The Boys and Girls Club of Yukon Bachelor Auction added a dating game last year. The re-designed Sam Auction will again feature new twists. PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

 

The Bachelor Auction joins forces with the Sourdough Sams on January 19 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

After eight years, the traditional Bachelor Auction is getting a makeover! The title sponsor, Beauty Bar Hair & Esthetics Lounge is proud to introduce the first Sourdough Sam Date-off & Auction.

This fresh take on the traditional winter singles event, The Bachelor Auction, promises to host an awesome evening, which will be of interest to all adult Yukoners. Event guests will be able to appreciate the returning favourites, with unique and exciting twists.

Some highlights include associate sponsor Yukon Brewing Company and Wandering Bison catering, which this year will be served throughout the event. Shannon Mallory is returning as the event DJ and will also be opening the second half with her fabulous comedy show. Event hits suchs as the 50:50 draw, a refreshed and fantastic silent auction, can be expected. Event organizers have expanded the Yukon Singles public stage event with up to four dating games … like old-school TV style, but the main event is still the live auction.

The Beauty Bar is proud to announce some exciting returning date/experience package sponsors such as, Air North’s Date Package for Two, with flights to Vancouver and two nights’ hotel accommodation, as well as the Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s, A Wild Night, and Muktuk Adventures’ Dogsled and dinner.

In addition, there are also some exciting and fresh date/experience packages, such as An Evening at the Museum, with a private catered dinner for two, sponsored by the Yukon Transportation Museum.

The real event innovation is in the strengthened connection and support for Boys & Girls Clubs of Yukon programs, including the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous KidsFest. With this focus in mind, this year the date/experience packages will not be hosted by the Yukon’s most-eligible bachelors but will be hosted by the Sourdough Sams. (Ladies, don’t get too excited … the auction only includes the date packages!)

The Sams will gain valuable points in the hunt for the Yukon Sourdough Sam title, which will be gained in two categories. The first will be participation and performance, as each Sam will play “host” to one date/experience package on-stage. The second will be in the most funds raised by each Sam on their respective auction items. The Sourdough Sams have creative control. This new take on an old favourite has taken the fun/love experience and has expanded so all can join as singles, friends or couples.

The Beauty Bar Sourdough Sam Date-off & Auction will be held on January 19th at the Kwanlin Dűn Cultural Centre. All event proceeds will support the operations and programs of the Boys & Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY). “We are excited to continue to support the great work of BGCY and continue on the great tradition of the Bachelor Auction. This year we had to look at the mission of our company and the BGCY, and although we love the Bachelor Auction, it was important for us to host an event that was inclusive and celebrated all individuals being their best selves,” stated the Beauty Bar esthetician Kimberly Graw.

The BGCY currently has two clubs that host the toddler, pre-school and youth drop-in centres. BGCY is currently working with collaborators to support expansion of needed services and to introduce new programs to better support Yukon children, families and youth. The impact of funds raised at this event support the continued work, which in 2018 impacted over 400 children and youth, which translates into 18,000 meals, over 60,000 hours of staff time spent engaging, supporting, listening and encouraging children and youth to find and be their best human, whatever.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Yukon executive director stated, “It is phenomenal to continue to work with the great folks at The Beauty Bar and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, and all our wonderful supporters! These events and community support are vital to the health and success of BGCY, and all proceeds go directly to our children’s and youth programming.”

The Beauty Bar, located at 2237 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, is the place to get an application to be a single in one of the dating games, and to have a chance to win a date/experience package. Please note: singles will be asked to self-identify, and all are welcome!

Check out event details for what treasures these tickets include.

“We are proud to work with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon, and thrilled with the direction and support of this renewed favourite winter party,” said Kimberly Graw.

So come down, call or email to get your tickets and application, today, to join this great event and support a great cause!

For information on how to apply as a single, to purchase tickets or to find other ways to get involved and support, please email Megan Andre (Beauty Bar) at [email protected] or 668-1011 or Lindsay Cornell (Boys & Girls Clubs of Yukon) at [email protected] or 393-2824, x201.

 

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