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Summer 2011 Online Auction (July 27 - Aug 31)

Event Date(s)

July 27th - August 31st 2011


Our summer auction is now CLOSED.

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

Check back next year for more prizes and packages!

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. Additionally, most items can be shipped worldwide.)

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 offices. 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!



Literary Adventure Pack
tickets package

Bid on a combined packaged including: 2 tickets to the opening hight gala of The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival and 2 tickets for Ziptrek Bear Ecotours.

Pack your bags (and even a pencil!) as you are armed with the splendours of Whistler both in its literary and natural settings.

Located at the heart of the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre, The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival will host an assortment of twenty guest authors, including Sarah Selecky, Miriam Toews and Wayne Johnston from October 14-16 marking the festival’s tenth year. Included with the tickets is a chance to be in direct discussion with guest authors, Madeline Sonik, Miriam Toews, Antanas Sileika, John Glenday, Angie Abdou, Randy Boyagoda, and Sarah Selecky in conversation with local writer Stephen Vogler. Each author will also read and discuss their latest work.

Note: Whistler Readers and Writers Festival tickets are not in physical form, Winners’ names will be listed on the festival house list and provided entry at the door.

Witness the original tour that made Ziptrek Ecotours famous hosting five zippiness joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails. Experience the stunning vistas of Whistler’s legendary Fitzimmons Creek.

Value: $258.00 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: August 31th 2011 @5:00pm PDT
Donated by The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival | Ziptrek Ecotours

Starting Bid: $80

Winning Bid: $90



Performing Arts Pack
tickets package

Bid on a combined package including: 2 tickets to Touchstone Theatre’s production of Shelter from The Storm, 2 weeknight tickets to any 2011-2012 production by Pacific Theatre, and 2 tickets to Opera Pro Cantanti.

Rick was one of thousands of young men who sought refuge in Canada to escape the Vietnam draft. But, when he takes in traumatized young American solder who is deserting his post in Iraq, Rick begins to understand how much our country has changed in forty years. Set in Tofino, BC, Shelter from the Storm is a play about love and loss that questions our notions of courage and cowardice.

Touchstone Theatre vouchers are valid for any “Shelter from the Storm” performances between May 31 to June 9, 2012

Pacific Theatre is a mid-size, professional theatre company that has been in operation since 1984, and in its current home since 1994. Pacific Theatre aspires to delight, provoke and stimulate dialogue by producing theatre that rigourously explores the spiritual aspects of human experience. We foster new work and established plays, develop emerging artists, create an artistic home for established practitioners, and engage the community at large.

Opera Pro Cantanti is Canada’s only repertory opera company. Each year, several great operas are selected from the standard repertoire with performances altering throughout the year.

Value: $121.00 approx.| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: August 31th 2011 @5:00pm PDT
Donated by Touchstone Theatre Productions | Pacific Theatre | Opera Pro Cantanti

Starting Bid: $40

Winning Bid: $60



Vancouver Aquarium Pack
admission passes and book package

Bid on a combined package including: a pair of general admission passes to Vancouver Aquarium, alongside a copy of Insects: Amazing Images of Fascinating Creature by Michael Chinery.

Spend the day at the world re-known, The Vancouver Aquarium, boasting over 300 different species of fish and almost 30,000 invertebrates, and 56 species of amphibians and reptiles. Alongside a copy of Chinery’s, “Insects: Amazing Images of Fascinating Creatures” let the natural world of animals, plants and insects stimulate and amaze both your eyes and mind.

The Vancouver Aquarium: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult (or by an adult using one of these passes)

Value: $90.45| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: August 31th 2011 @5:00pm PDT
Donated by The Vancouver Aquarium | Frontenac House

Starting Bid: $30

Winning Bid: $40



UBC Ready Pack
tickets and gift certificate package

Bid on a combined package including: a pair of adult tickets to 3 of 4 Main Stage presentations in the Theatre at UBC (2011/12 Season Subscription), 2 general admission passes to the Museum of Anthropology, and a ($50) gift certificate to the UBC Bookstore

Theatre at UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost academic Theatre programs. Theatre at UBC’s spectacular season subscriber package offers world theatre, original works and an internationally acclaimed production on tour. The pair of season subscriber tickets included in this package entitles the holder to attend a performance of each of the season’s three shows: The Trial of Judith K., Problem Child and The End of Civilization, and Macbeth

Also included in this package are a pair of passes to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. See magnificent Northwest Carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks. Discover over 16,000 objects from around the world; discover the MOA. Finally start your continuing studies of the Northwest coast with a ($50) gift certificate to the UBC Bookstore.

Value: $210.00| Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bid closes: August 31th 2011 @5:00pm PDT
Donated by Department of Theatre and Film at UBC | Museum of Anthropology | UBC Bookstore

Starting Bid: $60

Winning Bid: $75


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