Eager young skiers line up on the magic carpet at Mt. Timothy during last year’s ski season. To ring in the New Year

Eager young skiers line up on the magic carpet at Mt. Timothy during last year’s ski season. To ring in the New Year

Ski area to host New Year’s party

More than 3,500 balloons will create a dropped ceiling to transform the Gibraltar Room for the first-ever New Year’s Apres Ski Party.

More than 3,500 balloons will create a dropped ceiling to transform the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake when the Mt. Timothy Ski Society and ski patrol host the first-ever New Year’s Apres Ski Party.

Ski patroller Sheila Boehm suggested last spring a New Year’s dinner, dance and silent auction would be a great way for ski patrol and the Mt. Timothy Ski Society to work together in a fundraiser, along with providing a fun New Year’s party and dance.

Since, Boehm has put together an organizing committee of members including Tera Grady, Lisa Seabourne, Bob Patterson, John Stace-Smith, Jeff Austin, Morgan Day and Karen Day, who’ve been diligently working planning the details.

“We want to make this an annual event,” said Grady, who’s helping organize the silent auction. “There really isn’t much to do here for New Year’s.”

There will be a DJ, a buffet-style dinner catered by TRUE Foods, the silent auction, live auction and dance to follow.

The organizing committee for the event said the support from Williams Lake businesses has been outstanding.

TRUE Consulting has covered the cost of the Gibraltar Room rental and Peterson Contracting has donated funds towards the advertising costs.

The silent auction items from local shops are still coming in, Grady said, adding there is something for everyone including multiple gift certificates, barbecues, area rugs, solar panels, clocks, single-serve coffee makers, gift baskets, lift passes for Mt. Timothy and more, plus a few other big ticket items such as some heli-ski days from Selkirk Tangiers out of Revelstoke, which will be auctioned off live at the event.

Funds raised from the event will go toward ski hill improvements, while ski patrol will be able to purchase new first aid supplies and new patrol jackets.

The Gibraltar Room doors will open at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, followed by the catered dinner at 7:30 p.m. The silent and live auction will wrap up before 10 p.m. when music and dancing will begin. The cost of the event is $75 per person and tickets are available at Adorn Spa, Bob’s Shoes and Workwear, Raymond James and Chiropractic Associates.

“The committee invites everyone to come out and enjoy a great evening, whether it’s just for the dinner and auction or to ring in the New Year,” Grady said.

“Tickets are limited, so to avoid disappointment get your tickets before Christmas.”

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