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Events

Online Auction (September 2016)

Event Date(s)

September 6 - September 30, 2016

Location

Our auction is now CLOSED.

Many thanks to all who participated and contributed!
We hope you enjoyed our online event.

Event Description


How It Works

Bidding:  Bidding is very simple. Send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your name, address, phone number, email address, and your bid for the lot you are interested in. The site will then be updated with the highest bid. Please note, as the auction progresses lots will be added and removed weekly, so check back for updates!

(Note: the minimum bid increment is $5.00. Bids and bidders are updated as frequently as possible.)

Winning: If you are lucky enough to win your lot, we will contact you to let you know right away. Items will be available for pickup at our office. Alternatively, once we receive your cheque in the mail, we can send you your package.

(Note: Additional costs may be incurred to cover shipment of item(s) when necessary.)

Questions? Email us, or give us a call. We’d be happy to help!


>> VIEW RECENT WINNING PACKAGES <<


 

1.
Sherry Party Pack
tasting party, stationery, and phone case package

 

Bid on a combined package including: a Sherry Party for 8 at Barbara-Jo’s, Tapas prepared by Barbara-Jo, Sherry Tasting, Christian Lacroix and Liberty Stationery/Journals, and an Apple iPhone cover ($28 each) for each guest.

Gather a party of 8 for a night of sherry tasting at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks in the Armoury District. Barbara-Jo McIntosh, the shop’s owner, will prepare tapas, and Harry Hertscheg, executive director of Vancouver International Wine Festival, will share his expertise on sherry. Each guest will receive a book on sherry, Christian Lacroix and Liberty stationery/journals, and an iPhone cover. Enjoy this unique experience with friends and family!


Value: It’s hard to put a value on such a unique, one-of-a-kind experience! | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks | Harry Hertscheg of the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Starting Bid: $200

Winning Bid: $420


Previous bids:
$400
$370
$350
$300
$290
$280
$270
$250
$205


 

3.
Vancouver Writers Fest Meet the Authors Pack
event package

Bid on a combined package including: a pass to Inside the Pages—an exclusive Literati party with 2016 Festival authors, and the Author Hospitality Suite at the 2016 Vancouver Writers Fest.

Join the Vancouver Writers Fest on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm at the Granville Island Brewery for an exclusive look ‘inside the pages’ of the 2016 Festival. Mix and mingle with 2016 Festival authors and local literati as you sample delicious appetizers and drinks from Granville Island Brewing. Perfect for Writers Fest fans and anyone who’s ever wished they could step out of the audience and into the backstage of a Writers Fest event.

The Author Hospitality Suite at the 2016 Vancouver Writers Fest is the perfect place to get to know some of the 100+ Festival authors, open 8:00pm till Late, October 17-23, 2016 at the Granville Island Hotel.

Confirm both bookings before Friday, October 7, 2016.


Value: It’s hard to put a value on such a unique, one-of-a-kind experience! | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Vancouver Writers Fest

Starting Bid: $75


 

9.
Bâtard Pack
gift card and book package

Bid on a package including: Bâtard coffee and a short reads book once a week for a year.
$275 for coffee plus the books

Enjoy a short reads book and coffee once a week for a year from Bâtard, a small family-run boulangerie and café on Vancouver’s East Side, making all of their breads and pastries on location, in house.

Many of Bâtard‘s products are inspired by their travels in Europe, especially France, and are highlighted by some of the great family recipes from their culinary repertoires.


Value: $550.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Bâtard

Starting Bid: $100

Winning Bid: $125


Previous bid:
$100


 

15.
bill bissett Painting
painting on canvas

Bid on a painting by bill bissett.

bill bissett is a Canadian poet and artist based in Vancouver and Toronto, known for his unconventional style.


Value: $1100.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by bill bissett

Starting Bid: $100

Winning Bid: $175


Previous bids:
$150
$100


 

19.
Chocolate Arts and Cards Pack
hot chocolate and handmade cards

Bid on a combined package including: 52 cups of Hot Chocolate from Chocolate Arts and 52 one of a kind handmade cards by Kathryn Shoemaker

Hot chocolate isn’t just for the winter season. Enjoy the warm chocolatey goodness year-round at Chocolate Arts, a chocolate shop and cafe specializing in unique handmade chocolates, many made with local ingredients.

Keep and share 52 one of a kind handmade cards by Kathryn Shoemaker. She is the illustrator of over 40 books for children and has taught courses on illustrating children’s books for the past fourteen years.


Value: $550.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Chocolate Arts | Kathryn Shoemaker

Starting Bid: $100

Winning Bid: $125


Previous bid:
$100


 

20.
Eve Corbel Cartoon
framed original cartoon

Enjoy this original framed cartoon by Eve Corbel—writer, illustrator, cartoonist, mom and grandma. The full page cartoon, “Some Lesser-Known Phobias of Writers,” was originally published in Geist magazine. Her writing and artwork have been published in numerous anthologies and periodicals.


Value: $230.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Eve Corbel

Starting Bid: $50

Winning Bid: $60


Previous bid:
$50


 

21.
MacLeod’s Books $100 Gift Certificate
gift certificate

MacLeod’s Books on West Pender is the well-known Vancouver bookstore, selling used and rare books. Use this $100 gift certificate to add to your growing collection of literature.


Value: $100.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by MacLeod’s Books

Starting Bid: $50

Winning Bid: $75


 

22.
Geist Magazine Pack
conversation with the editor-in-chief

Spend an hour over coffee with Michal Kozłowski, publisher and editor-in-chief of Geist magazine. Discuss the Oxford comma, rejection and perseverance, and all other aspects of the writing life.

Time and date to be arranged through the Geist office.


Value: priceless | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Geist Magazine

Starting Bid: $30


 

23.
Barbarian Press Pack
tour and magazine

A visit to the press room of Barbarian Press, for up to five people, guided by Crispin & Jan Elsted, the founders of this legendary letterpress publishing house. Bonus: each visitor will receive an autographed copy of Geist magazine issue #87, which features an extended profile of the Elsteds.

Time and date of the tour is to be arranged through the proprietors of the press.


Value: $250.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Barbarian Press

Starting Bid: $40

Winning Bid: $60


Previous bid:
$50


 

24.
InnChanter Bed & Breakfast Pack
travel package


Enjoy a one-night stay for two people aboard the InnChanter B&B, a refitted 1920s heritage vessel anchored in Hot Springs Cove, west coast of Vancouver Island (north of Tofino). Your stay will include breakfast, dinner, and easy access to the hot springs.


Value: $340.00 (high season); $290.00 (low season) | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by InnChanter

Starting Bid: $100

Winning Bid: $275


Previous bids:
$260
$250
$235
$225
$200
$170
$150
$100


 

25.
Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel Pack
travel package

The Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel is happy to present you with a gift certificate for one night complimentary accommodation for two people in a One-Bedroom Deluxe King Suite, including in-suite Wi-Fi. The certificate is valid from October 1, 2016 to December 30, 2017, excluding May 1st to September 30th, event nights and New Year’s Eve.


Value: $250.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Starting Bid: $50

Winning Bid: $120


Previous bids:
$100
$90
$75
$60


 

26.
First Nations Children’s Book and Toy Basket
books and toys

This package from Ampersand Inc. includes: a 12-piece puzzle – Eagle by Darrel Amos, 2 stuffed animals (owl and turtle), 2 board books, 2 colouring books, and a picture book

The books included are:
- Big and Small with Northwest Coast Native Art by various artists, including Ernest Swanson and Ben Houstie
- Animal World with Northwest Coast Native Art by Bella Bella artist Ben Houstie
- Discover the Animals: First Nations and Native Art Colouring and Learning Book
- Explore the Animals: Northwest Coast First Nations and Native Art Colouring and Learning Book
- Orca Chief by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd


Value: $100.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Ampersand Inc.

Starting Bid: $25

Winning Bid: $30


Previous bid:
$25


 

27.
GolfTEC and Peak Golf Pack
golf experience package

For a keen golfer:

A dozen golf balls ($60) from Peak Golf and the following from GolfTEC:

- 1 Swing Evaluation (approx. value $129)
- 5 30-minute lessons (approx. value $550)
- 5 Video Practice Sessions (approx. value $175)


Value: $914.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by GolfTEC | Peak Golf

Starting Bid: $100

Winning Bid: $305


Previous bids:
$250
$225
$200
$195
$185
$170
$160
$150
$100


 

28.
Marie Heath Art
mixed media art

Take home this mixed media piece on watercolour paper by Marie Heath
- 26 x 30 in., framed and matted.

Bids restricted to the Lower Mainland for delivery purposes.


Value: $700.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Marie Heath

Starting Bid: $100

Winning Bid: $150


 

29.
DanceHouse Tickets
ticket voucher package

The winner of this DanceHouse voucher will receive two Premium Adult tickets to Jessica Lang Dance Mixed Repetoire on Friday, October 28 or Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver).

DanceHouse is Vancouver’s contemporary dance series, bringing large-scale dance from around the world to Vancouver. DanceHouse‘s ninth season will feature three full-length programs at the Vancouver Playhouse.

New York City’s Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) has emerged as one of the most acclaimed and respected troupes for works that are both genuinely moving and visually arresting. JLD make their Canadian debut in Vancouver with a program including their latest work—The Thousand Yard Stare. This piece, set to a Beethoven string quartet, honours those affected by war.


Value: $163.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by DanceHouse

Starting Bid: $35

Winning Bid: $60


Previous bids:
$55
$50


 

30.
Liberty Stationery (Paisley) and Christian Lacroix Pack
stationery and phone case

This Liberty stationery and Christian Lacroix package includes:

- Two B5 Hardbound Journals (Swirling Paisley & Archive Paisley): 144 Ruled pages with gold foil end pages and Ribbon Marker
- A5 Hardbound Journal (Paisley Scallops): 128 Ruled pages with gold foil end pages and Ribbon Marker
- A6 Hardbound Journal (Stitches of Liberty): 128 Ruled pages with gold foil end pages and Ribbon Marker
- A6 Layflat Notebook (Theodora): 128 Ruled pages w. overlay illustration and Ribbon Marker
- Two 100 Sticky Note packs (John, 2015; Byrne, 2015)
- Christian Lacroix iPhone 6 Folio Case (with credit card holder and video stand function)


Value: $135.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Ampersand Inc.

Starting Bid: $30

Winning Bid: $50


Previous bids:
$45
$40
$30


 

31.
Caffè Artigiano Pack
gift card

Bid on a $25 gift card to Caffè Artigiano.

Eat some food and satisfy your coffee cravings with a $25 gift card to Caffè Artigiano. With eight locations around Vancouver, it’ll be easy to make use of this great offer!


Value: $25.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Caffè Artigiano

Starting Bid: $10

Winning Bid: $20


Previous bids:
$15
$10


 

32.
Deluxe Christian Lacroix Journal Collection
stationery and phone case package

This Deluxe Christian Lacroix package includes:

- B5 Journal (Voyage II): 108 Ruled pages with 5 pop-up pages & 5 stickers
- Scarlet B5 Layflat Notebook (Paseo) with ribbon marker and elastic closure: 152 Ruled pages
- 2 B5 Layflat Notebook (Paseo - Neon Pink & Neon Blue) with ribbon marker: 128 Ruled pages
- 4 A5 Layflat Notebooks (Les Anges Baroques, Mumbai, London, and New York): 128 Ruled pages
- A6 Boxed Notebook Set (Continents): 6 Hardbound books, 60 pages, 3 ruled, 3 blank
- 2 Hard Cases for iPhone 6 (Gold & Butterflies)


Value: $260.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Ampersand Inc.

Starting Bid: $50

Winning Bid: $60


Previous bid:
$50


 

33.
Gold Christian Lacroix Stationery
stationery and phone case package

This Gold Christian Lacroix stationery package includes:

- Gold A5 Hardbound Journal (Paseo): ivory pages with ribbon marker
- Gold B5 Layflat Notebook (Paseo): 152 Ruled pages with ribbon marker and elastic closure
- Gold Hardbound Journal (Paseo): 5-1/4 x 8-1/2”; 152 ruled pages with ribbon marker, elastic closure and pocket
- Shaman Night Advent Calendar
- Notecard Set (Les Anges Baroques): 8 folded cards with envelopes; 4 designs, 2 of each; lace-cut construction
- A6 Layflat Notebook (Icare): 128 Ruled pages
- Hard Case (Gold) for iPhone 6


Value: $160.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Ampersand Inc.

Starting Bid: $30

Winning Bid: $55


Previous bids:
$50
$40
$30


 

34.
Big Christian Lacroix Stationery Butterfly Box
box and stationery package

This Big Christian Lacroix Stationery Butterfly Box package includes:

- Large Box with magnetic closure (Butterfly Parade)
- B5 Notebook (Les 4 saisons): 7 x 10”; 136 ruled and illustrated pages; 4 Removable plant markers; 20 Decorative stickers
- Memory Game (Jungle Leo): 32 pieces—matching game with puzzle on reverse
- Hard case for iPhone 6 (Butterflies - White)


Value: $125.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Ampersand Inc.

Starting Bid: $30

Winning Bid: $40


Previous bid:
$30


 

35.
Wine by Perseus and Le Vieux Pin
wine package

Enjoy rare award-winning wines from B.C.:
- 1 Bottle Perseus Invictus 2013 VQA
- 1 Bottle Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique 2012 BC VQA

Invictus from Perseus Winery in Penticton
Latin for “unconquerable” and inspired by the wines of Bordeaux, Invictus wine is complex, rich, and velvety.

Le Vieux Pin from Le Vieux Pin winery in Oliver, B.C.
Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique is one of a trio of Syrah produced at Le Vieux Pin. Anthony Gismondi calls it “. . . a delicious brooding, savoury, pepper storm of fruit.”


Value: $115.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Vi Hughes

Starting Bid: $30

Winning Bid: $70


Previous bids:
$65
$50
$45
$35
$30


 

36.
Echo Café Pack
coffee and poetry package

This package includes: Gift Certificate for 52 coffees at Echo Café and 52 poems—that’s for a whole year!

Each week, get one coffee to a $5.00 maximum value including taxes, for one year starting October 1st, 2016.

At Echo Café (116 - 14th Street East, North Vancouver), just a block off Lonsdale Street an the North Vancouver City Library, enjoy a coffee every week and a poem written by a celebrated BC author. Echo Café has more than fresh coffee. They make delicious baked goods daily.

Open daily:
Monday - Thursday | 7am-7pm
Friday | 7am-6pm
Saturday | 8:30am-5pm
Sunday | 10am-4pm

The 52 poems will include work from acclaimed local BC poets, including Kayla Czaga, Adrienne Gruber, Daphne Marlatt, Susan McCaslin, Bren Simmers, Kevin Spenst, Rob Taylor, Diane Tucker, Vancouver Poet Laureate Rachel Rose, and more!


Value: $550.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Echo Cafê

Starting Bid: $100

Winning Bid: $100


 

37.
Joey Restaurants Card
gift card

Dine in one of the unique Joey Restaurants in BC or in other locations in Canada.

Fun. Upbeat. Great food. Amazing décor. Named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine in 2016.


Value: $100.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Vi Hughes

Starting Bid: $25

Winning Bid: $80


Previous bids:
$75
$65
$60
$50
$40
$30


 

38.
Joey Restaurants Card
gift card

Dine in one of the unique Joey Restaurants in BC or in other locations in Canada.

Fun. Upbeat. Great food. Amazing décor. Named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine in 2016.


Value: $100.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Vi Hughes

Starting Bid: $25

Winning Bid: $85


Previous bids:
$80
$75
$65
$60
$50
$45
$40


 

39.
So Blü Clothing Gift Card
gift card

Enjoy a $100 gift card to So Blü Clothing (Clothing for Men and Women) at 1519 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver.

Be even more beautiful or suave. Walk along the sea wall, then drop in to shop at So Blü Clothing.

Casual, funky or trendy, they have something for you.


Value: $100.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: September 30, 2016
Donated by Jennifer Sharp at So Blü Clothing

Starting Bid: $25

Winning Bid: $55


Previous bids:
$50
$40
$35


 

40.
SFU Continuing Studies Pack
gift certificate

Bid on a $250 gift certificate towards the cost of any course offered by the SFU Continuing Studies.

Must register to use certificate by December 31, 2016.


Value: $250.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closed: September 30, 2016
Donated by SFU Continuing Studies

Starting Bid: $75

Winning Bid: $125


Previous bids:
$95
$90
$85
$75


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