January 31, 2008 by
WICC Golden Horseshoe Region (GHR) held its inaugural pub night, Cruisin’ Back to the ’50’s Sock Hop on Sept. 27, at Arney Pub of Mohawk College in Hamilton. People in the industry dusted off their poodle skirts, tied up their saddle shoes, greased up with pomade and became Rebels With A Cause to aid in the fight against cancer. A classic car show preceded the event, which featured entertainment by the insurance industry’s own The Accidental Benefits. Participants also experienced a host of fun surprises, a silent auction and a 1950s style buffet. This first-ever event for the GHR was deemed a success with some impressive results: 135 tickets sold; approximately $10,000 obtained in sponsorships and donations (taking into account a silent auction, raffle and ticket sales and donations). Net profit was Cdn$14,500 to be donated to WICC. WICC GHR has announced its next annual fundraiser event will be held on Sept. 25, 2008.