Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty in Kitchener, Ont. celebrated its 25th anniversary by holding a fundraising gala benefitting Habitat for Humanity that raised more than $100,000.

The full evening of entertainment included live and silent auctions, offering many items including an authentic 2010 Olympic Torch. The Olympic Torch package also consisted of lunch at Waterloo Restaurant Uptown 21 with Cheryl Pounder, two-time Olympic gold medal winner with Team Canada, and an autographed Team Canada hockey sweater. It prompted a bidding frenzy and was sold for $3,200.

The proceeds from the Building Dreams Gala will be used to sponsor the first of 16 units in a townhouse condominium complex in Kitchener. The gala was attended by over 600 guests and included more than 50 corporate tables, highlighting the high level of support from businesses in the region. Local, provincial and federal politicians were also in attendance.

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