Event:Spectacular Spring Gala & Auction
Location:Online
Start:Friday April 30, 2021
9:00 AM PDT
End:Sunday May 9, 2021
8:00 PM PDT
Cost:Free!
Contact:Lorraine Tanner
(250) 412-1980
lorraine@victoriasymphony.ca

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Welcome and enjoy browsing and bidding on our vast selection of auction items. Good luck! (you will need to register to bid)

A big thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated items to help us fundraise and an extra big thank you to our Gala Auction Committee who worked tirelessly to bring you these items!

Please feel free to forward this auction to your family and friends. May be some gifts for Mother's Day?

We hope you may find it in your heart to be generous as we work to keep our organization healthy through the pandemic and recovery.

Auction closes May 9th - 8:00pm PST

Cash AppealsOur Goal
Total Fundraising Goal
For the past 80 years, the Victoria Symphony has provided music programs for our wonderful community on Vancouver Island.

On behalf of the Gala Auction Committee, the musicians and Symphony, thank you in advance for your generosity and support. Donors will receive a tax receipt for gifts.

If you would like to join us for our Virtual Gala Concert on May 8, 6:30pm, tickets available here until May 7.

victoriasymphony.ca/springgala

or call Lorraine at 250-412-1980.

Our Goal: $30,000

$30,000
$1,500
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Travel
Savouring BC's Wine Country Get-away
Learn about the method of traditional sparkling winemaking at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, located in the heart of wine country. Enjoy a tour of the winemaking facility with CEO Gordon Fitzpatrick and finish with a sparkling wine tasting for six people. Afterwards, unwind for a night at the nearby lakefront Summerland Resort & Spa; a bottle of local wine awaits in your lovely one-bedroom suite. Valid for Spring, Fall and Winter. Expires May 31, 2022.

Valued at $500Current bid: $750

Donated By

Summerland Resort & Spa
Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

This item can be mailed.

$500$750
Island Travel
Hornby Island Glamping Get-away
Need a break from urban life? Head to Fossil Beach Farm on Hornby Island for a fantastic 3-night “glamping” – (glamorous camping) - get-away for two. Fossil Beach Farm offers waterfront accommodation on the beautiful sunset side of the island in either the Kowloon or Discovery Glamping Tents. Fresh air, starry nights and island discovery.

Valid for 2021/22 Season, subject to availability. Adults only, no pets.

Valued at $750Current bid: $900

Donated By Fossil Beach Farm

This item can be mailed.

$750$900
$500 Travel Excursion Certificate
Ready to plan your next great get-away? Who isn't! With this $500 gift certificate you could enjoy one of these great local getaways or put it toward that vacation you've been dreaming of for the past year! Colleen will help you find your perfect excursion. (Restrictions: cannot be used for airfare alone)

Valued at $500Current bid: $400

Donated By Colleen Youngblut Travel

This item can be mailed.

$500$400
A very Good Private Sailing Trip
You and a guest will enjoy a day sailing on Haro Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca on a 37 foot sailing vessel, Karinya, with skipper David and first mate, Gilda Good. Includes a delicious catered picnic lunch for four and a bottle of wine. Date and time subject to mutual agreement, weather and pandemic protocols.

Valued at $600Current bid: $600

Donated By

David and Gilda Good
Victoria Symphony

This item can be mailed.

$600$600
Enjoy the beauty of BC's Pacific Rim Park
Nature lovers and adventurers…and pretty much everyone else…will adore the Tofino Resort & Marina located in the stunning Pacific Rim Park. Stay 3 days and 2 nights at this newly renovated waterfront hotel right in the heart of Tofino, the perfect jump off spot to explore all the region has to offer. Part of your special experience includes a $200 gift certificate for dining at the resort’s 1909 Kitchen, where you will enjoy an ingredient driven menu sourced from Tofino’s oceans, shoreline and forests. Excludes long weekends, holidays and blackout dates. Valid for stays February 28 through May 31; October 1 through December 31. Expires December 31, 2022.

Valued at $700Current bid: $700

Donated By Tofino Resort & Marina

This item can be mailed.

$700$700
3 Night Stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort
Welcome to the luxurious Long Beach Lodge, a boutique resort with world-class cuisine and quintessential west coast oceanfront accommodations on Cox Bay Beach. When you arrive all you have to do is relax and enjoy all the amenities this beautiful resort has to offer. From your Deluxe Beachfront room you can surf check from your private patio or catch a glowing sunset with a good book by your in-room fireplace.
Not valid July, August, or holidays. Expires February 2022.

Valued at $1,700Current bid: $1,590

Donated By Long Beach Lodge

$1,700$1,590
Hotel Zed Tofino, 2-night stay
Want to get away in style? Visit Hotel Zed in Tofino for a deluxe hotel experience that will take you back to the 1970s, but with all modern amenities. What other hotel can boast a bike path through the lobby, an on-site bird sanctuary, and only a short stroll to Chesterman Beach? Free rental bikes. Blackout July and August and long weekends. Expires March 2022.

Valued at $700Current bid: $700

Donated By Hotel Zed Tofino

$700$700
Summer time and the Fly Fishin's Great
A unique Vancouver Island experience! VS board member and fly fishing enthusiast Pete Jando invites you to join him for an all-expenses paid 2-night excursion to Sayward (midway between Campbell River and Port McNeil) in early August to fly fish for pink salmon in the Eve River and Campbell River. Beginners welcome! Offer for one person includes transportation to and from Sayward, private motel accommodation, meal costs, use of equipment (fly rod, waders) as needed, fishing licenses provided. Whatever you catch will be yours – salmon smoking included. Dates dependent on when the salmon are running and mutually agreed. Pandemic restrictions permitting

Priceless!Current bid: $900

Donated By Pete Jando

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$900
BC Ferries Gift Certificate
Feeling the desire to travel during COVID restrictions? What better option than a BC ferry ride to the mainland or one of our many beautiful Gulf Islands. This package includes 2 one-way tickets for passenger vehicle and driver, and 2 one-way tickets for an adult passenger.

These tickets are valid on all routes except Inside Passage, Discovery Coast and Haida Gwaii.

COVID restrictions apply.

Valued at $180Current bid: $200

Donated By BC Ferries

This item can be mailed.

$180$200
VS Exclusives
Getting to Know You… Dinner with Maestro Christian Kluxen
Get to know the artist behind the baton! Here’s your chance for you and a friend to have a friendly and interesting conversation and dinner with Victoria Symphony’s Maestro Christian Kluxen. Wondering how he’s spending his time (or keeping in touch with VS musicians) in Copenhagen during the pandemic? Or what it takes to become a conductor? Perhaps you’re interested in his favourite music or what he does for fun? Enjoy a delicious dinner with your $200 Ferris' Oyster Bar gift certificate. This dinner is possible between July 7 and 18th while Christian is in Victoria. Alternatively, after the pandemic is over and Christian is back conducting in Victoria. Date and time by mutual consent.

Priceless!Current bid: $600

Donated By

Terry Scandrett & Angela Bassage
Christian Kluxen

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$600
Summer in the City - Dinner with VS CEO Matthew White
Always wanted to get to know our new Victoria Symphony CEO a little better and get the inside story on the Symphony or his singing career? Here’s a wonderful opportunity for you and a friend to have a very special time together with Matt and his wife while enjoying a delicious dinner at Fireside Grill’s lovely outdoor patio with your $200 Fireside Grill gift certificate.
Mutually agreed update date and time.

Priceless!Current bid: $500

Donated By

Margot Northey
Matthew White

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$500
Korean Virtual Cooking Class with Cellist Hannah Craig
Enjoy an exclusive Korean virtual cooking class in the comfort of your own home with Victoria Symphony cellist Hannah Craig. A proficient Korean cuisine amateur chef, Hannah will walk you (and family or friends) through an enjoyable 1.5 hour Zoom cooking session after which you can enjoy your own home-cooked Korean meal. Easy to access ingredient list will be sent in advance. Date and time subject to mutual agreement.

Priceless!Current bid: $230

Donated By Hannah Craig

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$230
Virtual Vegetarian Cooking with Flutist Stephanie Bell
Enjoy an exclusive virtual vegetarian cooking class in the comfort of your own home with Victoria Symphony flutist Stephanie Bell. A proficient amateur chef, Stephanie will walk you (and family or friends) through an enjoyable Zoom cooking class after which you can enjoy your home-cooked meal. Class will be 60-90 minutes depending on the menu you have selected. Menu, with easy to access ingredients, date and time to be determined by mutual agreement.

Priceless!Current bid: $150

Donated By Stephanie Bell

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$150
Cycling Tour with VS Musicians
Do you prefer trails? Road riding? Easy-going rambling? Whatever your favourite way to cycle, you (and up to two others) are invited to join 3 friendly Victoria Symphony string players for a 2-hour ride. The route will be customized to your riding style (Spandex optional!). Stops at viewpoints along the way will provide an opportunity for a fun and friendly visit with Associate Concertmaster Christi Meyers, Principal 2nd Violinist Tori Gould and Violist Kay Cochran. Your tour will end on Government Street with refreshments generously offered by Frankie’s Modern Diner. Route, date and time subject to mutual agreement and weather conditions.

Priceless!Current bid: $150

Donated By

Frankie's Modern Diner
Christi Meyers, Tori Gould and Kay Cochran

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$150
Cruise Adventure for Two with Principal Percussionist
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a percussionist? Now is your chance to find out! Victoria Symphony Principal Percussionist Karl Williams invites you and one companion to join him for a 2-hour cruise in the waters off beautiful Oak Bay in his 30-foot Catalina. After setting out from the Oak Bay Marina, enjoy a socially-distanced summer cruise with friendly and interesting conversation and a glass of bubbly. Date and time subject to mutual agreement taking into account weather and pandemic restrictions.

Priceless!Current bid: $310

Donated By

Karl Williams
Victoria Symphony

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$310
Summer time's the time for Music in the Garden
Enjoy this private summer afternoon musical party in a beautiful spacious garden on Ten Mile Point hosted for you by a VS patron. While you and your friends (up to 24) relax with a glass of wine and light refreshments from Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry, a chamber ensemble with Victoria Symphony musicians will entertain you with a 30-minute private concert in a well-spaced tranquil garden setting. A great way to celebrate a special occasion or simply a perfect summer afternoon. A July or August date to be selected by mutual agreement with the hosts, taking into account weather and pandemic protocols. If the event must be postponed because of pandemic restrictions, hosts have agreed to extend the offer to summer 2022.

Priceless!Current bid: $1,040

Donated By

VS Patron
Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry
Victoria Symphony

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$1,040
Summer Concerts at Government House with VIP Seating
Missing live concerts? Here’s a unique opportunity to enjoy VIP front row seating at 4 Victoria Symphony summer outdoor chamber concerts on the grounds of the beautiful Government House estate. Package includes 4 tickets to 4 chamber concerts and 4 invitations to a VIP event during the Symphony’s summer festival. Dates and time to be determined.

Valued at $450Current bid: $360

Donated By Victoria Symphony

This item can be mailed.

$450$360
Up Close and Personal - On Stage and Backstage
This is your chance to sit onstage with the orchestra and experience the sound up close and personal. A truly unique experience! See and feel the music during a rehearsal and learn first hand what the orchestra sounds like from the inside with music swirling all around you. This unique opportunity will provide a different perspective from being an audience member. Date subject to provincial pandemic protocols.

Priceless!Current bid: $500

Donated By Victoria Symphony

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$500
Exclusive Private Rehearsal & Backstage Tour
Let the music play! Here’s your chance for an exclusive VIP hosted experience. You and three guests will be invited to attend a private rehearsal of the Victoria Symphony and watch how they weave their magic music. After, enjoy a hosted backstage meet-and-greet tour with a few friendly musicians, as you get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.
Mutually agreed upon concert. Date and time subject to provincial pandemic protocols.

Priceless!Current bid: $150

Donated By Victoria Symphony

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$150
Golf for 3 with VS Pops Maestro Sean O’Loughlin
You and two friends will make up a foursome for a round of golf with Symphony Pops Maestro Sean O’Loughlin on the award winning Bear Mountain Valley Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Includes power carts with GPS, club valet, club cleaning services and warm up balls on the practice facility.

Time and dates TBD with Sean O’Loughlin, pandemic restrictions will apply.

Priceless!Current bid: $650

Donated By

Bear Mountain Golf Club
Sean O'Loughlin

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$650
Wine & Spirits
2005 Ch. Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Wine lovers alert! This is your chance to enjoy a spectacular Second Growth Grand Cru Classé from an exceptional vintage in the Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. Wine Spectator Magazine calls this wine outstanding, commenting on its beautiful currant, berry and licorice aromas that follow through to a full body, with tar and berry character, fine tannins and a long finish. This wine can be consumed immediately or kept for another 15 years.

Valued at $300Current bid: $300

Donated By Marc and Trish Lortie

$300$300
2008 Ch. Malescot St. Exupéry
Looking for a great addition to your wine cellar? You can’t go wrong with this classic Third Growth Grand Cru Classé wine from the Margaux region in Bordeaux. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate describes it as a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood, awarding a total of 93 points. Drink it now or tuck it away in your cellar for another decade.

Valued at $150Current bid: $120

Donated By Sheridan Scott and David Zussman

$150$120
2005 Ch. Haut Batailley
Critics agree that 2005 is one of the outstanding vintages in Bordeaux and this Grand Cru Classé wine from a small Fifth Growth estate in the Pauillac region will not disappoint. Medium bodied with supple, ripe earthy black fruit, it is ready for you to enjoy right away or can be cellared for another 10 years or longer.

Valued at $150Current bid: $120

Donated By Sheridan Scott and David Zussman

$150$120
Dailuaine - A Rare Single Malt Scotch
If you’re a discerning scotch drinker who enjoys rare finds and great tasting scotch, this one is definitely for you. Be sure to act now and secure this addition for your whisky cellar!!! No cellar? No problem! Purchase this Dailuaine and start your cellar with one of the rarest finds around.
Vintage 1973. Bottled 1996. Stated Age 22 years old. Strength 60.92% Vol. Size 750 ml

Valued at $1,100Current bid: $650

Donated By Peter Malcolm

$1,100$650
Linlithgow (St. Magdalene) Single Malt Scotch
Another particularly rare single malt with a high “collectability” value. Selected by Master Distiller Robert Scott, formerly of Speyside Distillery, this whisky has been bottled at cask strength without being chill filtered. Scott’s selection was voted the Best Independent Bottler in 2008. This whisky was distilled in 1982, bottled in 2000 and is 61.6% ABV / 70cl

Valued at $822Current bid: $490

Donated By Peter Malcolm

$822$490
Select Wine Collection - Wine Tree
Add to your wine cellar or start one with these 17 assorted bottles of wine, carefully selected by Vessel Wines. Sure to please any palette.

JC Ramonet Chassagne - Montrachet 2017 - France, Burgundy
Chateau des Annereux Lalande de Pomerol 2015 - France, Bordeaux
JC Montee de Tonnerre 1er Cru Chablis - France, Chablis
Dard & Ribo Crozes Hermitage 2018 - France, Cotes du Rhone
Pierre Paillard Champagne - France, Champagne
Tedeschi Amarone 2015 - Italy, Valpolicella
Michele Chiave Le Marne Gavi - Italy, Piedmont
Màquina & Tabla Nicasia 2017 - Spain, Toro
Quinta do Crasto Superior - Portugal, Douro
Joel Gott Zinfandel 2018 - California
Stags' Leap Petite Sirah 2015 - California
Erath Pinot Noir 2018 - Oregon
Loveblock Savignon Blanc 2019 - New Zealand, Marlborough
Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz 2018 - Australia, Barossa
Nichol Syrah Nate's Vineyard 2019 - BC, Naramata
Tantalus Riesling 2020 - BC, Okanagan Valley
Blue Mountain Estate Cuvee Chardonnay - BC, Okanagan Valley

Valued at $750Current bid: $750

Donated By Victoria Symphony Board of Directors

$750$750
Symphony Vineyard – “Splash” and a whole lot more
This small, family-owned winery in Saanich has generously donated a gift box with 3 bottles of wine and lovely artisanal Saanich products including their newest wine “Splash”. Included is a gift certificate for a tasting for 4 with cheese platter on the winery’s beautiful grass patio. 100% Saanich grown, Symphony Vineyard specializes in dry aromatic white wines and lively, lightly oaked reds including Ortega, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Pinot Noir, Millot and Foch, as well as the new low alcohol (10%) “Splash”.

Valued at $170Current bid: $240

Donated By Symphony Vineyard

$170$240
Garden/Landscape
New Garden Design
Does your garden need a face lift? Manon Tremblay Garden Design is dedicated to beautifying your yard and helping it stand out from the rest. Get started with a personalized 1-hour garden consultation. Offer expires May 8, 2022.

Valued at $100Current bid: $100

Donated By Manon Tremblay

This item can be mailed.

$100$100
New Garden Design
Does your garden need a face lift? Manon Tremblay Garden Design is dedicated to beautifying your yard and helping it stand out from the rest. Get started with a personalized 1-hour garden consultation. Offer expires May 8, 2022.

Valued at $100Current bid: $80

Donated By Manon Tremblay

This item can be mailed.

$100$80
Garden plants and supplies
Whether you're new to gardening or an old hand, family owned and operated Russell Nursey is here to help. Enjoy this $150 Gift Certificate as you shop for quality plants or garden supplies.

Valued at $150Current bid: $180

Donated By Darrell Gregersen

This item can be mailed.

$150$180
Garden and Landscape Services
Dreaming of creating a beautiful garden and landscape? Need help with lawn and garden maintenance? Costa Verde is here to help with a $250 gift certificate. Valid until January 1, 2022.

Valued at $250Current bid: $300

Donated By Costa Verde Contracting Inc.

This item can be mailed.

$250$300
Garden Tours
HCP Garden Admission for two
What better way to spend a warm summer day than to explore the stunning gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. With its nine acres of demonstration gardens you will be inspired and surely captivate the latent gardener within you.

Valued at $24Current bid: $60

Donated By Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

This item can be mailed.

$24$60
Government House Garden Tour and Tasting
Enjoy a private tour for six people of the magnificent Government House grounds and gardens hosted by Private Secretary Jerymy Brownridge. After the tour, enjoy a “Best of BC” wine tasting (or Tea) with light refreshments and entertaining tales. A unique Victoria experience! Date and time subject to mutual agreement, weather and pandemic protocols. Offer expires August 31, 2021.

Priceless!Current bid: $625

Donated By Government House

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$625
Calling all Garden Lovers!
This is your opportunity to view a “Collector’s Garden”. Graham Smyth, personable owner of Bungalow gift shop and a passionate gardener, will host a private tour for 6 of his exceptional garden in Ten Mile Point. Graham’s garden is home to a vast array of exotic plants which normally only grow in more temperate climates like New Zealand or Chile. After the garden viewing, relax on the ocean-facing patio with a glass of wine and tasty appetizers from De’lish Fine Foods and Catering. This event will take place in late August or early September subject to mutual agreement, weather and pandemic protocols.

Priceless!Current bid: $375

Donated By

Graham Smyth
De'lish Caters
Victoria Symphony

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$375
Summer at Home
Custom Backyard Sandbox
The perfect gift for loved ones with little ones! Your children or grandchildren will love this custom designed sandbox with cover to keep it clean and dry when not in use. Cover opens to create two benches. Sandbox, including sand, will be delivered to your home anywhere in Greater Victoria including Sooke.

Valued at $750Current bid: $225

Donated By Butler Concrete & Aggregate Ltd.

$750$225
Golf
Round of Golf for 4 at Bear Mountain Golf Resort
Fore! Enjoy a round of golf for 4 on the prestigious Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Mountain Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The rugged Mountain Course strikes the perfect balance between playability and a truly challenging year-round gold experience for all skill levels. The Mountain Course is a masterpiece, offering demanding terrain and spectacular natural beauty.
Includes power carts with GPS, club valet, club cleaning services and warm up balls on the practice facility.

Valued at $1,000Current bid: $700

Donated By Bear Mountain Golf Club

This item can be mailed.

$1,000$700
Active
Look and Feel Better!
Spring into spring with a health consultation, 2 training sessions and a body composition test. Not valid for existing clients.

Valued at $300Current bid: $120

Donated By Innovative Fitness

$300$120
Jazzercise your way to fitness
Here’s your chance to try out full-body workouts set to top 40 music combining aerobic exercise and dance fitness for all ages and fitness levels. Offer, including 10 passes for 1-hour classes, valid until Dec. 31, 2021. Not valid for existing customers. Contact Brenda Richardson for up-to-date information.

Valued at $110Current bid: $88

Donated By Jazzercise Oak Bay

$110$88
In Home Personal Trainer
Get fit from the comfort of your own home with inhometrainer! This personal training service brings fitness to your home, making it simple and convenient to reach your goals. Your personal trainer will tailor workouts to you and your fitness goals and motivate you along the way. Anastasia Pearse has been training clients of all ages for over 15 years and loves helping others experience renewed energy, confidence and an overall love of their life when they take positive steps forward in their health and fitness journey.
Visit inhometrainer.ca/victoria to book today. In-person and virtual sessions available.
Package includes a $100 gift certificate to inhometrainer.

Valued at $100Current bid: $60

Donated By Anastasia Pearse

$100$60
Culture/Science
Take me out to the...Museum!
Enjoy a day at the Royal B.C. Museum with admission for two adults including entry to this year’s feature exhibit – ORCAS – Our shared Future (on until January 9, 2022). Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent “killer whales”, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Also included is the beautiful companion coffee table book “Spirits of the Coast”, a literary and visual journey of Orcas in science, art and history. Expiry date: February 27, 2022. Timed-entry tickets must be reserved in advance

Valued at $85Current bid: $102

Donated By RBCM

This item can be mailed.

$85$102
Dining
Deep Cove Chalet exquisite dining experience.
Looking for a special place for a romantic dinner? Deep Cove Chalet, overlooking the Saanich Inlet, is renowned for its cuisine – local, French, and seafood. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the sunset with that special someone with this $250 gift certificate.

Valued at $250Current bid: $400

Donated By Wendy Clay

This item can be mailed.

$250$400
Ferris' Oyster Bar
Give yourself a treat away from the kitchen and help support our local economy. With your $200 Gift Certificate, enjoy dining at the popular Ferris' Oyster Bar, in the heart of downtown Victoria, featuring local seafood and steaks with a Mediterranean flare. Takeout and outdoor seating available.

Valued at $200Current bid: $240

Donated By Terry Scandrett & Angela Bassage

This item can be mailed.

$200$240
Ferris' Oyster Bar
Give yourself a treat away from the kitchen and help support our local economy. With your $100 Gift Certificate, enjoy the popular Ferris' Oyster Bar, in the heart of downtown Victoria, featuring local seafood and steaks with a Mediterranean flare. Takeout and outdoor seating available.

Valued at $100Current bid: $140

Donated By Terry Scandrett & Angela Bassage

This item can be mailed.

$100$140
Glo Restaurant Gift Certificate
Treat yourself to dinner produced by Glo’s team of professionals. Elevated global fare and cocktails are the draw of this chic outpost with patio seating and water views. Located on the Selkirk Waterway just minutes from downtown, Glo offers takeout as well as outdoor patio seating and indoor dining, subject to pandemic protocols. Reservations required.

Valued at $100Current bid: $140

Donated By Glo Restaurant and Lounge

This item can be mailed.

$100$140
Boom & Batten Restaurant Gift Certificate
Looking for a taste treat? With its perfect view of the Inner harbor, Boom & Batten cuisine celebrates sustainable sources grounded in Pacific Northwest culture – from seafood to fresh vegetables and meats from local producers. In-door dining (subject to pandemic protocols) as well as delivery and take-out options available.

Valued at $100Current bid: $160

Donated By Boom & Batten Restaurant

This item can be mailed.

$100$160
Camosun College Classroom Restaurant
Enjoy a complimentary dining experience for six guests at the Culinary Arts Classroom Restaurant, located at Camosun College, Interurban Campus. Dining room open seasonally in the Fall and Spring. Inclusive of taxes but does not include the cost of beverage and gratuity.

Valued at $150Current bid: $330

Donated By Camosun College

This item can be mailed.

$150$330
Demitasse Cafe and Garden Centre
Enjoy a $50 Gift Certificate to this quaint cafe in the heart of Oak Bay, a go-to place for great food, great coffee and specialty plants.

Valued at $50Current bid: $80

Donated By Demitasse Cafe & Garden Centre

This item can be mailed.

$50$80
For that perfect Handcrafted Pizza
FARO Pizza at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is anchored by its Wood Stone pizza oven and a seasonally changing menu that includes handcrafted pizzas, a variety of fresh salads and small bites, cocktails and local wines, all to be enjoyed in a stunning modern room, at the tasting bar or on the outdoor patio with fire features.

Valued at $100Current bid: $180

Donated By Sheila Wynn

$100$180
Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry
Keen to entertain but don’t know where to start? Cheryl’s Gourmet Catering has been providing high quality Gourmet Take Out, Catering Services and Picnic Baskets for more than 30 years. Services include menu planning, bar services, set-up and clean-up and rentals. Call Cheryl’s and then sit back and enjoy your guests.

Valued at $250Current bid: $250

Donated By Terry Scandrett & Angela Bassage

This item can be mailed.

$250$250
Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry
Are you looking to entertain on a grand scale but don’t know where to start? Why not try Cheryl’s Gourmet Catering offering services – great or small – including barbecues, picnics and afternoon teas. Services include menu planning, bar services, set-up and clean-up and rentals. Call Cheryl’s and then sit back and enjoy your guests.

Valued at $250Current bid: $250

Donated By Terry Scandrett & Angela Bassage

This item can be mailed.

$250$250
Fashion
Step out in Style
Compliments of D. G. Bremner Menswear, a locally owned and operated business, this is your chance to acquire a Custom Made to Measure sports jacket. Or choose a "party coat" (sample in photo)which easily doubles as formal wear, but is equally at home on a great night out with friends. Hundreds of fabrics to choose from! Absolutely UNIQUE to you!

Valued at $1,000Current bid: $800

Donated By D.G. Bremner & Co Menswear and Accessories

$1,000$800
Beautiful hand printed Silk Scarf
One-of-a-Kind, limited edition design by Juno, a local fabric artist. The colourful handmade 100% silk scarf was designed to commemorate the Victoria Symphony's 75th anniversary. Lovely gift to spoil yourself or a loved one. Comes with a custom gift box.

Valued at $150Current bid: $150

Donated By Victoria Symphony

$150$150
Staycation
Victoria Golf Club Social Membership
Impress your friends or business associates, while you enjoy a social membership at the stunningly beautiful Victoria Golf Club, with its rich history and unmatched scenery. You will have full Clubhouse privileges, including the use of their outdoor patio, in the historic Tudor style building which holds a proud place on the National Heritage Register. This membership will provide you with privileges at Macan’s Restaurant and access to the Pro Shop and lessons. You can make full use of the Clubhouse lounges and facilities, subject to current pandemic protocols. Auction item includes the monthly dues for a year.

Valued at $2,000Current bid: $850

Donated By Victoria Golf Club

This item can be mailed.

$2,000$850
Union Club, 1-night stay with breakfast
Are you wanting to explore the offerings of the downtown area without worrying about road construction, bike lanes or parking? A one-night stay at the Union Club puts you in the heart of downtown and only steps away from the Inner Harbour with its harbour tours, the Royal BC Museum, shops and choice dining venues. Sumptuous breakfast included. Some restrictions apply; dress code applies; pay parking available nearby.

Valued at $300Current bid: $300

Donated By Union Club

This item can be mailed.

$300$300
Sidney Pier Hotel, 1-night stay with parking
Looking for a short staycation? Why not take the opportunity to explore the Saanich Peninsula with a one-night stay at the waterfront Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa. Enjoy the contemporary style and comfort of the guest rooms and indulge yourself in a spa treatment. Explore Sidney’s many boutique shops, visit the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea or the wineries of the Peninsula. Not valid on long weekends or blackout periods

Valued at $350Current bid: $350

Donated By Sidney Pier Hotel

This item can be mailed.

$350$350
Art
Artist's Portrait of your Home
Painter Nancy Ruhl, known for her colourful paintings of Victoria neighbourhoods, will paint a canvas portrait of your home, up to 20” x 20”. Over the last decade Nancy has exhibited across the country and become a mainstay in Victoria’s art community.

Valued at $950Current bid: $1,330

Donated By Nancy Ruhl

$950$1,330
Painting by Hanna Bendston
As a painter based in Victoria, BC, Hanna uses the ingredients of form, colour, mood, texture, and gesture to express her individuality and her relationship to the world. Hanna’s art has broad appeal and her most recent art shows at the Union Club of Victoria and Uplands Golf Club were very successful.

Valued at $950Current bid: $570

Donated By Hanna Bendston

$950$570
Serpentine “Bird” Carving
Add to your collection of Inuit art with this Serpentine “Bird” carving (4.5 in x 6.5 in x 11 in) by Inuit carver Mark Pitsiulak from Kimmirut on Baffin Island. Mark is an extraordinary carver who is considered to be one of the best Inuit artists in the world and is internationally renown for his work on a global scale.
Mark's compositions have a glossy finish, are so smooth and slick that they convey pure harmony mixed with sophistication. He prefers carving smaller figures and enjoys directing more focus and detail into a smaller stone. This is a very beautiful piece for any home or office.

Valued at $850Current bid: $730

Donated By Madrona Gallery

$850$730
Framed Floral Batik on Silk
Brighten your home or office with this hand-drawn vibrant-coloured floral batik on silk from Thailand. Attractive wood frame is 23"x23".

Valued at $75Current bid: $45

Donated By Kay Holt

$75$45
Framed Floral Batik on Silk
Brighten your home or office with this hand-drawn vibrant-coloured floral batik on silk from Thailand. Attractive wood frame is 23"x23".

Valued at $75Current bid: $45

Donated By Kay Holt

$75$45
Framed Floral Batik on Silk
Brighten your home or office with this hand-drawn vibrant-coloured floral batik on silk from Thailand. The attractive frame is 23"x23".

Valued at $75Current bid: $30

Donated By Kay Holt

$75$30
Outdoor Watercolour Lesson
Enjoy an outdoor painting session with a seasoned local artist. You’ll discover watercolour talent you didn’t know you had! Date and time subject to mutual agreement, weather and pandemic protocols. Valid until August 31, 2021.

Priceless!Current bid: $225

Donated By Trish Lortie

Priceless!$225
Experiences
Calling all book lovers
Shelagh Rogers, the highly awarded and personable host and producer of the CBC Radio programme The Next Chapter, will meet with you - and perhaps your book club - for a lively discussion of your best-loved stories and tales; she might even bring along a favourite author! Enjoy an animated exchange with one of Canada’s most cherished broadcast journalist and the University of Victoria’s very own Chancellor. The meeting can take place over Zoom or face-to-face, in accordance with current pandemic protocols.

Priceless!Current bid: $950

Donated By Shelagh Rogers

This item can be mailed.

Priceless!$950
Books
A Reader's Delight
Two of Victoria’s independent book stores - Bolen Books and Munro’s Books - have offered gift certificates valued at $50 and $30 respectively. Both stores have an excellent selection of general interest books ranging from kids’ books, science fiction, cooking, travel, fiction, nonfiction, mystery and more. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you find the perfect read. In addition both stores offer a wide selection of puzzles and greeting cards.

Valued at $80Current bid: $112

Donated By

Bolen Books
Munro's Books

$80$112
Culinary
Make the perfect Pizza!
Make the perfect pizza with this round steel pizza stone fabricated locally. Capital Iron has been one of Victoria’s favourite stores since 1934 and has been locally owned and operated by the same family from its beginning. Capital Iron has supported many important organizations in the community over the years and looks forward to continuing that tradition.

Valued at $100Current bid: $100

Donated By Mike Black, Capital Iron

$100$100
Chef on the Run
Tired of cooking? Bored with your own menus? With this $250 gift certificate, you’ll find many different entrée meal choices, all freshly prepared in house. Pick up or delivery available.

Valued at $250Current bid: $300

Donated By Martin Cowden, Chef on the Run

This item can be mailed.

$250$300
Charelli's
Cheese Mongers and Specialty Food Merchants, Charelli’s has lots of variety and interesting specialty food items to choose from including: fabulous cheeses; olives, pickled and marinated items; savoury spreads, sauces and dressings; and cured meats to name just a few.

Valued at $50Current bid: $80

Donated By Charelli's

$50$80
The Hungry Hummingbird
The Hungry Hummingbird creates gourmet charcuterie and grazing boxes ideal for any event or occasion from parties to picnics. Gift certificate for $75!

Valued at $75Current bid: $75

Donated By Hungry Hummingbird

$75$75
Calling all Pizza lovers!
The must-have designer Pizza Kit for Pizza aficionados! Hand-crafted by local real estate agent Neil Bosdet, the "Old Stone Oven Pizza and Baking Kit" includes pizza paddle, matching French-tapered rolling pin and stand, high-end Pizza stone and Bloodwood Pizza cutter. The perfect gift for you or that special someone.

Valued at $350Current bid: $280

Donated By Neil Bosdet, BH Bosdet Homes

$350$280
Gifts
Royal B.C. Museum Gift Shop
Stop by after your visit to the museum or make this your gift shopping destination. The shop’s outstanding collection of unique gifts and books includes items related to exhibits and also features the best of BC’s crafts. You will see something for everyone on your list as you browse through the jewelry, clothing, art, children’s books and toys, indigenous related items and more.

Valued at $100Current bid: $120

Donated By Sheridan Scott and David Zussman

This item can be mailed.

$100$120
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Gallery Shop
Find the perfect gift for that special someone or treat yourself. The Gallery Shop boasts a large selection of Art prints, books, jewellery, scarves, magnets, puzzles and much more.

Valued at $100Current bid: $120

Donated By Sheila Wynn

This item can be mailed.

$100$120
Bungalow...for that perfect gift
An eclectic mix of several stores in one. Located in the heart of Estevan Village, Bungalow is your go-to store for cards, soaps, jewellery, interesting home decor, kitchen gadgets, placemats and more!! Lots of different options for finding that perfect something with this $200 gift certificate.

Valued at $200Current bid: $240

Donated By Jean and Alan Hollingworth

This item can be mailed.

$200$240
Wellness
Bliss Boutique Spa and Wellness
In the heart of Cadboro Bay village, this unique boutique Spa will give you a holiday from your daily life. With aromatic scents and luxurious treatments you will be swept away from today's worries. Go ahead and pamper yourself or someone you love.

Valued at $100Current bid: $120

Donated By Joanie Hesketh

$100$120
Bliss Boutique Spa and Wellness
In the heart of Cadboro Bay village, this unique boutique Spa will give you a holiday from your daily life. With aromatic scents and luxurious treatments you will be swept away from today's worries. Go ahead and pamper yourself or someone you love.

Valued at $100Current bid: $120

Donated By Joanie Hesketh

$100$120
Derma Spa
Derma Spa applies leading technologies in all its medical, aesthetic and spa services in a warm and welcoming environment. Experience the Derma Spa difference with this gift certificate.

Valued at $100Current bid: $120

Donated By Derma Spa

$100$120
Spa Magnolia
The Spa Magnolia, adjacent to the luxury boutique Magnolia Hotel and Spa’s lobby, is an oasis of calm offering a holistic approach to health, with seven treatment rooms and a spacious relaxation lounge. Pamper yourself or a loved one with this gift certificate.

Valued at $100Current bid: $120

Donated By Sheila Wynn

$100$120
Pets
Calling all Pet Lovers!
Here's your chance to have a personalized painting of your favourite pet. Local artist Vicky Turner specializes in pet portraits. Portraits are 9"x12" and presented matted for a 12"x16" frame. Visit www.vickyturnerwatercolours.com

Valued at $250Current bid: $250

Donated By Vicky Turner

$250$250
Floral
A Perfect Bouquet
Treat yourself or that someone special with a beautiful floral bouquet with this $100 gift certificate. Fine Floral Designs will create your perfect floral gift.

Valued at $100Current bid: $100

Donated By Fine Floral Designs

$100$100
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