Event:CNIB Bridging Barriers
Location:Online
Start:Tuesday March 2, 2021
6:00 AM PST
End:Sunday March 7, 2021
3:00 PM PST
Cost:Free!
Contact:Shalon Morrison
(604) 431-2121
shalon.morrison@cnib.ca

BIDDING CLOSES TODAY AT 3:00 pm!



About CNIB Foundation:

We are changing what it is to be blind through innovative programs and powerful advocacy that enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose. In the face of today's pandemic the challenges have become even more complex. Imagine not being able to see what six feet apart looks like. Where the arrows on the floor are pointing. How many people are in the elevator.

Your support will provide funding for much needed programs, such as technology and job skills training, and an urgently increased need for CNIB Guide Dogs. It will help to achieve CNIB’s goal to create a better community – a barrier-free community – where every individual, regardless of vision loss, is able to fully participate in the world around them.

Cash AppealsOur Goal
CNIB Bridge Workshop (Virtual)
Virtual Master Bridge Panel with International Level Players (on zoom)

2019 Canadian Mixed Team Champions
- Constance and Jim McAvoy
- Sandra and Doug Fraser

2018 North American Life Master Pairs Champion - Michael Roche

Saturday April 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM

The first of its kind, an opportunity to ask questions and hear from Canada's top bridge players.


Audience is limited.

Our Goal: $1,000

$1,000
$235
CNIB Guide Dogs
Puppy Sponsorship. Give freedom, independence and mobility.

A global pandemic that closes borders and reduces access to guide dogs isn’t something anyone planned for, but with your help, it is something we can overcome.

We urgently need your support. Canada is facing a severe shortage of qualified guide dogs because of COVID-19. Travel restrictions and temporary restriction of applications to other Canadian schools have created a guide dog crisis in Canada where the need far exceeds the supply.

Harness your power. We need each other now, more than ever. Please take action – make your gift today.

Our Goal: $5,000

$5,000
$920
Auction ItemsValue
Bridging Barriers
A two night stay at The Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria BC
Named one of Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “Top Ten City Hotels in Canada”, this pet-friendly hotel is just a few short steps to Victoria's beautiful inner harbour. Explore the surrounding neighbourhoods on Electra "Loft 3i" cruiser bikes for up to 2.5 hours, courtesy of the Grand Pacific.

Enjoy the world class amenities, including an indoor pool, sauna, and the Victoria Athletic Club. Pamper yourself at Nivali Skin & Laser Clinic. Your two-night stay includes parking and an electrical vehicle charging station, also complimentary with your stay. No black out dates and this offer is valid until March 31, 2022.

Valued at $700

Donated By Hotel Grand Pacific

This item can be mailed.

$700
"Beyond the Darkness" - an Amisson Original
Kathryn Amisson, a longtime supporter of CNIB, has painted this in 2021 specifically for the CNIB Bridging Barriers Auction.

You can view this piece at Peninsula Gallery, in Sidney, starting Tuesday, February 9, 2021.


Size: 30"x 30" Deep Canvas

Medium: Acrylic Mixed Media

Winning bidder responsible for shipping costs if outside the Greater Victoria area.

Valued at $2,700

Donated By Kathryn Amisson

Item pickup location: Peninsula Gallery, Sidney or CNIB Victoria/Vancouver.

$2,700
20" Pearl Necklace
Kamala Harris has certainly elevated our interest in pearls! Here is your opportunity to acquire a beautiful set of freshwater pearls.

Valued at $700

Donated By Stones Jewellers

This item can be mailed.

$700
Private Bridge Lesson at Fireside Grill
You and your partner can take your bridge game to the next level, with a private lesson from International-level players Sandra and Douglas Fraser. Enjoy a catered lunch, compliments of Fireside in the comfort of its private upstairs level (POST COVID).

Expires March 31, 2022. Certificate will be emailed.

Priceless!

Donated By Sandra and Douglas Fraser

Priceless!
Men’s Beta LT Jacket
Size medium, black color.

Valued at $600

Donated By Arc'teryx

Item pickup location: Delivery available only in Vancouver and Greater Victoria.

$600
The Ultimate Wine Basket
This selection of 12 VQA wines will make a great addition to your wine cellar. Delivery available in Vancouver or Vancouver Island only. Does not include holder.

Valued at $300

Donated By Anonymous

Item pickup location: Delivery in Greater Victoria area.

$300
Bespoke Picnic for Four
Philanthropist and renowned chef Ann Moscow will work with you to develop a picnic menu which includes a five course picnic for four: two appies, two salads, an iced soup, fresh breads, a protein dish, and two desserts, served with paired wines. This will be delivered to the venue of your choice in Greater Victoria.

Conditions: Must be redeemed between May 1 - July 31, 2021 and that the successful bidder provides the venue. Includes a loaned basket with cutlery, glasses and plates.

Priceless!

Donated By Ann Moskow

Priceless!
Heart Shield Pin
There are times in our lives when we are touched by an expression of love. A partner, a family member, a friend, a stranger. A small gesture, a grand declaration, a personal act, a global action.

Love Medals is a way to recognize and acknowledge positive change. We want people to be seen for their victories in love.

Love changes the world. Person by person. Action by action.

Valued at $100

Donated By Love Medals

This item can be mailed.

$100
Vancouver Canucks Team-Signed Jersey
This jersey is an authentic signed jersey by The Vancouver Canucks Team. All proceeds raised for this jersey will go towards CNIB programs in BC. This jersey is not numbered.

Can be delivered in Greater Victoria and Vancouver area.

Valued at $500

Donated By Canucks

$500
A hands-free way to light your path!
Simple, compact headlamp for proximity lighting. The TIKKINA headlamp offers 250-lumen brightness and a flood beam for proximity lighting. Simple and compact, it is useful for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking or when traveling. Set of two.

Valued at $56

Donated By Daniel Huang - CNIB Vancouver Island Board Member

Item pickup location: Can be delivered in Greater Victoria area.

$56
Zambri's Gift Certificate
Zambris is an award winning restaurant specializing in Classic Italian cuisine. "Best Italian Restaurant in B.C….maybe Canada".

Valued at $30

Donated By Zambri's

This item can be mailed.

$30
Go Mexican, Go Asian...Real Fast
Each seasoning kit makes 40 meals.
Each kit contains a grocery list and five recipe cards.

Valued at $73

Donated By Epicure

This item can be mailed.

$73
Charelli's Cheese & Antipasto Platter
Cheese - A True Indulgence. Enjoy a delicious cheese & antipasto platter from Charelli's Cheese Mongers.

Valued at $50

Donated By Charelli's

Item pickup location: Certificate will be mailed. Platter must be picked up at Cha.

$50
Butchart Gardens
Two complimentary passes for The Butchart Gardens-A Garden for all Seasons
Enjoy the Gardens and take in the beauty of the shrubs, trees and flowers.
Not valid on Fireworks Saturdays or Special Events or upgradeable to a 12 month pass.

Valued at $70

Donated By Butchart Gardens

This item can be mailed.

$70
Get your fitness on Track at Frontrunners!
A gift certificate from Frontrunners to get you on the right track!

Valid for Victoria location only.

Valued at $25

Donated By Frontrunners

Item pickup location: Victoria.
This item can be mailed.

$25
Reset your Health and Fitness!
At CrossFit LifeTree we believe that when you have a strong "why" or reason to get strong and healthy your journey is so much easier.

- 60 Minute personal training session
- 30 minutes health assessment
- In body scan - to capture muscle mass, body fat percentage to inform your health plan.

This package must be redeemed and booked prior to June 30th, 2021. We follow all COVID-19 protocols to ensure your safety.

Certificate will be emailed.

Valued at $150

Donated By Crossfit Lifetree

$150
Fine Dining at Il Terrazzo
Enjoy fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting (or take advantage of our new take out option), featuring brick fireplaces and candle lit ambiance.

Valued at $50

Donated By Il Terrazzo Ristorante

This item can be mailed.

$50
Fine Dining at Il Terrazzo
Enjoy fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting (or take advantage of our new take out option), featuring brick fireplaces and candle lit ambiance.

Valued at $50

Donated By Il Terrazzo Ristorante

This item can be mailed.

$50
Fine Dining at Il Terrazzo
Enjoy fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting (or take advantage of our new take out option), featuring brick fireplaces and candle lit ambiance.

Valued at $50

Donated By Il Terrazzo Ristorante

This item can be mailed.

$50
CANVAS Summerhill Round Wicker & Steel Gas Fire Table
- Features a unique granite top with a hand-woven, all-weather wicker base
- Produces up to 55,000 BTUs
- Can be used as a dining table when fire feature is not in use
- Coordinates with the CANVAS Summerhill Patio Set (CT #088-2036)
- Assembled Dimensions: 48" Diameter x 28" H (122 x 71 cm)
- Includes cover.

Certificate will be emailed. Winner must pick up at Hillside Canadian Tire.

Valued at $800

Donated By Canadian Tire

$800
Private Bridge Lesson at the Union Club
You and your partner can take your bridge game to the next level, with a private lesson from International-level players James and Constance McAvoy. Enjoy a catered lunch, compliments of the Union Club in the comfort of its games room. (POST COVID).

Expires March 31, 2022. Certificate will be emailed.

Certificate will be emailed.

Priceless!

Donated By James McAvoy

Priceless!
It is time to update your wardrobe!
The fashion police will be back soon! Boost your wardrobe now while Baden Baden has the styles and selection you need to get back to the outside world when Dr. Henry says it is okay!

Valued at $100

Donated By Baden-Baden Boutique

Item pickup location: Victoria.
This item can be mailed.

$100
The Ultimate Wine Basket
This selection of 12 VQA wines will make a great addition to your wine cellar. Delivery available in Greater Victoria only. Does not include holder.

Valued at $300

Donated By Anonymous

Item pickup location: Victoria.

$300
Personal Training Session
This is a great opportunity to receive individual expert advice and safe, suitable personalized training. You're worth it!


Certificate will be emailed.

Valued at $120

Donated By Tall Tree Integrated Health

$120
Cloud 9 Sheepskin Slippers
Your feet will love these cozy slippers!

Valued at $100

Donated By Walk in Comfort

Item pickup location: Delivery only in Greater Victoria area.

$100
Walking Tour and lunch in Oak Bay (Post COVID)
Your host, former Mayor Christopher Causton, will give your group of four a 2-hour walking tour of the back alleys of Oak Bay and regale you with stories and little known facts. Following your 10:00 am tour, a warm welcome awaits you at The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub in the heart of Victoria’s Oak Bay Village, where you will be treated to lunch.

Valid until July 31, 2022


Certificate will be emailed.

Priceless!

Donated By Christopher Causton

Priceless!
Women’s Beta LT Jacket
Size small, Bushwhack colour.

Valued at $600

Donated By Arc'teryx

Item pickup location: Delivery available only in Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

$600
The Best Seafood in Victoria
A local favorite since 1997, family owned – Nautical Nellies Steak and Seafood Restaurant 
continues to proudly serve our local and worldly dining guests quality food 
with a memorable dining experience. Voted one of the best restaurants in Victoria.

Valued at $150

Donated By Nautical Nellie's Steak and Seafood House

This item can be mailed.

$150
Have your cake and eat it too!
Add a sweet note to your Tofino staycation with a special occasion cake or cupcakes from West Coast Cake Co.

Certificate will be emailed.

Valued at $100

Donated By West Coast Cake Co.

Item pickup location: Tofino only (certificate will be mailed).

$100
Tofino Getaway
Plan for your Tofino Escape starting with a one-night stay at the beautiful Pacific Sands Beach Resort. Includes a special "welcome package" upon arrival from Tofino Distillery and West Coast Cake Co.

Not valid May 1-September 30, long weekends and holidays. Expires April 30 2022.

Valued at $450

This item can be mailed.

$450
Munro's Books
Snuggle up with a good book!
Often included in lists of the world’s most beautiful bookstores. Munro’s Books has been a destination for book lovers for more than 50 years.

Valued at $40

Donated By Munro's Books

This item can be mailed.

$40
Shelter Restaurant & Shed Tofino
Shelter Restaurant $100 Gift Certificate

The Shed $50 Gift Certificate

Both eateries are located in the heart of downtown Tofino,

Valued at $150

Donated By Shelter Restaurant

This item can be mailed.

$150
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