Place Your Bids! Town Of Bracebridge Hosting Silent Auction For Memorial Arena Memorabilia


The Town of Bracebridge is hosting a silent auction to sell items and memorabilia by donation, from the Memorial Arena.

Memorial Arena Silent Auction
Memorial Arena, 169 James Street

  • Tuesday June 18 from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday June 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Three, in-person sessions will be held at the arena for interested bidders to view the items and place their bids. Bidders will complete a bid sheet that outlines a description of the item, a picture for reference and a disclosure. Bid submissions will only be accepted in-person no later than 2 p.m. on June 22.

Items available for bidding include a variety of office furniture, large and small appliances, dishes, tables, shelving, sports equipment, tools and more. For the memorabilia collectors, place your bids on the score clock, Cooper clock and outdoor Memorial Arena sign so the legacy of the building lives on forever.

Once the auction closes, bids will be reviewed, and representatives from the Recreation department will contact the winning bidders to provide payment and schedule item pickup. Bidders are responsible for removing their items from Memorial Arena and supplying qualified contractors to remove any large items at their own expense. Contractors will be responsible for supplying a copy of their WSIB insurance and all necessary certifications to the Town prior to work commencing. Large items that will require a contractor include removal of the scoreboard, front entrance sign, and any items that require electrical connections and the use of lifts/cranes.

If bidders are interested in items that are not listed on the bid sheets, please contact Tim Bennett at for consideration, no later than Friday June 21 at 12 p.m. Due to the age of the facility and materials used, certain items will not be available for sale due to hazardous materials and the environmental impacts such as bricks, certain arena bowl wood bench seating, flooring, piping and equipment. These items will be disposed of in accordance with Provincial regulations.

Proceeds from the silent auction will go towards supporting the Muskoka Lumber Community Centre.

To ensure the memory and legacy of the Memorial Arena are remembered, a selection of commemorative items will be on display in the Muskoka Lumber Community Centre.

To review the items, visit


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