The Live Auction features an impressive array of magnificent packages, including once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Make sure to plan your bidding in advance!
ANTARCTIC EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Courtesy of One Ocean Expeditions, sail in comfort aboard the well-appointed RCGS Resolute with this unparalleled 10-night Antarctic Peninsula Adventure expedition for two, the perfect blend of wildlife, history, and scenery. Towering glaciers, amazing wildlife encounters, snow covered landscapes, massive icebergs, and the option to choose your favourite activities every day make this voyage the perfect introduction to the white continent. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the wonders of Antarctica includes all meals and accommodation on board in a twin private cabin for two, all zodiac excursions, ship transfers, and expedition gear. Excludes charter flights to/from Stanley. Valid for the 2019-20 season.
BREATHTAKING EAST COAST ADVENTURE
This spectacular 10-night Canada’s East Coast – Fins and Fiddles expedition cruise for two, courtesy of One Ocean Expeditions and aboard their well-appointed RCGS Resolute, explores Canada’s East Coast including Sable Island, Gros Morne National Park, Percé on the Gaspé Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador, and even the quaint taste of France in Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Family-friendly tours take you to see the famous wild horses of Sable Island as well as sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and cycling excursions throughout the voyage. This stunning opportunity to explore the wonders of Canada’s East Coast includes all meals and accommodation for two on board in a twin private cabin, zodiac excursions and landings, ship transfers, and expedition gear. Valid for July 19-29, 2020 voyage only.
MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES
Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately-owned luxury tourist train. The unparalleled experience onboard the glass-domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine, and a first-hand look at the vast, untouched natural beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Create memories to last a lifetime with this incredible package for two, including:
- A trip for two adults on the First Passage to the West route, or Journey through the Clouds route. Travel eastbound or westbound onboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service.
- Fully domed windows that give unparalleled panoramic views from custom-designed GoldLeaf bi-level dome coach.
- Comfortable, spacious, fully-reclining seats with interactive and captivating storytelling along with personalized service from Rocky Mountaineer Hosts.
- Hot gourmet breakfast and lunch prepared by talented GoldLeaf Service chefs, served in the elegant GoldLeaf Service dining room onboard the train on both days.
- Complimentary alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks onboard.
- Overnight hotel accommodation at the end of day one in Kamloops.
- Rail station transfers.
Expires October 13, 2019; blackout dates apply; reservations should be made at least six weeks prior to departure.
Donor: Rocky Mountaineer
THE ULTIMATE MEXICAN GETAWAY
Courtesy of The Honourable Sheila Copps & Mr. Austin Thorne, a magical two-week escape, for up to 8 people, to beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Your stay in this splendid vacation penthouse (in a gated community with 24-hour security) features 3 bedrooms (2 with king beds and 1 with two double beds), a pristine beach, and gorgeous sunrise and sunset views from three balconies (including a 30’ x 30’ grass palapa). Outstanding amenities include five TV’s, original art, access to all-you-can-play tennis, the el tigre golf club, boogie boarding, whale watching, gourmet restaurants, shops, and much more! Valid June 1 – November 1, 2019 or April 15 – May 3, 2020.
A WINDOW TO EASTERN CANADA
An unforgettable round-trip voyage for two to Eastern Canada, as you leisurely watch the gorgeous scenery unfold in comfortable surroundings, courtesy of Via Rail. You will travel in business class from Ottawa to Montreal then board the Ocean, in a sleeper+ cabin for two, all the way to Halifax. Expires May 21, 2020.
DINNER OF YOUR DREAMS
The Casino du Lac-Leamy offers a dazzling culinary experience – a sumptuous Grand Tasting Menu for eight (8), paired with a selection of prestigious wines, at the world-renowned, 5 Diamond Le Baccara. After this memorable treat, be pampered with four King classic rooms, for you and your guests, on the night of the dinner. This memorable package includes valet parking, taxes, and gratuities. Expires June 1, 2020.
AN EVENING WITH WINE
A wine-tasting evening for up ten (10) people. The Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy to Canada, Dr. Franziska Hagedorn, and her spouse, Gerhard Schlaudraff, welcome you to an evening of wine-tasting at the wonderful residence of the German Ambassador. The evening will offer an introduction to Germany’s white wines, especially the famous Rieslings, which are produced by exciting young winemakers and by established award-winning wineries. Guests will also get a glimpse into the developing and exciting world of German red wines, especially the pinot noirs. The tasting will be accompanied by explanations about the wineries and the German wine regions. The wine-tasting will be accompanied by a selection of European and Canadian cheeses and other treats. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Valid until May 2020.
Donors: Dr. Franziska Hagedorn, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada, and Mr. Gerhard Schlaudraff
A VERY SPECIAL INVITATION
His Excellency Thomas Winkler, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Canada, is graciously offering to host an exclusive dinner for twelve (12) guests at the magnificent official residence. Here you will have occasion to dine with His Excellency in an intimate setting, a treat very few will ever enjoy. The Danish residence represents the modern timelessness of classic Danish design and architecture. A rare evening with exquisite food that’s not to be missed, perfect for entertaining business clients and friends. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Expires May 22, 2020.
Donor: His Excellency Thomas Winkler, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark
A TASTE OF CUBA
Her Excellency Josefina de la Caridad Vidal Ferreiro, Ambassador of Cuba to Canada, is very graciously opening her home for an exclusive evening to enjoy Cuban food and drinks. Delight in a dinner for ten (10) guests at the official residence. It promises to be an evening to remember. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Expires May 22, 2020.
Donor: Her Excellency Josefina de la Caridad Vidal Ferreiro, Ambassador of Cuba to Canada