- Our Town
- 2015 Federal Election
Week at RMR goes for $14,500 at Canadian Olympic Foundation fundraiser
What's a week of skiing worth at Revelstoke Mountain Resort? For one high-rolling Calgarian, the answer is $14,500.
That's what a week-long vacation package went for at a fundraising dinner for the Canadian Olympic Foundation in Calgary in October.
The package included one week accommodation in the penthouse suite at the Sutton Place Hotel, eight six-day lift tickets for Revelstoke Mountain Resort, a private shuttle to and from Calgary, and a case of wine.
According to the Sutton Place hotel website, the package, not including the shuttle and wine, normally goes for about $9,000 to $12,000 depending on the week.
The package was put together brothers Jason and Brydon Roe, with support from RMR, the Sutton Place Hotel, Revelstoke Mountain Homes, Black Tie Properties and the Stoke Shuttle.
The auction was held at the Gold Medal Plates dinner at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary on Oct. 28. The dinner allows attendees to dine with a Canadian Olympian or Paralympian and is a qualifying event for the Canadian Culinary Championships. A table for 10 goes for $3,500, or $5,000 if you want to sit with an athlete.
The Roe brothers attended the dinner and presented the package there.
All the money raised goes to the Canadian Olympic Foundation, which supports athletes and high-performance sports programs.