The North Coast Convention Centre was packed last night for a loonie auction in support of the 2012 prom.

The North Coast Convention Centre was packed last night for a loonie auction in support of the 2012 prom.

Loonie auction in support of Prince Rupert’s prom draws a packed house

The North Coast Convention Centre was packed last night for a loonie auction in support of the 2012 prom.

The North Coast Convention Centre was packed last night for a loonie auction in support of the 2012 prom.

Among the items available to be won were a tablet computer, a blu-ray player, artwork, a pearl necklace, a gold watch, a Vancouver Canucks hockey jersey, several gift certificates and cash prizes ranging from $150 to $410. As well as the loonie auction, there was also a dessert auction featuring tasty treats made by volunteers and donated by some businesses in town.

Prom this year is scheduled for June 23 at the North Coast Convention Centre, the day after the formal walk-up ceremony.