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Silent Auction Donors

Michael Adamson
Adventure Valley Day Camp
Chris Albert
Alex Optical
Andrews
Baffi Collection
The Ballroom
Andrew Bantis
Jim Bantis
Peter Bantis
Barberian’s Steak House
Beacon Hall Golf Club
Geoff Beattie and Amanda Lang
Beaver Valley Ski Club
Bell Media
Eileen and Rainer Beltzner
Blues for Kids
Ron Bolt
Haley Bordon
Mark Boyko
Jennifer Bradley Reid and Jim Reid
Edward Burtynsky
Ian Busher
Cachet Homes
Canadian National Exhibition
Canadian Opera Company
Sean Capranos
Vicki Carruthers
Chateau des Charmes
Cleese Catering
Darlene Cole – Galerie De Bellefeuille Gallery
Collega International
Compass Dermatology
Deena Cooper
Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel
CREWMEN & Co.
Dean Delmonte & Company
Delta Hotel Toronto
DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
Du Monde Optical Hazelton
Alex Dukay
Christine Dunn
Duran Mashaal Gallery
Elite Island Resorts
Equinox Fitness
Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
Fairmont Royal York
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

The Galligan Group
The Georgian Bay Club
The Globe and Mail
Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc.
Granite Golf Club
Reena Guai
Hanger9
Bethany Harper Williams
Hilton Toronto
Holiday Group Inc.
Holiday Inn Toronto Airport
Hyatt Regency Montreal
Hyatt Regency Toronto
Sandra Iafrate
Jenny Bird
Jerome Photography
JW Marriot Vancouver
Mike Kalas
Karlo Estate
Nicole Katsuras
Keilhauer
The Kimberly Hotel
KPMG
Nicholas Landry
Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc
Brian Liss
Liss Gallery
Loch Gallery and Philip Craig
Long and McQuade
Sylvain Louis-Seize
Dandi Maestre
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Marc Anthony Salon
The Marilyn Dennis Show
Marriott Toronto Downtown
Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre
The McEwan Group
Mary McLorn Valle
Medcan Clinic
Elizabeth Merei
MGM Bellagio
Michelle Bee Holistic
The Miller Restaurant
Modern Optical
Todd Monk
Montecito Restaurant
Valeria Mravyan
Muskoka Woods
David Neinstein
OBASA Suites

Estelle Ohayon
Peter Olive
Opus Restaurant
PACE Men’s Collection
Emanuel Pavao
Peter McLennan Photography
Paola D. Powell
Laura Pryde
Radisson Admiral Hotel
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Riz Restaurant
Roberts Gallery
Rogers
Rosedale Wellness Centre
David Rosenberg
Ross Petty Productions
Royal Canadian Yacht Club
RSA Insurance
Sentaler
Shack Shine
Skyview Suites
SkyZone Toronto
Leslie Soldat
Sonnet Insurance
South Hill Home
Summer Hill Market
Tarragon Theatre
TD Grieve MacLellan Wealth
Theodore 1922
Toronto Airport Marriott
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
True North Sports Camp
Twain Jewellers
Twin Oak Interior Decorating Certificate
Valentine Rouge Jewellery
Andre Vassi
Velocity Trade
Claudio Venditti
Via Rail
Walt Disney World Co.
Weavers Art
Andrea Weissman-Daniels and Mark Daniels
The Westin Harbour Castle
The Westin Toronto Airport
Winberg Foundation
Michael Wissell
Muriel and Michael Wissell
Kathleen Wronski
Helena Wulff

ALMOST LIVE AUCTION – 2017

Dubai

LOT #701
Dubai – Experience the World’s Glamorous Playground

Dubai is a stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision wrapped into starkly evocative desert splendour.

Dubai is designed to provide you with an experience to remember, with impressive skylines, the world’s largest shopping malls, clear blue water beaches and a gourmet food extravaganza. Dubai offers visitors the perfect mix of a cosmopolitan city with traditional aspects of the local culture. The shopping in Dubai is like nowhere else, the stores may be the same but the experience is completely unique. In the Souk Madinat, there are actual waterways which can bring you from one store to the next.

Fly to Dubai with two round-trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Dubai courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation. Shop through the magnificent waterways in the Souk Madinat with a $1000 gift card courtesy of Economical Insurance Group

Package Includes

  • Two round-trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Dubai courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation
  • $1,000 Visa gift card courtesy of Economical Insurance Group

Restrictions

  • Trip can be taken between and must be completed by the following dates:
    • November 26, 2017- December 17, 2017
    • January 9, 2018 – July 11, 2018
    • September 4, 2018 – November 24, 2018
  • The bearer of the tickets is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees
  • All travel arrangements are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Cancellation insurance is not applicable on package purchased
  • Subject to certain conditions

Donated by: Air Canada Foundation and Economical Insurance Group

Value $15,000

Tokyo

LOT #702
Tokyo – Travel to the Land of the Rising Sun

Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new.

Tokyo is a fascinating city of skyscrapers, hidden temples and intriguing cultural phenomenons. Tokyo dazzles with its love for the ultramodern and it’s passion for the traditional. From a famous fish market to cherry blossom viewing on the grounds of a royal palace, you’re likely to find something that interests you.

Your trip will start with two round-trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Tokyo courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation. You will also receive a two piece Hugo Boss Travel Duffle Bag. Matching Travel toiletry bag.

Package Includes

  • Two round trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Tokyo courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation
  • Hugo Boss Travel Duffle with secret garment holder and matching travel toiletry bag.

Restrictions

  • Trip can be taken between and must be completed by the following dates:
    • November 26, 2017 – December 17, 2017
    • January 9, 2018 – July 11, 2018
    • September 4, 2018 – November 24, 2018
  • The bearer of the tickets is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees
  • All travel arrangements are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Cancellation insurance is not applicable on package purchased
  • Subject to certain conditions

Donated by: Air Canada Foundation and Hugo Boss Canada Inc.

Value $15,000

Zurich

LOT #703

Zurich – An Unforgettable Winter Adventure

Culturally vibrant, efficiently run and Europe’s hippest destinations, with an artsy, post-industrial edge.

With stunning snow-capped Alps across its lands, winter has never looked so good.

Switzerland’s largest and wealthiest metropolis has emerged in the 21st century as one of central Europe’s hippest destinations with an artsy, post-industrial edge.

Zurich transforms into a fairy-tale city in winter months, offering a host of attractive activities – ranging from shopping, to delicious cuisine, to outdoor winter sports in the nearby mountains.

Your trip will start with two round-trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Zurich courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation. Along with your flight, you will receive a $1,000 gift certificate towards the purchase of Head ski gear, courtesy of Sign of the Skier.

Package Includes

  • Two round-trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Zurich courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation
  • $1,000 gift certificate towards the purchase of Head ski gear courtesy of Sign of the Skier

Restrictions

  • Trip can be taken between and must be completed by the following dates:
    • November 26, 2017 – December 17, 2017
    • January 9, 2018 – July 11, 2018
    • September 4, 2018 – November 24, 2018
  • The bearer of the tickets is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees
  • All travel arrangements are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Cancellation insurance is not applicable on package purchased
  • Subject to certain conditions
  • Sign of the Skier certificate must be redeemed before January 15, 2018 to ensure product selection

Donated by: Air Canada Foundation and Sign of the Skier

Value $20,000

Sydney

LOT #704

Sydney – Australia’s Most Beautiful City

Book a window seat for your flight to Sydney: day or night, this city sure is good-looking. Scratch the surface and it only gets better.

Travel to the land down under and discover Australia’s most beautiful city, from the iconic Sydney Opera House and sparkling blue Sydney Harbour to fabulous beaches, delicious food and blockbuster shows. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, cruise the harbour, explore national parks, and meet incredible wildlife.

Your trip will start with round trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Sydney courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation. Along with your flights, you will enjoy a $1,000 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Jones Brown Inc.

Package Includes

  • Two round-trip Business Class tickets from Toronto to Sydney courtesy of the Air Canada Foundation
  • $1,000 Visa gift card courtesy of Jones Brown Inc.

Restrictions

  • Trip can be taken between and must be completed by the following dates:
    • November 26, 2017 – December 17, 2017
    • January 9, 2018 – July 11, 2018
    • September 4, 2018 – November 24, 2018
  • The bearer of the tickets is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees
  • All travel arrangements are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Cancellation insurance is not applicable on package purchased
  • Subject to certain conditions

Donated by: Air Canada Foundation and Jones Brown Inc.

Value $20,000

Weavers-Art

LOT #705

Luxury Floor Art Fashion

Home to the world’s beautiful rugs and carpets

Your dream floor art awaits! Let Weavers Art transform your home with the creation of a stunning custom-made carpet, or choose from thousands of beautiful contemporary and classic designs available in their gallery style showroom at 1400 Castlefield Avenue, in the heart of Toronto’s new Design & Décor District.

Weavers Art is the premier supplier of the finest quality hand-woven carpets to architects and interior designers. Creativity, knowledge and innovation are hallmarks of the Weavers Art collections offering the largest inventory of original designs in North America.  Blending historic patterns with fresh ideas and unique colorways is their contribution to the world of floor art fashion.

Package Includes:

  • $15,000 gift certificate to Weavers Art

Restrictions

  • Valid for new purchases and regular priced items only and cannot be applied towards previous purchases
  • Cannot be redeemed for cash value
  • Includes complimentary delivery and installation in the GTA
  • Valid until November 25, 2018

Donated by: Weavers Art

Value $15,000

AirSprint

LOT #706 

Private Charter to New York City

World-class experience to NYC on a private charter that goes above and beyond expectations.

Whether your travels are inspired by the Broadway lights, the excitement of a Yankees game, or you simply want to enjoy a summer weekend in the Big Apple, with AirSprint, you and 5 friends will be able to get there in the ultimate comfort & luxury of private jet travel on AirSprint’s  Cessna Citation CJ2+.  On board amenities include Wi-Fi, Satellite Phone, iPad and a Full Refreshment Centre with bar.

Package includes

  • Return-flight for 6 passengers from Toronto to New York City courtesy of AirSprint

Restrictions 

  • Restrictions apply
  • Ground transportation and accommodations not included
  • On board catering not included
  • Travel dates are subject to aircraft availability
  • Prize package is non-transferable
  • Package expires on November 25, 2018

Donated by: AirSprint

Value $10,500

Robot-and-Boy

LOT #707 

Robot Boy by Dan Mazzone

“My objective is to give a different perspective on how we perceive things in life – to provide a new lens through which we can view the intricacies of life – and learn to slow down and appreciate the little things”. Dan Mazzone

Daniel Mazzone, an uprising visual artist from Toronto who through using letters, newspaper stories, magazines covers, song lyrics, and photographs, works freehand to carve shapes that fit together like pieces of a puzzle. Carefully layering the images so that they read together as a cohesive whole, the attention Mazzone brings to his art to compels the viewer to stop, focus, and take in the endless detail of each work.

Mazzone began exhibiting at both the Canadian Heritage Art Company and at Hazelton Fine Art Gallery for the next two years. It was not until the Toronto International Art Fair in late 2014 where his artwork really caught the attention of famed Michael Wekerle, where he purchased eight pieces instantly. Wekerle was so enamored with Mazzone’s art that he purchased more works in addition right after the show. Another highlight from this show was when Mazzone sold a piece to the renowned Tanenbaum family, whom are part of the top 200 art collectors in the world.

“Choosing mosaics to convey multiple layers and complexities of a subject made sense to me. I have been fascinated by the act of assembling thousands of individual tiny pieces to create a whole new form since I was a child. I work freehand to carve shapes and pieces on all different types of paper materials. Paint is never used at all. Everything is hand cut to fit together the pieces like a puzzle. Building the story, I carefully layer all the images so that they read together as a cohesive whole. The intricate details and attention I display in my art is also there to compel my viewer to stop, focus, and take a closer look. Because sometimes we focus too much on what we don’t have that we fail to see and appreciate the things we already have.” Dan Mazzone

Robot Boy is made from children’s toys and ads from the 50s and also some candy ads as well from those eras. The boy in the picture is surrounded by these things because sadly there are lots of kids that have nothing.

Donated by: Daniel Mazzone

Value $26,000