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Location:Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Victoria BC
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Start:Saturday April 13, 2019
6:00 PM PDT
End:Sunday April 14, 2019
12:30 PM PDT
Cost:Event Ticket - $110.00
Online Auction - Free!
Contact:Lorrie Carlson
(250) 818-0530
info@platinum-events.ca

Platinum Events will be hosting an elegant Mardi Gras Fundraising Gala at "The Hotel Grand Pacific" with all proceeds going to an animal sanctuary that offers a forever home for rescued and abandoned farm animals.

The gala will raise funds to help with food, bedding and shelter for each and every animal in their care. It will also help create more space where even more animals can finally find their forever home.

The Mardi Gras Gala will be an evening of elegance so dress to impress and be sure to include hints of the Mardi Gras theme colours of gold, emerald green and royal purple.

The doors to this fabulous event will open at 6:00pm with a cocktail reception and cash bar, a 3-course dinner at 7:00pm, silent auction and live entertainment with a 10-pc R&B Band and dancing until 12:30am.

~ Buy some tickets for the 50/50 raffle ~
~ Dress up a little more with the beads and masks that will be provided ~
~ Have some fun in the photo booth by "MirrorMe" ~
~ Watch a special performance by a local dance troupe
~ Enjoy freshly brewed regular, decaffeinated, organic fair trade coffee and select teas ~

Click on 'Register' to purchase your ticket (includes entry to the silent auction and the online auction).

Or if you cannot make it to the event, support the cause by participating in the online auction only.
Click on 'Register' and choose the online auction for free registration!

Note: We have a preferred rate with The Hotel Grand Pacific so please send us an email for more details.

info@platinum-events.ca
If you'd like to provide sponsorship or an auction item you will also be eligible for free or discounted tickets so please contact us for more details.

Auction ItemsValue
Silent Auction
Hypnotherapy Session
60 minute session with Certified Hypnotherapist Denise McMorris

Valued at $120

Donated By Stillwater Centre

$120
Medical Herbalist Session
60 minute session with Western Medical Herbalist Denise McMorris

Valued at $120

Donated By Stillwater Centre

$120
Gift Card to MeeT Restaurant
A gift card to MeeT Restaurant to be used at one of three locations in Vancouver.

"MeeT is an award-winning and rapidly growing restaurant. We make from-scratch, plant-based comfort food that brings people together. We are a mission-driven company; looking to change the food industry and the public’s perception of plant based food!

Veggie friendly comfort food on Main Street, in Gastown and in Yaletown! Crafty drinks, cozy atmosphere and good food for your mood :)"

Valued at $40

Donated By MeeT Restaurants

$40
Great Greens Farm Market Gift Certificate
"A $125 Gift Certificate from Great Greens Farm Market in Cowichan Bay; #1 Source for farm fresh & local grocery items, plants, and more! From farm to fork & DELICIOUS!
We work with hundreds of local suppliers to bring you farm fresh food, gift items and floral. Lots of Organic, Non-GMO & Gluten Free Options! We also have a full Cafe, and Garden Centre!

"Elevating the level of health in our community by providing food that is straight from the farm to your fork!”
Tons of parking for RV's, trailers, buses, boats, farm tractors…"

Valued at $125

Donated By Great Greens Farm Market

$125
Gift Bag from Nezza Naturals
Eucalyptus Bath Salts, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Yoga Mat Spray and West Coast Salt Natural Body Scrub are amazing items found in this bag.

Nezza Naturals was founded by a father-daughter team in 2004 on Galiano Island B.C. They both share the belief that plant-based ingredients hold powerful healing qualities and what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. They are dedicated to creating natural, high-quality alternatives for body, bath, beauty and home care products. You can find their line of over 400 products at their retail store downtown Victoria B.C. as well as online. Many of the products are even refillable in store!

Valued at $50

Donated By Nezza Naturals

$50
Gift Certificate to Fern Cafe and Bakery
A special little place in Fernwood.
Victoria's first and only 100% vegan cafe and bakery. Completely palm oil free and lots of gluten free options. A wide selection of baked goods ranging from doughnuts, Twinkies, tarts, French Macaron, cinnamon buns, and so on! A full cafe menu, fun lattes and smoothies. Best part? Everything is made right in house, from the burgers, cheese, and focaccia bread, all the way down to the mayo and ketchup!
Owner operated by a couple trying to make the world see that veganism is not just good for the animals, planet, and our health but that it taste good too!

Valued at $50

Donated By Fern Cafe and Bakery

$50
Cork Purse
Beautiful cork purse donated by Eve Cork

Valued at $90

Donated By Evecork

$90
Gift Certificate for PJ Music
$200 toward music camp or music lessons
"We are Victoria’s most comprehensive place to learn music. We offer a wide range of options for instruction on a variety of musical instruments from piano to trumpet to violin.
Our instructors are professionally certified and very skilled in their crafts and therefore offer the best possible learning for people of all ages.
We believe that you are never too old to learn to play music!"

Valued at $200

Donated By PJ Music Studios

$200
Gift Certificate for PJ Music
$100 toward music camp or music lessons
"We are Victoria’s most comprehensive place to learn music. We offer a wide range of options for instruction on a variety of musical instruments from piano to trumpet to violin.
Our instructors are professionally certified and very skilled in their crafts and therefore offer the best possible learning for people of all ages.
We believe that you are never too old to learn to play music!"

Valued at $100

Donated By PJ Music Studios

$100
Gift Certificate for PJ Music
$150 toward music camp or music lessons
"We are Victoria’s most comprehensive place to learn music. We offer a wide range of options for instruction on a variety of musical instruments from piano to trumpet to violin.
Our instructors are professionally certified and very skilled in their crafts and therefore offer the best possible learning for people of all ages.
We believe that you are never too old to learn to play music!"

Valued at $50

Donated By PJ Music Studios

$50
Green Cuisine Gift Certificate
Gift Certificate to Green Cuisine Restaurant in Victoria

Valued at $20

Donated By Green Cuisine

$20
Green Cuisine Gift Certificate
Gift Certificate to Green Cuisine Restaurant in Victoria

Valued at $20

Donated By Green Cuisine

$20
Green Cuisine Gift Certificate
Gift Certificate to Green Cuisine Restaurant in Victoria

Valued at $30

Donated By Green Cuisine

$30
Green Cuisine Gift Certificate
Gift Certificate to Green Cuisine Restaurant in Victoria

Valued at $30

Donated By Green Cuisine

$30
Gift Certificate for Services
Spray Tanning, Body Sculpting, MDF Micro Current Facial, Farinfrared Sauna Blanket Cellulite Treatment, Lymphatic Drainage, Eyelash Extensions, Teeth Whitening and Waxing

Valued at $50

Donated By The Current Clinic

$50
Cowichan Vodka
Made entirely from merridale cider distilled in our hand-crafted copper still to create a silky, soft finish. To further enhance the smoothness, our true craft vodka is mellowed for over three years in stainless steel and then cold-filtered through charcoal. The result is a round, full-bodied spirit that pours cool and clean across your tongue. Enjoy it neat, over ice, or in your favourite cocktail. 40% alc.

Winner of a Gold Medal in the Vodka Class at the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

This bottle of Merridale Cowichan Vodka was donated by Great Greens Farm Market in Cowichan Bay; #1 Source for farm fresh & local grocery items, plants, and more! From farm to fork & DELICIOUS!
We work with hundreds of local suppliers to bring you farm fresh food, gift items and floral. Lots of Organic, Non-GMO & Gluten Free Options! We also have a full Cafe, and Garden Center!


"Elevating the level of health in our community by providing food that is straight from the farm to your fork!”
Tons of parking for RV's, trailers, buses, boats, farm tractors…"

Valued at $40

Donated By Great Greens Farm Market

$40
Scentuals Gift Basket
ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS

To deliver you the best products nature can provide, we handcraft each and every self care item using wholesome 100% natural and organic ingredients like Organic Argan, Coconut and Olive oils, Shea butters, spices and 100% pure essential oils. Every ingredient we use is curated globally and has been hand chosen for its quality and health benefits.
OUR PRODUCTS ARE:
Petroleum Free | Paraben Free | Sulfate Free
Dye Free | SLS Free | Silicone Free | DEA Free
Never Tested on Animals

Valued at $150

Donated By Scentuals Natural & Organic Skincare

$150
Gift Certificate to Plantitude
At Plantitude, all of our menu items are 100% plant based. Cheeses, sauces, dips and all proteins are lovingly made from nuts, legumes, coconuts as well as plant and grain ingredients. No dairy, eggs, meat, poultry, fish or honey are used at Plantitude.
We strive to use fresh, local and organic ingredients whenever possible and are proud to partner with several Vancouver Island based suppliers. From the farms and forests of our beautiful Cowichan Valley to local coffee roasters, beer and wine producers, we understand that our backyard is bountiful and we look forward to sharing it with you

Valued at $100

Donated By Plantitude

$100
Portrait Session
When you donate $99, you will receive a Gift Certificate worth $400 for a Family or our "Black Velvet" portrait session. The certificate covers the session fee of $200 as well as $200 towards your portrait investment. We are Bob & Sandy of Bob Vanderford Photography and we love to celebrate the uniqueness of everyone we photograph. We believe that families are precious. Our work portrays the love, closeness, heart and soul of your family through portrait art that will be proudly displayed and treasured for generation.

Valued at $400

Donated By Bob Vanderford Photography

$400
Pet Portrait Session
When you donate $99, you will receive a gift Certificate worth $400 for a Pet Portrait session. The certificate covers the session fee of $200 as well as $200 towards your portrait investment. Pets are an integral part of our families. Like family, they all have unique personalities. Our goal is to capture this personality in the studio or on location. In addition we also create custom pieces where your pet is the “hero”.

Valued at $400

Donated By Bob Vanderford Photography

$400
Coffee Mugs
Coffee from Cafe La Vie, a vegan cafe located in the heart of Duncan serving comfort foods with a vegan twist!

Valued at $130

Donated By Cafe La Vie

$130
Gift Card
Tina Jensen was the officer from the Langley Animal Protection Society that cared for Theo, the big beautiful Yorkshire Pig, before he found his forever home at "A Home For Hooves."

Tina is donating a $50 gift card to 'The Very Good Butchers' - who provide organic, wholesome and delicious meat alternatives that everyone can enjoy and feel good about.

Valued at $50

Donated By Tina Jensen

$50
Decadent Gift Basket
A lovely gift basket consisting of cooler bag, 2 soft towels, a bottle of local wine with 2 wine glasses & a box of local vegan chocolate.

Mette Hobden and Daniel Hobden (RE/MAX of Duncan) provide a quality and professional Real Estate service and will always put your needs first whether you are buying or selling.

Valued at $140

Donated By The Hobden Real Estate Team; RE/MAX of Duncan

$140
Signed Copy of Vegan Comfort Classics
A fun and irreverent take on vegan comfort food that's saucy, sweet, sassy, and most definitely deep-fried, from YouTube sensation Lauren Toyota of hot for food

Priceless!

Donated By Penguin Random House Canada

Priceless!
Gift Card to the Vegan Hippie Chick Cafe
THE VEGAN HIPPIE-CHICK CAFE, SERVING HIPPIE-INSPIRED RAW VEGAN CUISINE TO NOURISH!
​Featuring delicious eggless benny's, sandwiches with house-made flat bread and sauces, crazy burgers, raw pizza whole or by the slice, warm comforting soups, healthy smoothies, specialty hot drinks, house-made ice teas, raw vegan donuts and over-the-top desserts.. stop by for a unique dining experience perfect for the entire family!!

Valued at $50

Donated By Vegan Hippie Chick Cafe

$50
One bag of whole bean coffee
Fernwood Coffee Company is a roastery and cafe in Victoria BC.
We hand craft fine roasted coffees and serve the highest standards
of espresso and filter coffee.

Valued at $17

Donated By Fernwood Coffee Company

$17
One bag of whole bean coffee
Fernwood Coffee Company is a roastery and cafe in Victoria BC.
We hand craft fine roasted coffees and serve the highest standards
of espresso and filter coffee.

Valued at $17

Donated By Fernwood Coffee Company

$17
Family Admission to IMAX
Family Admission (2 Youth and 2 Adults) to a 45 minute IMAX® Documentary film in 2D

Valued at $50

Donated By IMAX Victoria

$50
Gift Card to Horror Escape
YOU HAVE 45 MINUTES TO UNCOVER A MYSTERY IN OUR DETAILED ESCAPE ROOM SETS, FINDING CLUES, SOLVING PUZZLES, TRIGGERING HIGH TECH PROPS AND UNLOCKING YOUR WAY INTO MULTIPLE ROOMS! WE OFFER 3 THRILLING ESCAPE ROOMS AT HORROR ESCAPE AND WE LAUNCH A NEW ROOM EVERY YEAR.
WE'RE A LOCAL BUSINESS WITH A PASSION FOR CREATING IMMERSIVE AND THRILLING ENTERTAINMENT.

Valued at $50

Donated By Horror Escape

$50
Online Auction - Free to participate!!
Gift Certificate for Rolls Royce Painting
Use this gift certificate for $1,000 worth of interior or exterior painting services

Valued at $1,000

Donated By Rolls Royce Painting

$1,000
One Night Stay
One night stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific

Valued at $200

Donated By Hotel Grand Pacific

$200
One night stay at the Sandman Victoria
Offering every convenience and comfort, Sandman Hotel Victoria is your home away from home.
At the end of a full day, relax in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool, make use of our full fitness facilities, then take advantage of room service.
All guest rooms feature high speed internet access, complementary coffee and tea, in-room hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Deluxe rooms, kitchen facilities, executive suites, and jacuzzi units are available to accommodate every taste.

Valued at $250

Donated By Sandman Hotel Victoria

$250
One Night Stay
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites; The Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites is a locally owned and operated full-service hotel located in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC. We are truly unique and pride ourselves on providing spacious and affordable accommodation. We offer both a rooftop dining experience and a classic cocktail lounge. You might expect to find these types of experiences in four or five star hotels so to find this level of sophistication in a relaxed, unpretentious setting is in itself unique. We look forward to welcoming you to the Chateau Victoria Hotel.

Valued at $300

Donated By Chateau Victoria

$300
Handcrafted First Nations Guitar Pick Pendant
Handcrafted from Sterling Silver by Francis Dick, who finds meaning in her life through her creativity in the artwork that she dreams up and constructs. She is adept in Dzawada̱'enux̱w style.
Francis Dick is an integral member of the native art community, and is frequently requested to speak for various community organizations, women's groups and university classes.

Valued at $150

Donated By Linda Tesser

$150
Gift Certificate for Terry Oh Tattoos
Good for one hour of tattooing by Terry Oh

Valued at $150

Donated By Terry Oh Tattoos

$150
Gift Certificate for Music Camps at PJ Music
$500 toward music camps only
"We are Victoria’s most comprehensive place to learn music. We offer a wide range of options for instruction on a variety of musical instruments from piano to trumpet to violin.
Our instructors are professionally certified and very skilled in their crafts and therefore offer the best possible learning for people of all ages.
We believe that you are never too old to learn to play music!"

Valued at $500

Donated By PJ Music Studios

$500
Gift Certificate for PJ Music
$200 toward music camp or music lessons
"We are Victoria’s most comprehensive place to learn music. We offer a wide range of options for instruction on a variety of musical instruments from piano to trumpet to violin.
Our instructors are professionally certified and very skilled in their crafts and therefore offer the best possible learning for people of all ages.
We believe that you are never too old to learn to play music!"

Valued at $200

Donated By PJ Music Studios

$200
14 KT Gold Aquamarine Earrings
1 Pair of 14K yellow gold stud earrings; each set with one oval cabochon genuine aquamarine, weighing 4.64ct total weight. The stones are native cut with a matching pattern engraved on the top of each one.

Valued at $600

Donated By Ron Moffat, Jeweller

$600
Gift Certificate for Carpet Cleaning
$150 toward carpet cleaning in your home

Valued at $150

Donated By Happy Carpet Cleaners

$150
Portrait Session - Contact Platinum Events for Details
Must contact Platinum Events for this item: info@platinum-events.ca

When you donate $99, you will receive a Gift Certificate worth $400 for a Family or our "Black Velvet" portrait session. The certificate covers the session fee of $200 as well as $200 towards your portrait investment. We are Bob & Sandy of Bob Vanderford Photography and we love to celebrate the uniqueness of everyone we photograph. We believe that families are precious. Our work portrays the love, closeness, heart and soul of your family through portrait art that will be proudly displayed and treasured for generation.

Valued at $400

Donated By Bob Vanderford Photography

$400
Pet Portrait Session - Contact Platinum Events for Details
Must contact Platinum Events for this item: info@platinum-events.ca

When you donate $99, you will receive a gift Certificate worth $400 for a Pet Portrait session. The certificate covers the session fee of $200 as well as $200 towards your portrait investment. Pets are an integral part of our families. Like family, they all have unique personalities. Our goal is to capture this personality in the studio or on location. In addition we also create custom pieces where your pet is the “hero”.

Valued at $400

Donated By Bob Vanderford Photography

$400
Gift Certificate for a Complimentary Session
This is valid for a personal training session with one grocery education trip.
One Complimentary Session PLUS One Grocery Education Trip
Now in his 60th year, Ken feels he is at his peak level of fitness. Through a lifetime of experience in the industry and over 40,000 hours of teaching, coaching and training in the health and fitness industry, Ken knows what works.

Ken teaches the “Fitness Triad,” attaining total health through 1) fitness/working out 2) working in, and 3) nutrition. To have complete success in becoming the healthiest version of you, all three have to be working in synergy.
Ken Windjack - Certified Personal Trainer, BC Physical Education, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (P)

Valued at $120

Donated By Windjack Health and Fitness

$120
Painting by J. Austin
Beautiful framed watercolour
"Prairie Winter Scene" by J. Austin
Dimensions are 17" x 21"

Valued at $250

Donated By Chuck Groot

$250
Ladies Whistler Insulated Vest (L)
As stylish as the Whistler Jacket, the Whistler Vest features Thermaltech protection and is system ready. This new vest is light with easy grip zippers, outer pockets and available in five modern colors. The Whistler vest is a versatile jacket for women with shaped seams and a tapered waist for a more feminine fit. Sport this vest during corporate events or team huddles outdoors, as it offers active people a versatile and stylish apparel solution.

Valued at $150

Donated By Team Sales

$150
Ladies Razor Polo (L)
The Ladies Razor Polo by Biz Collection was designed for comfort! With a modern fit that follows your body shape for ease of movement, its moisture wicking fabric technology provides maximum comfort, keeping you cool no matter how hot the weather. Grid mesh underarm panels allow for breathability, in a stylish professional polo for the active person at work or play. The Ladies Razor Polo comes in array of popular colours and sizes – we know you’ll love it!

Valued at $45

Donated By Team Sales

$45
Ladies Mercer Insulated Vest (L)
Add an extra layer of warmth with the lightweight Mercer. Featuring 100% polyester faux down insulation, an interior storm flap with chin guard and water-repellent finish, the Mercer is designed for decoration with a high-visibility back-shoulder panel. Other great features include contrast binding on the hem and arm holes for men's. The women's style has a dropped back hem with shaped seams and a tapered waist for a more natural fit. With trendy retail styling, the Mercer is a fashion-forward look for any brand.

Valued at $150

Donated By Team Sales

$150
Ladies Performance Polo (L)
Stormtech Ultra-soft, high performance H2X-DRY® moisture-wicking fabric with contrast cover-stitching, rib knit collar, and an open-v placket feature for women, delivers superior comfort and durability in a color-blocked silhouette.

Valued at $45

Donated By Team Sales

$45
One bag of whole bean coffee
Fernwood Coffee Company is a roastery and cafe in Victoria BC.
We hand craft fine roasted coffees and serve the highest standards
of espresso and filter coffee.

Valued at $17

Donated By Fernwood Coffee Company

$17
One bag of whole bean coffee
Fernwood Coffee Company is a roastery and cafe in Victoria BC.
We hand craft fine roasted coffees and serve the highest standards
of espresso and filter coffee.

Valued at $17

Donated By Fernwood Coffee Company

$17
Full Hair Cut Service
A gift certificate made up for a full cut service (wash, cut and blow dry) with one of our stylists

Valued at $60

Donated By Inspire Hair Design

$60
Gift Card to Horror Escape
YOU HAVE 45 MINUTES TO UNCOVER A MYSTERY IN OUR DETAILED ESCAPE ROOM SETS, FINDING CLUES, SOLVING PUZZLES, TRIGGERING HIGH TECH PROPS AND UNLOCKING YOUR WAY INTO MULTIPLE ROOMS! WE OFFER 3 THRILLING ESCAPE ROOMS AT HORROR ESCAPE AND WE LAUNCH A NEW ROOM EVERY YEAR.
WE'RE A LOCAL BUSINESS WITH A PASSION FOR CREATING IMMERSIVE AND THRILLING ENTERTAINMENT.

Valued at $50

Donated By Horror Escape

$50
Gift Certificate for Plant-Based Nutritionist
2 hours of consultation with The Plant Based Nutritionist with a meal plan

Valued at $250

Donated By Melissa Morimoto

$250
Admission for two to Butchart Gardens
We offer 22 ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island. Open every day of the year.

Valued at $70

Donated By Butchart Gardens

$70
Centerpieces
Table #1 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #2 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #3 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #4 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #5 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #6 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #7 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #8 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #10 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #10 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #11 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
Table #12 Centrepiece

Valued at $45

Donated By Platinum Events

$45
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