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Early Bird Prize announced for Dinner

You could win a limo ride for 14 to Conservation Dinner ... if you buy your ticket before February 11, 2019.


Winner of Early Bird Prize Draw to arrive at 30th Conservation Dinner in limousine
Early purchasers of tickets to charitable auction have chance to win limo ride, for up to 14 people, to and from fundraising event in Exeter, courtesy of, of Grand Bend 

There are many reasons to buy a ticket early for the 30th Conservation Dinner on April 11, 2019. There is a limited number of tickets, the charity fundraiser is a sold-out show year after year, and the Dinner Committee expects a great deal of excitement for this year’s event – as it is the Dinner’s 30th year. Here’s another reason to get your ticket early:, of Grand Bend, is donating a limousine ride for up to 14 people, to and from the event, to this year’s winner of the Early Bird Prize Draw, drawn from early purchasers of Dinner tickets. (Some restrictions may apply.) Only people who buy Conservation Dinner tickets before Monday, February 11, 2019 at 4 p.m. are eligible for the Early Bird Prize Draw. 

“ is pleased to make this donation to the 30th Conservation Dinner so this community event can continue to support trails, parks and recreation, nature education, student bursaries and career experience opportunities for youth, and other projects that benefit local communities,” said Brad Oke, the prize donor, owner-operator of

Co-Chairs Jim Beckett and Larry Taylor say the donation from Brad Oke and is generous indeed and will add further pizzazz to this 30th anniversary edition of the event. “Supporting projects in local communities is one great reason to buy a Conservation Dinner ticket and this year’s amazing Early Bird Prize is a great reason to buy a ticket early,” said Beckett.

To buy tickets, or to donate to the 2019 Conservation Dinner, visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation office east of Exeter at 71108 Morrison Line (just south of Highway 83) or phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or email

“We would like to thank Brad Oke and for this generous donation to the Dinner,” said Taylor. “The 30th Dinner promises to be very special indeed and the Early Bird Prize of a limousine ride for up to 14 people is a grand way to begin a stand-out year for an event that continues to be a community success story.”
About the Conservation Dinner

The 30th Conservation Dinner takes place on April 11, 2019 at South Huron Recreation Centre at 94 Victoria Street East in Exeter. Tickets are $85 each. Patrons receive a charitable gift receipt, for income tax purposes, for a portion of that amount.

Net profits are split evenly between community conservation projects of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation and community conservation projects of Exeter Lions Club. This charity event supports projects in local communities. Projects include accessible nature trails in Bayfield, Clinton, Parkhill, Lucan, Arkona, Exeter, and Varna; busing for students to experience outdoor nature education programs; a $1,000 student environmental bursary benefitting students in local communities; a summer job at Ausable Bayfield Conservation for a senior secondary school student; turtle monitoring and events in Port Franks and Ailsa Craig; aquatic habitat studies in Old Ausable Channel at Grand Bend; and other projects such as nature day camps, fishing derby and Owl Prowl, and parks and conservation areas.

The Conservation Dinner has raised more than $1.1 million over almost three decades thanks to donors, attendees, volunteers, and artists. The annual charitable event features live and silent auctions of art and other distinctive items including travel packages and sports and entertainment memorabilia. The Dinner includes special raffles, general raffles, appetizers, wine tasting, fun and fellowship, and a wonderful meal. The Conservation Dinner Committee thanks all the creative people who have been feature artists over the years in media ranging from paintings to ice sculptures to metal art to culinary arts to other creative disciplines. You may find out more at and

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