Successful December Fundraising Dinner at The Delta Bessborough

On December 8th the SKAL Club of Saskatoon held its annual fundraising dinner to raise money for SKALorships for students in two programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic - The Hotel & Restaurant Management Program and the Recreation & Community Development Program. 

The Delta Bessborough Hotel, and host Martin Gilbert, General Manager, and his very capable team, organized the event and what an incredible job they did. The theme for the evening was "French" in recognition that the first SKAL meeting was held in Paris on December 16th, 1932. The room was decorated in red, white & blue and french music played in the background.  Award winning Chef Chris Hill prepared a classic french menu for everybody's enjoyment.  From Artisan Bread, a Seafood Bouillabaisse, Foie Gras Terrine, a Sorbet served on an ice carve Eiffel Tower (Which was a "WOW"), to the Sous Vide Veal Tenderloin, Lemon Tart and Cheese platter the dinner impressed all. (See all the photes by clicking on the link below)

Close to forty items were part of the Silent Auction and there were several Live Auction Items up for bid.  Dan McHale impressed us with his unique auction skills to help raise even more funds. Two student volunteers from the Hotel & Restaurant Management program helped sell tickets to the "Sleigh of Cheer" and helped organizers with the running of the auction.

The night concluded with the passing of the the President's Chain from outgoing President Lynn Flury to incoming President Jay Robertson.

To say the event was a success would be an understatment - we may be a small club but we know how to put on a big, successful event.

The Club wishes to thank all the SKAL members, both locally and nationally, along with our generous suppliers, for contributing to the auction items that helped make the event successful and for contributing to the success of Hospitality students

Fundraising Dinner Photos