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Have Fun While Supporting Conservation And Research

If you would like to donate to the Toast to the Coast Silent Auction & Raffle, please fill out our online auction donation form.

You can also contact Samantha Hui, Events Coordinator, with the details below. All proceeds from donated items go to support the Vancouver Aquarium’s conservation and research programs and initiatives.

Phone: 604.659.3473
Email: special.events@vanaqua.org 

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Aquarium ExperiencesUnique Items and Art | Travel and Escape | Sports and Entertainment | Health and Fitness | Beauty and Apparel | Wine and Dine

Aquarium Experiences

Vancouver Aquarium Events for a Year
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium 

You and a guest will experience 3 signature Vancouver Aquarium events in the upcoming year! Begin with an evening of chowder and beer at the Ocean Wise™ Chowder Chowdown on November 20. Celebrate the grand opening of the new entrance next year starting with the Aquarium’s signature gala Night at the Aquarium in June 2014, followed by Toast to the Coast in October 2014. 

Rescued Baby Seals
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium

Go on a private tour of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. The Centre rescues and rehabilitates over 100 harbour seals each year. See the recovering seals up close and hear their amazing rescue stories from your personal tour guide.

Beluga One-On-One
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium

This is a special opportunity for you and a friend to get up close and personal with our beluga whales. Participate in a full, interactive training session alongside Aquarium trainers and discover the fascinating behaviours of our beluga whales first-hand. Come prepared for the chance to feed, touch or get splashy with the belugas and learn more about the Aquarium.

Yoga with Belugas
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium and Lululemon Athletica

Enjoy the serenity of the underwater beluga exhibit while doing yoga with a friend.  Accompanied by the Aquarium’s beluga whales, Qila and Aurora, this gentle Hatha yoga class is for all levels and will include “no-sweat” variations of movement/postures for beginners to advanced levels. Package also includes a Lululemon bag, water bottle, towel and mat.

Unique Items and Art

"Crescendo" by Amelia Alcock-White
Donated by Amelia Alcock-White and Kimprints

Collector's edition print.

Nannies on Call
Donated by Nannies On Call and TELUS

It's time to rediscover date night! Receive four hours of extraordinary Nanny Care across Canada. Agency fee, nanny fee and resulting bliss all inclusive. Two animal stuffies included!

Suck It Up
Donated by Dyson Canada Inc.

This is the only vacuum cleaner you need. The Dyson DC42 Animal steers into difficult places, is powerful and lightweight, with an extra tool for pet hair and tough tasks. Its self-adjusting cleaner head creates the optimal contact for every floor type - reducing air leaks and retaining suction power.                    

“Daisies in a Field” by Murray Phillips
Donated by Murray Phillips 

Original acrylic painting by Canadian artist, Murray Phillips. Murray has been capturing some of Canada's most isolated areas on canvas for 40 years. 

Capture a Moment
Donated by Jamie Lauren Photography 

A maternity, newborn or family photography session (for up to five family members). Includes one disc of 25 images retouched to perfection. Jamie grew up and resides in West Vancouver, B.C. Some of her clients include PARTYSKIRTS, The Cross Decor and Design, Framework Magazine, Doctor's Closet and more.

Shine On
Donated by Bocci

This low voltage chandelier is a great addition to any home. Each individual glass pendant is hand crafted. Light interacts with the bubbles of the cast glass to produce a glow reminiscent of small candles floating with spheres of water.

Dream Home Design
Donated by A. Becker Design
 

Spend two hours with Adam Becker, owner and acclaimed designer of A. Becker Design. The company was featured on the cover of Western Living Condo Magazine in 2011 and nominated for the top designer of the year in Western Living 2013. Combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, A. Becker Design will work with you to develop design solutions that are functional, stylish and meet the needs of any space.

The Giving Tree
Donated by
GROWOYA 

The oya is a traditional and natural way to grow amazing produce and save water. Handmade in B.C., the oya is a terracotta vessel that goes into the ground and naturally, perfectly waters your garden, dramatically reducing water waste. Want to go away for a few days? Fill up your oya and let the earth take care of the rest. It can hydrate your plants for 5 to 10 days, dependent on weather and soil. The roots of the plant instinctively creep towards the oya and fuse into a harmonious relationship, giving you a nutrient dense harvest. This package comes with one large and one small oya.

Teak Beneath Your Feet

Donated by Canada West Wood Flooring Solutions Inc.

Give your floors a facelift with 200 sq. ft. of engineered hand scraped Chinese teak hard wood flooring. This is perfect for an entry way, den or small bedroom.

Informed Living
Donated by Inform Interiors
 

Shop at one of the leading contemporary furniture and design stores in town with a $100 gift certificate to Inform Interiors.

Wild Ocean
Donated by The Cross Design and Décor and Kimprints
 

Framed Sea Monster poster, whale paperweight and assorted sea stars.

Soda Stand
Donated by Coca Cola Canada
 

Get your own bar area set up with a Coca Cola bar height table, mini fridge and mini bottles of coca cola.

Travel and Escape

Waterfront Cabin Getaway
Donated by Ponderosa Point Resort
 

Stay at a water front cottage for three nights in the Okanagan. Ponderosa Point Resort is set on a seven acre property with a private beach, situated 10 minutes south of Penticton on Lake Skaha. This is Okanagan at its best with neighbouring wineries, golf courses and cycling. The cabin sleeps 4 – 6 people.

Best In Show
Donated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
 

Two tickets to any show at the River Rock Casino Resort or Red Robinson Show Theatre. Rest your head with a one night stay at the River Rock Casino Resort 

Island Luxury
Donated by Magnolia Hotel & Spa and British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
 

Discover why The Magnolia Hotel & Spa in Victoria was voted one of the top hotels in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers with a one night stay in a diamond room complete with gas fireplace, bottle of sparkling wine and deluxe continental breakfast for two. Travel there with a BC Ferries voucher for roundtrip vehicle and two passengers.

Seattle Aquarium Weekend Getaway
Donated by Seattle Aquarium, Silver Cloud Hotel and Ivar’s Restaurant
 

Hop across the border for a weekend getaway in Seattle. Start your trip with a private behind the scenes tour at the Seattle Aquarium with an aquarium interpreter. Spend the night at the Silver Cloud Hotel with a $50 certificate at Ivar’s Restaurant.

City Escape
Donated by Fairmont Pacific Rim
 

Spend the night at the Fairmont Pacific Rim with one night accommodation in a deluxe room. Enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine at its best with dinner for two at ORU.

Invigorate and Unwind
Donated by Nita Lake Lodge and Scandinave Spa 

Cozy up with a one night stay in a studio suite at Nita Lake Lodge and take a dip for two in the Scandinave Spa with Scandinavian baths access.

Whistler Delight
Donated by Westin Whistler and Top Table Restaurants and Bars 

Indulge in a chef’s tasting menu for two at award-winning Araxi before you retire for a one night stay in a deluxe studio suite at the Westin Whistler.

Whistler Film Festival
Donated by the Whistler Film Festival 

Go to the movies in Whistler with a cinematic six-pack to the Whistler Film Festival, taking place between December 4 – 8, 2013. Consider packaging a Whistler stay at either Nita Lake Lodge or the Westin Whistler!

Painter’s Lodge
Donated by Oak Bay Marine Group 

Experience the limitless adventures of Campbell River with a two night stay for two at the world-famous Painter’s Lodge. Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter’s Lodge offers world-class BC salmon fishing, thrilling wildlife and whale watching tours, breathtaking scenery. Your stay includes $50 activity credit.

Night at Opus
Donated by OPUS Hotel Vancouver and Tightrope Winery 

Spend one night in a superior king room with complimentary breakfast for two. OPUS is the only boutique hotel in Vancouver to receive the coveted Forbes Four-Star rating in 2013, and named "Top 5 Trendiest Hotels in the World" by TripAdvisor. This is more than somewhere to stay, it is somewhere to be. Includes one bottle of Tightrope Winery pinot noir.

Tinhorn Travels
Donated by Tinhorn Creek Vineyard 

Relax with a two night stay at the Tinhorn Creek Vineyard Guest House. Bonus: extend your trip to three nights if you travel between November – March.

Wine by the Harbour
Donated by Fairmont Waterfront and Tightrope Winery 

Spend the night with a one night stay in a deluxe harbour view room and one bottle of Tightrope Winery Riesling. In the morning, head down to Herons Restaurant for a West Coast breakfast for two.

Big Sky Golf
Donated by Big Sky Golf & Country Club and Longhorn Saloon
 

Hit the links with a round of golf for 4 with power carts included. Big Sky Golf & Country Club is located just 25 minutes north of Whistler. Constructed at the base of the massive, snow-capped Mount Currie in the fertile Pemberton valley, the award-winning course sets a peaceful and serene stage for an outstanding round of golf. Head down to Whistler after the game with a $100 gift certificate to Longhorn Saloon.

Stay and Play
Donated by Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community
 

Spend two nights in a one-bedroom jacuzzi suite at the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. Hit the green on both days with a round of golf for 2 and a power cart included. This beautiful 831-acre property is located in the heart of Comox Valley in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Visitors can enjoy many outdoor recreational activities such as pristine beaches, ski resorts, and hiking trails.

Wake Up in Washington
Donated by Semiahmoo Resort
 

Enjoy a one-night stay at the Semiahmoo Resort in a Waterview guest room with $100 dining gift certificate. Located in Northern Washington near tide pools, estuaries and waterways, this resort is a popular gathering place for nature-lovers, birders and anyone looking for some relaxation.

Romantic B&B
Donated by Clair’s Bed and Breakfast 

Get away from the city for a one-night stay at Clair’s Bed and Breakfast in Ladner. This package includes a farm tour with a delicious farm-to-table gourmet breakfast with fresh seafood option.

Beach Club Stay
Donated by Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Ltd. and British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. 

Stay with 3 friends for one night at the Beach Club Resort in a two bedroom suite. All rooms have private patios that are perfect for experiencing beachfront sunsets. The resort is a stone’s throw from Parksville Beach on Vancouver Island’s east coast, which boasts Canada’s warmest ocean waters and climates that allow year-round golfing at six golf courses nearby. Travel there with a BC Ferries voucher for a vehicle and two passengers.

Eat, Drink, Love
Donated by Burrowing Owl Estate Winery & Sonora Room 

Go on the ultimate Okanagan getaway with a one-night stay for two at the Burrowing Owl Guest House. Enjoy lunch for two with a flight of library wines and three-course dinner for two, both at the Sonora Room.

Lucky YEW
Donated by YEW Restaurant + Bar at the Four Seasons hotel Vancouver 

Start your morning off right with brunch for two at YEW Restaurant + Bar. After the meal, head to the RedCedar Treatment Room for a 60 minute couples treatment.

Bayside Living
Donated by Westin Bayshore 

Spend two nights in a Harbour View room for two. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Current Restaurant at the Bayshore with a $100 gift certificate. When you wake up, head down and enjoy breakfast with a $65 gift certificate.

Uncorked Okanagan
Donated by Delta Grand Okanagan and Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours 

Spend the night at the Delta Grand Okanagan and enjoy an Uncorked Wine Tour for two - a fully guided wine tour visiting up to five wineries.  Includes pick up and drop off at any Kelowna or West Kelowna hotel.

Ride, Shoot and Drink
Donated by Tristan Sawtell 

Begin your ultimate men’s weekend with a ride on a Suzuki V-Strom 650 motorcycle. After the ride, head over to the shooting range with the boys and let off some steam. End the day with two 20L kegs from Howe Sound Inn and Brewing.

Sports and Entertainment 

Here Comes the Bride
Donated by Countdown Events Design & Planning and Elsa Corsi 

You and three friends are invited to the most opulent wedding event of the year, the Crème de la Crème Grand Showcase at the Four Seasons Hotel. Your ticket includes the haute couture fashion show, deluxe gift bag, showcase of products and services, as well as scrumptious tastings and full-scale pampering. Unwind after the event with a copy of WedLuxe.

Pearl Jam
Donated by Canucks Sports and Entertainment 

You and 3 friends will take in the Pearl Jam concert on December 4 from the Centre Ice Grill at Rogers Arena.

Folk Fest
Donated by Vancouver Folk Festival 

Two weekend passes to 2014 Vancouver Folk Festival. This annual three-day festival features folk music from around the globe, performed in a beautiful outdoor venue. Past performers have included Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks, Cat Empire, Dan Mangan, Hey Rosetta! and many more.

Feast for the Eyes
Donated by Shen Yun Show Vancouver Organizing Committee 

Marvel at a colourful and exhilarating performance of classical Chinese dance and music with two VIP tickets to the Shen Yun Show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Hear and see over 100 of the world's best canto singers, classical dancers and musicians. Your VIP ticket includes first priority to pick seats, access to private lounge and reception and an opportunity to meet the artists.

How Suite It Is
Donated by Northwest Tank Lines 

Watch the game in style from an Executive Suite with bar service included on Friday, November 22 as the Canucks play the Columbus Blue Jackets. This package includes 2 tickets.

Sporting San Francisco
Donated by Jody Rebak and the Golden State Warriors 

You and a friend are in for a special sports extravaganza in San Francisco. Take in an Oakland Raiders game with two tickets. Afterwards, head over to the Oracle Arena with two tickets to watch the Golden State Warriors play the Portland Trail Blazers on November 23.

Touchdown with the Lions
Donated by B.C. Lions
                       

Cheer on the Lions at home with four touchdown end zone tickets to either the October 25 Eskimos or November 1 Stampeders game. Complete the experience with a team autographed football.

Henrik Sedin Jersey
Donated by Canucks Sports and Entertainment 

Vancouver Canucks jersey signed by Henrik Sedin.

Hit the Meadow
Donated by Meadow Gardens Golf Club 

Hit the links in Pitt Meadows with a round of golf for four with two power carts.

University Golf
Donated by University Golf Club and TD Bank Financial Group 

Experience a round of golf for two one of the city’s favourite spots for both casual and regular golfers. Includes power cart, range balls and a new golf bag!

Go Giants Go!
Donated by Vancouver Giants
 

Entertain 14 guests with a suite and watch the Vancouver Giants play the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Package includes two VIP parking permits.

NASCAR Tickets and Pit Visit
Donated by SendtoNews
 

Gentlemen, start your engines! This package gives you and a friend tickets to an official NASCAR race, including passes to visit the pit. Choose from any race in the 2014 season.

Hit the Slopes
Donated by I/S Eyewear
 

A pair of ski goggles.

Smith Optics Goggles
Donated by Recon Instruments 

With the new I/O Recon you can have it all right in front of your eyes. These goggles include MOD Live Technology display with speed, jump analytics, vertical, altitude, distance, location and much more. Bluetooth integration works with most smartphones. 

Health and Fitness

Barre Beauty
Donated by Barre Fitness 

Energize your workout routine with 30 days of unlimited Barre Fitness classes. This ballet based workout is great for people with desk jobs as the focus is on postural strength - and the resulting dancer’s body is a nice perk, too.

Body Works
Donated by Scott Marchant Injury Rehab and Prevention 

Injury rehabilitation package includes body screening, functional assessment and two rehab treatments. Scott has worked with a number of elite and professional teams in Vancouver such as the BC Lions football club and Vancouver Whitecaps women’s soccer club. Most recently, Scott served as the Head Athletic Therapist for the Vancouver Giants hockey club where he developed a strong passion and understanding in head injury management and prevention.

Muay Thai Master
Donated by Revamped Fitness Solutions 

One month fitness or muay thai at a first class training facility in Vancouver.

The Climb
Donated by Cliffhanger Climbing 

Go higher with Cliffhanger Climbing Gyms, one of Western Canada’s biggest and best indoor rock climbing facilities. The climbing walls are designed for all skill levels, from novice to expert.

Fuel by Vega
Donated by Vega 

Good for your body and the planet, Vega is the clean, plant-based nutrition choice to fuel your healthy, active lifestyle—without compromise. This gift basket includes nutritional shakes, bars, shaker Cup, T-shirt, Thrive Foods book and two energizing smoothie pouches.

So You Think You Can Dance
Donated by Okakan Inc. 

6-week Kizomba Group Dance Class for two. For one hour a week, students will learn Kizomba, a type of dance and music originating from Angola in the 1980's. This dance is influenced by West Indies Zouk, from Martinique and Guadelupe, as well as bonga and semba from Angola. It is a sensual partner dance with intricate footwork.

Beauty and Apparel

Lingerie Travels
Donated by The Brag Company 

Never worry again about creased bras or ruined underwires while traveling with your own bra bag and panty pack. Each bra bag holds 1 to 6 bras. Exchange for size is available.

Tree of Life
Donated by Celtic Creations 

"Tree of Life Pendant" by Keith Jack. 

Primp and Pamper
Donated by Frilly Lilly 

Treat yourself to a Pampering Pedicure, which includes an aroma soak, nail shaping, cuticle clean-up, callus removal, foot pumice, manual exfoliation, massage and a polish. Bring the luxury home with shower gel, body lotion, lip butter and cake bath – yum.

Be the Best You
Donated by Coliseum MediSpa 

Enjoy $150 certificate for all services at the Coliseum MediSpa in West Vancouver. Indulge in facial and body treatments in this tranquil and contemporary space under the care of the best skilled professionals

Fashion Toast
Donated by Vancouver Fashion Week and Bella Sparkling Wines Ltd. 

Treat you and three friends to the ultimate fashion experience – four passes to FIVE days of runway shows. Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers. Includes a bottle of Bella Sparkling Wine to kick your week off!

Sunny Days Ahead
Donated by I/S Eyewear 

A pair of sunglasses.

Restore and Rejuvinate
Donated by CüR Laser and Skin 

Enjoy a complimentary Project Skin Analysis, review your options and create personalized treatment schedule with two chemical peels of your choice.

Catwalk Ready
Donated by Get Your Face On Make-up Design & Styling and Vancouver Fashion Week 

You and three friends will receive a makeover session before going to Vancouver Fashion Week with your new look. Get your make-up professionally done in the comfort of your own home, with a bottle of wine included. Head to Vancouver Fashion Week with single day passes for four.

Michael Kors Selma Bag
Donated by Tristan Sawtell 

Treat yourself to this beautiful bag made of black saffiano leather from Michael Kors. Consider pairing this with the matching wallet and Sexy Amber perfume.

Michael Kors Wallet and Perfume
Donated by Tristan Sawtell 

Add a touch of glam with the jet set saffiano leather wallet and Sexy Amber perfume. Consider pairing t his with the matching Selma bag. 

In Style
Donated by Nadia Albano Style Inc. and Vancouver Fashion Week 

Get ready for the night with a makeover by prominent Vancouver makeup artist, hair stylist and fashion consultant, Nadia Albano. Show off your new look with two passes to a spring show at Vancouver Fashion Week.

Artisan Lather
Donated by Carter Hales Design Lab Inc. 

Lather up with small batch artisan soap, massage oil and dead sea bath salts.

Lush Up
Donated by LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and NK'MIP Cellars Winery 

Enjoy a bottle of cabernet sauvignon and treat your body with shower gel, smoothie, body butter, soap, lotion and balms from LUSH.

Wine and Dine

Coffee Addict
Donated by Caffè Artigiano and 49th Parallel Coffee 

Add a jolt to your morning routine with a French coffee press, coffee mug and a selection of coffee and espresso.

Cheers to That
Donated by Bella Sparkling Wines Ltd, Niche Wine Company and NK’MIP Cellars Winery 

12 bottles of wine, one per month or per day is up to you. Three bottles of Bella Sparkling Wine, three bottles of Niche Wine Company’s Rosé, three bottles of Niche Wine Company’s pinot noir and three bottles of NK’MIP’s cabernet sauvignon. 

Bite and Sip
Donated by Rocky Mountain Flatbread Pizza and NK'MIP Cellars Winery 

Enjoy a slice from Rocky Mountain Flatbread with a $50 gift certificate and a bottle of cabernet sauvignon.

Wine and Picnic
Donated by Shawn Siak, TELUS and Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering 

Go on a picnic with a $25 gift certificate to Louis Gervais along with a picnic set, leather wine cooler bag, wine decanter and aerator, coloured corksicle and a bottle of 2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle dry riesling. 

Dine out for a Month
Donated by Browns Social House, Café Il Nido, Luke’s Corner Bar & Kitchen and Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant 

Treat yourself with $100 gift certificates to each restaurants: Browns Social House, Café Il Nido, Luke’s Corner Bar & Kitchen and Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant.

Keep Calm and Macaron
Donated by Soirette Macarons & Tea 

Indulge in High Tea for two at Soirette. Tea is served with delectable savories, desserts and macarons. 

Fort Berens Magnum
Donated by Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd. 

A Magnum Meritage 2011 in a wooden gift box. 

Tea and Crumpets
Donated by Terra Breads and SalonTea Canada 

Have your own tea party with a $75 gift certificate to SalonTea and $50 to Terra Breads. 

North Shore Dish

Donated by Blue Eyed Marys and NK'MIP Cellars Winery 

Treat yourself to a meal at Blue Eyed Marys in West Vancouver with a $75 gift certificate and a bottle of cabernet sauvignon.

Find Your Niche

Donated by Niche Wine Company 

Enjoy 6 bottles of 2012 Rosé and 2012 Pinot Noir from Niche. 

Date Night
Donated by JOEY Restaurant Group 

$200 gift certificate to any JOEY location. 

Love at First Bite
Donated by La Pentola Della Quercia 

Enjoy an intimate dining experience for two in a romantic setting while feasting on Northern Italian cuisine. The experience includes a multicourse menu with wine pairings.

Wine Mission
Donated by Mission Hill Family Estate 

You and 3 friends are invited on a Vineyard Discovery Tour at Mission Hill along with a Collecter's Crate of 6 award-winning bottles from Mission Hill's Select Lot Collection and Legacy portfolio of fine wine.

The Art of Espresso
Donated by Nespresso Canada 

Making rich and tasty espresso has never been easier thanks to this Citiz & Milk single-serving espresso station. This espresso maker features a 34-ounce water reservoir and a milk frother for creamy cappuccinos.

Quails’ Magnum
Donated by Quails’ Gate Winery 

Un-cork a magnum of Quails’ Gate family reserve pinot noir made in limited quantities. It is fragrant, with plum, dark chocolate and cocoa notes. Hints of leather and sweet tobacco mingle with exotic spice: cloves, 5 spice and vanilla.

MARKET Feast
Donated by Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver 

You and three friends are invited to a special wine-paired, five-course tasting menu at MARKET by Jean-Georges.

Taste of Chocolate
Donated by XOXOLAT 

You and up to 19 friends will taste some of xoxolat’s bestselling blended chocolate bars including maple caramelized bacon with espresso, lavender, sour cherry with chill, and more. Along with the tasting, participants will learn basics of the many facets of cacao from the tree to bean to bar.

Bon Appétit
Donated by Fresh St. Market and Union Wood Company

Enjoy a gourmet basket along with a cutting board and apron.

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