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Night at the Aquarium is the Vancouver Aquarium’s signature gala fundraiser to benefit the Aquarium's many conservation, research and education programs. 

If you would like to donate to the auction, please fill out our online auction donation form.

You can also contact Alec Moloney, Events Coordinator by calling 604.659.3753 or email nightattheaquarium@ocean.org 

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2018 RAFFLE

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1. FLY WITH AIR CANADA
Donated by Air Canada | Air Canada Rouge
Value: $20,000

If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is your chance to win two Business Class tickets anywhere Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge fly.

Space is subject to availability at time of booking as well as certain blackout dates. Travel must be completed by June 21, 2019

Live Auction Items

L1. Wine Cellar par Excellence

Donated by Wine Cellar Depot, Naramata Bench Winery Association, the Vancouver Aquarium Board of Directors and the Night at the Aquarium committee

This is the ultimate wine lover’s package. Bring home the full size Oenopro wine storage cabinet.  This cellar can act as a built-in or free standing system and comes stocked with 35 bottles of show-stopping wine including:

•   24 bottles from various extraordinary Naramata Bench wineries

•   11 delectable bottles hand-selected by the Vancouver Aquarium Board of Directors and the Night at the Aquarium committee

L2. “Egg Yolk Jelly

Donated by Cristina Mittermeier - Sea Legacy & Kimprints

A framed print of her iconic 'Egg Yolk Jelly' in the Salish Sea signed by National Geographic photographer and Sea Legacy co-founder Cristina Mittermeier. Shot in the cold, green waters of the B.C. coast, this stunning image reminds us of the abundant and varied life which calls the Salish Sea home. The story of the ocean is one of an ecosystem at the limits of its resilience but against all odds, vibrant life flourishes.

L3. Underwater Adventure

Donated by Aquatica Submarines

Nothing can compare to actual “eyes on” when exploring the wonderful oceans.  With unparalleled visibility, exceptional stability and maneuverability, and the comfort of a climate controlled cabin - Aquatica submersibles are the ideal choice.

You and a friend will experience the fragile beauty of Howe Sound from a truly unique perspective. The glass sponge reefs here are unlike anything else in the world and until a quarter of a century ago were believed to be extinct. Now, guided by an Aquatica expert, you can discover this important habitat for yourself and learn more about the importance of protecting them.

Terms & Conditions: Excursion will be booked by Aquatica Submarines Inc. and will not be valid with any other offers. In an effort to accommodate, guests will receive multiple time slots in which to fulfill the offer.

L4. Dinner in the Sky

Donated by Westcoast Sightseeing & Ocean Wise

You and 21 guests (yes, 21!) are invited to an extraordinary culinary experience. You will be lifted more than 100 feet into the air to enjoy a sumptuous feast hosted by Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell. Chef Bell will prepare a delicious meal featuring local and sustainable West Coast cuisine paired with unparalleled views of Vancouver. What better chance to take a selfie than while dining above the breath-taking natural beauty of Vancouver? Experience lasts 2 hours with 1 hour ‘in the Sky’.

The experience is based on availability, coming to Vancouver July 5 to August 31, 2018.

L5. Scotland, The Faroe Islands & Iceland Expedition

Donated by One Ocean Expeditions

Natural wonders, superb wildlife, unique culture and a fascinating history.

Follow in the footsteps of Vikings and Gaels and explore the stunning islands of the North Atlantic. Explore the dramatic coastlines of Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland and immerse yourself in the region’s ancient history.

Our voyage begins in Scotland, known for its rich tapestry of history, culture and rugged, natural beauty. Harsh lands are fringed by a dramatic coastline, broken up by the occasional fishing village and quaint seaside town. Passing through the Outer Hebrides, the UK’s most remote islands, our voyage continues to the unique landscape of the Faroe Islands. An archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands are some of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world. Famous for their natural beauty, rolling green hills and grass covered roofs, the country is dominated by steep mountains, sheep, and the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. The weather is volatile, but this doesn’t seem to bother the millions of seabirds that settle here. Our last stop on our North Atlantic adventure takes us to Iceland, home to ice covered volcanoes, immense glaciers and geothermal lagoons. A stark, volcanic land with a warm heart, Iceland’s shallow fjords are a haven for whales, dolphins and seals alike and there is a surprising array of wildlife. This superb voyage links three of the gems of the North Atlantic. Each day we explore off the ship in the company of expert guides, cruising in the zodiacs and enjoying walks on shore.

Photo Credit: Dave Brosha

Terms & Conditions: Valid for cruise only. Non-transferable. Valid on 12 June 2019 Scotland, Faroe

Islands and Iceland voyage only. Not redeemable for cash

L6. Rennie Museum Private Dinner

Donated by Anonymous

A private view of the exhibition of world-renowned artist Kerry James Marshall followed by an elegant rooftop dinner catered by Four Seasons.

The Wing Sang building is Chinatown's oldest - thoughtfully restored and renovated to exhibit the private contemporary art collection of Bob Rennie. Its doors will exclusively open on a Sunday to welcome you for a prebrunch tour of our newest exhibition for ten people. The works of Kerry James Marshall, one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2017, await you and your guests. Culminate your tour experience on our rooftop sculpture garden with a refined dinner for sixteen catered
by Four Seasons. Savour the vibrant city views as you wine and dine under the glow of Martin Creed’s “Everything Is Going To Be Alright”.

Terms and Conditions: Valid from July 3 to September 15, 2018. Guest list to be confirmedn advance. Minimum of 3 weeks’ notice is required

L7. Tsunami Study

Donated by Douglas Coupland

In May 2018, Vortex, Douglas Coupland’s new art installation in collaboration with Ocean Wise, opened at the Vancouver Aquarium. This is Coupland’s vision of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, realised using plastics and disposable materials collected over years from the shores of Haida Gwaii in Northern British Columbia. Over time he noticed an increase in washed up Japanese materials, most likely the volatile remains of the devastating 2011 Tsunami in Japan. For his fifth solo exhibition at the Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto, Coupland extended his work to single pieces of Tsunami debris which arrived on the Canadian shoreline. A pressing issue of our time parceled into typical Coupland pop-packaging.

L8. A Life-Saving Rescue Experience That You Make Possible

The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

Bidding Begins: $5,000

Our rescue program is Canada’s only dedicated marine mammal rescue facility and is also one of the largest rescue facilities in the world – rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing over 150 marine mammals each year. Ocean Wise has run this program since 1960 and spends over $800,000 per year to operate the rescue centre. Your donation today will directly impact marine wildlife around British Columbia. A charitable receipt will be provided. Incentives for donations are being offered. Donors giving $10,000 will receive a seal release by boat in local waters. Donors giving $5,000 will receive a private seal release on a beach. Donors giving $2,500 will receive a private tour for four (4) at the Rescue Centre. Donors giving $1,000 will receive a large seal stuffy.

Silent Auction Items

AQUATIC EXPERIENCES
1. Trainer for a Day
DONATED BY
Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative
ESTIMATED VALUE PRICELESS

2. Rounds with Dr. Marty
DONATED BY
Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative
ESTIMATED VALUE PRICELESS

3. Meet the Penguins
DONATED BY
Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative
ESTIMATED VALUE $260

4. Year of Events
DONATED BY
Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,200

5. Family Membership and Sea Otter Encounter
DONATED BY
Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,200

ADVENTURE & PLAY
6. Hit the Race Track
DONATED BY
BMW Car Club of BC
ESTIMATED VALUE $285

7. WasSUP?
DONATED BY
Thurso Surf
ESTIMATED VALUE $569

ART
8. "French Braid Quilting"
DONATED BY
Alrene Smith
ESTIMATED VALUE $800

9. Chloe Angus Spirit Blanket
DONATED BY
Chloe Angus
ESTIMATED VALUE $349

10. "Octavius" by Cory Kinney
DONATED BY
Cory Kinney
ESTIMATED VALUE $4,000

11. Live Painting by Julius Csotonyi
DONATED BY
Julius Csotonyi
ESTIMATED VALUE $2,000

12. "Ebb and Floww XII"
by Monica Gewurz
DONATED BY
Monica Gewurz
ESTIMATED VALUE $980

13. "Snow Leopard" by Gilles Archambault
DONATED BY
Ocean Wise and Kimprints
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,000

14. "Dofleini Domain" by Simon Morris
DONATED BY
Simon Morris
ESTIMATED VALUE $4,000

ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE
15. From Boulevard to Ballet
DONATED BY
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar and Ballet BC
ESTIMATED VALUE $570

16. Experience Culture at UBC
DONATED BY
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
and the Museum of Anthropology
ESTIMATED VALUE $135

17. PuSH Yourself
DONATED BY
PuSH Performing Arts Festival and Donnellan's Irish Pub
ESTIMATED VALUE $326

18. VIP at Skookum
DONATED BY
Skookum Festival
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,400

19. Evening Under the Stars
DONATED BY
Stanley Park Pavilion and Theatre Under the Stars
ESTIMATED VALUE $148

20. Dinner and a Show
DONATED BY
The Cultch and The Mackenzie Room
ESTIMATED VALUE $200

PAMPER AND RESTORE
21. Personal Styling and Closet Cleanse
DONATED BY
Michelle Addison
ESTIMATED VALUE $500

22. Great Hair, Don't Care
DONATED BY
AG Hair Cosmetics
ESTIMATED VALUE $281

23. Massage, Mani & Pedi
DONATED BY
Georgia West Therapeutics and Princess Nails
ESTIMATED VALUE $289

24. Live Your Best Life
DONATED BY
Moksha Yoga and Westminster Savings
ESTIMATED VALUE $500

25. Refresh and Be Well
DONATED BY
The IV Wellness Boutique and Kismet Nutrients
ESTIMATED VALUE $304

PHOTOGRAPHY
26. Family Portraits
DONATED BY
Harley Cross Photography
ESTIMATED VALUE $500

SPORT AND FITNESS
27. We are all Canucks!
DONATED BY
Canucks
ESTIMATED VALUE $300

28. Whistler Golf Excursion
DONATED BY
Golf BC Group
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,000

29. Four Seasons of Fitness
DONATED BY
Heather Thornton
ESTIMATED VALUE $300

30. Horse Riding Lessons
DONATED BY
Imperial Stables
ESTIMATED VALUE $160

31. Getting Fit in Kits!
DONATED BY
Innovative Fitness Kitsilano
ESTIMATED VALUE $378

32. Fore! Golf Lover's Lot
DONATED BY
MNP and Northview Golf Course
ESTIMATED VALUE $680

33. Take Me Out to The Ball Game
DONATED BY
Vancouver Canadians Baseball
ESTIMATED VALUE $200

34. Signed Erik Hurtado Jersey
DONATED BY
Erik Hurtado
ESTIMATED VALUE PRICELESS

35. Whitecaps Suite for 16
DONATED BY
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,860

36. Wailea Golfing Trip
DONATED BY
Wailea Golf Club
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,000

TRAVEL
37. Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
DONATED BY
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa
ESTIMATED VALUE $300

38. Lake Louise Luxury
DONATED BY
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,635

39. Whistler Chateau Stay
DONATED BY
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,100

40. Rest Before the Flight
DONATED BY
Fairmont Vancouver Airport
ESTIMATED VALUE $479

41. Overnight in Calgary
DONATED BY
Hyatt Regency Calgary and River Cafe Calgary
ESTIMATED VALUE $519

42. A Night at The Hyatt
DONATED BY
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
ESTIMATED VALUE $450

43. Nita Lake Lodge Stay
DONATED BY
Nita Lake Lodge Whistler
ESTIMATED VALUE $400

44. Tofino Getaway for Two
DONATED BY
Ocean Village Tofino, West Coast Aquatic Safaris
and Wolf in the Fog
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,000

45. Penticton Lakeside Retreat
DONATED BY
Penticton Lakeside Resort
ESTIMATED VALUE $185

46. Wine Maker's Cabin at Sea Star
DONATED BY
Sea Star Estate Farm & Vineyards
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,000

47. Storm Watching or Spring Getaway
DONATED BY
Wickaninnish Inn
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,200

UNIQUE ITEMS
48. Casino Stay & Play
DONATED BY
River Rock Casino
ESTIMATED VALUE $600

49. Burnished Apple Pendant
DONATED BY
Burnished Apple Designs
ESTIMATED VALUE $350

50. North of Normal Book Club
DONATED BY
Cea Sunrise Person
ESTIMATED VALUE $400

51. Artisan Hardwood Cutting Board & Bowl
DONATED BY
Jalyart
ESTIMATED VALUE $450

52. Doggy Daycare and Dog Food
DONATED BY
Pipsqueak Pups
ESTIMATED VALUE $219

53. Tesla Mini Model S
DONATED BY
Anonymous
ESTIMATED VALUE $650

54. Zero Waste Kit
DONATED BY
The Soap Dispensary
ESTIMATED VALUE $150

WINE AND DINE
55. Brunch at Belgard
DONATED BY
Belgard Kitchen
ESTIMATED VALUE $100

56. Blue Water Dinner
DONATED BY
Blue Water Cafe
ESTIMATED VALUE $450

57. Burrowing Owl Winery
DONATED BY
Burrowing Owl Winery
ESTIMATED VALUE $300

58. Taste of the Ocean
DONATED BY
Canfisco
ESTIMATED VALUE $150

59. Chambar Spectacular
DONATED BY
Chambar
ESTIMATED VALUE $400

60. Everything Wine Basket
DONATED BY
Everything Wine
ESTIMATED VALUE $134

61. Downtown Date Night
DONATED BY
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and Loden Hotel
ESTIMATED VALUE $689

62. Family Forage
DONATED BY
Forage
ESTIMATED VALUE $300

63. Eat, Drink and be Foodie
DONATED BY
Granville Island Brewing and Vancouver Foodie Tours
ESTIMATED VALUE $270

64. Host at Heritage
DONATED BY
Heritage Asian Eatery
ESTIMATED VALUE $300

65. Seafood Dinner to Remember
DONATED BY
Joe Fortes Seafood
ESTIMATED VALUE $1,000

66. Dining a la Shangri-La
DONATED BY
Market by Jean-Georges
at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
ESTIMATED VALUE $400

67. Tea-Lightful
DONATED BY
Teahouse Restaurant
ESTIMATED VALUE $200

68. Taste of Water Street
DONATED BY
Water St Cafe
ESTIMATED VALUE $250

69. Deep Cove Tour & Tasting
DONATED BY
Woods Spirit Company
ESTIMATED VALUE $450

70. Tap & Barrel
DONATED BY
Tap & Barrel
ESTIMATED VALUE $100

71. Off to the Races
DONATED BY
Hastings Racecourse
ESTIMATED VALUE $450

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