Event:For All to Hear: Signature Concert and Auction
Location:Baumann Centre
925 Balmoral Road
Victoria BC
Date:Saturday Jun 15, 2024
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Cost:Regular - $100.00
Online Auction Only - Free!
Contact:Sandy Grayson
(250) 385-1641

As one of Victoria’s leading arts organizations, Pacific Opera Victoria has a long history of supporting emerging artists. This season, Pacific Opera is hosting a special fundraising event on June 15, 2024 at the Baumann Centre: For All to Hear – a concert and auction benefitting emerging artists in our Citizen Artist Residency Program. Our event will feature the final signature concert of our artist residents along with a wonderful auction, cocktail reception, and artist meet-and-greet. Tickets are $100 with a $50 tax receipt.

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Community Programs & Projects
This special event serves as a vital fundraiser for Pacific Opera's special initiatives and projects.

Your support directly fuels Pacific Opera Victoria's mission to enhance public access to opera, foster community cohesion, and provide educational resources to engage diverse audiences. Donations support programs such as Coloratura - free programs in residential and care facilities, Ticket Access Program - providing free tickets to community partner organizations, Pop-Up Opera - featuring outdoor performances by emerging artists throughout the community and Living Opera - free in-class workshops for students in grades 3-8.

Join us in celebrating the power of music and the arts to inspire, connect, and enrich lives by donating now.
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For All to Hear: Signature Concert and Auction
Star Gazing Party
Dr. Gerald Schieven invites you and up to 6 guests to enjoy an evening of guided stargazing on the historic Plaskett Telescope at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.

Date and time to be arranged with Dr. Schieven for a clear, Fall evening.


Donated By Dominion Astrological Society

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Private Tour
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria behind the scenes Vault Tour for up to 6 people with Stephen Topfer, Manager of Collections and Exhibits.

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has been building an art collection for almost 70 years. It showcases contemporary art, significant works produced in this region, and art that represents our histories.

Value: $priceless


Donated By Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Close Encounter!
CLOSE Encounter for a family of four - 2 adults & 2 children. The CLOSE General Admission will get you close to some amazing predators! Tour the facility meet our birds, and experience our featured flying demonstrations. Includes all-day admission and flying demonstration.

Includes Brunch at Brunch on 3rd! $50 gift card expiry 2/6/25


Donated By The Raptors

The Little Prince : A Magical Opera
Enjoy the Matinee performance of The Little Prince Feb 23, 2025: "Imagination, friendship, and the pursuit of what truly matters, in a fantastical and poignant narrative."

Afterwards, go on an exclusive and informative tour backstage to see where all the magic happens!

Includes The Little Prince, Collector's Edition book.

6 "C" price tickets to The Little Prince Matinee Feb 23, 2025 value: $582.00
30 minute Backstage Tour for 6 value: priceless!
The Little Prince Collector's Edition hard cover book value: $35

Valued at $620

Donated By Pacific Opera Victoria

Die Walküre wooden puzzle
Die Walküre immortalized in a custom wooden puzzle hand crafted at Puzzle Lab!

Valued at $125

Donated By Puzzle Lab

Sail Away with Holland America
Luxurious 7-Day Cruise for Two on Holland America Line

Welcome to Holland America Line, the cruise line dedicated to explorers, foodies and music lovers.

You can choose any Alaska, Canada & New England, Caribbean or Mexico Cruise for two (same stateroom) up to seven days in length. Cruise certificates have no expiration date

Value approximately $5000 CAN.
$1,099 – $2,599 US per person. ($1,849.00 average price per person US = $2,501.54 CAN per person. X 2 = $5003.08 CAN

Valued at $5,000

Donated By Holland America

Air North Bucket List Trip for Two
Escape and Enjoy this Bucket List Trip for Two to Whitehorse Yukon for Breathtaking Aurora Viewing!

Package Includes:
Air North, Yukon’s Airline - Return Trip For Two to Whitehorse from Victoria, Vancouver or Kelowna. Valid for travel from June 15, 2024 to June 14, 2025

Blackout Dates Apply:
June 19-23,2024 | June 28-July 2,2024| August 15-19,2024 | August 30-September 3,2024 |
October 11-14,2024 | November 10-12,2024 | December 7, 2024-January 10, 2025|
March 6-9, 14-16, 20-24,2025 | April 18-21,2025 | May 15-19,2025 | June 19-23,2025 |

NVD Northern Vision Hotels - Two Night stay in a
Deluxe Room for two guests at any NVD hotel in the Yukon Expiration: December 31, 2025
Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. No extensions.

Northern Tales Aurora Viewing for Two:
Enjoy the spectacular and mystical Northern Lights in the Yukon! Northern Lights viewing activities take place outside the city. A heated, cozy cabin or wall tent is available for your comfort. Hot drinks and snacks are provided.
Valid August 18th,2024- April 1st, 2025

Valued at $2,500

Donated By Air North & NVD Yukon Hotels

Courtenay Adventure May 2025
Grey Wolf Adventures: 3 day "Orca" Kayak & Camping Adventure Tour for 2 on May Long Weekend May 17-19 2025
If you love whales, dolphins, kayaking, camping, fishing and the great outdoors, then this adventure with Grey Wolf Expeditions is the right trip for you!
see more here: https://greywolfexpeditions.com/kayaking-tours-vancouver-island/orca-camp-tour-vancouver-island/
Value: $2089.50

Old House Hotel has it all: location; spacious, individually designed suites; inviting amenities such as kitchenettes and fireplaces; full-service spa.

Stay is for one night in a bedroom suite with king bed, full kitchen, gas fireplace & access to heated outdoor pool & hot tub.

Not valid Sats, holidays & special occasions. Not valid Dec 20 - Jan 1 or July /Aug * CAN BE USED MAY LONG WEEKEND 2025 WITH GREY WOLF EXP by special request!
Value: 400.00

Il Falcone Restaurant: 5 Course Chef's Dinner.
Italian-inspired contemporary cooking that celebrates the produce and products of the Comox Valley.
Value: $250.00

Valued at $2,740

West Coast Experience
Enjoy a storm watching adventure to Tofino!
Perched between the ancient rainforest and the sea, the Wickaninnish Inn offers unparalleled access to the true nature of Vancouver Island’s west coast.
Package includes 3 nights for two guests in a deluxe guest room. Excludes holidays, stats, valentines/weekend and Jan closure; Valid Oct 1 -Apr 30 2025.
Value: $2350.00

Jamie's Whaling Station gift card for two: whale or bear watching excursion out of Tofino or Ucluelet, no expiry date.
Value: $342.00

Tofino Distillery: tasting flights for two, no expiry. Certified Organic spirits.
Value: 30.00

Valued at $2,725

Date Night at the Opera 2
Dinner at Aura Waterfont Restaurant at the Inn at Laurel Point, attend any performance of Pacific Opera Victoria's new season, spend the night at the fabulous Hotel Grand Pacific.

Hotel Grand Pacific: one night's stay in a Victoria Guest Room; includes parking, Not valid May 1 - Sept 30, expiry Jun 30/25. Value: $305.00

Aura Waterfront Restaurant +Patio: dinner for two. Value: $150.00

Pacific Opera Victoria 2 'A' price tickets to a 24/25 New Season performance value: 400.00

Total value: $855.00

Valued at $855

Date Night: Inner Harbour R & R
Spa time at HAVN, dinner at 10 Acres Bistro, spend the night at the Union Club's Harbour View Suite.

Union Club: 1 night stay in a harbour view suite for 2 people with breakfast in the McGregor Lounge expires Nov 30/24 Value: $400.00

10 Acres Bistro gift card value: $100.00

HAVN Saunas: hydrotherapy circuit and wellness experience. 2 single entry passes, value: $175.00

Valued at $675

Date Night: Queer Theatre + Bar
ONE 3-Show Pass at Intrepid Theatre’s 11th Annual OUTstages Festival, a decidedly queer theatre festival running February, 2025.

The full festival lineup & schedule will be available online at intrepidtheatre.com in November. A 5-Show Pass is valid for 3 tickets to any one show or combination of shows at the festival and is valued at $70.00.

Head to Leopold's Tavern, your friendly neighbourhood bar before or after the show!
Value $100. 00

Valued at $170

Date Night: Elements Casino
Ante up the excitement with over 750 slot machines, plus poker, blackjack, baccarat and roulette tables. Grab a bite at one of four restaurants, catch a show, and find yourself in your element.
Get there in style! with LA Limousines

Elements Casino: gift basket including dinner for two with free play for a night out of entertainment and fun.
Value: $250.00

LA Limousines gift voucher $200.00

Valued at $450

Milner Gardens & Woodland
Visit Milner Gardens & Woodlands, "An Ancient Forest and Garden Oasis by the Sea", In Qualicum Beach.

One year household membership, 4 Camellia Tea Room passes, 2 guest passes, can only be used during Garden Operating hours.

Valued at $165

Donated By Milner Gardens and Woodland

Butchart Gardens
Garden admission and afternoon tea for two!

Two admission tickets and afternoon tea for two.

Valued at $185

Donated By Butchart Gardens

Funky Fernwood
Fernwood Inn: Local cuisine, microbrews, & a welcoming atmosphere in the heart of Fernwood. $50 gift card, no expiry

Belfry Theatre: "With love, from scratch, and with some of the country's best theatre artists, we build, rehearse and create our plays in our own home, a renovated 19th century church in Fernwood - Victoria's most interesting neighbourhood".
2 comp tickets to any mainstage series production 24-25 season Value $110.00.

Little June Cafe:"Nestled in the heart of Fernwood Square, Little June café is the place to go for an early morning breakfast with a smile or an afternoon espresso with your fresh made sandwich".
3 x $20 gift cards
Value $60.00

Cream Life & Style: "Vintage, handmade and mindful goods. Bringing an eclectic vibe to Fernwood in Victoria, BC. The best place to shop for gifts, home decor and vintage".
gift card Value $50

Valued at $270

Go By Bike
North Park Bike Shop: "You want to go where someone knows your name, or at least your bike! We're proud of our ma and pa, down-home bike shop. We try to go the extra mile to make sure your bike, and you, are happy. Come say hi and see what we can do for you."
Tune Up gift card, no expiry
Value: $70

Cycles West: "At Cycles West our goal is to provide an enjoyable environment where cyclists of all levels can come together to access information on products, services and events."
Gift bag includes handlebar bag, mirror, water bottle, gift certificate
Value: $160.00

Valued at $230

Designed in Vancouver, Canada, John Fluevog designs and creates boots, sandals, formal, and casual unique shoes for unique souls.

Gift card value $200

Valued at $200

Donated By John Fluevog Shoes

Element of Fire
Handmade beaded earrings, by Rebecca Hass

Valued at $100

Donated By Rebecca Hass

Element of Fire: Embers
Handmade beaded earrings, by Rebecca Hass

Valued at $100

Donated By Rebecca Hass

Pendray Inn Tea House
Nothing is more enchanting than the Pendray Tea House. With its rich wood accents, original stained glass windows, and antique furnishings, the Tea House encourages you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and to appreciate the slower pace of times past.

Afternoon Tea for Two valid until May 31/25; Not valid weekends June - September or long weekends (yearround).
Value: 140.00

Valued at $140

Donated By Pendray Inn and Tea House

Time to Celebrate!
The perfect bottle to celebrate a very special occasion!

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Gift Box 2009 Champagne: The cuvées of the House of Louis Roederer are the fruit of patient work with fundamental ingredients, the collaboration of experts, a quest for the perfect balance, and hardy and generous grapes, cultivated in the Champagne soil, producing a wine with a summery character and crystalline elegance.

Review 1: Winemaker Notes
A yellow-gold colour with mat and amber tints. Persistent, brilliant, fine and lively bubbles. A subtle bouquet, simultaneously discreet and concentrated. It releases notes of citrus compote and candied apricots and evokes the sweetness of honeysuckle. When aerated, notes of vanilla-edged cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon. The palate is structured, energetic and sculpted. An initial dense, ripe and silky sensation is amplified by the discovery of a chalky, cherry freshness, a powdered, almost mentholated brightness. The feeling is delicate and ethereal, a succession of delicious and colourful textures perfectly integrated within the lightness and finesse of the wine... an invitation on a journey of discovery. The bright personality of Cristal then appears, simultaneously pure and sharp, in a finish focused once again on chalk, energy and grain.

Review 2: source Wine Spectator
"White peach and acacia blossom aromas accent the flavors of poached apple, gingersnap biscuit, pastry cream and spun honey in this harmonious Champagne. The satin like mousse caresses the palate, while firm, focusing acidity drives the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030."


Valued at $405

Donated By Pacific Opera Victoria

Holocene Distilling Project
"1x Cocktail Set (Moscow Mule Gift Set - 2x Copper Mugs, 1x Flivver Vodka, 2x Ginger Beer, Lime Garnish, Recipe +
2x Tour and Tasting Session (includes tasting flight and 2x cocktails)-Item MUST be awarded to person(s) 19+
-ID required upon use
-Subject to distillery hours of business"
Value: $125.00

About Flivver Vodka:
Discover the rustic charm of our first handcrafted spirit; reminiscent of sun-kissed wheat fields, a hint of homemade pie topped with velvety whipped cream, and the comforting warmth of a well earned libation.
Made with 100% BC grown wheat."

Valued at $125

Donated By Holocene Distilling Project

Victoria Symphony 24/25 Season
From the works of Richard Strauss to the songs of ABBA, there is music here that will make you feel alive.

Join The Victoria Symphony for another season of brilliant music!

Voucher for 2 A-level complimentary tickets to any concert in 24-25 upcoming season, excluding those marked as Specials.

Valued at $410

Donated By Victoria Symphony

Paws on Cook
Doggie gift basket includes $50 gift card to Paws on Cook
"Our Mission: to honour animals as community members and provide compassionate and integral service in support of their well being. "
Value: $150.00

Valued at $150

Donated By Paws on Cook

MA Wellness
Stay well at MA Wellness.
"Our mission is to provide an inviting and nurturing atmosphere where students can delve into their Wellness journey with a sense of safety and self-exploration."
5 punch pass gift card

Valued at $120

Donated By MA Wellness and Yoga Victoria


Thank you to all of our wonderful auction donors!

Evan Hazell
Jeannie Macdonald
Board and Trustees of Pacific Opera Victoria
West Coast Cats
Arcade Pallot
Deborah Wolstenholme