Our kickoff was a super success, not only providing our guests with some rockin' dancing music courtesy of Fabulous George and The Zodiacs, but raising more than $36,000 for the cause. The West meets East theme featured West Coast lox as appetizers and East Coast lobster salad and lobster pizza. The event featured the unveiling of Ginny's new book, Choosing Hope: A Mother's Storey of Love,Loss and Survival.
She was so busy signing books that she only got in 1.5 dances. Dan Ellis, a great guy and owner of Armchair Books in Whistler, was by her side and said he hadn't seen sales of a book like this since John Furlong's book on The Winter Olympics. Needless to say we are very proud of Ginny and the response from the crowd.
The silent auction was fabulous. The top item - an Antarctic Cruise donated by owner Andrew Prossin, of One Oceans Expeditions - went for $11,400. Ginny and I have been lucky enough to be on that cruise and it's a once in a lifetime experience. Whistler Municipaility allowed us to park our big RV and tow car in the village centre, so many admired what will be our traveling billboard in the next three months, as we roll across our great land. For more information, such as my daily blog or how you can be invloved go to www.thekeltyfoundation.org.