Hal-Con’s main fundraising event is our annual Charity Auction, held during the sci-fi and gaming convention weekend. This year we will have two separate auction events — a silent auction with bidding open Friday and Saturday, and a live auction that takes place on Saturday night.
Hal-Con is excited to partner directly with the IWK Health Center Foundation. In addition, we will also be fundraising on behalf of Kids Help Phone—two great organizations that we’re excited to support this year! Our fundraising efforts will be divided in half for these two charities. We will provide funds to Kids Help Phone early in the New Year, and will present a cheque to the IWK at their telethon in 2015.
The IWK provides critical and specialized care to women, children, youth and families throughout the Maritimes. Our donation will be provided to the Foundation at their annual IWK Telethon, and will help purchase priority medical equipment, fund ground-breaking research and support special programs for patients and families. For more information about the IWK Foundation, take a look at their website at www.iwkfoundation.org.
Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has been Canada’s only 24-hour, national phone and online counselling service for young people. With just a click or a call, young people from urban, rural and remote communities in Canada reach out to Kids Help Phone more than 5,000 times a week. Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources, online and by phone. Want to know more? Check out their website at www.kidshelpphone.ca.
Wondering what kinds of things can you expect to see in the auction? As members of the Halifax sci-fi scene, we’re always on the lookout for cool and exciting items. We scour the internet and politely harass local artists and vendors throughout the year to request donations, and we’ll have a few special items for signature by our guests too! Can’t wait until convention weekend? Join our Facebook group page to see photos of auction donations as they are received throughout the year.
Do you wish to donate an item to the charity auction? Do you have a suggestion for potential auction items that we can request? Contact our Charitable Donations Coordinator, Shawna Romkey, with your information.
Special Thanks – 2016
Special thanks to everyone who donated to our Charity Auction. We raised over $7500 for the IWK and Kids Help Phone! Please give these awesome folks a “like” if you can. 🙂
And thanks to everyone for coming out and bidding! Every bid helps!
Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles
Captured Escape Rooms
Christopher Hemsworth Creative
DHX Media Halifax
Garrison Brewing Co.
Graeme Ross of Metal Monkey Jewellery Design
Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown
Julia Phillips Smith
Julie Czerneda Fan Page
Kat de Falla
Kelly Boyce, Author
Kelly Sue Deconnick
Knotty Sisters paracord design
Kourtney Prentice of Paint Nite Halifax
Live 105 Halifax
Hot Country 103.5
Luke at Ctrl/Alt/Geek Prints
Michelle Bonneau at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Michelle Helliwell, Author
Nicola R. White
Peter Foote, Fictionfirst Bookstore
Redneck Craft Creations
Robin Ess from Etsy store @SandownArts
Scott & Hazel Wyte of If I had a Million Collars
Star Ships Start Here
Stella Terfry of HaS Hats & Tings
Paranormal author Taryn Blackthorne
Timber Lounge Halifaxe
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia
And feel free to follow the Charity Auction group to see sneak peeks as to what we’ll have up next year. https://www.facebook.com/groups/330063307022668/