Fun!raiser: Family Reunion – 2016 Convention

WE ARE ONE… one family – a CAPS family.  And once a year we all get together at convention.  So it seems too obvious not to call it… a Family Reunion – so that’s just what we did!

This year’s Fun!raiser, benefitting the CAPS Foundation ( is a Family Reunion featuring all the fixings you’d expect at one… comfort food, casual dress, a chance to catch up in deep and no-so-deep conversations, and the talent of our family’s stars… all rolled into one fabulous event – emceed by our very own CSP, Mark Black!

5Ws and a how…

Who:  All members – and guests!  And here’s what’s really important… 32 auctions (our online auction) is open to the public.  So if you see a prize that you think a colleague, friend or family members might be interested in – please share the link!

Where:  In the Main Ballroom at the Renaissance where convention is held.  No going outside!

What:  A buffet dinner (with plenty of choices for all diets) followed by an entertaining program and a short live auction led by Danny Hooper – our convention emcee and brand new CAPS Edmonton member!

The Foundation will benefit from the funds raised from:

  • A 50/50 draw
  • The live auction conducted during dinner
  • The Silent Auction that’s active right now! (until 10:30 p.m. Edmonton time, Monday December 5th)

Entertainment will include our Montreal crooner and fly-guy, Marc-Antoine Plourde, a Hypnosis Show featuring our very own convention co-chair and Hypnotist Extra-ordinaire, Wayne Lee followed by Karaoke for all!

When:  Monday, December 5, 2016 – doors open and food is served at 6:30 p.m.  This year it’s important to be on time to not miss some of the fast-moving fun!

Here’s How to prepare…

  1.  Buy your ticket while there are still some  $69 will get you a scrumptious buffet dinner and a star-studded show.
  2. Pack your comfies – Family Reunion is the casual night at convention.  Jeans and sneakers are welcome.  We’re calling it ‘shabby chic’
  3. Fund our wine cellier.  Bear Landreville has selected and purchased 45 bottles of wine – red, white, bubbly and a beautiful wine fridge.  We’re counting on you to help us pay for this prize that we can then auction off in the live auction Monday night during Family Reunion.  The winner will have everything shipped to his/her home. Scroll down to the wine bottle – look to the left where a drop down box will let you choose the increment that’s right for you.  Thank you!
  4. Share your Treasures!  Do you have a new/nearly new treasure you think people would like to have – enough to bid money on?  Please donate it to this great cause!
  5. Start your bidding!   We have close to 20 prizes already on line with more added daily ready to bid on including an overnight stay in a log cabin, lunch with a Legend, a week’s stay in a cozy cottage near the beach, tons of professional services that speakers need and use every day, … there’s even a private airplane ride coming!  Bid, Share, and check back often.  Online auction closes 10:30 p.m. Edmonton time.

And… we’ve got some surprises in store!

(you didn’t really expect me to tell you what they are now – did ya?!)

See you in Edmonton in 18 sleeps!

Quick Links

CLICK HERE to buy a ticket

CLICK HERE to know what the profits support

CLICK HERE to fund our wine cellier (fund now – you can bid on it at the live auction) Scroll down to the wine bottle – look to the left where a drop down box

CLICK HERE to donate a treasure to the online auction

CLICK HERE to bid on a treasure in the online auction