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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 Robertson, 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

Silent Auction

2014 Silent Auction

Aquatic Experiences | City Escapes | Entertainment & Play | Pamper & Restore | Travel | Unique Items & Art | Wine & Dine

Aquatic Experiences

Intro to Scuba
Donated by Diving Locker

Learn to Dive in Vancouver! Intro to Scuba is a great way to introduce new divers to scuba diving in a fun and safe environment. Essentially, it is the very first evening of the PADI Open Water course. It includes a classroom session, an hour of instruction in the pool and all your equipment for the pool.

Dolphin Encounter
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium

The Dolphin Encounter will offer you and a friend a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand how charismatic and acrobatic Pacific white-sided dolphins really are. Join our marine mammal trainers on the dolphin dock to touch them and feed them a fishy snack, and discover how these dolphins are teaching us more about the mysterious lives of Pacific white-sided dolphins in the wild. Receive a take-home CD of digital photos taken during your encounter so that you don’t have to worry about capturing these moments on film. Just enjoy this incredible experience.

Family Membership for a Year and Behind the Scenes
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium 

Have an amazing family experience at the Aquarium year-round with a one-year family membership to the Vancouver Aquarium. Discover a world of aquatic wonder with a behind-the-scenes tour and get a glimpse of the workings and see what it takes to care for our amazing animals. Learn about the Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts. Some other highlights may include our Tropic Zone Hallway, Treasures of the B.C. Coast Hallway & Jelly Hallway. This package includes 1 hour guided Behind the Scenes tour experience with admission for the day. 

Beluga Encounter
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium 

You and three friends will have the unique opportunity to visit the belugas in the marine mammal habitat. Participate in an interactive training session alongside an Aquarium trainer and discover first-hand the fascinating behaviours of the beluga whales at the Aquarium. Come prepared for the chance to feed, touch or get splashy with the belugas, while learning more about the Aquarium's research, conservation and animal care projects. Receive a take-home CD of digital photos taken during your encounter so that you don’t have to worry about capturing these moments on film. Just enjoy this incredible experience.

Belugas in the Boardroom
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium 

Take your most valued clients on an experience they’ll never forget. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour and get up close with amazing aquatic creatures and see the incredible infrastructure and life support systems needed to for their world-class care. Then, dine in style in the Underwater Arctic with a fabulous, catered lunch prepared by the Aquarium’s own Executive Chef.

Vancouver Aquarium Events for a Year
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium 

You and a guest will enjoy a whole year of fantastic Vancouver Aquarium events! Includes tickets to Ocean Wise™ Chowder Chowdown – November 19, 2014, Night at the Aquarium – June 18, 2015 and Toast to the Coast – October 16, 2015.

Meet the Penguins
Donated by Vancouver Aquarium 

You and a friend will accompany an Aquarium interpreter to learn more about an endangered species: the African penguin. You’ll spend time exploring around their habitat, learning about the seven individuals who 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. This experience is an exciting and educational trip that you will always remember!

City Escapes 

Show and Tell
Donated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation 

Spend the night at the River Rock Casino Resort in a one bedroom suite. Enjoy two golden circle tickets to an upcoming show of choice and a VIP meet-and-greet. 

Upcoming shows include Margaret Cho on November 1, Tony  Bennett on November 8, the Irish Tenors on December 19, and more. 

Dine and Stay by the Fraser
Donated by Pier 73 Restaurant (Delta Hotel) 

Spend the night in Richmond at the Pacific Gateway Hotel, situated in a beautiful garden setting on the banks of the Fraser River with a 138-slip Marina. The waterfront property is accented by the charm of boats floating in our marina. Cycle or take a leisurely stroll on the more than 20 kilometres of riverside trails nearby. Enjoy a $75 gift certificate at the hotel’s restaurant Pier 73, which boasts floor to ceiling windows overlooking the magnificient river.

Entertainment & Play

Let’s Go Lions
Donated by BC Lions 

Head to a B.C. Lions game with four Touchdown End Zone seats to a 2014/2015 regular season game and show off your team signed football while you’re at it!

International Soccer: Canada vs Japan
Donated by BC Pavilion Corporation 

Canada’s Women’s National Team will host one of the world’s most dominant women’s soccer nations in Vancouver in 2014 when it plays Japan on Tuesday, October 28. Watch world-class performances with four tickets to the game taking place in B.C. Place.

Big Sky Golf
Donated by Big Sky Golf & Country Club 

Hit the links with a round of golf for four with power carts. Big Sky Golf & Country Club, located just 25 minutes north of Whistler, is constructed at the base of the massive, snow-capped Mount Currie in the fertile Pemberton valley. This award-winning course sets a peaceful and serene stage for an outstanding round of golf.

Fleetwood Mac
Donated by Canucks Sports & Entertainment 

The reunion of the multi-GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of rock’s most beloved bands takes place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Rogers Arena. Package includes two tickets to the show in section 118, row 7.

Go Canucks Go
Donated by Chevron Canada Limited 

Two tickets to Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars game on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Section 115, row 20.

Hard Rock Casino
Donated by Hard Rock Casino Vancouver 

Two tickets to the show of your choice at the Hard Rock Casino Theatre in Coquitlam. Before the show, dine with a $100 gift certificate to Stake, the property’s flagship restaurant. Visitors to BC’s largest casino by gaming space can now enjoy a dynamic menu of seasonal flavours, locally sourced proteins and vegetables, and a full house of the province’s best beers and wines. 

Upcoming shows include Juno Award-winning band Moist on December 4, the BeatleShow! (hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the #1 Beatles tribute band in the world”) on December 5 and Bif Naked & Everlast on December 20.

Mötley Crüe in an Executive Suite
Donated by Northwest Tank Lines 

Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee will be bidding their fans adieu after 30-plus years together with their final stop in North America in Vancouver. Watch the show on November 21 with two tickets in an Executive Suite at Rogers Arena with open bar and snacks included.

Fleetwood Mac in an Executive Suite
Donated by Northwest Tank Lines 

The reunion of the multi-GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of rock’s most beloved bands takes place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Rogers Arena. Watch the show with two tickets in an Executive Suite at Rogers Arena with open bar and snacks included.

Alex Burrow Jersey
Donated by Rogers Communications 

Signed Alex Burrows jersey.

Russell Wilson Seahawks Jersey
Donated by Seattle Seahawks 

The perfect gift for the ultimate 12th man! Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who led his team to their first Super Bowl win, is currently the No. 1 in NFL jersey sales.

A Drink After Golf
Donated by Slater Vecchio LLP 

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy this package containing two Nike golf hats, two golf umbrellas, golf balls and to unwind after that game – two bottles of Painted Rock wine

Giants Suite
Donated by Vancouver Giants 

Entertain 14 guests in a suite as you watch the Vancouver Giants play the X on X, 2015. Package includes two VIP parking permits.

Our All. Our Honour.
Donated by Vancouver Whitecaps FC 

Get a Premium Suite all to yourself and fifteen guests at the Whitecaps regular season closing game as they take on the Colorado Rapids on October 25. Show off your support with a team signed jersey.

Pamper & Restore

Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Donated by Black2Blond Spa & Salon

Treat yourself to luxury products from luxury Parisian brand, La Biosthetique. Indulge your hair with Silky Spa Shampoo, Intensive Spa Mask and Luxury Spa Oil. Treat your skin with the dermosthetique cell-active skin care line, fighting the first signs of ageing and reducing significantly fine lines and wrinkles with: Traitement Regenerant (night-cream), Traitement Protecteur (day-cream), Serum Hydratant (Hydration serum) and Patch Gel Liftant (cooling under eye pads).

So You Think You Can Dance
Donated by Bravo Dance Company 

Take a twelve week Progressive Salsa Dancing Course at Bravo Dance Company - one of Vancouver’s most distinguished schools for salsa dancing headed by Alfonso Caldera, W.S.F. Salsa Champion and International Mayan Champion.

Fitness on the Go
Donated by Fitness on the Go 

Exercise in the comfort of your own home with a $300 gift certificate to Fitness on the Go. A personal trainer will work with you to develop a custom fitness plan to help reach your fitness goals. All you need is some floor space in your home and about an hour of your time!

Donated by Icebreaker Merino Clothing Inc 

Two men's Icebreaker 100% merino wool t-shirts. The iconic Icebreaker merino combines traditional wool, synthetics and cotton. It’s soft and non-itch, it’s warm in the cold and cool in the heat, it breathes to prevent clamminess, and it has a miraculous ability to warn off stinkiness – you can run a marathon and still smell as sweet as if you’ve spent the day on the sofa

Indochino Suit
Donated by Indochino Apparel Inc. 

The perfect everyday suit. Timeless, wearable and versatile for any occasion. Indochion’s unique customization process allows you to choose the exact customizations you want for your suit. From buttons and vents to pockets and lapels, you say how you want it and that’s how Indochino will build it.

Sweat It Out
Donated by Innovative Fitness 

Three one-on-one Personal Training Sessions and one Health Consultation.

Luxury Mani Pedi
Donated by Squeeze Nail Bar 

Indulge in "The Gel-ous Main Squeeze Mani" with OPI GelColor manicure and "The Significant Other Pedi"  with Squeeze Nail Bar's homemade strawberry lemonade deluxe pedicure. Both services include optional nail art. Manicure includes cuticle trimming, shaping and massage. Pedicure includes a strawberry lemonade green tea foot soak, callus work, a strawberry lemonade foot scrub, trimmin and shaping, massage and sweet lemon foot butter application.

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.


Whistler Weekend
Donated by Coca Cola Canada, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Ziptrek Ecotours Inc. 

Spend two nights at Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel and BC golf resort, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Combining classic elegance and a modern alpine setting, this award-winning Whistler hotel showcases exceptional dining, full resort amenities, unsurpassed guest service. Hit the slopes with ski passes for two and burn off some steam at Ziptrek Ecotours, where you will fly like an eagle over the Fitzsimmons Valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

Island Getaway
Donated by Fairmont Empress and B.C. Ferries 

Go on the ultimate Vancouver Island getaway with a two night stay at the Fairmont Empress. Your stay includes afternoon tea for two at the hotel’s world renowned tea lobby and dinner for two in the Empress Room.

Mountain Luxury
Donated by Coca Cola Canada, Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Scandinave Spa, Ziptrek Ecotours Inc. 

Enjoy a weekend stay for two in a Deluxe King Room at the Four Seasons Whistler, nestled at the foot of the Blackcomb side of Whistler’s twin giants. The luxury hotel and resort was recently rated among the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Hit the slopes with ski passes for two and burn off some steam at Ziptrek Ecotours, where you will fly like an eagle over the Fitzsimmons Valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Unwind with two bath passes at the Scandniave Spa.

Big Beach Villa
Donated by Karl Palmen and B.C. Ferries 

For one week, this stunning three-bedroom villa in Ucluelet is the place you will call home. Big Beach Villa offers deluxe state of the art gourmet kitchens with Jenn Air appliances, stainless steel gas cook tops , bathrooms with jetted soaker tubs and oversize slate showers.  From your private patio, admire the rugged coastlines and massive swells rolling in from the open Pacific Ocean.

Waterfront Cabin Getaway
Donated by Ponderosa Point Resort 

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

What Happens in Vegas
Donated by Quest Travel Ltd.

Travel with return airfare from Vancouver to Las Vegas. Spend three nights in the centrally located Circus Circus with newly refreshed and remodeled rooms.  

Viva Las Vegas
Donated by The Mirage Hotel and Casino 

Discover Vegas with a three night stay in a one bedroom tower suite at The Mirage in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Mirage’s mix of restaurants, nightclubs and shows make it one of the premier resorts in the city. Your stay includes an exclusive VIP dolphin interaction with a dolphin specialist. This unforgettable vacation is one you will never forget!

Wake Up in Washington
Donated by Semiahmoo Resort 

Enjoy a one-night stay at the Semiahmoo Resort in a classic balcony room with breakfast and round of golf for two. 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.

Unique Items & Art

Mini Me
Donated by Corbel 3D 

Revolutionary 3D technology allows us to capture every unique detail of a person, pet, or object to create a lifelike personalized figurine that is unlike anything you have ever seen!. Capture yourself in sports uniforms, wedding outfits, graduation robes or formal attire and create something that is uniquely you. Cherish your memories forever.

Waterproof Camera
Donated by John Gartland Ricoh Canada Inc.

This is the perfect camera for any ocean explorer or outdoor enthusiast. Despite its compact, lightweight body, the WG-10 offers outstanding basic specifications to perform superbly and dependably under demanding outdoor conditions:

  • Waterproof to a depth of 10 meters and for up to two hours of continuous operation
  • Shock resistant against a fall from a height of 1.5 meters
  • Cold resistant against temperatures as low as –10°C.

It is also fully equipped to accommodate a broad range of applications, from outdoor shooting to everyday snapshots and business use

Pressure Washer
Donated by BE Pressure Supply Inc. 

This pressure washer provides the cleaning power for tough jobs. It is a 5hp Honda powered pressure washer with 2700 PSI, 2.3 GPM with gun, wand, hose and nozzles included.

28d by Bocci
Donated by Bocci 

This low voltage fixture results from a complex glass blowing technique, which creates a unique spherical shape with a composed collection of inner “satellites”, one of which is an opaque milk white glass bubble that houses a 20 watt xenon lamp. 

The fixture is designed to sit on a horizontal surface (a desk, table, shelf, or even the floor). It consists of a single illuminated 28 piece wired to a flexible grey crochet memory cable. The cable is intended to be coiled into a sculptural pattern to provide a cushioned surface on which the glass sits.

"Nudibranch" by Bernstein & Widder
Donated by Dr. Steve Bernstein and Dr. Edie Widder 

Mixed media on metal print. “Nudibranch” is a unique scientific and artistic collaboration that has created an exciting and vibrant exhibition of deep-sea marine life. Dr. Steve Bernstein, an accomplished scientist and inventor, collaborated with Dr. Edie Widder, who provided raw images of deep sea animals. The images then were transformed into true works of art using an assortment of digital fltering techniques.

"Gravite" by Jean Duguary
Donated by Jean Duguay 

Premium quality limited edition print by Jean Duguay. Mr. Duguay is an award-winning artist who has exhibited throughout North America, including New York and his art video was used in the 4 Hosts Nations Pavillion at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

"Sub-Atomix" by Jean Duguay
Donated by Jean Duguay 

Premium quality limited edition print by Jean Duguay. Mr. Duguay is an award-winning artist who has exhibited throughout North America, including New York and his art video was used in the 4 Hosts Nations Pavillion at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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 it can hydrate your plants for five 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.

Wine & Dine

Chef’s Tasting
Donated by e.b.o. restaurant & lounge 

You and a friend will join Head Chef Keith Pear for a Chef’s Tasting Dinner. He will shares his culinary passion in his modern yet approachable cuisine.

Tasting Kitchen
Donated by Earls restaurant + lounge

You and seven friends are invited to pull up a chair for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tasting of Earls’ most popular dishes and drinks. It’s the perfect place to relax as you enjoy top quality ingredients with good drinks and good friends.

Fish House Feast
Donated by The Fish House in Stanley Park

Enjoy a $250 at the histoic Fish House amongst the spectacular gardens of Stanley Park. Relax while you enjoy a true West Coast culinary experience and tantalize your taste buds with delicious fresh fish and seafood. Or sit out on the patio or at the bar and enjoy a micro-brewed beer, glass of wine or a seasonal martini!

Fort Berens Magnum
Donated by Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd 

Enjoy a magnum of award-winning Fort Berens Meritage 2011 featuring aromas of black currant, cherry and spices. In addition, visit the winery in Lillooet with an exclusive tour and VIP tasting for two.

Locavore’s Dream
Donated by Golden Ears Cheesecrafters 

Gourmet Basket filled with locally made edible delights and two tickets to a Chef Demo Dinner Class at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters.

A Legendary Meal
Donated by Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House 

Dine at the iconic, award-winning Joe Fortes with a $150 gift certificate. Guests from the world over have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco styled seafood grill that always delivers more – more hospitality, more variety, and more buzz.

Keep Calm and Macaron
Donated by Soirette Macarons & Tea 

Indulge in High Tea for two at Soirette. Tea is served with three tiers of delectable savories, desserts and macarons with your choice of exquisite loose leaf tea.

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