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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!

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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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Sponsor a Wreath this year!

Here’s our Pinterest Page for the Fantasy of Trees 2019! Kerry Vandermolen is our lead designer and has created these beautiful wreaths and swags. You can sponsor one of these – contact us to find out more! And we have more wreaths to sponsor! Join the fun of the Fantasy of Trees

Marilyn CornwellSponsor a Wreath this year!
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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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The 2018 Fantasy Favourite Tree… is MONK’S CHOCOLATE TREE!

The 2018 Fantasy Favourite Tree …. Is MONK’S CHOCOLATE TREE!

We tabulated over 300 votes and want to tell you the news!  The Favourite Tree of 2018!

The 2018 Winner with 32 votes:

Monk’s Chocolate Tree was voted the favourite tree this year.

Tree designed by Anne Brabant using chocolates designed and created by Monk’s Chocolate owner Eileen Wolaniuk, sponsored by Todd Schultz, BMO Private Banking

Co-winners for second place with 25 votes each:

‘Twas the Night Before Fortnite

Tree designed by the FORT, sponsored by Grimsby Hyundai, our lead sponsor

The One and Only

Tree designed by Ruth Moffatt and Audrey Robinson, sponsored by Ruth Moffatt

Third place winner with 23 votes:

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

Tree designed by Amy Elvikis and Karen Post, sponsored by Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home

Honourable mention with 20 votes:

Have a Well Adjusted Christmas

Tree designed by the Dr. Allison Zaruk team, sponsored by Dr. Alison Zaru, D.C. – Main Street Chiropractic


CONGRATULATIONS to our creative designers and decorators who made the 2018 tree display the most beautiful ever!


Marilyn CornwellThe 2018 Fantasy Favourite Tree… is MONK’S CHOCOLATE TREE!
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