Join The Party at CDS!

After a smashing return to campus last year we are excited to announce that The Country Day School’s Annual Dinner & Auction party will return on Friday, May 31, 2024! This is an evening you won’t want to miss as we come together as a community in our Cyclone Dome here on campus.

Last year, the event was SOLD OUT in 2 days, and we anticipate the demand for tickets to be very high again this year.

To guarantee your tickets we encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor for this fabulous evening. The benefits of sponsorship are numerous and vary depending on your level of commitment. And, a portion of all sponsorship opportunities will receive a tax receipt, according to Revenue Canada Guidelines.

About The Auction

Join us for Auction 2024 on Friday, May 31!

The CDS Dinner & Auction is our most anticipated adult social event, as well as the largest fundraiser of the year. The evening features live music and entertainment, cocktails and dinner, a live and silent auction, and much more. CDS families and friends have been coming together to celebrate and make this event a huge success since 1974, raising in excess of $6 million dollars since the beginning.

The CDS Dinner & Auction has historically been referred to as the “best annual event in King.” First held in 1974 at Eaton Hall on Seneca College’s King campus, this unforgettable event has consistently raised upwards of $200,000 each year, for the past 47 years!

For nine years, this event has been held in our Cyclone Dome, which gets transformed from soccer dome to party setting. The photos and videos will bring the event to life for you, but can only attempt to do it justice.

We will share more information about Auction 2024, and other opportunities to support this evening and individual ticket sales, in the near future. 
For now, please start spreading the word and inviting friends to join you at a table. Afraid that it’s not your scene? Then why not make it your scene by gathering nine friends to join you at a table for 10. Remember, this event directly benefits our students. No matter how you support the event – we hope that each and every CDS parent will participate in our biggest party of the year – Auction 2024!

Hope to see you there!

What Does the Money Raised from the Auction Support?

Each year the School identifies an area of greatest need for the funds from the Annual Dinner & Auction to be directed toward. On average, the event has raised in excess of $200,000 over the past few years.
In the past years, funds raised have been directed toward:

2011 – Paul C. Duckett Endowment Fund
2012-2016 – Making Connections Campaign
2017 – Outdoor Seating and Scoreboards beside Hawksworth Field
2018 – Traffic Light on Dufferin Street
2019 – Rejuvenation of the Junior School Wing
2020-2022 – No Event due to COVID-19
2023 – Building Magic Campaign
2024 – Cyclone Dome