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REPORTING · 5th December 2015
Walter McFarlane
The Rotary Club of Kitimat held their Annual Live Auction on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th. The items were available for viewing at KVI. The auction had a new twist this year, online bidding.

“We had around 260 items, so what we did was we broke them up into three groups,” said Auction Chair, Robin Lapointe “The support from the local businesses, retail wise, is very similar to what we did two years ago.”

As time passed, the various item groups closed. Due to having the Auction online, the number of bidders has gone up.

“We wanted to be a little more in line with technology so now we’ve gone online and the advantage of that is as long as you have an email, a phone number and a name, you can register as a buyer,” Lapointe,

This is the clubs 58th year of providing service in Kitimat. They provide money to send young people to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, they sponsor scholarships, international projects and other community projects.

“I think it’s got to be one of our best ever in terms of . The support was phenomenal, the return was good and I would say we had a 95% positive rating on people using the site. People really enjoyed using the site. We’re going to keep that same database and build on it next year,” said Lapointe.

It introduced some people to a whole new world. Lapointe hoped people will be more willing to try things on the internet.

Lapointe thanked all the people who donated and everyone who registered as a buyer. For further information about the Rotary Club of Kitimat, you are invited to talk to any Rotarian.