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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 Samantha Robertson, Events Coordinator by calling 604.659.3473 or email nightattheaquarium@ocean.org 

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1. Go Far! The World is Yours
Donated by Air Canada
Value: $20,000

If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is your chance to win two International Business Class tickets anywhere Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge fly. This amazing prize includes access to the award-winning Maple Leaf Lounge, priority check-in and concierge service.

Subject to blackout dates. Valid until June 2018.

2. Diamond Necklace
Donated by Spence Diamonds
Value: $2,090

A timeless .5 carat diamond, 14K white gold necklace. With three natural diamonds, the drop pendant is sure to be a head-turner!

3. Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Donated by the Vancouver Aquarium
Value: $400

Go behind-the-scenes with a Vancouver Aquarium interpreter to learn about our fascinating animals. This tour for four will include a visit to the jelly hallway, our educational wet lab, and a unique chance to feed the adorable sea otters.

LIVE AUCTION 

L1. The Ultimate Wine Cellar
Donated by Wine Cellar Depot, Naramata Bench Winery 
Association & the Night at the Aquarium committee
Estimated Value: $3,000

This is the ultimate wine lover’s package. Bring home the full size Oenopro wine storage cabinet that fits 168 bottles of wine. This cellar can act as a built-in or free standing system and comes fully stocked with 34 bottles of show-stopping wine including:

• 24 bottles from various extraordinary Naramata Bench wineries

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

L2. Tesla Whistler Getaway
Donated by Coca-Cola Canada, Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Estimated Value: $
1,270

An incredible, deluxe weekend in Whistler awaits you and a guest. The open road behind the wheel of a Telsa is the ultimate way to drive to Whistler and back in style. This once-in-a-lifetime package includes:

  • A weekend use of a Tesla vehicle from Friday through until Sunday
  • Two night stay in a Fairmont Room at Chateau Whistler, including breakfast for two in the Wildflower Restaurant each morning , and self-parking
  • Dinner for two at Bearfoot Bistro, one of Whistler’s premier fine dining restaurants
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola 

Expires June 30, 2018. Subject to availability. Blackout dates:Dec 23 - Jan 2. July & August dates are extremely limited.

L3. Yukon Aurora Adventure

Donated by Air North
Estimated Value: $
3,500

You and a guest will fly from Vancouver to the Yukon, courtesy of Air North, Yukon’s Airline including light meal service and complimentary seat selection and experience one night in Yukon’s bustling capital city, Whitehorse. Visit the MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Yukon Wildlife Preserve and walk along the Yukon River. Enjoy the downtown shops, restaurants and great coffee shops. Next enjoy three magical nights under the stars with the opportunity to spot the ethereal glow of the northern lights at the award winning 4.5-star luxury Inn on the Lake, retreat on the shores of March Lake, located 40 minutes south of Whitehorse. This exciting package includes:

Round trip airfare for two on Air North, Yukon’s Airline between Vancouver and Whitehorse, including complimentary seat selection and inflight meal service. Flight is only 2 hours and 50 minutes. 

DAY 1

• One night accommodation, Best Western Gold Rush Inn (based on double occupancy) located in Whitehorse

• Two passes to the MacBride Museum of Yukon History

• One Yukon Brewing Company tour

DAY 2, 3 & 4

• Three nights’ accommodation at the Inn on the Lake (based on double occupancy)

• All meals and activities included

• A day of snowmobiling, ice fishing, campfire lunch and pond hockey

• Cold weather clothing and shuttles … and of course

• Aurora viewing is the #1 rated aurora viewing place in North America 

L4. Wilderness Luxury at Sonora
Donated by Sonora Resort
Estimated Value: $
6,900

You and a guest will enjoy a 3 night, 4 day all-inclusive package at the incomparable Sonora Resort on Sonora Island, BC. Located 50 minutes from Vancouver by helicopter, Sonora Resort pampers you with exceptional personalized service and gourmet dining in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings of BC’s west coast. Your 3 night all-inclusive package has it all:

• Luxurious accommodation for two in a Gold Room

• Return transportation by helicopter or seaplane from Richmond, BC

• $300 Island Currents Spa credit

• A spectacular one-hour Eco Tour for 2

• All gourmet meals, alcohol, appetizers and refreshments

• Access to the fly fishing trout pond, virtual golf course and state-of-the-art theatre room

• Use of resort amenities including swimming pool, hot tubs, spa mineral pools, fitness centre, theatre, tennis court and games room 

Expires Oct 15, 2017. Dates subject to availability. Gratuities not included. 

L5. Paradise Awaits in French Polynesia
Donated by Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Estimated Value: $
5,500

Sink your toes into white-sand beaches, stop for a dip in a crystal-clear lagoon, and sip champagne while gazing at an expanse of shimmering stars. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora invites you to make your holiday dreams come true with a 4-night stay in a Beach View Overwater Bungalow. Surround yourself with traditional teak furnishings, high ceilings and roofs thatched with pandanus leaves in our expansive overwater bungalow suites. Includes daily breakfast for two with open-air dining experience enhanced by gentle ocean breezes at Tere Nui Restaurant. 

Expires April 30, 2018. Subject to availability. Non-transferable and not for resale. Blackout dates: June 10 - 22, 2017; July 16 - 20, 2017; Oct 2 - 13, 2017; Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018; Feb 19 - 23, 2018; Mar 31 - Apr 8, 2018; Apr 21 - 24, 2018 

L6. Private Dinner at the Aquarium or Your Home
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium and Tom Lee Music
Estimated Value: $
3,000

You and seven friends are invited to a sumptuous feast prepared by Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell either at the Aquarium or at your home. Chef Bell will prepare a delicious meal featuring local and sustainable West Coast cuisine paired with wine. Host your guests as a Steinway & Sons grand piano provided by Tom Lee Music plays in the background. This package also includes 2 bottles of Sparkling Wine from Chandon - part of Moet Hennessy Wine Division courtesy of Tom Lee Music. 

Expires June 2018. Date subject to availability. Must be booked at least one month in advance. Tom Lee piano may be substituted for a different instrument if hosted at winner’s home and there are size restrictions 

L7. All-Inclusive Fishing in Haida Gwaii
Donated by Langara Fishing Adventures
Estimated Value: $
10,000

Luxurious accommodations, gourmet cuisine, spectacular wildlife and the world’s best salmon and halibut fishing await you in one of Canada’s most remote and scenic locations. Langara Island Lodge, situated on B.C.’s majestic Haida Gwaii islands, offers an unforgettable adventure for both avid anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. 

You’ll enjoy fishing just minutes from the lodge in waters that play host to the greatest abundance of salmon on the west coast of North America. And a typical trip will feature numerous sightings of Humpback and Killer whales, sea lions, bald Eagles and many other unique species of fish, birds and marine mammals. This package includes:

• 4-day trip to Langara Fishing Lodge for 2 people in 2017 or 2018 (see below for date restrictions)

• Return air travel from Vancouver to the Haida Gwaii islands

• Scenic helicopter flight to Langara Fishing Lodge on remote Langara Island

• Accommodations and meals, including alcohol with meals

• Private unguided 19’ boat (guided fishing available as option)

• All necessary fishing equipment and marine clothing

• Care of your catch, including vacuum-packing, flashfreezing and packaging for travel home 

• Must be redeemed in 2017 during months of June, July or September; or in 2018 during months of May, June or September

• Trip dates subject to availability at the time of booking

• Guided fishing is not included, but is available as an option

• Winner can purchase up to 2 additional trips at a discount of $200 off Langara’s seasonal rates

L8. Northwest Passage & Greenland Expedition
Donated by One Ocean Expeditions
Estimated Value: $36,500

Sailing in comfort aboard the well-appointed One Ocean vessel, you and a guest will discover the Arctic through expedition cruising, exploring coastlines in search of beluga whales, narwhals, polar bears and other fascinating wildlife. You will learn what it is like to live in such a remote, yet beautiful region and visit the amazing communities of Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Pond Inlet and Cambridge Bay.

• 12 nights and 13 days

• Includes all meals and accommodation on board in a Twin Private cabin, zodiac excursions and landings, ship transfers, food and beverages and foul weather gear

• You will be following in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, exploring the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic region. One Ocean’s involvement in the Victoria Strait Expedition 2014 in finding Sir John Franklin’s lost ship, HMS Erebus, contributes to the magic and mystery of this voyage 

• Valid for cruise only

• Non-transferable

• Valid on following departure: 24

• August- 5 September, 2018

• Based on availability

• Not redeemable for cash 

L9. An Unforgettable Educational Experience That You Make Possible
Delivered by Vancouver Aquarium
Bidding Begins: $5,000
 

All children should see the ocean, touch a sea star and discover the connections between animals, environments and ourselves. Help us create access to education and ocean opportunities for disadvantaged youth with a visit to the Aquarium or by sending AquaVan, our innovative, award winning science-based educational outreach program to their school. These are fantastic and interactive educational experiences that children will never forget! 

The cost for one school class to visit the Aquarium or to have AquaVan visit a school is $2,000. 

Your donation today will directly impact the lives of children around British Columbia. A charitable Receipt will be provided.

1. Meet Chester
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium
Estimated Value: $
320

You and a friend will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet one of the most personable animals at the Vancouver Aquarium... Chester! Chester is a young false killer whale that was rescued as a calf in distress and nursed back to health by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue team. Go behind-the-scenes and experience an interactive training session alongside an Aquarium trainer and learn all about what makes Chester so unique! 

Maximum two participants. Minimum age of eight years old. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Expires June 30, 2018. Cannot be donated to other auctions or resold. 

2. Marine Mammal Trainer for a Day
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium
Estimated Value: $
Priceless

Ever wondered what it is like to work with the dolphins? Get up close with a sea otter? Learn what it takes to be part of our outstanding marine mammal team as you become a Vancouver Aquarium trainer for a day. You and a friend will participate in interactive training sessions, help prepare food and learn more about the many animals at the Aquarium. 

Minimum age of eight years old. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Dates subject to availability. Non-transferable. Valid until June 30, 2018. Cannot be donated to other auctions or resold. 

3. Family Membership & Sea Otter Encounter
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium
Estimated Value: $
400

Have an amazing family experience at the Aquarium year-round with a one-year family membership. Enhance your experience by getting up close and personal with our sea otters and accompany an Aquarium interpreter to learn more. You’ll spend time in the Animal Encounter room, learning why these animals are so important to their ecosystem. Then, meet with a member of the marine mammal staff to learn about animal care and feeding. Finally, prepare yourself to get closer to the animals as you help with an otter training session. 

Activation of membership must take place before December 31, 2017 by calling in advance. Sea Otter Encounter is valid until June 30, 2018 and date is subject to availability. Minimum age of eight years. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Cannot be donated to other auctions or resold. 

4. Meet the Penguins
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium
Estimated Value: $
240

You and three friends will accompany an Aquarium interpreter to learn more about an endangered species: the African penguin. Spend time exploring around their habitat, learning about the individual penguins we have the opportunity to take care of. Then, go behind-the-scenes to see the fishy side of taking care of penguins. Finally, prepare yourself to take a close look at the animals as you participate in an enrichment training session.

 Maximum four participants. Minimum age of eight years. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Valid until June 30, 2018. Cannot be donated to other auctions or resold.

5. Rounds with Dr. Marty

Donated by Vancouver Aquarium
Estimated Value: $
Priceless

Accompany Dr. Martin Haulena, the Vancouver Aquarium’s Head Veterinarian, and one of the top vets in the world, on one of his weekly rounds to get the clinical low-down on all the animals under this care. A unique and fascinating experience. 

Dates subject to availability. Non-transferable. Valid until June 30, 2018. Cannot be donated to other auctions or resold. 

6. Save Our Seals
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium
Estimated Value: $
Priceless

You and your family or friends will join the staff of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre as they release a rescued and rehabilitated seal back into the wild. Learn what it takes for the team to care for more than 100 patients each year and how incredibly fulfilling and inspiring it is to see these animals released back to the wild. 

Maximum eight participants. Transportation to the beach not provided. Scheduling of seal release is dependent upon weather and the availability of seals. Non-transferable. Valid until November 30, 2017. Cannot be donated to other auctions or resold. 

8. Year of Events
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium
Estimated Value: $
1150

You and a guest will enjoy a whole year of fantastic Vancouver Aquarium events! Includes tickets to Toast to the Coast – October 20, 2017, Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown – November 2017 and Night at the Aquarium – June 2018. 

Event dates are subject to change. 

10. Kayak & Lunch
Donated by Eco Marine Paddle Sports & The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Estimated Value: $
140You and a friend will explore Vancouver by kayak with a two hour rental leaving from Granville Island, Jericho Beach or English Bay. After your adventure, relax with lunch at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar with a $50 gift certificate. 

Kayak: Expires Sep 30, 2017. Must be 19 years of age or older. Keg: Expires Oct 30, 2017. 

11. Sea Safari Adventure
Donated by Sewells Marina
Estimated Value: $
356

You and three friends will experience a ride on the wild side! Get ready for the ride of your life, on a high-speed rigid hull inflatable, with spray in your face and wind in your hair. They'll suit you up, and take you on a 2 hour guided adventure. Where nature is as wild as the ride! 

Expires Sep 30, 2017 

12. Live Painting by Julius Csotonyi
Donated by Julius Csotonyi
Estimated Value: $
2000

Watch as natural history artist Julius Csotonyi creates an original acrylic artwork on a 30 x 40" canvas live at Night at the Aquarium! 

Julius Csotonyi is a Vancouver-based freelance natural history artist and scientific illustrator with a passion for science and the environment. He has depicted life restorations of novel fossil taxa for research publications and press releases to publicize the research of paleontologists, created life-sized murals for museum exhibits, designed over two dozen collector coins for the Royal Canadian Mint and illustrated a series of dinosaur-themed stamps for Canada Post. 

No digital or print reproductions. Artist reserves right of first refusal for resale of original artwork. 

13. "Sea Nettle Jelly" by Bernard Hanby
Donated by Bernard Hanby & Kimprints
Estimated Value: $
500

"Sea Nettle Jelly" - Underwater photograph by renowned underwater photographer Bernard Hanby. 

14. "Harmony" by Kelly Cannell
Donated by Kelly Cannell  & Kimprints
Estimated Value: $
840

Limited edition silk screen print.

Kelly Cannell is emerging as a prominent Coast Salish artist from the Musqueam Nation in Vancouver, BC.  Since birth, Kelly has been exposed to Coast Salish art and culture.  At the age of 12, Kelly began her art career with her first collaborative silk screen print.  Kelly’s travels throughout the years have been the foundation of her inspiration. Constantly redefining her style and perspective, Kelly continues to challenge herself by expanding on traditional themes as well as pushing the boundaries of contemporary Coast Salish art. 

15. "Ebb and Flow VIII" by Monica Gewurz
Donated by Monica Gewurz
Estimated Value: $
990

Mixed media original framed canvas measuring 24x30".

Born in Lima, Peru, Monica Gewurz immigrated to Canada in 1976 where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. She obtained her Fine Art Certificate from Emily Carr University in 2014. Her work is inspired by natural formations such as rock outcrops, cliffs, canyons, and patterns of light and wind as they move across water and rock surfaces. 

16. "Great Blue Heron" by Robert Bateman
Donated by Robert Bateman  & Kimprints
Estimated Value: $
3600

Limited edition print on paper. AP #7/76.

Robert Bateman’s realistic painting style, featuring wildlife in its habitat, encourages the viewer to closely observe the natural world. Besides being one of Canada’s best-known artists, he is a naturalist, recognized by the Audubon Society as one of the 20th century’s “heroes of conservation”. He is a spokesman for many environmental and preservation issues, using his art to raise millions of dollars for these causes. 

17. "Enduring Spirits - Pacific Salmon Forest" by Susan Point
Donated by Susan Point  & Kimprints
Estimated Value: $
1300

Limited edition serigraph #75.

Susan Point began making limited edition prints on her kitchen table in 1981 while working as a legal secretary. She received several early commissions, which established her reputation for innovative proposals and for completing projects on time, on budget and at the highest level. She took courses in silver, casting and carving, all of which led to monumental sculptures in mixed media, and she was the first Northwest Coast artist to work in glass. She continues to release a number of print editions each year, but her focus has been on commissioned sculpture.  

18. "Virgil" Raven Sculpture
Donated by Blue Horse Folk Art Gallery
Estimated Value: $
500

"Virgil" raven sculpture by Paul Burke. Made of polychrome wood. 13 x 17 x 7"

Character, movement, and emotion are the central tenets of Paul Burke’s sculptures. A deft touch transforms wood, branches, and roots into distinctive individuals full of personality and energy. Whether a portrait of a particular person or a large installation, his work embodies skill and imagination to capture a moment or convey a history. The artist has exhibited in Canada and the United States, and is in corporate and private collections in Europe and North America. Paul works and lives on Salt Spring Island, BC and has collaborated on installations with fellow Splash artist Anna Gustafson – which can be seen in the lower lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver. 

20. A Night with Cirque
Donated by Cirque du Soleil
Estimated Value: $
460

You and three friends are invited to Cirque du Soleil in Vancouver's latest show "KURIOS" with 4 tickets at Price Level 1. 

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. 

Show runs Oct 19 - Dec 3, 2017. Date of tickets to be coordinated with Cirque du Soleil. Tickets will be provided in e-tickets and sent to the Aquarium contact. The Aquarium will then take care of distribution. Tickets cannot be sold. 

23. Monet's Secret Garden
Donated by Vancouver Art Gallery
Estimated Value: $
500

Enjoy a one-year family membership to the Vancouver Art Gallery and take a private tour for four people of their newest exhibit, "Claude Monet's Secret Garden."

The most important exhibition of French painter Claude Monet’s work in Canada in two decades, Claude Monet’s Secret Garden will trace the career of this pivotal figure in Western art history. This exhibition will present thirty-eight paintings spanning the course of Monet’s long career from the unparalleled collection of the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. 

Tour expires Sep 1, 2017.

24. Music to the Ears
Donated by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Estimated Value: $
280

You and three friends will enjoy regular season tickets to Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. 

Expires Dec 11, 2017. Excludes dress circle seating and special presentations. 

25. AG Hair Gift Basket
Donated by AG Hair Cosmetics
Estimated Value: $
257

Inspired by the world of fashion, hair and culture, AG creates a new standard of beauty. Since 1989, AG has been making hair products in-house and ensuring only the highest quality ingredients go into them. Basket includes:

• CLEANSING CREAM, foam-free hair wash

• MOISTURE MASK, infusion treatment

• SEA SPRAY, beachy wave finish

• TEXTURE GLOSS, undone definition

• DRY WAX, matte finishing mist

• COLOUR SAVIOUR, sulfate-free shampoo

• COLOUR SAVOUR, colour protection conditioner

• SIMPLY DRY, style refresher for all hair types

• BB CREAM, total benefit hair primer

• OGC FIREWALL, argan shine & flat iron spray 

26. Anchor & Wing Charm Necklace
Donated by Bloodline Design
Estimated Value: $
800

Bloodline Design's classic sterling silver chain with an anchor & wing charm cluster. Bloodline Design is a local designer and manufacturer of high end Rock n' Roll and heirloom quality jewelry. 

27. Orca Spirit Wrap
Donated by Chloe Angus
Estimated Value: $
199

The Spirit Collection is a collaboration between First Nations Artists and Fashion Designer Chloë Angus. Representing a union between fashion and art, the Spirit Wrap Collection pairs the Classic Button Wrap with original First Nations artwork in a unique and fashionable way. Including the artists’ signature, each Spirit Wrap is a wearable piece of original West Coast art. 

This mussell-coloured Spirit Wrap's design is The Orca - Haida. Orca symbolizes family, longevity, travel and community for the Haida. They are said to protect those who travel away from home and lead them back when the time comes 

30. Bat Your Lashes
Donated by Uplifting Lash
Estimated Value: $
150

Treat yourself to a Yumi Lash Lift and Tint. Yumi lashes is a treatment that lifts and tints your natural lashes for beautiful low maintenance results!

Instead of doing a traditional perm that simply curves your lashes, YUMI™ LASHES turns the eyelashes upwards, gives them Length, Height and Volume, and an appearance of having longer and thicker lashes. 

31. Hit the Links
Donated by Seymour Golf & Country Club
Estimated Value: $
276

Enjoy a round of golf for four people at Seymour Golf & Country Club.

Nestled among the trees and mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore, Seymour Golf and Country Club has provided Lower Mainland golfers with challenging rounds of golf for over sixty years.  Narrow treed fairways and small fast greens demand constant calculations of risk versus reward when teeing up your shots, while elevation changes and tricky landing areas will constantly challenge the course management aspects of your game. 

Valid on Mondays only. Expires Sep 30, 2017. Valid for 9 holes twice during course renovations or 18 holes after renovations 

32. Canucks Suite for 12
Donated by Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Estimated Value: $
3500

Host 12 of your friends or clients at a Canucks game in a Penthouse Suite at Rogers Arena during the 2017-2018 regular season. This special experience also includes:

• A private, behind the scenes tour of the Level 500 Media & Hockey Operations areas

• Special welcome message on the scoreboard

• One team signed hockey stick

• One in-suite visit by a Canucks Alumni 

Must be activated by Aug 30, 2017. Date of game will be chosen at that time. Not transferable, not for sale 

33. Fore! Golf Lovers Package
Donated by GolfBC Group & Big Sky Golf
Estimated Value: $
726

Hit the green with two rounds of golf on two different breathtaking courses in Whistler & Pemberton. Visit the scenic Nicklaus North Golf Course for a round of golf for four people including a shared cart. Then head to the beautiful Big Sky Golf & Country Club for another round of golf for four people including two carts. 

Big Sky: Expires Oct 1, 2017. subject to availability. Nicklaus North: Expires end of 2017 golf season, Sat - Thurs; excluding Holidays. Subject to availability. 

35. Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Donated by Vancouver Canadians
Estimated Value: $
100

Enjoy four tickets to a 2017 regular season game. 

36. Whitecaps Suite for 16
Donated by Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Estimated Value: $
2110

Host 16 of your friends or clients in a suite at the Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake game on Saturday, Sep 9 at 7pm at BC Place. This special experience includes a visit from club ambassador Carl Valentine and a team signed jersey. 

Must be redeemed 21 days prior to match date. 

37. Salt Spring Private Residence
Donated by Alders Plantation Vacation Rental & Water Gardens
Estimated Value: $
1330

You and five friends will enjoy a relaxing two-night stay in a private residence on beautiful Salt Spring Island.

Resembling a river plantation home north of New Orleans on the Mississippi River, this exquisite executive home can sleep up to six (6) people in its three themed bedrooms, each with a private bath. Enjoy your own sauna, covered verandah with view over Ganges Harbour, back stone patio next to the largest waterfall on the property, BBQ deck, outdoor bar & bistro patio, and wood-burning fireplace.

Alders Plantation has over 3,000 catalogued plants, six ponds and 11 waterfalls with 700-feet of walks and pathways throughout the property. In addition to domestic tame ducks, there is an abundance of nesting song birds, woodpeckers, ducks, birds of prey, koi and goldfish, turtles and frogs throughout the woodland and pond areas. 

Expires Oct 30, 2017. Subject to availability. Must be booked three weeks in advance. 

38. Eat, Drink, Stay
Donated by Burrowing Owl
Estimated Value: $
300

Use this $300 gift card on-site at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in Oliver, B.C. for any of the following:

• Lunch or dinner in the Sonora Room Restaurant

• Towards accommodation at the Guest House

• Towards retail items in the Wine Shop 

Must be redeemed by person aged 19 years of age or older. Guest House subject to availability

39. Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe
Donated by Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa
Estimated Value: $
250

Enjoy a one night stay for two in a standard guest room.

Situated on Victoria's breathtaking Inner Harbour, the newly renovated Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa is just steps from downtown shopping, restaurants and attractions. Take pleasure in our fully renovated guestrooms where each element has been chosen to reflect comfort, convenience and thoughtfulness for our guests This beautiful hotel offers a modern waterfront setting for unsurpassed guest service, exceptional dining, and full resort amenities, including an award-winning Spa, complimentary health club, indoor swimming pool and tennis/racquet courts.

Expires Dec 30, 2017. Blackout: holidays, holiday weekends, and months of July & Aug. Subject to availability. Valid for a non-waterview guest room. Upgrade fees apply for different room. 

40. Weekend at Lake Louise
Donated by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Estimated Value: $
1925

You and three friends or family will enjoy a spectacular two night stay in a Deluxe Lakeview Room with breakfast and valet parking. The room can accommodate 4 people depending on bed type.

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. 

Expires June 15, 2018. Subject to availability, additional black-out dates and aren't valid Dec 23 - Jan 2. July and Aug dates are extremely limited. 

41. Empress on the Island
Donated by Fairmont Empress & Helijet
Estimated Value: $
1850

You and a friend will fly to Victoria with a $1,200 Helijet gift card and a one-night Bed & Breakfast for two in a Deluxe Harbourview room.

Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers' Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. 

Fairmont: Expires Jun 30, 2018. Excludes Fri/Sat evenings in July/Aug & Dec 24-26 & 31. Helijet: Expires June 15, 2018. 

42. Rest Before the Flight
Donated by Fairmont Vancouver Airport & Park'N Fly
Estimated Value: $
770

Start your vacation in luxury with a one night stay in a Fairmont Room and 14-day parking voucher at Park'N Fly.

Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the only soundproofed, luxury hotel and spa conveniently located within Vancouver's International Airport (YVR). Situated directly above the US departures terminal, the hotel is only a two-minute stroll from the luggage carousels. Recently voted the #1 Airport Hotel in North America for the third year in a row, this AAA / CAA 4-diamond Vancouver airport luxury hotel features breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views, diverse dining choices and an indoor pool, health club and spa. 

Fairmont: Expires June 15, 2018. Subject to availability. Excludes holidays and special occasions. Park'N Fly: Expires Dec 31, 2018. 

43. Overnight in Calgary
Donated by Hyatt Regency Calgary & River Café
Estimated Value: $
470

Spend the night in Calgary with a stay for two with complimentary valet parking. Dine at the award-winning River Cafe with a $200 gift certificate. The River Cafe has been named one of Canada's best 100 restaurants and is rated #1 on Tripadvisor for restaurants. They are also a proud Ocean Wise Life partner. 

Hyatt: Expires May 31, 2018. Subject to availability. Not valid during Calgary Stampede. River Café: Expiries December 1st, 2017. 

44. Lakeside in Penticton
Donated by Penticton Lakeside Resort
Estimated Value: $
220

Spend the night for two in Penticton with a breathtaking lakeside view room. 

Valid Sep 5 - Dec 30, 2017; Jan 1 - April 30, 2018; Sep 5 - Dec 30, 2018. Subject to availability. 

45. Sandy Beach in Naramata
Donated by Sandy Beach Resort (Naramata)
Estimated Value: $
225

Spend the night with a one night stay for two in Bed & Breakfast guest room.

Relax on a breathtaking stretch of beachfront overlooking beautiful Okanagan Lake with easy access to more than 30 wineries, world class golf courses, and breathtaking biking trails. 

Expires June 15, 2018. Bookings apply Sunday -Thursday nights only. Valid May 1 - June 23, 2017; Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2017; May 1 - June 14, 2018. Excludes event and holiday weekends 

46. Seattle Weekend Getaway
Donated by Seattle Aquarium (Hotel & Experiences)
Estimated Value: $
2200

You and three friends will enjoy a fantastic weekend in Seattle. The package includes:

• Two rooms for two nights at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott

• Behind the scenes tour of Seattle Aquarium for 4

• $200 in gift cards for Ivar’s Restaurant

• Harbor Cruise for 4 on Argosy Cruises 

Subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. 

47. Seaside Spa & Stay
Donated by Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
Estimated Value: $
350

Spend the night at the gorgeous Tigh-Na-Mara Spa Resort & Conference Centre in a Deluxe Ocean View Room. Pamper yourself at the Grotto Spa with two passes to the Mineral Pool and indulge at Cedar's Restaurant. 

Expires June 30, 2018. Subject to availability. Not valid for all holidays, Valentine's weekend or other special events. 

48. Shop & Stay at YVR
Donated by Vancouver Airport Authority
Estimated Value: $
600

Shop and stay at before your trip with the ultimate YVR experience. Your package includes:

• One night stay in a Fairmont Room with Breakfast for Two

• $25 YVR Gift Card; YVR Moleskin

• "A Sense of Place: Art at Vancouver International Airport" by Robin Laurence, art book

• S'well water bottle 

Fairmont: Expires June 15, 2018. Subject to availability. 

49. Weekend in Ucluelet
Donated by Water's Edge Suites
Estimated Value: $
500

Enjoy a spectacular two night stay in Ucluelet with a Deluxe Room with outdoor tub.

At Water’s Edge you can enjoy a stunning waterfront view from all Shoreside Suites and the best sunrises in all of Ucluelet. It is minutes to the #1 Rated Trip Advisor Wild Pacific Trail and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Our protected harbour location allows for sightings of sea lions, sea otters, shore birds, eagles, and bears across the harbour. 

Valid Sunday - Thursday, no weekends. Excludes July 1 - Sep 15, holidays and long weekends. 

50. Westin Whistler
Donated by Coca-Cola Canada and Westin Resort & Spa Whistler
Estimated Value: $
1170

Spend two luxurious nights in Whistler with a stay for two in a Deluxe Studio Suite. Two passes on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola lets you take in stunning 360-degree views of Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests.

Stay energized with Westin, situated slopeside on Whistler Mountain in the heart of the village and just steps from world-renowned recreation. Each residentially-designed suite features a welcoming fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, soaker tub and Westin’s signature “Heavenly Bed®”, providing all the comforts for an exhilarating resort experience. 

Subject to availability. Expires May 31, 2018. Black out:

July & August weekends 2017; Sep 1 - 4, 2017; Sep 8 - 10, 2017; Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018; Feb 16 - 25, 2018; Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2018; May 17 - 21, 2018

51. Romantic Weekend at the Wick
Donated by The Wickaninnish Inn
Estimated Value: $
1100

The ultimate romantic weekend in stunning Tofino awaits. Perched on the edge of the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino combines heritage and elegance with untamed natural beauty. A paradise at the end of the world, this cedar-plank inn is at the gateway to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Rooms with driftwood furniture offer views of the forest and ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows. The menu at the Pointe Restaurant, with its grand panoramic view, emphasizes Vancouver Island produce, game, and unmatched seafood. After a walk on one of the most beautiful beaches, enjoy a hot soak in an oversized tub with aromatherapy bath salts. Your package includes:

• Two nights for two in a Deluxe Guest Room

• Three course dinner for two in The Pointe Restaurant

• Complimentary valet parking & wi-fi 

Valid Oct 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018 and Oct 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019. Excludes holidays, Valentine's weekend and January closure dates. Subject to availability. 

52. BMW Skills Training
Donated by BMW Car Club of BC
Estimated Value: $
285

Hit the race track with a one-day skills training with the BMW Car Club of BC. The "Dancing with Cones - Autocross" session with professional Driving Unlimited instructors includes an on-site catered lunch, one-year club membership and a BMW Car Club of BC t-shirt. 

Skills training open to persons at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license, learner’s license or novice driver’s license. Parental consent form required for participants under 19 years of age 

53. Bejewelled
Donated by Broadway Jewellers
Estimated Value: $
750

Treat yourself or a loved on with a sterling silver bracelet, earrings and necklace with shell design. Pieces are handmade by Samuel Frid 

54. Classic Coca-Cola Set
Donated by Coca-Cola Canada
Estimated Value: $
600

This retro Coca-Cola barstool and table set are all that is needed to complete the ultimate game room. 

55. Dive Watch
Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Janke
Estimated Value: $
300

Inspired by military and tactical teams, the M50 is the bulletproof, professional dive watch. The rugged features make the watch nearly indestructible. Worn by the Vancouver ERT, Maryland State Police and many other tactical units across North America. it features standard sapphire crystal and 500-meter depth tested.

The 'Hyper' band is made in Italy, from strong, stretchy natural rubber, with a traditional diver "wave" shape, so it is extra-stretchy and flexible and is fitted with solid steel "keepers" (loops), which are virtually impossible to break. Made to withstand UV, salt water, and chlorine better than plastic straps, it's easy to scrub clean with a little soap and water. Natural rubber is completely waterproof and perfect for any adventure. 

56. Octave the Octopus
Donated by Petit Loulou
Estimated Value: $
170

Handmade big stuffed octopus. Petit Loulou is a Canadian based company founded by Mathilde Fabry, a French creative mom who uses her experience with animated features films to make colourful accessories and cuddly plush toys. 

Young children should be supervised when playing with Octave. 

57. Underwater Camera
Donated by Ricoh
Estimated Value: $
300

The adventure never stops with the RICOH WG-30W. Equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, uploading your fun online has never been easier. Impress your family and friends with this rugged camera that is waterproof, shockproof and coldproof. This dependable camera is packed with a 16.0 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, as well as advanced imaging technologies and an impressive 5X optical zoom lens. 

58. Strum Along
Donated by Tom Lee Music
Estimated Value: $
225

Getting started as a guitar player was never easier than with the Fender FA-100 Acoustic Pack. This Fender dreadnought acoustic guitar comes with a clip-on tuner that makes it easy to keep it sounding sweet and a padded gig bag that lets you safely carry it wherever you go. It features a natural gloss-finish spruce top with “X”-bracing, basswood back and sides; maple neck with 20-fret rosewood fingerboard; and rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle. You also get a strap, picks and instructional materials. 

59. Family Portraits
Donated by Vairdy Photography
Estimated Value: $
500

Capture the important moments with a Family Portrait Session with Vairdy Photography, which includes five matted 8x10 prints.

Vairdy is an award winning lifestyle photographer with over a decade's experience specializing in families, newborns and weddings. 

60. Sip & Eat Winery Tour
Donated by Backyard Vineyards
Estimated Value: $
80

You and three friends will indulge in a winery tour at Backyard Vineyards, located in Langley. Your experience includes wine tasting with a sweet & savory platter for four. 

Expires Dec 31, 2017. 

61. Gelato 101
Donated by Bella Gelateria
Estimated Value: $
800

Take part in the exciting Gelato 101 class where you will play, learn and eat gelato for a 1.5 hour class with world renowned Gelato Master James. You will learn about the science and history of gelato while making your own flavour with Maestro James and 7 of your friends. Come prepared to taste a lot, play a lot, and learn how Bella Gelateria and Maestro James came to dominate the artisan gelato world. 

Classes take place on Monday or Tuesday evenings at the Yaletown location. 

62. Bartender's Gift Basket
Donated by Bella Gift Baskets
Estimated Value: $
250

Shake your way to a good night with the ultimate vodka gift basket. The basket includes:

• New Amsterdam Vodka No. 525

• Bombay Sapphire Gin

• Penguin Ice Cube Tray

• Striped bee martini shaker

• 1.8 gallon cold beverage dispenser

• 4 martini glasses

• Stainless martini coasters 

64. Boulevard Chef Tasting
Donated by Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Estimated Value: $
240

Indulge in a five-course chef’s tasting menu for two at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Boulevard provides a distinctive showcase for the celebrated culinary vision of Executive Chef Alex Chen and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style. 

Reservation must be made minimum 48 hours in advance. Beverages, taxes and gratuity not included. 

65. Everything Wine Basket
Donated by Everything Wine
Estimated Value: $
250

Gift basket including two 90-point red wines from Argentina & Australia, Lanson Champagne, wood cutting board, cheese knife, gourmet treats, $10 gift card 

66. Fort Langley Gift Basket
Donated by Fort Langley BIA
Estimated Value: $
150

Fort Langley experience gift basket includes: fresh ground coffee from Republica Coffee Roasters, dressing from Cranberries Naturally, bubble bath from Chuckling Duckling, soup from Simply Delish Soup & Salad, chocolate from Into Chocolate, ceramic mug from Elaine Brewer-White, plus 2 food service gift cards 

67. Fort-ify with Wine
Donated by Fort Berens Estate Winery
Estimated Value: $
75

Award-winning magnum of Fort Berens Meritage 2011. 25/36 

68. Six-Course Dinner for Four in Ft. Langley
Donated by Fortitude
Estimated Value: $
1000

You and three friends will delight your senses with a Chef's Table Experience at Fort Langley's Fortitude Restaurant. The six course dinner includes wine, beer and cocktail pairing.  

69. Cider Tasting
Donated by Fraser Valley Cider Company
Estimated Value: $
40

You and nine friends will enjoy a cider tasting at Fraser Valley Cider Company's beautiful 12 acre farm. 

Expires Oct 11, 2017. 

70. Deluxe Italian Eatery Basket
Donated by Fratelli Bakery
Estimated Value: $
250

Gift basket including gift certificate to the award-winning Fratelli Bakery located on Commercial Drive and New Westminster, packaged cookies, coffee, mug, apron and t-shirt 

71. If Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka
Donated by Totem Vodka
Estimated Value: $
420

Throw a party for you and your closest friends with a case of Totem Vodka. Totem is made from pure Rocky Mountain deep aquifer water and 100% Canadian Winter Wheat. Grown on a single farm in Alberta, each of the four seasons forges a different character into the grain. 

72. Drink & Eat at the Winery
Donated by Lulu Island Winery
Estimated Value: $
125

You and three guests are invited to visit Richmond's Lulu Island Winery for a tasty winery tour. Your experience includes light food pairing platter, fresh fruit and chocolate.

Recognized both internationally and nationally as the first wine showcase window at the Asia-Pacific Gateway in Canada, Lulu Island Winery, covering an area of 15 acres, is within 20 minutes’ drive from YVR. Lulu Island Winery's Ice Wine recently won a gold medal at the China Yantai International Wine Exposition. 

Expires Dec 15, 2017. Limit of 4 people. Date subject to availability. 

73. Pop the Bubbly
Donated by Pacific Wine and Spirits
Estimated Value: $
550

Celebrate a special occasion with two bottles of the critically acclaimed Taittinger, Comtes De Champagne Blanc 2006 vintage in box.

Citrus fruits and fragrant honeysuckle on the nose; then the coup de grace of a weightlessly elegant mouthfeel that is so Comtes, with richer fruits like apricot and white pear following on. Delicate aeration encourages a note of oak. Masterly winemaking in warm ’06. 

74. Make it a Magnum
Donated by Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd.
Estimated Value: $
150

A signed and numbered magnum of Painted Rock Estate Grown 2014 Red Icon in a branded cedar box box.

This wine invites you in with rich aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cassis and sweet spices. The palate, with its velvety tannins and high acid, offers bold and juicy black fruit layered with pepper, baking spices, vanilla and chocolate. Those who cellar this wine will be rewarded. 

76. Less Whine, More Wine
Donated by Sage Hills Vineyard
Estimated Value: $
250

Enjoy a case of Sage Hills Vineyard 2013 small lot Pinot Gris.

This wine invites you in with rich aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cassis and sweet spices. The palate, with its velvety tannins and high acid, offers bold and juicy black fruit layered with pepper, baking spices, vanilla and chocolate. Those who cellar this wine will be rewarded. 

77. Dinner in North Van
Donated by The District Brasserie
Estimated Value: $
100

Enjoy dinner in Lower Lonsdale with a $100 gift card at the District Brasserie.

The District Brasserie is a Dutch & Belgian inspired brasserie.  They serve delicious, locally sourced , slow cooked food. They are proud to showcase a carefully hand picked collection of over 30 Belgian beers. Known for an award winning cocktail menu, and diverse BC wine program, The District Brasserie is the place to go to meet your fellow North Vancouverites. 

Expires June 30, 2018. Please allow at least one week notice. 

78. Two Date Nights
Donated by Top Table Group
Estimated Value: $
675

Dine at two of the city's best restaurants with a Chef’s Tasting Menu for two with wine pairings from  Araxi Restaurant and Blue Water Café. You will also get to take home copies of the Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes and Blue Water Cafe: Seafood cookbooks. 

79. Caesar: Canada's National Drink
Donated by Totem Vodka & Walter Craft Caesar Mix
Estimated Value: $
200

Raise a glass to Canada's 150th birthday with your homemade caesar. The package includes a bottle each of Totem Vodka and Walter Craft Caesar Mix.

Totem is made from pure Rocky Mountain deep aquifer water and 100% Canadian Winter Wheat. Grown on a single farm in Alberta, each of the four seasons forges a different character into the grain. 

80. Custom Designed Cake
Donated by Uncommon Cake
Estimated Value: $
300

Wow the guests at your next special event with a custom designed cake by The Uncommon Cake, located on Powell Street in Vancouver.

Uncommon Cake works with you to create a custom-designed cake that is not only visually enchanting, but also blends elegantly with the theme, colours and styles of your special day. Careful selection of flowers, flavours and detailed decoration ensures the design of you cake will not only indulge your guests’ taste buds but also reflect your style and personality. 

Four weeks' notice required. 

81. Dinner for Four at Chambar
Donated by Chambar
Estimated Value: $
400

You and three friends will enjoy a spectacular meal at Chambar with a $400 gift certificate. 

82. Wine Cellar
Donated by Wine Cellar Depot
Estimated Value: $
1595

The perfect addition to a wine lover's home, the Oenopro wine storage cabinet fits 168 bottles of wine.  This cellar can act as a built-in or free standing system. 

Dimensions: 72 inches high x 24 inches wide, and 27.5 inches deep. The successful bidder is responsible for pick-up of this item from the Vancouver Aquarium. 

83. Wine O'Clock
Donated by Constellation Brands
Estimated Value: $
130

Line up your wine for the week with this gift basket including:

Jackson Triggs - Proprietors Reserve Riesling Icewine

Vintage Ink - Wild White 2014

Sumac Ridge - Private Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2015

See Ya Later Ranch - Pinot Noir 2016

Jackson Triggs - Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Inniskillin Okanagan - Cabernet Sauvignon 

84. Omakase Dinner at the Pac Rim
Donated by Fairmont Pacific Rim
Estimated Value: $
175

Indulge in an Omakase dinner for two at Fairmont Pacific Rim's The Raw Bar. Omakase is a chef’s choice - a ‘surprise and delight’ element that enables the chefs to create a unique presentation which can include daily features, new items or foodie favourites. 

Expires June 30, 2018. Subject to availability. 

85. Granville Island Staycation
Donated by Granville Island Hotel, Dockside Restaurant, Eco-Marine Paddlesports, Arts Club Theatre Company
Estimated Value: $
700

Enjoy a staycation with a one night stay at the Granville Island Hotel and a $100 gift certificate to Dockside Restaurant. Explore Vancouver by kayak with a two hour rental for two leaving from Granville Island, Jericho Beach or English Bay. Walk over to the Arts Club Theatre with two tickets to "Angels in America: Part Two" from Sep 7 - 21, 2017. 

Kayak: Expires Sep 30, 2017. Must be 19 years of age or older. Arts Club: Tues - Thurs: 7:30 p.m.; Wed: 1:30 p.m.; Sat and Sun: 2 p.m. Not valid Friday and Saturday evenings. Bookings must be made one week prior to performance. 

86. Cheers to a Latin Feast
Donated by Amovino Distributors & Cacao Vancouver
Estimated Value: $
175

Enjoy dinner with a $100 gift certificate to Cacao Vancouver, the new restaurant from Jefferson Alvarez, one of Vancouver’s most experimental chefs (formerly of Fraiche and Secret Location). Head home afterwards for a nightcap with a bottle of Donkey & Goat Grenache Noir 2015. Biochemically grown grapes made in natural way without addition of man-made chemicals 

87. Cheers to a Magnum
Donated by Darrell & Dee Ert
Estimated Value: $
135

Enjoy a magnum of Chateau de Ferrand, Grand Cru Classe St. Emilion 2006.

A lovely deep colour of black fruit. The nose reveals notes of blackcurrant,

ripe strawberries backed by fine, spicy aromas. The initial taste on the palate offers a firm but supple backbone, predominated by the fruitiness, with tight, flavoursome tannins. The finish benefits from splendid, long-lasting aromas. 

88. Family Whale Watching Experience
Donated by Givergy
Estimated Value: $
556

Five Star Whale Watching has been operating family-friendly whale watching tours out of Victoria, BC for over 30 years! Tours run April through October, with your choice of a 10:00am or 2:00pm departure, and are 3-hours in duration.Each year salmon and herring return to the Salish Sea attracting Seals, Sea Lions, and Minke, Humpback and Killer Whales, making our area a popular whale watching destination that is growing in world renown. Join Five Star Whale watching and find out for yourself why "We Like Our Whales Wild"! Valid for 12-months from your winning bid.

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