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Location:Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government Street
Victoria BC
Date:Tuesday April 30, 2019
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM PDT
Cost:Free!
Contact:Development, Pacific Opera Victoria
development@pov.bc.ca

These fabulous items below are available for bidding as part of this year's Crescendo Gala, a joint fundraising event benefitting Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony.

If you would like to bid on any of the wonderful items below, please register yourself using the registration button provided. Once registered, you can sign in at any time to view the auction in real time.

Enjoy!

Auction ItemsValueHigh Bid
Wine for a Year - A Select Wine Collection
Add to your wine cellar with a selection of wines donated by members of the Boards and Foundations of the Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera Victoria. This amazing assortment of wine is curated by Mitch Renaud of Vessel Liquor, a locally owned authentic wine, spirits and ales shop.

Valued at $2,500Current bid: $2,750

$2,500$2,750
7 Day Caribbean Cruise for two on Holland America Line
Luxuriate in an ocean view stateroom on a seven day Caribbean Cruise for two on the Five Star Holland America Line. Your cruise will include extraordinary dining, a spacious stateroom, and elegant surroundings with stops at enticing ports of call. Return flights for two from Victoria to Fort Lauderdale included. Caribbean cruise can be exchanged for a voyage to Alaska, Mexico or Canada/New England.

Condition: Cruise dates subject to availability

Valued at $5,500Current bid: $3,500

Donated By Holland America

$5,500$3,500
Men in Aprons: Back by Popular Demand!
Delight in a four-course gourmet dinner for 8 with expertly selected wine pairings, prepared by four creative, gifted amateur chefs. This delicious meal will be served at the elegant residence of one of the chefs. Menu selections to be developed in consultation with the winning bidder.

Date and time subject to mutual agreement

Priceless!Current bid: $3,100

Donated By Alan Hollingworth, Marc Lortie, Kim Hesketh, Tom de Faye

Priceless!$3,100
Seven day vacation in La Quinta with airfare for two
Live your California dream in a fully-equipped vacation home in the appealing gated community of Laguna de la Paz, La Quinta for seven days. The vacation home is 1800 sq ft, with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and study and a lovely garden and patio. Grounds include heated pools and hot tubs, tennis and pickle ball courts. Numerous golf courses located nearby. Return flights for two from Victoria to Palm Springs included.

Home available for one week in December 2019, January or February 2020, on a date mutually acceptable to both parties

Valued at $3,700Current bid: $3,750

Donated By Laura and Tony Gage

$3,700$3,750
Dining with Symphony Maestro Christian Kluxen
Come and enjoy an intimate dining experience with VS Music Director Christian Kluxen as your chef at the Oak Bay home of Sheridan Scott and David Zussman. You and three guests will share an exclusive evening of gourmet food, fine wine and lively conversation.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $2,750

Donated By Sheridan Scott and David Zussman, Christian Kluxen

Priceless!$2,750
Dining with Maestro Vernon at Chef Peter Zambri's for Ten
Experience a lovely evening with POV Maestro Timothy Vernon, who will prepare a dinner for you and nine guests with sous-chef Peter Zambri at Peter's home. Come and enjoy an evening of gourmet food, fine wine and lively conversation.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $3,250

Donated By Peter Zambri, Timothy Vernon

Priceless!$3,250
A week in the Bahamas' Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort for two
The scene surrounding this intimate resort will take your breath away - brilliant white sand, a deep blue sea, and miles of almost-empty beach. Experience an unforgettable adventure at Cape Santa Maria Resort. Return flights for two to Long Island, Bahamas are included in the package.

Dates subject to availability

Valued at $6,600Current bid: $4,750

Donated By Oak Bay Marine Group, Pacific Opera Victoria

$6,600$4,750
Aloha! Your seven night waterfront vacation in Maui awaits!
Indulge yourself in this luxurious two bedroom, two bathroom ground level waterfront condo which sleeps six, located at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa in desirable Kaanapali, Maui. Enjoy the on-site swimming pools, spa, fitness centre and restaurants or take a short stroll to the adjacent, pristine sandy beach for relaxation, sport and sunsets.

Availability: Subject to availability in 2019 and 2020; not available from December 15, 2019 - January 31, 2020.

Valued at $5,000Current bid: $5,500

Donated By Tri-Eagle Development Corporation

$5,000$5,500
Government House Scotch & Snooker Evening for Eight
Enjoy an exclusive evening at Government House for eight. You'll delight in the beauty of this magnificent historical site. Join Jerymy Brownridge, the Lieutenant Governor's private secretary, for a night of libations, extravagant nibbles and snooker. The evening includes a chauffeured luxury LA Limousine ride for eight to ensure that you and your guests arrive in style and head home relaxed and worry-free.

Valid: May 21 - Aug 30, 2019. Limo ride not available on Saturdays

Priceless!Current bid: $900

Donated By Government House

Priceless!$900
Little Jumbo Cocktail Bar: Sunday School
Impress your friends with your mixology skills! This private lesson for six will teach you the best version of three classic cocktails using locally distilled spirits. With each cocktail you will enjoy engaging historical stories, an appropriate "amuse bouche" and hints on how to become the best home bartender in town. Class will be held on a Sunday afternoon at Little Jumbo in downtown Victoria, and includes $250 worth of spirits.

Valued at $850Current bid: $800

Donated By

Little Jumbo Cocktail Bar
John Mcleod Reed Pope Business Lawyers

$850$800
Be On Stage! - with Musicians Michael Byrne & Russell Bajer
Be Onstage for an Extraordinary Oboe Experience.
Join Michael Byrne and Russell Bajer, all things oboe in the Victoria Symphony, for an up-close and personal experience onstage & backstage at a rehearsal. These lovely gents will meet you backstage and guide you through the rehearsal experience before the rehearsal begins. You will take a seat on-stage to enjoy the experience watching and listening to the orchestra rehearse. Plus, you will receive two A Level tickets to watch the live performance of this concert.

Dates: Rehearsal dates as mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $250

Donated By Russell Bajer and Michael Byrne

Priceless!$250
Legislative Tour & Luncheon for Four with Journalists
Get the inside track with a private "Behind the Scenes" tour of the legislature and lunch at the BC Legislative Dining Room for yourself and three friends with Global BC's Legislative Chief Keith Baldrey and Vancouver Sun's Provincial Affairs Political Columnist Vaughn Palmer.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $325

Donated By Keith Baldrey and Vaughn Palmer

Priceless!$325
Golf Foursome with VS Pops Maestro Sean O'Loughlin
You and a guest will share an exclusive round of golf with Pops Maestro Sean O'Loughlin at the breathtakingly beautiful Victoria Golf Club. This unique experience will be hosted by the VGC President John Cruickshank.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $200

Donated By Victoria Golf Club, Sean O'Loughlin

Priceless!$200
Choose your Dream Destination! - from WorldMark Resorts
Choose your favourite holiday destination from any of the more than 60 WorldMark Club resorts across the continental US, Hawaii, Mexico, Fiji or Canada and decide when and how long you want to stay.  Use up to 10,000 points for a one-week stay in a one or two-bedroom condo by the ocean, in the mountains or close to the desert or maybe a four-day weekend with the family in some of the larger units. 

Dates subject to availability

Valued at $2,500Current bid: $1,550

Donated By Sheridan Scott and David Zussman

$2,500$1,550
Three-night Stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino
Come experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities and handcrafted cuisine at Tofino's luxury boutique hotel, the Long Island Beach Resort, located on a sandy beach with wild Pacific surf. Enjoy three night's accommodation in a Deluxe Beachfront Room, with full ocean view, gas fireplace, balcony or patio and oversized soaker tub.

Valid until April 2020
Subject to availability and not available June - September and on holidays

Valued at $800Current bid: $850

Donated By Long Beach Lodge Resort

$800$850
Stainless Steel BBQ + Premium Gift Basket
Grill up a storm this summer with a brand new, completely assembled Cuisinart 600B propane barbecue! Features 36,000 BTUs from three stainless steel main burners, porcelain cast iron cooking grates, a Multi-SparkTM electronic ignition, and over 580 sq. in. of cooking surface. Also included is an 11,000 BTU side burner. You'll never want to cook in a kitchen again! The barbecue comes with a wonderful gift basket of BBQ items from TELUS, plus gift certificates and items from Oak Bay Seafood, Gratitude Seafood, The Whole Beast and The Village Butcher, all waiting for you to get your grilling started!

Valued at $750Current bid: $675

Donated By

Canadian Tire
Oak Bay Seafood
Gratitude Seafood
The Village Butcher
Telus
Whole Beast

$750$675
London Chef Lunch & Learn for 12
A private "lunch and learn" cooking class for 12 at Victoria's premier cooking school. You and your guests will participate in an exciting demonstration and enjoy a gourmet meal.

Subject to availability. Valid until February 20, 2020
Alcohol, tax and gratuity not included

Valued at $600Current bid: $450

Donated By The London Chef

$600$450
"Hawk," Carving by Cathryn Jenkins
"Hawk", carving by Cathryn Jenkins, BC Serpentine, 6" x 5" x 3 1/2." This pristine carving, signed by the artist, is a beautiful juxtaposition of a smoothly polished serpentine hawk resting on raw angular cut rock. Cathryn Jenkins is a full-time sculptor living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Raised in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, she developed a love of the natural world, the local wildlife, and her surroundings. Years of dedication to her art form have allowed her to capture the essence, movement, and naturalistic representation of the beauty of wildlife.

Valued at $2,000Current bid: $600

Donated By Jane Currie

$2,000$600
"Bear" Carving by Cape Dorset Carver, Joanie Ragee
Joanie (Joani) Ragee is an emerging sculptor with an affinity for sculpting animals, especially polar bears who he imbues with a whimsical sense of movement.
"Bear" Carving, Joanie Ragee, Cape Dorset
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8" x 5"

Valued at $1,250Current bid: $800

Donated By Madrona Art Gallery

$1,250$800
Morganite and Diamond Earrings Set in 14k Rose Gold.
You will look stunning adorned with this gorgeous pair of Morganite and Diamond earrings set in luscious 14k rose gold. These drop style earrings are each set with one approximately 0.815 ct. rectangular mixed cut Morganite (beryl) stone. Each is set with thirty four round single cut diamonds all combined weighing 0.224 ct. total weight.

Valued at $2,780Current bid: $1,400

Donated By West Coast Auctions

$2,780$1,400
Pender Island Get-a-way
Why camp when you can Glamp? Enjoy this May Long Weekend at the fabulous Woods Glamping resort on Pender Island. Your package includes three nights' luxury Airstream accommodation for two adults and one or two smaller humans. The Airstream is #3 Flying Cloud, the newest addition to Woods' Airstreams. It is fully kitted-out with a kitchen, bathroom, shower, BBQ, hot tub, fire pit, deck seating, hammock, entertainment system and more! You'll also receive a $100 gift certificate for Woods Coffee Kitchen restaurant, a $50 gift certificate at the award-winning Sea Star Winery, a Cider Tasting for two at Twin Island Cider and a bottle of cider, plus a $50 gift certificate for a yummy breakfast or lunch at Jo's Place.

Sponsored by John McLeod of Reed Pope Business Lawyers

Dates: Check-in Friday, May 17, 2019 and check-out Monday, May 20, 2019.

Valued at $1,100Current bid: $850

Donated By

WOODS on Pender
Sea Star Winery
Jo's Place
Twin Island Cider

$1,100$850
Sailing Adventure for Two with Catered Picnic Lunch and Wine
You and a guest will enjoy a day sailing on Haro Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca on a 37 foot sailing vessel, Karinya, with skipper David and first mate, Gilda Good. Includes a delicious picnic lunch for four by Bread & Butter Catering and a bottle of wine.

Valued at $600Current bid: $600

Donated By

Gilda and David Good
Bread and Butter Catering

$600$600
An Evening of Stargazing
Astronomer Dr. David Bohlender invites you and five guests (who can include children) to enjoy an evening of guided star gazing on the giant Plaskett Telescope at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, once the largest operating telescope in the world.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $800

Donated By Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Priceless!$800
An Evening Dining with Bob Fraser
You and your guest will enjoy an entertaining and informative dinner with the indomitable, Victoria Symphony's one and only Bass Trombonist Bob Fraser.
If you have ever been to one of Bob's Pre-Concert talks you'll know you're in for some interesting conversation. The three of you will enjoy a delicious dinner at Fire & Water Fish and Chop House at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour.

Time and date to be mutually agreed. Restaurant reservations are required.

Priceless!Current bid: $220

Donated By

Bob Fraser
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Priceless!$220
An Evening Dining with Musician Tori Lindsay
Enjoy an entertaining and informative dinner with the Victoria Symphony's very own Tori Lindsay, Principal 2nd Violin. Tori has been with VS since 2006 and is a collaborator with many ensembles here, in the US and Europe and more! Everything is set for your fun and interesting evening, complete with dinner that you and your guest will enjoy together with Tori at the Fire & Water Fish and Chop House at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour.

Time and date to be mutually agreed. Restaurant reservations are required.

Priceless!Current bid: $200

Donated By

Tori Lindsay
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Priceless!$200
Gorge Cruise with Lunch at Glo for Ten
Victoria Harbour Ferry Captain & former Mayor of Oak Bay, Christopher Causton, invites you and 9 friends to join him on a 1 hour narrated cruise up the beautiful Gorge Waterway. You will be entertained with personal & historic tales of Victoria before stopping for a fabulous 3-course lunch prepared & designed exclusively for 10 guests by Glo's exclusive Chef Ryan Hayter, accompanied with beer & wine pairings at Glo Restaurant + Lounge.

Date and time subject to mutual agreement

Valued at $450Current bid: $450

Donated By

Victoria Harbour Ferry
Glo Restaurant and Lounge

$450$450
Pacific Opera Victoria - Opening Night & Dinner for Two
Be a guest of Pacific Opera Victoria with tickets for two to Opening Night at the Opera, including an invitation for two to the Sense of Occasion pre-show lobby reception. The package includes a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Zambri's, Victoria's premier Italian restaurant.

Zambri's gift certificate applies to food only; gratuities, taxes and alcohol not included

Valued at $500Current bid: $400

Donated By

Pacific Opera Victoria
Zambri's

$500$400
Victoria Symphony - Opening Night & Dinner for Two
Enjoy a night on the town with a gift certificate for dinner at Café Brio, where you can enjoy a delightful meal before heading to the Royal Theatre with your tickets for two to Opening Night at the Victoria Symphony.

Cafe Brio gift certificate applies to food only; gratuities, taxes and alcohol not included

Valued at $500Current bid: $250

Donated By

Victoria Symphony
Café Brio

$500$250
Breakfast for Six with Oak Bay Firefighters
Rise and shine to an exclusive breakfast for six, prepared and served by Oak Bay firefighters, followed by a tour of the Oak Bay Fire Hall, and viewing of a fire truck.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Valued at $200Current bid: $335

Donated By Oak Bay Fire Department

$200$335
Government House Garden Tour & Lunch for four
A privately conducted tour of the magnificent Government House gardens in summer, followed by lunch for four at Rudi's Tea House, located on the estate.

Valid between May 21 - Aug 30, 2019

Valued at $150Current bid: $135

Donated By Government House

$150$135
Premium Flight Experience with Viking Air
Take flight with this behind-the-scenes package from Viking Air! Enjoy a one hour scenic flight for up to five passengers on a Turbo Beaver plane, along with a privately guided facility tour & a specially selected collection of Viking Air merchandise.

Date & time subject to mutual agreement

Valued at $1,000Current bid: $750

Donated By Viking Air

$1,000$750
On-stage with a Bouquet at Victoria Symphony
Dreamed of being on-stage? Here is an opportunity for you or a special person to present flowers at an evening or matinee concert. This exclusive experience comes with a pair of tickets for the concert itself.

Concert date to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $50

Donated By Victoria Symphony

Priceless!$50
On-stage with a Bouquet at Pacific Opera Victoria
Dreamed of being on-stage? Here is an opportunity for you or a special person to present flowers at an evening or matinee performance. This exclusive experience comes with a pair of tickets for the performance itself.

Performance date to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $80

Donated By Pacific Opera Victoria

Priceless!$80
Watercolour Lesson with Trish Lortie
You'll love your painting session with Trish Lortie, who will introduce you to watercolour talent that you didn't know you had.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Priceless!Current bid: $300

Donated By Trish Lortie

Priceless!$300
Government House Tour for 8, hosted by Jerymy Brownridge
Exclusive behind the scenes tour of BC's historic Government House, hosted by Private Secretary Jerymy Brownridge. Refreshments to follow in the period Drawing Room.

Valid: May 21 to August 30, 2019.

Priceless!Current bid: $350

Donated By Government House

Priceless!$350
Luxury 2 Night Stay in Tofino's Middle Beach Lodge
Spend two nights in a Lodge Room at Middle Beach Lodge in Tofino. Spectacularly perched on 40 acres of secluded West Coast oceanfront, Middle Beach Lodge features almost a mile of private beach.

Valid for accommodations, subject to availability, October through April.
Expires April 2020

Valued at $500Current bid: $490

Donated By LeFevre & Company

$500$490
Okanagan Get-away
Learn about the method of traditional sparkling winemaking at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, located in the heart of wine country. Enjoy a tour of the winemaking facility and finish with a sparkling wine tasting for six people. Afterwards, unwind for a night at the nearby lakefront Summerland Resort & Spa; a bottle of local wine awaits in your lovely one-bedroom suite. available until September 30th, 2020, excluding June 28th - Sept 3, 2020, holidays and special events

Valued at $470Current bid: $360

Donated By Summerland Resort Hotel & Spa

$470$360
Coho to Port Angeles Round Trip Ferry Travel
Round Trip Travel Victoria-Port Angeles for two aboard the Coho Ferry. Round trip ferry fare for a standard vehicle (driver and one passenger) on the MV Coho.

Expires May 31, 2020

Valued at $260Current bid: $200

Donated By Black Ball Ferry Line

$260$200
Wonderful Whistler Weekend for Two
Enjoy a wonderful weekend for two at Whistler, with two nights accommodation at a Club Embarc condo located in the heart of Whistler.

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Valued at $600Current bid: $525

Donated By Marc and Trish Lortie

$600$525
Luxurious Weekend at the Empress for Two
Two night stay in a Fairmont Gold Spacious Room with a 60 minute Side by Side Couples Massage at the Willow Stream Spa.

Valid until April 30, 2020 with blackout dates of Friday/Saturday in July and August and December 24-26 & 31

Valued at $1,650Current bid: $900

Donated By Fairmont Empress Hotel

$1,650$900
One Night at Chateau Victoria for Two
Discover Victoria at its finest through an authentic local experience in a hotel with deep roots in the community. You and a guest will enjoy your comfortable stay in the heart of downtown in a one bedroom suite at the Chateau Victoria.

Valid until May 31, 2020

Valued at $375Current bid: $175

Donated By Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

$375$175
Penthouse & Dining at Chateau Victoria for Two
Discover Victoria at its finest through an authentic local experience in a hotel with deep roots in the community. You and a guest will enjoy a one night stay in our one bedroom Penthouse suite, along with a $75 gift certificate towards dining in Vista 18 or Clive's.
Booking subject to availability; valid until May 31, 2020

Valued at $675Current bid: $260

Donated By Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

$675$260
Overnight Stay at the Hotel Rialto, with prosecco
Enjoy a one night stay in our Premier King Suite with a bottle of our finest prosecco from Vintage Spirits Liquor Store. Three course dinner to follow at Veneto Bar Ristorante with wine pairings chosen by our in house sommelier. After a wonderful night’s rest, enjoy an a la carte breakfast for two. This package includes complimentary valet parking.

Valued at $1,195Current bid: $400

Donated By Hotel Rialto

$1,195$400
Union Club - Overnight and Dining Package
You and a guest can indulge yourselves in an overnight stay in one of The Union Club's Harbour View Suites along with dinner for two, including a bottle of house wine, and a la carte breakfast for two in the MacGregor Lounge.

Subject to availability

Valued at $550Current bid: $350

Donated By The Union Club of British Columbia

$550$350
Fairfield Sweet Suite Weekend
This gorgeous suite was featured in the Times Colonist's Capital Magazine!
Enjoy a peaceful two-night weekend stay for two in a beautiful self-contained suite in the peaceful neighbourhood of Fairfield. You or your visiting guests will relax in this purpose-built 650 sq ft suite with living, kitchen and dining spaces, and a second floor master bedroom, complete with a custom LED installation of stars. Enjoy the gallery of 44 artworks, and the short walk to the beach, parks and shopping. Gift basket of chocolates and wine included.

Accommodation dates to be mutually agreed

Valued at $575Current bid: $200

Donated By Andrew Beckerman

$575$200
Luxury Ladies Night Getaway Package for 6
Enjoy a night out in Victoria with your favourite group of ladies!  Start your night with sparkling wine on arrival in our Penthouse Suite and take in the best views of the Inner Harbour, Parliament and Olympic Mountain range.  Everyone gets their own king-size bed as you divide between 3 beautifully designed 2-bedroom suites.  Before hitting the town, enjoy a private wine and cheese pairing with local cheese and delicious charcuterie in your very own Penthouse Suite.  After your best sleep ever, delight in a full buffet breakfast for 6 with mimosas in Table 21. 

Valued at $3,500Current bid: $1,050

Donated By Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites

$3,500$1,050
Eine Kleine Summer Music Concert
Enjoy a musical treat of two concert tickets to the June 16th, 2019 afternoon concert of the Eine Kleine Summer Music Festival, featuring the Muse Ensemble: Terence Tam, Julian Vitek, Lorraine Min, Kenji Fuse and Laura Backstrom. Included are two CDS of the EKSM music. The concert is held at the First Unitarian Church of Victoria.

Valued at $105Current bid: $100

Donated By Eine Kleine Summer Music Festival

$105$100
Seattle Symphony via Kenmore Air for Two
Experience a concert with the Seattle Symphony. You and your guest have tickets for two to your choice of one Seattle Symphony concert held May - June 2019, at Benaroya Hall. Choose from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Brahms Concerto Festival, Holst: The Planets and Strauss Till Eulenspiegel. Return flights for two with Kenmore Air included.

Concert dates are May 9th, 17th and June 6th and 13th

Valued at $800Current bid: $400

Donated By Seattle Symphony, Kenmore Air

$800$400
Early Music Society Purcell Concert Tickets for Two
"Hail, Bright Cecilia!" concert featuring the music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries, with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and eight outstanding singers, performed in Victoria's beautiful Christ Church Cathedral.

Concert date is August 10, 2019, performance at 7:30 pm. Voucher must be picked up at the Cathedral Office on Burdett Avenue after May 15th but before the day of the concert

Valued at $80Current bid: $70

Donated By Christ Church Cathedral

$80$70
Conservatory of Music Ticket Package
Treat your ears to a medley of musical delights, including two tickets to the ever-popular Mother's Day Musical Garden tour and the Joy of Life Festival concert.
Mother's Day Musical Garden Tour (two day pass, May 11 & 12)
Joy of Life Festival concert (two tickets, May 3 or 4th)

Valued at $120Current bid: $0

Donated By Victoria Conservatory of Music

$120$0
Be the Ultimate Host!
Hosting friends for an evening? This entertainment package will make hosting a breeze. Package includes gift certificates from Oak Bay favourites: De'lish ($100), Charelli's ($50), Ottavio's ($50), Demitasse ($100) along with a $20 gift Certificate from Penna & Co and a gift basket of Goye fine ceramic serving items from Broadmead Pharmasave.

Valued at $360Current bid: $290

Donated By

De'lish
Charelli's
Broadmead Pharmasave
Demitasse Café and Garden Centre
Ottavio Bakery & Delicatessen
Penna & Co

$360$290
Vis a Vis Restaurant - Host your Friends!
Host your friends with a $500 gift certificate from Oak Bay's trendy neighbourhood restaurant and bar, Vis a Vis.

The gift certificate is for food items only and cannot be used for alcohol, taxes and gratuity

Valued at $500Current bid: $400

Donated By Vis a Vis Restaurant

$500$400
Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry, Food for 20
Love entertaining but don't love the work that comes with feeding a big group? Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry will let you sit back and relax as you enjoy this fully catered party for 20.

Date and time subject to mutual agreement. Not available in December.
Beverages, taxes and gratuities not included.

Valued at $1,500Current bid: $1,200

Donated By Cheryl's Gourmet Pantry

$1,500$1,200
Chateau Lynch Bages 2007, Grand Cru Classe
Savour an incredible bottle of vintage red wine, Chateau Lynch Bages 2007, Grand Cru Classe, from the Chateau Lynch-Bages vineyard in the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Fifth Growths in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The vineyard has remained in the hands of two families for over a hundred years.

Valued at $195Current bid: $200

Donated By Sheridan Scott and David Zussman

$195$200
Averill Creek Vineyard Tour & Tasting for 15
Averill Creek Vineyard invites you to join them in an exclusive winery experience. You and 14 guests will make your way to Duncan for a private winery tour and tasting, followed by relaxation on the winery patio, enjoying two complementary bottles of Charme de l'Ile.

The package includes a wonderful gift basket of local treats from GiGi's Gift Creations.

Valued at $400Current bid: $275

Donated By Averill Creek Vineyard

$400$275
Merridale Cider & Distillery Tour for Ten
Explore Cowichan's own Merridale Cellar and Distillery on a privately-guided tour, followed by a private tasting for ten people. Package includes a bottle of Merridale Cowichan Gin, a bottle of Scrumpy Jacked Craft Cider and a bottle of Lavender Lemon Simple Syrup.

Reservations for tour required

Valued at $200Current bid: $150

Donated By Merridale Cider and Distillery

$200$150
Cowichan Valley Wine Tour for four
Relax & enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Cowichan Valley as we whisk you and three friends away in luxury. You will travel to some of the most picturesque scenes of the Island as we take you to four of the finest wineries the island has to offer. Included in your tour is a picnic lunch or dining at a local bistro. Tour is conducted in a luxury vehicle with a knowledgeable chauffeur. Additional guests may be included.
Dates: Expires April 30, 2020. Not valid on Saturdays. Additional blackout dates may apply.
Restrictions: Date & time subject to mutual agreement

Valued at $920Current bid: $550

Donated By LA Limos

$920$550
Unsworth Vineyards Gift Certificate & Wine
Head to Unsworth Vineyards in Cowichan for your choice of wine with a $50 gift certificate, plus enjoy two bottles of wine, Symphony red and Sauvignette white, included with the certificate.

Valued at $100Current bid: $70

Donated By Unsworth Vineyards

$100$70
Vancouver Island Brewing Tour & Tasting for Ten
You and your party of ten are sure to enjoy this Tour and Tasting at Vancouver Island Brewing

Based on availability; reservations required

Valued at $100Current bid: $70

Donated By Vancouver Island Brewing

$100$70
Magnums of Champagne & Red Wine
Entertain a crowd with these specially selected beverages from Vessel Liquor. The winning bidder will enjoy a magnum of Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne (France) and a magnum of Laughing Stock Vineyards Portfolio 2016 Red Wine (BC).

Valued at $290Current bid: $265

Donated By Vessel Liquor

$290$265
Day Tripping at the Royal BC Museum and IMAX Victoria
Enjoy a day at the Royal BC Museum and indulge in the spectacular IMAX Film experience. The package features two adult day admission Museum tickets for general admission and featured exhibit, Out of the Mist Treasures of the Nuu-chah-nulth Chiefs and perpetual calendar featuring the art of Emily Carr. Also included are two IMAX tickets good for any 45 minute 2D film in the IMAX Theatre. Museum and IMAX tickets may be used separately.
Museum tickets valid May 1 to Oct 31, 2019
IMAX tickets valid until November 29, 2019

Valued at $140Current bid: $105

Donated By Royal British Columbia Museum

$140$105
Theatre Buff Extraordinaire
Theatre Buff Extraordinaire - Love live entertainment and a variety of theatre? You and your guest will enjoy the production of your choice at the Belfry Theatre, Blue Bridge Theatre and Langham Court Theatre, along with Premium Tickets for two to Mama Mia at the Chemainus Theatre, Spring and Summer Season 2019.

Tickets for Mama Mia are valid during the first two weeks of the production only, excluding Saturday evenings; reservations must be made in advance and are subject to availability.

Valued at $320Current bid: $210

Donated By Belfry Theatre, Blue Bridge Theatre, Langham Court Theatre,

$320$210
CCPA Season’s subscription for the 2019/20 Season for Two
If you like Theatre, you'll Love your 2019/20 season’s subscription for two to the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

Valued at $300Current bid: $150

Donated By Canadian College of Performing Arts

$300$150
Deidre Roberts original: "Oxford Cloister"
From renowned local artist Deidre Roberts; "Oxford Cloister" Original Watercolour Painting. 17 3/4" x 12"

Valued at $1,800Current bid: $0

Donated By Donovan Waters

$1,800$0
Personal Wardrobe Consultation by D.G. Bremner & Co Menswear
Gentleman's In Home Personal Wardrobe Consultation. Interested in reviewing your wardrobe in the comfort of your own home? DG Bremner's Menswear will send someone to your home to review your wardrobe with you and offer recommendations to augment what you have. A relaxed, comfortable and easy way to give your wardrobe an overhaul and see it in a stylish new way.
Minimum 2 hour consultation

Date and time to be mutually agreed

Valued at $150Current bid: $0

Donated By D.G. Bremner & Co Menswear

$150$0
Victoria Symphony Scarf
A limited edition design by local fabric artist Juno, who has created custom designs for Hollywood stars including Cher. This colourful & handmade scarf 100% silk scarf was designed to commemorate the Victoria Symphony's 75th Anniversary. Comes with a custom gift box.

Valued at $150Current bid: $140

Donated By Victoria Symphony

$150$140
Baden Baden Gift Certificate
Enjoy a shopping excursion in Sidney-by-the-Sea with a $500 gift certificate to Baden Baden. Select something you'll love from the high quality, elegant, casual and chic women's clothing at this wonderful boutique.

Valued at $500Current bid: $475

Donated By Barbara Hubbard

$500$475
Unique Canadian Experience
Enjoy some authentic Canadian traditions with a pair of gift certificates for one hour of axe throwing for two people at Axe & Grind. The gift certificates can be used together or separately. With five $5 gift certificates to Beaver Tails, you will enjoy a true Canadian snack once you've worked up an appetite throwing the axe!

Valued at $70Current bid: $60

Donated By Axe & Grind

$70$60
Golfer's Paradise
You and three friends will enjoy a round of golf on two lovely local golf courses. The package includes an 18-hole round of golf for four with two power carts on one of two courses at beautiful Bear Mountain, and a round of golf for four at the prestigious Uplands Golf Club.

Uplands Golf Club tee times from 2:00pm as available, excluding tournaments and expires April 30, 2020

Valued at $1,200Current bid: $750

$1,200$750
Boulder Climbing with gift certificates to Beaver Tails
Experience climbing without the need to rope up! Boulder House features the 100 foot long Bouldering World Cup Wall used at the 2015 World Cup in Toronto. Climb on a wall with varied simple angles and focus on climbing eight finely crafted bouldering circuits. The climbing package includes one 3 month membership; 2 student ten day passes; and 2 single day passes. Also included are $25 worth of gift certificates to Beaver Tails for a treat after you've worked up an appetite.

Valued at $490Current bid: $150

Donated By Boulder House Climbing, Beaver Tails

$490$150
Crag X Climbing Centre Beginner Lesson
Do you want to see what climbing is all about? Get yourself started with this introductory lesson from a Crag X instructor, and learn to manage the top rope safety system yourself.

Valued at $120Current bid: $70

Donated By Crag X Climbing Centre

$120$70
Half-day Whale Watching Adventure Tour for two
Explore the Salish Sea & encounter its diverse assortment of marine mammal species on your choice of either a Zodiac Adventure, a small group tour from a high speed Zodiac, or an Ocean Magic II Adventure tour, where you will enjoy the flexibility & comfort of both an interior heated cabin & an exterior elevated viewing platform from aboard the flagship Ocean Magic II.
Expires November 3, 2019. Advance reservations required

Valued at $273Current bid: $160

Donated By Prince of Whales Whale Watching

$273$160
Vancouver Island Tandem Sky Dive (Qualicum Beach)
Leave your every day worries behind when you travel up to 10,000 feet above the beaches of Qualicum Beach. Feel the rush of adrenaline overtake you when you exit the airplane with the instructor in a tandem skydive where you will freefall for 30 seconds at speeds up to 200km/h. Finally, breath in the moment and the panoramic ocean and mountain views while you steer your way back to the skydive centre. Gift certificate is for a single skydive for one person. Your tandem Skydive will consist of 20 minutes of training with your instructor, an 18 minute ride in a Cessna 182 Aircraft where you will have an aerial view of local sights, culminating in a 10,000 foot dive.

Participant must be under 230 lbs for males and under 200 lbs for females. Minimum age is 16 years and minors must have parental permission signed on the waiver.
Expires October 31, 2019

Valued at $365Current bid: $270

Donated By Vancouver Island Tandem Skydive

$365$270
Ladies' Night Out Package
Prior to your next special occasion get ready with award winning stylist Sofia Pastro and artist Alexa Rae. This certificate includes on-location special event hair styling and airbrush makeup application for four women.
Cannot be redeemed for wedding related events. Blackout dates May 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019. Valid until May 1, 2020. Booking based on availability

Valued at $1,000Current bid: $500

Donated By Artistry by Alexa

$1,000$500
Lady's Spa Package
This is your opportunity to live the life of luxury, pamper yourself and indulge in some shopping. Enjoy spa treatments at three Spas: Luxuriate at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel with 2 Mineral Bath Mid-week passes that include access to the outdoor heated seaside Mineral Baths and two outdoor Hot Tubs, Steam sauna, sanctuary & changing rooms, Licensed deck & Lounge (Complimentary parking), appreciate the ambience of Santes Spa at Bear Mountain with a gift certificate for a Relaxation Massage, and select your preference of treatments with a $100 gift certificate to use at Derma Spa. In addition, your package includes a gorgeous oblong cashmere and modal scarf in spring colours by artist Tonini Mantovani and a selection of gifts from Sephora including a make-up application, a Christian Dior makeup bag with samples and a Sephora scarf.
Oak Bay Beach Hotel Bath passes are based on availability, Mon - Thurs between October 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020

Valued at $300Current bid: $250

Donated By Derma Spa

$300$250
Driving Lesson
Driving test jitters? Whether you're a teen or senior facing a driving text, enhance your skills and boost your confidence with a 90-minute lesson. Steve Wallace is the author of the Driving Column in the Times Colonist.
Valid until April 30, 2020

Valued at $175Current bid: $155

Donated By Steve Wallace Driving School

$175$155
Google Home
Enjoy this GOOGLE HOME with hands-free help from the Google Assistant. Get answers, play songs, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment and control your smart home with just your voice.
Say it to play it.
Ask it to play you a movie on Netflix on your TV.
Find out what your daily appointments are.

Valued at $200Current bid: $200

Donated By Google Home

$200$200
"Stars on Ice" Tickets for 5 in a Suite
You and four friends will love "Stars on Ice" featuring the best figure skating from the past, present and future while watching from your arena suite.

Concert date is May 14, 7 pm at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre; food and drinks not included

Valued at $500Current bid: $250

Donated By KPMG

$500$250
Tea for Two at Butchart Gardens
Butchart Gardens Tea for Two in the Dining Room restaurant. Admission is included and hours of pleasure walking through their many beautiful gardens.
Reservations required.

Not valid on Firework Saturdays or Special Entertainment events.

Valued at $150Current bid: $180

Donated By The Buchart Gardens

$150$180
Deluxe Sandbox
Keep your children or grandchildren engaged in simple, clean fun for hours with their own custom-made backyard sandbox, with lid to keep it clean and dry when not in use. This package will provide you with one sandbox, sand and some sand toys included.

Sandbox, complete with sand, delivered anywhere in the Greater Victoria area (including Sooke)

Valued at $750Current bid: $200

Donated By Butler Concrete and Aggregate Ltd

$750$200
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