The 15th annual PEPtBO fundraising dinner was held on 24th October at The Waring House. It was a windy, rainy night, so our long term volunteer, Janine McManus and bander-in-charge, David Okines, were able to join the other ninety guests.
After a delicious dinner, Mike Burrell gave us a very informative presentation about The Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Ontario. Mike made us all realize how important our work at the bird observatory has been over the past twenty-one years.

As usual, the many silent auction and bucket draw items on offer were handed out to the highest bidders. The years of practice seemed to all come together making many people pleased with their purchases. Special thanks go to Frank Morahan for selling the bucket draw tickets.

PEPtBO would also like to Thank our donors. Without them this evening wouldn't be possible.

Alicia Myderwyk                      Judy Kent                          Rebecca Brown

Blue Rodeo                            Kingston Olive Oil              Regent Theatre

Chef Michael Hoy                   Kingston Theatre Tix         Rosemary Smith

Connons                                 Laura Pierce                     Roxanne Duke

County Cider                          Lockyer's Garden Ctr        Sheila Kuja

David Okines                          Marvins                             Sydney Smith

Denice Wilkins                        Mike Burrell                      The Bird House-Connie Crowe

Ellen McFaul                           Mike Parry                        The Waring House

Fuller Native Plants                 Myrna Wood                     Walker's Greenhouse

Gananoque Experience          Ottawa Experience            Waupoos Winery

Gloria Durrell                          Patricia Calder                  Zest

Half Moon Bay Winery            Paul Wallace

Iris Casey                               Peter Fuller


At the end of the evening, the Raffle ticket draw was held for the cedar strip canoe that was handmade and donated by Dick Bird and won by John Cadieux from Brighton. The two night stay with boat at Merland Park, donated by Jennifer & Kevin Lavers was won by Nora-Lyn Veevers. The pair of Ranger 8 x 42 Binoculars, donated by Vortex Canada was won by Susan Thorn.
We are happy to report that PEPtBO is approximately $5000 richer as a result of the Fall Dinner.

Special thanks go out to dinner convenor, Mike Parry and his crew: Laura Pierce, Cheryl  Anderson , Suzanne Pierson, Iris Casey, Rosemary Smith and JoAnne Sulzenko.