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Sneak Peak! Vancouver Gala Live Auction Line-Up
Friday, 06 May 2016

Live Auction

1. Chef’s Dinner for Eight People at Joe Fortes
Donated By: Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House and Paramount Limousine
Your evening will begin with luxury chauffeured transportation to Joe Fortes in a Paramount Limousine. Once there, you will enjoy a very special four course “Chef’s Dinner” for eight people including complimenting wines. Executive Chef Wayne Sych will prepare a seafood extravaganza to stimulate your senses! Paramount Limousine will provide transportation home at the end of the evening. Reservations are required and must be mutually arranged upon.

2. “The Chase” Salmon Sculpture by Nathan Scott
Donated by: Odlum Brown Limited
This sculpture was designed with the motion, beauty and power of a salmon’s chase in mind. Nathan Scott created this piece in the lost wax bronze method. Nathan’s other well-recognized works include ‘Terry Fox (Mile 0)’ in Victoria and 'The Homecoming', a bronze figure sculpture commemorating the 100th Anniversary for the Canadian Navy.

3. Luxury Skeena River Retreat for Two People
Donated By: Skeena Meadows and Hawkair 
Skeena Meadows Wildlife Preserve is a breathtaking 685 acre property situated on the banks of the world famous Skeena River. Each 864 sq. ft. guest tent is insulated and features hardwood floors, leather furniture, fine linens, propane heaters, remote start generators, showers, and full kitchen facilities. This three night/four day getaway includes round trip airfare from Vancouver to Terrace as well as ground transportation and gourmet meals delivered to your tent. Take advantage of freshwater fishing, a guided pheasant hunt, and unlimited use of personal ATVs during your stay. Dates are subject to availability during the 2016 season. Licenses and gratuities are not included.

4. Vancouver Sportfishing for 16 People 
Donated By: Bon Chovy Fishing Charters, Postmark Brewing and Belgard Kitchen
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters is offering their fleet of four fully equipped Grady Whites for a day of guided angling out of Granville Island. Gather a group of sixteen friends or colleagues for a full day of sportfishing in your very own backyard! Lunch and beverages on the water will be provided by Belgard Kitchen and Postmark Brewing. Dates are subject to availability in the 2016 season. Licenses and gratuities not included.   

5. “Texada, Western Shores” Original Raku Wall Mural 
Donated By: Ed Oldfield
This magnificent wall hanging was designed, crafted and donated for tonight’s gala by talented artist Ed Oldfield of Powell River, BC. This piece measures 41” in diameter and is attached to ¾” plywood with thin set mortar. The entire piece hangs on a provided rail system. This design is one of the most technical and colourful pieces that Ed has ever produced.  

6. Canadian Rocky Mountain Getaway for Two People 
Donated by: Rocky Mountaineer
Experience a two day train journey onboard the award winning Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies! You may choose to travel eastbound or westbound by train. Enjoy personalized Gold Leaf service from the Rocky Mountaineer hosts including elegant hot meals and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Overnight accommodation in Kamloops and rail station transfers are also included. Reservations are required and are based upon availability during the 2016 season.

7. 12’ Jon Boat & 6 Hp Outboard Engine
Donated by: Bridgeview Marine
These Marlon 12’ Jon boats are the most stable on the market! No Jon is this wide at the beam and still light enough to maneuver single handedly! Paired with a 6 HP Mercury outboard engine, this package will be useful at your cabin, marina, or on any local lake!

8. Rivers Inlet Angling Adventure for Two People
Donated by: Duncanby Lodge 
Join Pacific Salmon Foundation at Duncanby Lodge for a fishing experience like no other. You will fish for 50+ lb Chinook alongside PSF President Dr. Brian Riddell and BC Sport Fishing TV host Mike Mitchell. You will learn about the history of fisheries in Rivers Inlet and tour the brand new PSF-supported hatchery. This four night/five day all-inclusive package includes direct round trip airfare from Vancouver to the lodge, meals, beer and wine, fishing gear, and deluxe land-based accommodation. You will enjoy fully guided angling on Grady White boats, including cleaning, dressing and care of your catch. While this trip is set for August 30 - September 3, 2016, other dates are available (without Dr. Riddell) subject to availability during the 2016 season. Fishing licenses and gratuities are not included.

9. Victoria Whale Watching Getaway for Four People 
Donated by: Helijet and Prince of Whales 
Find out why Vogue Magazine says you should make Victoria, BC “Your Next Weekend Getaway”. You and three guests will be treated to round trip travel on Helijet’s luxury helicopter service for a scenic 35 minute flight to Victoria. The famed Fairmont Empress Hotel will welcome you for your luxurious overnight stay (two rooms based upon double occupancy). Join Prince of Whales Whale Watching for an exciting whale and marine-wildlife viewing! You will dine like an Italian that evening over a four course shared menu at Zambri’s, Victoria’s best Italian Restaurant. Before wrapping up your weekend, visit the Royal British Columbia Museum, this year featuring Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age. Reservations are required and are based upon availability during the 2016 season.

10. Hakai Pass Angling for Two People 
Donated by; Hakai Land & Sea Club
Join the members of the Hakai Land & Sea Fishing Club for a three or four day fishing camp adventure in the abundant waters of Hakai Pass on BC’s central coast. This land based facility is on a beautiful white sand beach at the North tip of Calvert Island and is two minutes from some of the best fishing on the coast. You will fish from new, fully equipped center console Ironwood boats. This trip includes direct float plane transportation from YVR’s south terminal, meals, and newly renovated accommodation in their brand new guest quarters. Guiding may be arranged at an additional cost. Fishing licenses and gratuities not included. Reservations are required and are based upon availability for the following trip dates: July 21 - 24, July 24 - 28, August 7 - 11, and August 21 - 25, 2016.

11. Port Renfrew Offshore Tuna Angling Adventure for Two People 
Donated by: Pacific Gateway Marina 
The future of fishing in Port Renfrew is about to change with Pacific Gateway Marina’s new development! Port Renfrew angling is world class and the plans to upgrade the marina will provide the facilities to match. Here is your chance to spend one full day fishing for salmon and one full day fishing offshore for tuna with Andrew Purdey on board his custom built Titan the “Charlie Cat”. This impressive 36’ fishing machine features 700 HP, suspension seating, infrared imaging and the latest Furuno electronics. You will fly by private helicopter to Port Renfrew where you will spend two nights in the “Man Cave” at Pacific Gateway Marina, which is equipped with everything you will need for your all-inclusive stay. Dates to be mutually agreed upon in August or September 2016. Fishing licenses not included.

12. “The Returning” by Jeremy Humpherville
Donated by: David Elliott and Family
Jeremy Humpherville has created this beautiful carved yellow cedar panel, which measures five feet long. This piece depicts the return of two female salmon with eggs and a single male. These fish are swimming home and are surrounded by ocean currents. Jeremy was born and raised in Haida Gwaii, where he inherited his artistic talents through several generations of his father’s family. His work is displayed in collections worldwide.

13. Exclusive Nimmo Bay Getaway for Two People
Donated by: Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort and VIH Execujet
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family owned and operated resort located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest. This two night all-inclusive getaway offers two guests the rare opportunity to experience the remote, pristine west coast. Nimmo Bay offers a customized itinerary including relaxing or adventurous wilderness experiences. Choose from kayaking to a secluded bay, hiking through the old growth forests, wildlife viewing, boat excursions through the Broughton Archipelago or simply enjoy the remote west coast and relax in a cedar hot tub next to the on-sight waterfall. This exclusive package includes accommodations in a private cabin, fresh local cuisine, house alcohol and land/water based activities. Scenic round trip flights from Vancouver to the lodge will be provided by VIH Execujet’s luxury Cessna Caravan. The Cessna Caravan, with its luxurious Oasis Interior, is the most capable amphibious aircraft on the BC Coast.  Fishing licenses and gratuities not included. Reservations are required and are subject to availability during the 2016 season.

14. World Class Angling Adventure for Two People at Langara’s Orca Cottage
Donated by: Langara Fishing Adventures
Langara Fishing Lodge is excited to announce the addition of their luxurious Orca Cottage to their world-class facility! This beautiful new building features accommodations for 14 guests in eight spacious suites as well as gourmet dining prepared by the Cottage’s own chef. This is the opportunity for you and a guest to enjoy a four day all-inclusive trip in the 2016 or 2017 season.
This all-inclusive package includes return airfare from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii and a scenic helicopter trip to the lodge. Accommodations, all meals, alcohol with meals, a private unguided 19’ boat, all fishing equipment and care of your catch are also included. You will enjoy Langara’s first class service, gourmet dining and luxurious accommodation, all just minutes away from the most abundant salmon and halibut fishing in the world. Optional guided fishing is available and the successful bidder may invite up to 12 additional guests at a reduced rate. Dates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Licenses and gratuities are not included.