SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - This year's MCC Saskatchewan Relief Sale & Auction took place on June 7th and 8th at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Over 2,500 people came out to support MCC's international work.
For many the annual event is not just a fundraiser, but a chance to connect with friends and family, eat good food and build community. As MCCS Executive Director, Eileen Klassen Hamm shares, “it is an important fundraising event,” she says, “but it’s an even more important community event.”
This year marked the 50th MCC Relief Sale in Saskatoon. For over 50 years, Dorene Epp and Vera Weber have shown their support of the sale. In fact, the two women were part of the planning committee for the first MCC Saskatchewan sale, held June 17, 1970.
MCC photo/Eileen Klassen Hamm
While the Relief Sale aims to attract new people every year, the legacy and generosity of MCC supporters span generations. This year's opening bid was a batch of cinnamon buns made by three generations of MCC supporters. Linda Martens, Breanne Fast and Ada Fast have been involved in the sale for many years, and are a strong example of the strong roots that MCC has here in Saskatchewan.
MCC photo/Jana Al-Sagheer
As another Relief Sale comes to a close, planning for next year begins. If you are interested in sitting on the Relief Sale Committee or are looking for volunteer opportunities please contact the MCC Saskatchewan office at 306.665.2555.
You can read more about the 2019 MCC Saskatchewan Relief Sale & Auction in the Canadian Mennonite.