Gala 2017 Live Auction

Groundbreaker Gala Live Auction Items

We are really excited for our four live auction items available at the Mardi Gras: Groundbreaker Gala.  Please take a look to know what’s up for bidding at our largest fundraiser event of the year!  


This is YOUR YEAR to win the incredible one-week stay for 8-9 people in an ocean-front home on Gabriola Island. This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath vacation property is perfect for some well-deserved family R&R any time of year.


Gabriola View

The property includes:

On-site trampoline and playground for children

Kayak, BBQ, movie collection & games available for use

Rocky beach and wildlife watching in the front yard

Kid-friendly hiking and trails nearby

Saturday Farmer’s Market & Tour the many art studios

9 hole golf at Gabriola Country Club

Sandy beaches on the island for swimming

The homeowner and successful bidder will decide upon a mutually agreeable date. Visitors are expected to leave the property in the same condition as it was found upon arrival.  Cleaning service available for a fee.     

Generously Donated by: Jennifer Thompson & Kurt Wipp        

Value: $2500


Lobster & Libations

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dinner of 10 LIVE (it doesn’t get any fresher than that) lobsters! Worried about how to cook live lobsters? Don’t fret, this auction item comes with a personal chef to prepare your ten new little friends, as well as the rest of the meal.  No special meal is complete without libations, so the winner of this item will also include a case (12 bottles) of a wide variety of wines.

LobstersThe lobster and libations live auction includes:

• 10 Live Lobsters

• A Personal Chef To Prepare Your Whole Meal

• A Case Of Wine (Both Red & White)

• A One Of A Kind Dining Experience For Ten!

The successful bidder, donor and chef will decide upon a mutually agreed upon date for the lobsters & chef. Throw a tantalizing dinner party to remember!

Generously Donated by: Cindy Gering & Franklyn Williams        

Value: $1000



                                                          4 Front Row Tickets To The Winter Concert

Did you have trouble seeing your precious little angel perform at the last year’s Winter Concert?  All those pesky 
 parent photographers and seats in the nosebleeds get in the way of your view? Urban Academy is pleased to offer FOUR (4) RESERVED front row VIP seats at the 2017 Winter Concert for you and your family.  
No paying for tickets, simply waltz past the line and swagger over to the most coveted seats in the house – an unobstructed view with your name on it. Maximum viewing pleasure achieved!
Generously Donated by: Urban Academy      
                                                                          Value: Priceless


Summertime Luxury
This incredible auction item is an afternoon adventure upon the water for up to 5 lucky people.  Enjoy your adventure on the open seas in a Searay Sport Cruiser (think really fast yacht) and includes all sorts of water activities.


The auction item includes:

• An afternoon of summer time yachting in either July or August

• Your own personal captain & all safety gear

• Equipment to wakeboard and tube on your adventure

• Crab/prawn fishing included

• A take home cooler with ice for prawns and crabs pulled during the trip

• Libations (wine and beer) & Snack Basket

A date in either July or August 2017 as well as destination will be agreed upon between the captain and the winner.  Departure from Thunderbird Marina in West Van.

Generously Donated by: Cormac O’Kiely and Maureen O’Kiely
Value: $1500