Big’ auction needs more items

NANAIMO – Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser needs auction items.

An online auction for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island is in need of more items.

The organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary and Tali Campbell, event organizer and former little brother, is trying to get together 100 items to auction on Facebook June 1-15.

Campbell’s goal is to raise $5,000 for the organization from the items sold. So far 58 items have been gathered since he started canvassing for donations in mid April.

“There’s still some work to do,” Campbell said.

Campbell said he hopes to make the auction an annual event.

There will be wide variety of items to bid on, including season tickets to the Nanaimo Jr. B Buccaneers, gift cards for the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, seven-night R.V. rentals, West Jet tickets for anywhere the airline flies, massages, signed jerseys and golf games with sports celebrities and more.

“Some items we won’t be able to ship,” Campbell said. “They’ll have to be picked up in our office. Other items like the West Jet tickets and gift cards can be shipped out.”

Money raised will be used for Big Brothers Big Sister mentoring programs across the central Island.

To learn more about the auction or to participate, please visit the event’s Facebook page at

To make a donation, please call the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island office at 250-756-2447 or e-mail Campbell at