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Recent Winning Auction Items - Summer 2011 Online Auction

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Summer 2011

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BC Library Pack
gift certificate, 2 tickets and 1 book package

Bid on a combined packaged including a ($100) gift certificate to Book’mark at the Vancouver Public Library, 2 tickets to “La La La Human Steps” at the DanceHouse and a copy of “The Library Book: A History of Services to British Columbia”.

While enjoying an afternoon stroll along the promenade of the Vancouver Public Library in the downtown core, stop by Book’mark to get yourself a book, a card or even that souvenir gift you’ve always wanted. Alongside, learn from “The Library Book: A History of Services to British Columbia about the history and development of “the library” here in British Columbia. Your day comes to a complete close with the fast-paced, rhythmic moves of the contemporary dance group of “La La La Human Steps” presented at the DanceHouse.

We invite you to experience what The BC Library Pack has to offer…


Value: $276.00 approx.| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by book’mark| DanceHouse | BC Library Association

Winning Bid: $85




 

Anvil Press Literary Pack
2 books, T-shirt & 2 year magazine subscription,  package

Bid on a combined packaged including 2 art books, Painted Lives & Shifting Landscapes by Richard Tetrault, and Transitions of a Still Life by Carol E. Mayer, donated by Anvil Press and a 2-year magazine subscription to subTERRAIN Magazine with complementary subTerrain T-shirt.

Established in 1988, Anvil Press has been the publisher of numerous literary titles, including their very own subTERRAIN magazine and those belonging to that of new and virtually unknown authors seeking to establish themselves on the Canadian literary scene.


Value: $120.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Anvil Press | subTerrain Magazine

Winning Bid: $40




 

Granville Island Cultural Pack
3 books, 4 admission tickets and 2 show tickets package

Bid on a combined packaged including 3 books: “Moon Nibbler: The Art of Pat Strakowski,” by Andrew Oko, “Breathing Stone Contemporary Haida Argillite Carving,” by Carol Sheehan, and ”[sic],” by Nikki Reimer, 4 admission tickets to the Circle Craft Christmas Market and 2 tickets to Snowman presented by Rumble Productions.

Explore the world of strange creatures from cats with serpent tails to screaming birdlike creatures as Andrew Oko immerses you in the art of Pat Strakowski. Bringing myth to the foreground in our contemporary world, explore with Breathing Stone the rich history of Haida argillite sculpture having been in production for over a period of two centuries.

Nikki Reimer is a poet, blogger, curator, arts event planner, and cat photographer, in East Vancouver. Recent work by Reimer has appeared in W, West Coast Line, Matrix, Front, Prism, International.

Running from November 4 to 19 2011, Rumble Productions opens its 2011/2012 season with an exciting new production of Snowman by renowned Canadian playwright Greg MacArthur (Recovery, Tyland, girls! girls! girls!). After years of wandering, Denver and Marjorie find themselves in a remote northern community at the edge of a glacier, chopping wood, renting out stolen videos and doing cocaine with Jude, a young gay man whose parents have abandoned him. When Jude discovers the body of a prehistoric boy frozen in the glacier, everyone finds their lives beginning to shift and thaw in unexpected ways.

Vouchers valid for performances of “Snowman” between November 8 and 17th, 2011, subject to availability

Follow up with a group of passes to this November’s Circle Craft Christmas Market and you’re set to go!


Value: $230.00 approx.| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Frontenac House | Circle Craft | Rumble Productions

Winning Bid: $75


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The Reef Package
gift certificate and 1 pair of wines

Bid on a combined packaged including a ($25) gift certificate to The Reef on Commercial Drive and two bottles of wines courtesy of Red Rooster Winery

Friendly, cozy and full of that island environment, The Reef restaurant prides itself on customer service and distinctive Caribbean cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Founded by Liz da Mata and Simon Cotton, the restaurant is decorated with rich, warm colours, and textures native to the Caribbean Islands, providing an ambience that critics and guests have said “it’s truly like being there!”

Follow up with the sensational tastes of Red Rooster’s best wines with Bantam (2010) and Cabernet Merlot (2009). From this small family-run winery in Naramata, near Penticton, savour the fruity Bantam’s blend of five grape varieties and the Cabernet Merlot’s aged taste of grapes from the Okanagan Valley.


Value: $53.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by The Reef Restaurant | Red Rooster Winery

Winning Bid: $20

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Great Canadian Beer Festival Pack
4 admission tickets and book package

Bid on a combined packaged including four Saturday admission tickets to the 2011 Great Canadian Beer Festival taking place September 10th in Victoria, BC and Ian Coutts’ book, “BrewNorth: How Canadians made Beer and Beer made Canada.”

First held in 1993, The Great Canadian Beer Festival has become one of the worlds’ must attend beer events. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the GCBF every year. It’s become an international event with over 55 breweries from across Canada, Belgium and the Pacific North-Western USA, 150 beers, and more than 7000 happy people coming together in the beautiful city of Victoria to celebrate the diversity of the brewers’ craft. Featuring non-stop entertainment by local acts and a fine spread of food from local restaurants and caterers, this sold out festival is a must attend for beer fans and connoisseurs alike

The Great Canadian Beer Festival package is a must need for passionate beer-loving connoisseurs!


Value: $185.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Great Canadian Beer Festival

Winning Bid: $65


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Vancouver International Literary Package
2 one-year magazine subscriptions, 2 tickets and book package

Bid on a combination package consisting of 2 one year subscriptions to EVENT Magazine, a voucher for two tickets to the upcoming Vancouver International Writers Festival evening event with Michael Ondaatje and a copy of George Bowering’s My Darling Nellie Grey.

Enjoy a night of discussion with Michael Ondaatje as part of the Vancouver International Writers Festival. Taking place on September 21st 2011, it’s sure to be a memorable evening with the Sri-Lankan-born Canadian author best know for his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient (1996). Encompassing fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and reviews, EVENT is an arena for both new and established writers to share their thoughts. Topping this package off is the lyrical

• Please redeem VIWF special events voucher by Monday September 5th 2011


Value: $137.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by EVENT Magazine | Vancouver International Writers Festival

Winning Bid: $60


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Children’s Book Pack #2
3 childrens books and hand-puppet package

Bid on a combination package of a Folkmanis Chicken Hand Puppet and three family bedtime stories including (SIGNED) copies of Caroll Simpson’s The First Mosquito and Paul Yee’s Bamboo and a copy of Stefan Czernecki’s Huevos Rancheros: A Mexican Tale.

Designed by Roxi Price, Folkmani’s funky Chicken puppet is crazy-fun for all ages. With movable beak and two-handed wing design, the multiple combinations of clucking, strutting, scratching and flapping are endless.

Follow tales about personal growth from Paul Yee’s Bamboo or that of magic with Caroll Simpson’s The First Mosquito. Even make storytime come to life with the help of Czernecki’s witty chicken, Marcelina.

The possibilities are endless with the Children’s Book Pack #2.


Value: $94.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by BC Library Association | Tradewind Books

Winning Bid: $30




 

Vancity Theatre Pack
10 advance tickets package

Bid on a ten-ticket package to screenings at the Vancity Theatre.

Located in the Vancouver International Film Centre, the state-of-the-art 175 capacity Vancity Theatre features diverse and exciting programming on a year-round basis. This package of ten tickets entitles the bearer to advance tickets of their choice (based on availability, to screenings in the Film Centre line-up.


• Tickets cannot be used for rental or Film Festival presentations at the Film Centre.

• Tickets valid until: September 7, 2012


Value: $100.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Vancity Theatre

Winning Bid: $45


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Centennial Theatre Pack
2 tickets, book and a pair of wines package

Bid on a combined package including a voucher for 2 tickets to Jill Barber this December at The Centennial Theatre, a copy of Grant Lawrence’s book, “Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound,” and two bottles of wine from Red Rooster Winery.

Held on December 2, 2011, Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber picks up the torch where the golden age of music left off. Charming her audiences, she weaves a decidedly romantic spell with her unmistakable sultry contralto backed by a fabulous band.

From Captain George Vancouver to Muriel “Curve of Time” Blanchet to Jim “Spilsbury’s Coast” Spilsbury, visitors to Desolation Sound have left behind a trail of books endowing the area with a romantic aura that helps to make it British Columbia’s most popular marine park. In this hilarious and captivating book, CBC personality Grant Lawrence adds a whole new chapter to the saga of this storied piece of BC coastline. With plenty of laugh-out-loud humour and inspired reverence, Adventures in Solitude delights with the unique history of a place and the growth of a young man amidst the magic of Desolation Sound. Grant Lawrence hosts the popular CBC Radio 3 Podcast, and Grant Lawrence Live on CBC Radio 3 and can also be heard on various CBC Radio One programs.

Enjoy Red Rooster’s best wines with Bantam (2010) and Cabernet Merlot (2009). From this small family-run winery in Naramata, near Penticton, savor the fruity aromas of Bantam’s (2010) blend of five grape varieties and the Cabernet Merlot’s (2009) aged taste of grapes from the Okanagan Valley. 


Value: $120.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Centennial Theatre | Red Rooster Winery

Winning Bid: $60


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The Totem Pole, by Aldona Jonaitis, Aaron Glass

Solidly researched, engagingly written and generously illustrated, The Totem Pole is an insightful look at the impact of this beautiful art form on Aboriginal peoples and on our society as a whole. It includes short essays by well-known artists and scholars, including Nathan Jackson, Robert Davidson, Susan Point, Richard Hunt, Lyle Wilson, Bill Holm, Robin Wright, Vickie Jensen, Charlotte Townsend-Gault and Andrea Laforet, that illustrate the relationships between people and totem poles.


Value: $60.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED

Winning Bid: $30

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The Artisan Pack by Circle Craft

Bid on a ($50) gift certificate to Circle Craft’s Granville Island store and a group of four tickets to the Circle Craft Christmas Market this November.

Dedicated to the promotion of fine and quality crafts since 1972, Circle Craft has grown to become one of the most successful organizations of its kind in North America. With its unique Granville Island shop and gallery providing you with a gift certificate, there’s sure to be something in-stock or online to satisfy your craving for craft. Follow up this purchase with a group of passes to this November’s Christmas Market and give distinct and thoughtfully-made gifts this holiday season.


Value: $98.00 approx.| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Circle Craft

Winning Bid: $60


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Night out at the North Shore
Tickets and gift certificate package

Bid on a package including a voucher for 2 tickets to see Kismet one to one hundred this October at The Presentation House alongside a ($150) gift certificate to Eastside Mario’s.

Held October 13 to 22 2011, Presentation House welcomes the world with Kismet one to one hundred, a surprising work based upon 100 interviews of Canadians ages 1 through 100 from across the nation. Stories of mystery, adventure, and excitement await those who come to see this production put on by award-winning The Chop Theatre.

Finish off your day with a dinner at Eastside Mario’s out at Lonsdale Quay. With their wide selection of chain stores locations and promise of serving only authentic Italian cuisine, mouths will be surely left wanting more!

A Night out at the North Shore awaits you…


Value: $210.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Presentation House TheatreEastside Mario’s

Winning Bid: $120


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Weekend Getaway Package
one night stay for two, gift certificate and book package

Bid on a one night stay for two in a one-bedroom deluxe suite at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel (valid after October 1st), a ($50) gift certificate usable at the Sequoia Company of Restaurants’ Seasons and Teahouse in Stanley Park and 2003 released book, The Stanley Park Companion, by Paul Grant and Laurie Dickson.


Start off the day with a scroll around Stanley Park with The Stanley Park Companion as your comprehensive guide with photographs, drawings, and anecdotes about local attractions, such as the Seawall and how its many headstones actually originate from Mountain View Cemetery. Later, enjoy some fine dinning at either one of the park’s establishments (Teahouse or Seasons) as your day comes to a close. To top it off, a luxurious stay at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel is included where you will enjoy a one night stay in a one-bedroom deluxe suite for two.


Come and enjoy Vancouver’s many sites with our Weekend Getaway Package.


Value: $305.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Rosedale on Robson | Sequoia Company of Restaurants | Harbour Publishing

Winning Bid: $175




 

Ricepaper Magazine & Book Prize Pack
1 year magazine subscription and book bundle package

Bid on a combined package of a one year subscription to Ricepaper Magazine with books by Paul Yee, Rita Wong and Sky Lee included as a bonus!


Ricepaper Magazine is a national quarterly magazine devoted to showcasing Asian Canadian artists, writers, performers and innovators.

Paul Yee is a third-generation Chinese Canadian writer and is the author of best known books such as Tales from Gold Mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the New World. Yee’s books explore such themes as discrimination, identity, assimilation and other realities of living between two cultures.

Rita Wong is a well-received author of three books of poetry including such titles as monkeypuzzle (Press Gang 1998). She has also been the recipient of the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop Emerging Writer Award (1997) and Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (2008) and currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design as an associate professor in critical and cultural studies.

Sky Lee is a feminist writer and artist best known for her stories published in the anthology, Vancouver Short Stories.


Value: $74.00 approx. | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Ricepaper Magazine

Winning Bid: $30




 

A Day At The Games
4 vouchers for grandstand seating and book package



Bid on a bundle of 4 vouchers redeemable for reserved grandstand seating during the upcoming 2012 Vancouver Canadians regular season and a copy of Drinking Vancouver, 100+ Great Bars in the City and Beyond, by John Lee

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the thrill, excitement, and high-energy spectacle of a Vancouver Canadian’s home game beginning with a brand new, fresh season in 2012. Use this collection of 4 vouchers to take your family and friends out to a ballgame of your choice and cap off the day with a visit to the local hangout for a refreshing sip of beer.

For best selection, redeem at least 72 hours before date of game (based on availability)


Value: $70.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Vancouver Canadians Baseball

Winning Bid: $40


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Geist Magazine Prize Pack
1 DVD, 5 books and assorted Geist merchandise package

Bid on an exciting Geist Magazine prize package bundle including, 1 compiled DVD of 9 short films, 5 books including Geist’s “Atlas of Canada: Meat Maps and Other Strange Cartographies,” and an assortment of Geist merchandise and galore.


Reflecting a world of fiction, non-fiction, photography, commix, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography and poetry, Geist shares with readers the best of what Canada has to offer. A unique blend of culture and insightful thoughts is brought forth in each issue of this locally made magazine. 
Value: $110.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Geist Magazine

Winning Bid: $50




 

Ecological Package
2 tickets, gift certificate and book package

Bid on a pair of complementary passes to see the VanDusen Botanical Garden, a ($25) gift certificate to The Naam Restaurant and a copy of The Legacy, by David Suzuki. 

A garden of unparalleled beauty and international stature, The VanDusen Botanical Garden has been a Vancouver landmark since its opening to the public in 1975. VanDusen’s collection includes 11,500 accessioned plants representing more than 7,300 plant families and 255,000 individual plants from around the world. Ecosystems ranging from tropical South Africa, to the Himalayas are represented to provide an enjoyable collection for viewing year-round.

• Not valid for Festival of Lights or Garden Show

One of Vancouver’s oldest natural food restaurants, The Naam serves up fresh wholesome vegetarian food. Located at the heart of the Kitsilano district, assortments of delicious meals await those who venture and stop on by.

• (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

The Legacy is David Suzuki’s own personal accounts about his views on an Earth shaped by emerging scientific knowledge and an ever growing world population. With our greatly increased ecological footprint, the Earth’s ecosystems are has become subject to change and dire consequences; the results of mankind’s developments. Suzuki’s book is an insightful read for all ages as it outlines not just a love for the natural world or science, but of something concerning the future of humanity.


Value: $80.00 approx.| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by VanDusen Botanical Gardens | The Naam Restaurant

Winning Bid: $40


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Children’s Book Pack #1
3 books bundle

Bid on a combination package of three family bedtime stories including Maudie And The Green Children, by Adrian Mitchell, The Chinese Violin, by Madeleine Thien, and a SIGNED copy of Once upon a Bathtime, by Vi Hughes. From tales of accepting difference, change, and the power of imagination, The Children’s Book Pack #1 has it all. 


Value: $58.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED

Winning Bid: $30


Vancouver’s Sweet Delights
2 tickets and gift certificate package


Bid on a pair of tickets to the Vancouver Opera’s November production of Romeo et Juliette and a ($45) gift certificate to Cheesecakes Etc.

Enjoy a night at the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse with Charles Gounod’s opera rendition of the age-old story of Romeo and Juliet. From lyrical orchestra and string choruses to deeply emotional love duets, Shakespeare continues to draw in audiences with his powerful, moving work. Afterwards, indulge yourself with a quick stop at Cheesecakes Etc for some delicious cheesecake and a coffee. Begun in 1979 by Mike and Edith, their unique café is also home to some of the best jazz in the city.

Vancouver’s Sweet Delights will leave your night feeling mighty complete

Value: $225.00 approx.| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Vancouver Opera | Cheesecake Etc.

Winning Bid: $165

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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
1 pair of tickets

Bid on a voucher for a pair of tickets to any 2012 Push International Performing Arts Festival show.

Hosted as one of Vancouver’s signature events, The Push International Performing Arts Festival brings together groundbreaking work in the live performing arts over a span of three weeks in January. From internationally acclaimed to Canadian and local-based artists, the festival continues to stimulate audiences with their endeavoring feats of wonder and innovation.


Value: $70.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Winning Bid: $55


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Vancouver Chamber Choir
1 pair of tickets

Bid on a pair of tickets to the December 10th Vancouver Chamber Choir concert Handel’s Messiah.

Situated in the magnificent Orpheum Theatre, join the Vancouver Chamber Choir in celebrating the holidays with this Christmas favorite held only once every three year by a guest choir, soloists and orchestra. Based on the Pacific coast in British Columbia, conductor Jon Washburn and his 20 singers regularly impress audiences with the depth and range of their repertoire and interpretive skills. 


Value: $100.00+ | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Donated by Vancouver Chamber Choir

Winning Bid: $55


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