There were plenty of bidders for the 101 Squadron's fundraising silent auction in Port Hardy.

Auction takes off

Successful auction raises over $7,000 for 101 Squadron.

PORT HARDY—A diverse range of lots helped bring in the bidders to the annual 101 Squadron auction, held the weekend of Apr. 27-28 at Thunderbird Mall in Port Hardy.

With items ranging from tools to an authentic flight jacket, paintings to fishing gear, the auction pulled in an impressive $7,000 for the cause.

This figure represents a 60 per cent increase on last year’s total.

The funds will be used for a variety of programs, from the cairns project to helping finance air cadets. “A fine showing of support from the donors and the bidders. A very successful day,” said the 101’s Russ Hellberg.

Last year the squadron erected the last of its memorial cairns on the North Island, commemorating military airmen who lost their lives in crashes since the Second World War.

This year, the group hopes to expand the project to take in other Haida Gwaii and Central Coast sites and is also heavily involved in a planned upgrade of the Cenotaph in Port Hardy.

 

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