Magical Sable Island Auction on eBay Starts Tonight

    HALIFAX, June 25 /CNW/ - United Way of Halifax Region is auctioning an
exclusive opportunity for four lucky people to visit Sable Island this summer.
The four seats on a helicopter, donated by ExxonMobil Canada, will be
auctioned on eBay starting tonight at 8 pm.
    Bidders can go to and click on the banner that reads
"Visit Magical Sable Island."
    This is the second year that this unique and exciting trip has been
offered to United Way in Halifax by ExxonMobil Canada, operator of the Sable
Offshore Energy Project. The eBay auction gives more exposure and allows many
more people to bid and potentially take a trip of a life-time.
    Alan Jeffers, Public Affairs Manager for ExxonMobil Canada expressed
enthusiasm about the fundraising prospect of the auction. "Auctioning the
seats on eBay will produce a successful fundraising result for United Way. We
are very pleased to lend our support this way."
    Each of the four seats will be auctioned separately. The reserve or
starting bid on each seat is $1,000. The easiest way to find the trip is to
visit and click on the banner. Zold Online is a local
Halifax company that helps people sell items on eBay. Zold is donating their
services to make the auction possible.

    The auction will run from today, June 25 at 8 pm until July 5 at 8 pm.

    United Way of Halifax Region is committed to bringing the best mix of
human and financial resources together to strengthen our community. Building
on individual strengths, increasing capacity and measuring results, ensures
that efforts culminate in building an extraordinary community. This vision is
realized through support for young children and their families, increased
commitment to individual well-being, increased safety in homes and
neighbourhoods and a stronger voluntary sector.

For further information:

For further information: Carole McDougall, Director of Communications,
(902) 461-3082, Cell: 499-3054

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