Event:Notes from the Future
2031 Store Street
Victoria BC
Date:Thursday May 2, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Cost:Event Ticket (in-person) - $50.00
Auction Only - Free!
Contact:Sean Rodman

Hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie, this event will feature a live discussion and reading with Michael Christie, local author of the international bestselling novel Greenwood.  Come share your passion for stories at the stylish Club Kwench, where you will also hear engaging stories from emerging young writers on the theme of climate change, sample delicious desserts and bid on an exciting array of silent auction items. 

All funds raised during the evening will support the work of Story Studio, an award-winning Victoria-based charity that exists to inspire, educate and empower young writers through storytelling.   

Don’t miss this unique evening that brings together youth voices and established writers to explore positive futures through storytelling!

Purchase your ticket now, and receive a signed copy of 'Greenwood' Space is limited - buy your tickets now!

Auction ItemsValueHigh Bid
Editing Package
Do you have a writing project you are working on? Bethany Murphy (BA, MA) has been a freelance copy editor for over 20 years, working primarily on academic books, journals, and theses in religion and the arts. (5 hours of professional editing)

Valued at $300Current bid: $150

Donated By Bethany Murphy

BREWday workshop masterclass
Calling home brewers/hobbyists or people interested in opening a microbrewery! Come and learn how to brew beer on the amazing BREWHA BIAC and be able to ask questions about setup, operation and all aspects of owning a BREWHA system. The workshop runs from 10am - 4pm on June 28th or September 27th and will see a complete brew on the 1.5BBL BIAC brewing system.

Valued at $400Current bid: $200

Market Garden Gift Basket
The Market Garden is a hidden gem which started as a
greengrocer. They are dedicated to providing the best local produce and culinary fare from around the world. Located on Catherine Street in Victoria. After enjoying the items in the basket, take a trip to this fabulous market yourself!

Valued at $150Current bid: $101

Donated By The Market Garden

Sidney Spit Boat Trip
A trip to Sidney Spit is a treat for anyone. Enjoy a boat ride for two to Sidney Spit where you can soak up the beach and relax over a picnic lunch from Red Barn Market. There is also wonderful hiking or a walk to the light house. Arrangements are flexible for timing and to be coordinated with Van Isle Living.

Valued at $175Current bid: $125

Donated By Van Isle Living

Abeego Foundation Bundle
A terrific update for your food storage. These wraps protect and breath to extend the life of food. This pack includes 6 products.

Valued at $55Current bid: $40

Donated By Abeego

HAVN Spa Package
Two passes to HAVN (valued at $89 each). A chance to visit HAVN, a world class spa in a floating park-like environment, on the edge of Victoria’s inner harbour. This pass is for one single 3-hour HAVN entry, giving full access to our facility in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Sweat it out in the saunas, invigorate with cold plunges, relax in the hot tubs, and connect with others in lushly planted social outdoor spaces.

Valued at $180Current bid: $180

Donated By HAVN Saunas

An Afternoon of Choral Music
Join Victoria Choral Society for an afternoon of dramatic, powerful music telling of an immigrant experience, and of survival, hope and peace.

Sunday, May 19th, 2024 – 2:30pm (85 minutes)
UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Valued at $70Current bid: $25

Two Tickets to Butchart Gardens
Entry to one of Victoria’s top tourist spots. It is a special spot filled with lush greens and colourful blooms. It is over 100 years in the making and is a must-see for any travelers or local Victorians to enjoy.

Valued at $85Current bid: $40

Donated By Butchart Gardens

Two tickets to the Belfry Theatre
The Belfry Theatre is a beautiful place to visit in Fernwood and has unique shops and restaurants surrounding the theatre. Enjoy two tickets to an upcoming production of your choice. (Good for the upcoming season between September 2024 – May 2025.)

Valued at $110Current bid: $100

Two tickets to The Nutcracker
Dance Victoria brings the world’s best dance to our island! Don’t miss out on viewing the Nutcracker in 2024.

Valued at $200Current bid: $100

Dine at Nourish
A $75 gift certificate (wrapped in a tasteful tea towel) to Nourish, featuring casual, vegetable-forward food in a heritage home in the heart of James Bay. Go for weekend brunch or dinner!

Valued at $80Current bid: $70

Tulip Noire Gift Certificate
Tulip Noire is a luxury clothing boutique located on Oak Bay Avenue. Use this $50 gift certificate to stay stylish with quality, simplicity, sustainability and great design.

Valued at $50Current bid: $45

Darcy's Pub Gift Certificate
A $50 gift certificate to the downtown location, serving west coast pub fare with gluten friendly and vegan options. Regular live music so check out their schedule on social media. TripAdvisor calls it the “Perfect spot to watch the sunset”.

Valued at $25Current bid: $25

The London Chef | One Year Membership
An opportunity to refine your culinary skills with a one year Cooking School membership (valued at $199). Includes: 6 live online classes every month and access to their extensive video library, exclusive to members, plus a set of exclusive wooden utensils. Dan Hayes is the London chef who has worked all over the globe.

Valued at $210Current bid: $80

Photo shoot with Carla Unger Photography
Just in time for graduation season or a family photo shoot! A 30-minute photo shoot includes 5 images for individuals, families, or pets!


Valued at $200Current bid: $130

Kids Summer Fun Pack
Looking to surprise one of the special kids in your life? Everyone likes receiving a gift pack and this one comes with books and other essential summer items.

Valued at $50Current bid: $30

Kids Summer Activity Pack
Surprise a kid in your life with a gift pack. An interesting animal puzzle and books will keep them busy – until it’s time to get outside in the warm weather.

Valued at $50Current bid: $45

Teen Summer Pack
Even a teenager likes to get a gift basket! This one has books, a water bottle, journal, and even a $10 Starbucks card to enjoy!

Valued at $90Current bid: $45

Russell Books | $50 Gift certificate plus coffee and mugs
Victoria’s favourite used bookstore. Enjoy some coffee and then head to Russells for some browsing.

Valued at $65Current bid: $45

Russell Books | $50 Gift Certificate paired with tea
Drink in Victoria’s favourite used bookstore, paired with lovely tea!

Valued at $65Current bid: $50

Writing Coach | Two-chapter evaluation by Alex Van Tol
Your draft is partly written, but you’d like a second set of eyes and confirmation that you’re headed in the right direction. A two-chapter eval gives you a low-cost way to check in on your process. In this process, Alex reviews your chapters, marks them up with feedback and provides you with an editorial letter reporting strengths and advising on improvements.

Valued at $450Current bid: $0

Youth Registration at the Summer Writing Studio
Help your teen embark on an epic writing journey with our online writing intensive and become a published author! This 4-week experience lets participants set their own writing goals and engage in our virtual writers’ room, where they will receive weekly guidance and support from Story Studio experts and insights from local authors and illustrators. Plus, their masterpiece will be featured in a professionally produced anthology of emerging young writers. (More details are available at https://www.storystudio.ca/summer-programs/#SWSCamp) 

For Ages 12 – 17
Dates: July 2 – July 26 (4 weeks); two 90 minute online sessions per week
Location: Online

Valued at $175Current bid: $0