Here are our Live Auction items for this year's Jingle Mingle:
1. Work Your Dinner Party Magic
The key to any great party is a relaxed host who is having as much fun as the guests. Who better to make the magic happen than a guy who can literally read your mind, and a personal chef in your corner? All you have to do is pick a date, location, and nine friends to share it with. Toque will work with you to craft an inspired, delicious and beautifully presented five-course menu for ten guests. You and your guests will be welcomed with cocktails and canapes while Philip Ryan dazzles and delights everyone with his extraordinary mind-reading talent. This package includes a chef, server, canapes and rentals.
Toque Catering Inc: Based on availability. No Saturday bookings between June and September.
Toque Catering & Phillip Ryan
2. The Ultimate Island Road Trip
Do you love a good road trip? The adventure begins with an overnight with breakfast in Parksville in a cozy room at Tigh Na Mara. After breakfast you’ll drive north to Coal Harbour to meet your hosts, Tyler and Gina, who will whisk you 20 minutes across the river to Kagoagh Resort and Fishing Lodge. Here you’ll enjoy four days, three nights and two full days of fishing at this oceanfront lodge. Enjoy a pre-sunrise breakfast before heading out on the water for a guided fishing trip, a paddle in the kayaks or a hike in the forest, followed by lunch. After dinner, a relaxing dip in the outdoor hot tub will reveal an amazing star-filled sky, or perhaps, the northern lights! Stop overnight at Kingfisher Lodge on your way home and enjoy their Hydropath experience.
Tigh-Na-Mara: Subject to availability. No cash value. Non-refundable. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Not valid for statutory holiday weekends, Valentine’s Day weekend, other special events or July 1-August 31, 2020. Kingfisher Lodge: Valid Sunday-Thursday, excludes holidays.
Kagoagh Resort and Fishing Lodge, Tigh-na-Mara & Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa
3. Your Culinary Playground
This package includes full kitchen design services by a team of professional designers, $5,000 towards an Elmwood by CABICO Custom Cabinetry kitchen and $5,000 towards a Galley Workstation. The Galley is a central workstation hub where every task in the kitchen can be accomplished. They offer an entire line of super-functional, smart and stylish workstations where one can prep, cook, serve, entertain, and clean-up, all in one convenient place.
The Galley, LLC & Thomas and Birch Cabinetry Inc.
4. ‘’Wind Tunnel’’ by Blu Smith
Created especially for Jingle Mingle by celebrated west coast artist Blu Smith, this 60x48” abstract acrylic landscape titled “Wind Tunnel” draws upon West Coast inspiration. Blu is one of Victoria’s hottest artists, he’s exhibited his work throughout Canada, Europe, the US and Dubai. His piece last year caused quite a frenzy on the floor so get your bidding arm ready!
5. Hot Spots Around the World
What’s better than a trip to paradise? How about FOUR trips? The order is up to you, but why not start with ten days at a beachfront villa in SPAIN? Mar de Pulpi is an extraordinary three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa located in San Juan de los Terreros, Almeria. The roof-top solarium provides a breathtaking view of the ocean and features a shower, lounge and a stone BBQ ready to prepare your evening meals. The pool and Jacuzzi are only steps away! Next, whisk yourself and your guests to MEXICO for a week at Alegranza where a luxury three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo awaits. Surrounded by lush golf courses, the charming town of San Jose del Cabo is just a 15-minute walk away. Alegranza is designed for travelers who want to fully experience the flavour, sights and sounds of one of the world’s most popular international beach destinations, Los Cabos. And it’s perfect for families and groups of friends who need extra room and all the services and amenities of a 5-star resort. But Aloha—there’s MORE! That’s right, because you’ll also be going to HAWAII. Hali’i Kai oceanfront homes are located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. This two-bedroom air conditioned condo has 1,100 square feet of living space and a 125-square-foot walk-out lanai overlooking the ocean and golf course. The condo can accommodate up to six people comfortably and is ideal for couples and families. And finally, if all that sunshine becomes too much and you miss the unpredictable weather of the West Coast, you can look forward to four nights close to home at Blackrock Resort in Ucluelet, one of the most stunning new outposts on Canada’s wild Pacific. Designed with a deep respect for the land and sea, Black Rock’s innovative architecture enhances the Pacific landscape.
alegranzacondos.com: 1 week, September 1 - November 30, 2020; $3,000
haliikaiholidayhomes.com: 1 week, September 1 - November 30, 2020; $3,500
spainbeachvilla.com: 10 days, October 1 - November 30, 2020; $1,500
blackrockresort.com: 4 night stay, October 15 - December 15, 2020; $2,000
6. A Week in Tranquility
California dreaming? This one’s for you! Located in beautiful Indio, California and just 40 minutes from Palm Springs airport, this luxury 4,100-square-foot compound sits on half an acre and features three large bedrooms, two private casitas, a salt water pool, waterfall hot-tub, and outdoor fireplace. This property accommodates up to 12 adults AND children and pets are welcome! Thrifty Foods wants to help you get there with 15,000 Air Miles for your flight!
Accommodations: Valid for a one-week stay between May and October 2020.
Mike and Leah O’Brien &Thrifty Foods
7. Yacht for a Day
Enjoy an unforgettable day at sea! You and seven friends will be welcomed aboard the Galileo by Captain Ernie and Bartender Bev. Departing Canoe Cove in the morning, you will cruise around Brentwood Bay in ultimate luxury. Our friends at the Mill Bay Marina will host your group for lunch at Bridgemans Bistro with a thoughtfully crafted and West Coast inspired menu. Following lunch you will continue to cruise around the Saanich Inlet and enjoy cocktails on the water.
Some restrictions may apply.
Mill Bay Marina & Ernie and Yvonne Yakimovich