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Our 2020 Auction Results!

Our online auction has closed, and we thank everyone who worked on this year’s Fantasy of Wreaths (and Trees) and to those who participated and bid in the auction! You can still donate in support of our local charities and there are still a few wreaths available! Contact Jim Noordermeer at

Marilyn CornwellOur 2020 Auction Results!
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Update November 20 2020

Due to the increased concerns over rising COVID 19 infections, the Rotary Club of Grimsby is sorry to say that this year’s display of the Fantasy of Wreaths (and Trees) at the Grimsby Museum is CANCELLED.

STAY TUNED – we will convert to an online event so that you can still enjoy the display of our wonderful Christmas season wreaths and trees and we will have an on-line opportunity to bid on the decorations!

Reach us at

Marilyn CornwellUpdate November 20 2020
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The Rotary Club of Grimsby announces the 2020 Fantasy of Wreaths (and Trees) at the Grimsby Museum, from November 27th to December 6th , 2020. Our annual Fantasy of Trees has changed this year because of COVID-19.  For this extraordinary year, the Club has worked with the Town of Grimsby and the Museum to create a modest and COVID-safe event.  Visitor entry to the 2020 Fantasy of Wreaths event is free-of-charge. Cash donations to the event or to the Museum itself can be made in the museum Museum entry hall.  Niagara Region COVID protocols will include wearing masks indoors, sanitizing on entry, safe-distancing and maximum-number of people in a closed-space. 

We want to continue this wonderful Christmas tradition at the Museum and to contribute to our community in this time of need.  The 2020 event will include about twenty Christmas wreaths and a small selection of Christmas trees for viewing by the visiting public. 

There will be an auction of the wreaths and trees on display. This will be similar to our auctions in past years.  Winning bidders will be contacted and have their items safely hand-delivered by Rotary Club members after the event closes.  There will be no lottery or raffle tickets this year due to COVID-19.

Santa Claus will unfortunately not be visiting the Museum this year, but we hope he can make the trip from the North Pole next year. 

Please join us from November 27th to December 6th for the Fantasy of Wreaths (and Trees) at the Grimsby Museum. For further information, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact

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Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday and we’re thanking our lead sponsor Grimsby Hyundai for their generous support of the Fantasy of Trees!


Marilyn CornwellThankful Thursday
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Become a Sponsor today!

We are looking for people who care about people – particularly those who live in Grimsby here in the heart of Niagara’s wine country. If you care about people, consider being a Fantasy of Trees Sponsor! Give the gift of Chirstmas by sponsoring a tree or wreath, a raffle item or donate a service or item for the raffle and progressive auction.

Do you want to know a little more?

Here’s our SPONSOR information HERE.

Marilyn CornwellBecome a Sponsor today!
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Grimsby Hyundai Back as the 2019 Lead Sponsor

Mario Bruno kicks off the 2019 Fantasy of Trees Red Scarf Campaign with Marilyn Cornwell, Fantasy organizer and Jim Howden, Rotary Club of Grimsby President.

Grimsby Hyundai is the 2019 Lead Sponsor for the Fantasy of Trees Nov 22 2019 to Dec 8 2019 at the Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray Street.

We invite you to join the sponsorship team for 2019 – our 20th Anniversary!

2019 Fantasy of Trees Red Scarf Campaign



Marilyn CornwellGrimsby Hyundai Back as the 2019 Lead Sponsor
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Fantasy of Trees at Open Doors Grimsby

Open Doors Grimsby yesterday – here is Donna Roche with Grimsby Museum Curator/Director Janet Oakes. Over 200 people visited the Museum. Donna let everyone know about the Fantasy of Trees Nov 23 – Dec 9 2018.


Marilyn CornwellFantasy of Trees at Open Doors Grimsby
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Reindeer Family is back this year!

Marie Solvason has created another reindeer family for this year’s Fantasy – you can take this family home by bidding in the Silent Auction!

Come for a visit to see the beautiful trees, wreaths, outdoor urns, raffle and silent auction items.  Lots of fun for everyone!

Marilyn CornwellReindeer Family is back this year!
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