On November 12, 2016 the 1st Annual Regina Collectible Toy Auction was held at Saint Athanasius Parish hall by William and Wanda Bilyk of W2 Toy Farms with auction services provided by Karla’s Auction House. There were well in excess of 300 items auctioned off. The Saint Athanasius branch of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada provided the food service for the event. Brother Mark Woitas KSV along with Brother Karl Woitas, Brother Basil Kuzyk and three youth volunteers served beverages, hot dogs, homemade burgers and Taco-in-a-bag to over 70 registered bidders plus many interested onlookers.
A charity item consisting of a 1/50 scale Pink Case 580 Loader Backhoe “The Case Crusaders-Digging for a Cure” and a Breast Cancer Teddy Bear along with other items donated by Cabela’s Regina and Red Lobster Regina were auction off for $210.00 to Wanda Bilyk. The Saint Athanasius branch of the U.C.B.C. chose to donate the proceeds towards cancer research. A cheque from the St. A’s U.C.B.C. in the amount of $210.00 was presented to Karla Gervais to support her as one of the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles Core Riders for the Mission 2017 ride for breast cancer research. The mission will start on January 29, 2017 in Hudson Bay, Sk. And finish on February 3, 2017 in star City, Sk., a six day ride covering 1400 km’s throughout the province of Saskatchewan. All money raised goes to cancer research or towards purchasing equipment.
Saint Athanasius branch of the U.C.B.C is proud to be part of this auction and to be able to support the research for a cure for cancer. Thank you to all who contributed and we hope that you will come out and support us at the 2nd Annual Regina Collectible Toy Auction.
Charity item purchased by Wanda Bilyk presented by Bro. Mark Woitas
U.C.B.C. president Mark Woitas presented to Karla Gervais a cheque to support her in her Mission 2017 ride for breast cancer. Next to Karla is her father Doug Ukrainetz of Ukrainetz Auctioneers.