Student projects up for silent auction

  • May. 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.

By Evelyn von AlmassyHaida Gwaii ObserverGM Dawson is getting into the construction trade. Four outbuildings, each six feet by eight feet, which have been constructed by students under the approval and guidance of Northwest Community College certified Red Seal Trades instructor Steve Kern, will soon be up for silent auction with the proceeds going back into this innovative trades program. “This is the first project of this nature,” Johanne Young, G.M.Dawson’s administrative assistant said.The outbuildings have been initially plumbed and internally wired. They are not roofed, and have no siding. Initially the plan was to construct the buildings for educational purposes only, and then tear them apart. But principal Bernadette Marie had the idea to sell them at auction, and received approval from N.W.C.C. to do so. All the proceeds from the auction will go back into G.M. Dawson’s trades program.The wood was donated by N.W.C.C., as well as the instructor time, with some support from School District 50, said Ms. Young.The bidding process, which opened May 11, closes on May 27 at 3 p.m. There will be four different auction sheets, one for each outbuilding. The reserve bids will begin at $200 for each building, and the successful purchasers will be given a bill of sale upon payment. No warranties come with the buildings, and the buyers will be responsible for the removal and transport.Parents have already been in touch with the school, showing interest in the bidding process. The silent bidding sheets are at the front office of G.M.Dawson. The next program has already begun, and it is the welding trade.

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