skip to main content

Conservation Dinner

Conservation Dinner

The 31st Conservation Dinner takes place at South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria Street East, Exeter, Ontario.

The date of the dinner will be changed from spring to autumn. Watch for a new date to be posted soon.

Phone 519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610 or email Publicity Committee for tickets or to find out how to donate to this worthwhile cause. Tickets sell out early so phone early.

Tickets are $85 each. Ticket purchasers receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes for a portion of the ticket price.

Be part of a community success story! 

Support the Conservation Dinner gala charity auction and help support projects in local watershed communities.

The Conservation Dinner has raised more than $1.2 million over more than 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 Ausable Bayfield community celebrates more than three decades of generous support of conservation projects in local communities through the Conservation Dinner gala auction.

The Conservation Dinner Committee volunteers work together all year for this charitable fundraiser hosted by the Exeter Lions Club, the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation, and local watershed communities.

The Conservation Dinner is a partnership between Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation and Exeter Lions Club. Net proceeds are split evenly between nature, recreation, and conservation projects of the Lions Club and the Foundation.

Some of the area’s finest artists – in media such as metal, ice and wood sculpture, fine art, and culinary arts – have been featured at the auction and dinner event.

Supporting projects in local communities

Local projects supported by the Conservation Dinner include parks and conservation areas; 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, Owl Prowl; and a popular, family-friendly fishing derby offering recreation and nature appreciation for youth.

To find out more visit: Conservation Dinner

For updates on date changes and service disruptions visit this page: