Next Wednesday, November 30, the social event of the season will be held at the Legislature.
The Queen’s Park Press Gallery charity auction and Christmas party is the largest non-partisan fete of the year and one of the few times when reporters, politicians and staffers gather to drink reasonably priced premium Canadian beer and VQA Ontario wine for a good cause.
Organizer Christina Blizzard, the Toronto Sun’s Queen’s Park columnist, has been working around the clock with other gallery volunteers to collect donated items, like sports tickets, trips and other gear, from media organizations, breweries, political leaders, banks and other businesses.
Last year, the auction raised more than $30,000 for the United Way and Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman’s native literacy charity. This year’s event will again be for the benefit of the two charities.
The fun gets under way at 6 p.m. at the Government Caucus Room on the second floor of the pink palace.