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Online Auction This Week to Support Families from Stella Crescent Fire

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Written by Patti Foley

It has to be one of the most terrifying experiences a family can live through…a house fire.

Flames raging, smoke engulfing, as you struggle to maintain the sense of calmness and inner strength required to get yourself and your family to safety.

On December 7th a fire in a townhouse complex on Stella Crescent in Bolton left three families alive but looking at Christmas, and the near future, in a totally different way.

The Town of Caledon’s Deputy Fire Chief Samantha Hoffman confirmed to local press that three units were damaged and estimated the loss at about $2,000,000. The cause of the blaze had not yet been determined and is under investigation.

While Hoffman also reported that all three families did have insurance the community is rising to the occasion to assist with immediate needs.

Caledon Community Services (CCS) has offered assistance with food, clothing and household items.

In addition, a group of Caledon women – Vilma Tarquini, Joanna Valeriani, Sara Clarkson, Sherry Brioschi and Mira Budd – have organized an online silent auction. The auction commences at 7:00am on Wednesday December 14th and ends on Friday December 16th at 8:00pm.

To bid on any of the items, generously donated by local businesses, a participant can register themselves for a bidder number and then their bids will be visible by number only. Winners will be notified by email. Payments can be made by e-transfer.

Organizer Sara Clarkson confirmed that all proceeds, net of the fees charged by 32Auctions, will be given to the families.

You can follow this LINK to the auction page.

There you will find items and gift certificates donated by Wine Spot Bolton, Garden Foods, Coffee Time, Villa Caledon Inn, The Consulate, Bake Shoppe Bolton, Spirit Tree, Mercedes’ Lee Beauty, Four Corners Bakery, Toby Jug, and more.

The group is accepting items for the auction until 5:00pm today, December 13th. Email






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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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