow director Tim Terepocki of Kamloops.

The two men generated a lot of laughs (although not all were intentional).

In fact you may catch them (at some time in the coming months) brushing up on some fashion-show terminology, prior to a re-engagement next year (Court and Tim are both nodding their heads in agreement).

The clothes were modelled variously by store-staff and owners/family members, BCRA executive, members, family and friends and it was all about having fun with the evening.

Bob’s Shoes and Repairs generously donated an amazing array of door prizes, as well a handing out fliers printed with discount coupons (redeemable to the end of November).

The Log House contributed as the winning bidders (in the live auction) of a Carey Price, autographed Montreal Canadiens hockey jersey (proceeds to the BCRA).

After a hard-fought bidding battle (auctioneer-Tim Terepocki) with Bob’s Shoe Repair and Ed Gardner, of Fort St. John (and others) the jersey went home to The Log House for the sum of $1,800.

Also offered in the live auctionwas a custom designed queen-size log bed frame (headboard/footboard) made and donated by the 2012 BCRA All-Around cowboy, Mike Gill of Merritt.

The final bidding narrowed down to a back and forth-duel between the Wills family (Jeff/Brenda) of Quesnel and the Manuel family (Brent/Leanne) of 150 Mile.

The Manuels prevailed, shelling out $925 to own the bed. Numerous other donated items sold well in the silent auction.

Even the right to be the first table to eat on the evening is determined by auction and  the first table to the buffet line was led by Gus and Nita Cameron who donated $200 to eat first (once again) – so everyone knows who to sit with next year.

 

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