Notice – 28/01/2013: The 2013 version of the OVAS Giant Auction will be held on Sunday, March 24th, 2013. It will be part of a two-day ‘Aquamania’. On March 23 – 24th, 2013, the Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society presents it`s first ever AquaMania event at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre, 1876 Robertson Road, Bells Corners (Location). On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, OVAS has a great lineup of guest speakers including Dr. Stephan Tanner, Jamie Baquero, Dr. Hernan Lopez-Fernandez, Les Wilson and Jason Baliban. Topics will cover freshwater and saltwater. OVAS will also have a manufacturer exhibit and sales room running all day. On Sunday, March 24th, 2013, it will be the OVAS Giant Auction! Note that the location of the auction has changed. For this year, the location will be the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center and not the Jack Purcell Center
OVAS GIANT AUCTION today – March 4th, 2012
March 4th, 2012 – The fun has begun and I’m at the Jack Purcell Center (location) helping to set things up for today’s big event.
It’s 9AM and the work has certainly begun in earnest. Tables have to be set up, chairs have to be lined up and all of the equipment has to be checked out. Of course, every good operation requires a supervisor with a cup of coffee 🙂 and, once the guys have all of the tables lined up, along comes someone else to point out how they should be numbered. 🙂 🙂
As usual, the folks at the registration table had their hands full dealing with the 1200+ items that were registered for sale and, as can be expected, it seems to happen every year, another new technical glitch made for an interesting few moments. This year, it was discovered early on that the software and the printer were determined that the lot numbers should be on the adjoining labels instead of alongside the item description. The call went out “Calling all computer geeks” and the problem went away. Pens then decided not to cooperate. A few anxious moments for sure, but everyone stayed calm and everything got registered on time!
Heinz is just so annoying. All of his plants are so nicely bagged and labelled. Makes my bagging process look a bit archaic :-).