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Ritchie Bros. helps raise $1 million for charity


August 1, 2014
By Ritchie Bros.

July 31, 2014, Regina, Sask. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers recently
teamed up with Brandt Group of Companies and other sponsors to conduct a
charity auction and event called A Night to Remember. The event raised more
than $1 million for Saskatchewan charities: over $962,000 was donated to
the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan and $100,000 to Football Saskatchewan.

July 31, 2014, Regina, Sask. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers recently
teamed up with Brandt Group of Companies and other sponsors to conduct a
charity auction and event called A Night to Remember. The event raised more
than $1 million for Saskatchewan charities: over $962,000 was donated to
the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan and $100,000 to Football Saskatchewan.

 

Ritchie Bros. conducted the charity auction portion of the
event and DER Resorts donated a luxury fishing trip vacation to Warm Springs
Resort at Stuart Island, B.C. as an auction item. The eight-person fishing trip
sold for a staggering $100,000.

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"We have a large complement of employees who live and
work in Saskatchewan, as well as thousands of customers, so we are very
appreciative to be able to support one of the many causes important to Saskatchewan
residents," said Kevin Tink, Ritchie Bros. Senior Vice President and
auctioneer for the event. "This was an extremely successful event thanks
in large part to the efforts of the team at Brandt. They made sure to fill the
crowd with people who were there to participate, which helped make my job as an
auctioneer a little easier. The results achieved in this charity auction will
be hard to duplicate."

 

The event took place on July 18, 2014 and consisted of an
auction, dinner and performances by top country acts including George Canyon
and Blue Rodeo. Another unique item in the charity auction was a custom
Saskatchewan Roughriders themed 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang convertible signed
live by four Rider greats: George Reed, Roger Aldag, Gene Makowsky and Chris
Getzlaf. The Mustang commemorates the four Saskatchewan Roughriders Grey Cup
championship teams. The car sold for $200,000.

 

"We're honoured to have hosted this great event and
even more pleased with the result of over $1 million being raised to support
these two worthy charities," said Shaun Semple, president of the Brandt
Group of Companies. "This money will go a long way to further Alzheimer's
research in our province and improve the life of people with dementia and their
families."

 

Other sponsors of the event include Rawlco, Agrium, Broda
Construction, McIntyre Foundation, Mosaic, Advance Collision, Phoenix Group,
Ford, Drummond Group of Companies, Victoria Jewellers, Enbridge and more.

 

"We're so thankful to Brandt and all the sponsors who
made this event possible, and we're humbled by the generosity of those who
stepped up to create such an incredible event," said Joanne Bracken, CEO
of the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. "Efforts like this make a huge
difference to provide hope for a cure and to provide necessary support for
those currently living with the disease."