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Events

Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala

Event Date(s)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Location

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
West Vancouver, BC

Event Description

The 27th annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala will take place April 21, 2011 at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver.

The Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala is a celebration of finalist authors, illustrators and publishers. The recipients of the 2011 book prizes will be announced and the eighth annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence will be presented.

Canada’s award-winning comedy duo Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen will host the evening festivities.

Tickets will be available for pick up at the venue beginning at 7:00 pm and light refreshments will be available in the lobby area.

Doors to the theatre will open at 7:30 pm and the Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:00 pm. The ceremony will be approximately 1 hour long, followed by a Celebration Reception in the lobby.

The post-awards reception will include a cash bar and complimentary hor d’oeuvres. The event is expected to wrap up around 10:30 pm.

Tickets are $55 each with assigned seating. Tickets are not mailed and will be available at Will Call.

Deadline to order tickets is Friday, April 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm. ORDER TICKETS

Win the Winners Bookstore Contest 2011

Event Date(s)

May 9 - June 6, 2011

Location

Participating bookstores across BC

Event Description

Our annual Win the Winners contest begins May 9 and ends June 6 at participating bookstores.

To celebrate the winning authors and books, we partner with seven bookstores around the province to give away seven collections of all seven winning books. Can you tell that seven is our lucky number!?

Participating bookstores & Winners:

Summer 2011 Online Auction (July 27 - Aug 31)

Event Date(s)

July 27th - August 31st 2011

Location

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!

>> VIEW RECENT WINNING PACKAGES <<


 

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


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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


$50
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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


$35
$30


 

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


$65
$60

Recent Winning Auction Items - Summer 2011 Online Auction

Event Date(s)

Summer 2011

Location

Online | Worldwide

Event Description

>> VIEW CURRENT AUCTION PACKAGES <<


 

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


$70


 

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

$15


 

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


$60


 

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


$40
$35


 

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


$50
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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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Fall 2011 Online Auction (November 28 - December 15)

Event Date(s)

November 28 - December 15, 2011

Location

Online | Worldwide

Event Description

Support the BC Book Prizes by bidding on a number of excellent prizes and packages during our Fall auction!


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 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!



A Night at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel



Bid on a night at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel!

Spend a night at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment and sports district! With lovely water and mountain views, the Rosedale on Robson is ideally located within walking distance to Rogers Arena, BC Place, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts, and historic Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown and the new Convention Centre.

*Note:  Gift certificate is for one night complimentary accommodation for two people in a one-bedroom deluxe suite, valid from December 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012. Reservations are subject to availability. Space is extremely limited on event nights and gift certificates are usually not able to be used on these nights.

Value: $150 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST
Donated by Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Starting Bid: $45

Current Bid:

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Sony Reader Wi-Fi


Bid on a Sony Reader Wi-Fi!

The new Sony Reader Wi-Fi is perfect for those cold winter nights! Curl up with a blanket and warm drink while reading the hottest titles on the world’s lightest 6” eReader. This Sony Reader is ad-free and is the world’s first eReader that allows you to wirelessly borrow eBooks from your local library from the comfort of your own home! With a paper-like display that is glare-free, you will enjoy hours of reading on this touch-screen eReader.

Value: $189 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST

Starting Bid: $55

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Admission Passes to the Museum of Anthropology



Bid on 2 complimentary admission passes to the Museum of Anthropology!

“MOA. A place of extraordinary architectural beauty. A place of provocative programming and vibrant, contemporary exhibitions. A place of active exploration and quiet contemplation. A place of world arts and cultures. A place for you.” – MOA website

World-renowned for its collections, research, and more, the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is also acclaimed for its spectacular architecture and beautiful setting on the Point Grey cliffs. With excellent talks, lectures, and exhibits including ひろしま Hiroshima, which features photos by Ishiuchi Miyako of clothing and accessories left behind by victims of the 1945 atomic bomb at Hiroshima, there is plenty to explore at the Museum of Anthropology!

Value: $30 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST
Donated by Museum of Anthropology

Starting Bid: $10

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Tickets to “Aesop’s Fables”


Bid on a 2 tickets to “Aesop’s Fables”!

Looking for something fun to do with your little one? Why not treat them to a preview performance of “Aesop’s Fables” presented by Carousel Theatre for Young People at The Waterfront Theatre!

“Wolfie, Syd, Barry and Harriet invite you into their magical world where anything is possible when you use your imagination. Whether it’s The Tortoise and the Hare or The Boy Who Cried Wolf, everyone knows at least one of Aesop’s classic fables. In this charming production, storytellers use music, movement and drama to bring these famous fables to life. Youngsters will enjoy discovering life’s big lessons in this delightful revue.” - from the Carousel Theatre for Young People website

*Note:  The preview performance is on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 10 am.  Advance reservations are required before January 1, 2012, and subject to availability.  Children must be 3 years of age or older.

Value: $60 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST
Donated by Carousel Theatre for Young People

Starting Bid: $15

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Tomes & Tales Gift Certificate


Bid on a Tomes & Tales Gift Certificate!

Tomes & Tales, located in Pitt Meadows, is not your average used book store! It offers a wide variety of books in a bright and spacious atmosphere. This gift certificate is good for $25 worth of books at Tomes & Tales Used Books.

Value: $25 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST
Donated by Tomes & Tales

Starting Bid: $10

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Canon PowerShot S5 IS


Bid on a Canon PowerShot S5 IS with Lowepro camera bag!

This Canon PowerShot was purchased for use during the BC Book Prizes Tour and has only been used a few times. This is your chance to get an excellent deal on a fabulous camera complete with Lowepro camera bag and original instructions!

Camera overview (from Canon):  “The ultra-powerful 12x optical zoom on the PowerShot S5 IS means you’ll get the shot you want with no compromise, yet that’s only the beginning of what makes this camera so exciting. The S5 IS is loaded with many of Canon’s latest advanced technologies including the DIGIC III Image Processor, so both still images and movies are rendered with fine detail and luminous clarity. And now ambitious photographers have even greater creative latitude thanks to an included hot shoe adapter that allows you to attach Canon Speedlite EX Series external flashes.”

Value: $300 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST

Starting Bid: $50

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Children’s Books with Chicken Puppet


Bid on four fantastic children’s books and a chicken hand puppet!

Beautifully illustrated children’s books paired with a funky chicken hand puppet from Folkmanis Puppets will not only help foster a love for books and reading, but will also provide hours of fun and entertainment! The books included in this package are Huevos Rancheros: A Mexican Tale by Stefan Czernecki, Bamboo by Paul Yee & Shaoli Wang, The Chinese Violin by Madeleine Thien & Joe Chang, and Maudie and the Green Children by Adrian Mitchell & Sigune Hamann.

Value: $100 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST
Donated by British Columbia Library Association

Starting Bid: $30

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Library of Kid Books

A collection of 25 books


Bid on a beautiful Library of Kid Books from Tradewind Books.

A beautifully illustrated collection of Tradewind Books. Great for your kids or grand kids! Illustrated picture books and youth novellas

Value: $357.75 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST
Donated by Tradewind Books

Starting Bid: $50

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Film Package

10-Pack of DOXA Documentary Film Festival Tickets + Membership, 10-Ticket Package for Screenings at the Vancity Theatre, 10 Film Tickets to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival + Membership, “The Film Book:  A Complete Guide to the World of Cinema,” “Monsters in the Movies:  100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares,” Picturing the Yukon:  9 Short Films




Bid on this awesome Film Package that includes a 10-Pack of DOXA Documentary Film Festival Tickets + Membership, a 10-Ticket Package for Screenings at the Vancity Theatre, 10 Film Tickets to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival + Membership, 2 books on film, and a DVD!

With tickets and passes galore to several outstanding Vancouver film festivals and theatres, what more could you ask for?  How about The Film Book:  A Complete Guide to the World of Cinema, Monsters in the Movies:  100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares, and the DVD “Picturing the Yukon:  9 Short Films” from the Yukon Film Society?

This is the ultimate package for the film buff in your life!  Bid today!



Value: $400 | Bidding for this item is: CLOSED
Bidding closes: Thursday, December 15, 2011 @1:00pm PST
Donated by DOXA Documentary Film Festival | Vancouver International Film Festival | Vancouver Queer Film Festival | Canadian Manda Group | Yukon Film Society

Starting Bid: $50

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BC Book Prizes Soirée 2012

Event Date(s)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Location

World Art Studio, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
SFU Woodwards
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
6:00 - 8:00 pm | Admission: by donation

Event Description

The West Coast Book Prize Society invites you to the 9th annual BC Book Prizes Soirée on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the World Art Studio, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodwards.

Enter to win great door prizes and bid for weekend getaways, gift certificates, and many other treats in a fabulous Silent Auction while enjoying complimentary light snacks. (Cash bar)

The Soirée is a celebration of all the nominated authors for the 2012 BC Book Prizes as well as the recipient of the 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, which will be announced at the Soirée. 

Also join the Western Book Reps Association to bid farewell to our friends at Book Warehouse.

Mix and mingle with the nominees, BC’s vibrant literary community, and support the BC Book Prizes On Tour program. Finalist authors will sign copies of their books at the People’s Co-op Bookstore table.


The BC Book Prizes Soirée 2012 is made possible by the following sponsors:

  • D&M Publishers Inc.
  • Doubleday Canada
  • Goose Lane Editions
  • Greystone Books
  • Groundwood Books
  • Hamish Hamilton Canada, Penguin Group (Canada)
  • Harbour Publishing
  • HarperCollins Canada
  • House of Anansi Press
  • McClelland & Stewart
  • Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • Random House Canada
  • Simply Read Books
  • Talonbooks
  • The University of Alberta Press
  • Thomas Allen Publishers
  • TouchWood Editions

Peace Country Leg 2012

Event Date(s)

April 17-20, 2012

Location

Public events in Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, and Dawson Creek.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in Peace Country from April 17–20. We will be visiting schools and libraries in the lovely communities of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Hudson’s Hope, and Chetwynd.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring Northern BC

Frances Greenslade
Shelter
shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
Rae Maté
Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?

shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed
at these free public events:

FORT ST. JOHN Tuesday, April 17
Fort St. John Public Library | 7:00 pm
10015 - 100th Avenue | 250.785.3731

FORT NELSON Wednesday, April 18
Fort Nelson Public Library | 4:00 pm
5315 - 50th Avenue South | 250.774.6777

DAWSON CREEK Friday, April 19
Dawson Creek Municipal Library | 7:00 pm
1001 McKellar Avenue | 250.782.4661

 

Northern Leg 2012

Event Date(s)

April 25-May 2, 2012

Location

Public events in Kitimat, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Smithers, Terrace, Burns Lake, and Fort St. James.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in Northern BC from April 25–May 2. We will be visiting schools, bookstores, and libraries in the lovely communities of Kitimat, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Smithers, Terrace, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, and Fort Fraser.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring Northern BC

Charlotte Gill
Eating Dirt
shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award
Pamela Porter
I’ll Be Watching

shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed
at these free public events:

TERRACE Wednesday, April 25
Terrace Public Library | 7:00 pm
4610 Park Avenue | 250.638.8177

PRINCE RUPERT Thursday, April 26
Museum of Northern BC | 4:00 pm
100 – 1 Avenue West | 250.624.3207

BURNS LAKE Friday, April 27
Burns Lake Public Library | 6:00 pm
585 Government Street | 250.692.3192

PRINCE GEORGE Saturday, April 28
Books & Company | 5:00 pm
1685 – 3rd Avenue | 250.563.6637

FORT ST. JAMES Sunday, April 29
Fort St. James Public Library | 2:00 pm
425 Manson Street | 250.996.7431

QUESNEL Monday, April 30
CRD Library, Quesnel Branch | 7:00 pm
101 – 410 Kinchant Street | 250.992.7912

SMITHERS Tuesday, May 1
Smithers Public Library | 7:00 pm
3817 Alfred Avenue | 250.847.3043

KITIMAT Wednesday, May 2
Kitimat Public Library | 7:00 pm
940 Wakashan Avenue | 250.632.8985

Win the Finalists Contest 2012

Event Date(s)

April 25, 2012 to May 11, 2012

Location

Online

Event Description

The Win the Finalists Contest is back! “Like” us on Facebook for a chance to win all 5 finalist books in one of 6 BC Book Prize categories. Already a fan? You are eligible to win too! Visit our Facebook Page to enter.




Prize Packages Available to be Won:



Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize Package (Winner drawn April 30: Joelle Tiessen)

  • Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  • The Beggar’s Garden by Michael Christie
  • Once You Break a Knuckle by D.W. Wilson
  • Shelter by Frances Greenslade
  • Into That Darkness by Steven Price

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Package (Winner drawn May 2: Patricia Rogers)

  • The Runaway by Glen Huser
  • What is Real by Karen Rivers
  • I’ll Be Watching by Pamela Porter
  • Nowhere Else on Earth by Caitlyn Vernon
  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize Package (Winner drawn May 4: Sita MacMillan)

  • Demeter Goes Skydiving by Susan McCaslin
  • Discovery Passages by Garry Thomas Morse
  • The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane by Patrick Lane
  • crawlspace by John Pass
  • Oyama Pink Shale by Sharon Thesen

Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize Package (Winner drawn May 7: Lorraine Kwan)

  • The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver by Chuck Davis
  • Empire of the Beetle by Andrew Nikiforuk
  • Thrown by Scott Watson
  • Fred Herzog: Photographs by Fred Herzog
  • The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton by Sheryl Salloum

Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize Package (Winner drawn May 9: Linda Crosfield)

  • When I Was Small by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad
  • Dalen & Gole: Scandal in Port Angus by Mike Deas
  • Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Rae Maté
  • Shake Awakes by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Marc Mongeau
  • Grandpa’s Girls by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim La Fave

Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize Package (Winner drawn May 11: Diana Jones)

  • Drink the Bitter Root by Gary Geddes
  • Mnemonic: A Book of Trees by Theresa Kishkan
  • Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill
  • The Measure of a Man by JJ Lee
  • Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre

 

Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala 2012

Event Date(s)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Location

The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
SFU Woodwards
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Event Description

The 28th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala will take place May 12, 2012, at The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema at SFU Woodwards, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.

The Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala is a celebration of finalist authors, illustrators and publishers. The recipients of the 2012 book prizes will be announced and the ninth annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence will be presented.

Author, activist, and comedian Charles Demers will host the evening festivities.

Tickets will be available for pick up at the venue beginning at 7:00 pm and light refreshments will be available in the lobby area.

Doors to the theatre will open at 7:30 pm and the Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:00 pm. The ceremony will be just over 1 hour long, followed by a Celebration Reception in the lobby area.

The post-awards reception will include a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The event is expected to wrap up around 11:00 pm.

Tickets are $60 each with assigned seating. Tickets are not mailed and will be available at Will Call.

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