Live Auction Package #1 - Celebrate with a Rose

Vogue Rose
The Vogue Rose

Do you have an anniversary coming up? Or is there a significant birthday celebration or the birth of a grandchild in the near future?  This is a unique opportunity to create and name a rose for that special someone or moment in your life. Whether to celebrate a milestone, remember a loved one or if you just want the opportunity to create a rose as beautiful as you, this once-in-a-lifetime experience is what you’ve been looking for!  

Internationally renowned rose breeder Brad Jalbert of Select Roses will work exclusively with you to create a one-of-a-kind rose. Brad has hybridized roses for extraordinary people including Bette Midler, Lorretta Lynn, opera singer Dimitri Hvorostovsky and the Nottingham Forest Football Club. The rose he created honouring Bette Midler was named The Divine Miss M by the New York Botanical Gardens. Ms. Midler requested that her rose be bawdy, bold but also divine and that is exactly what she received.  Brad also recently created the stunning Vogue Rose for Vogue Magazine to celebrate the publication’s 125th anniversary.

If you are looking for a rose that is soft and sweet with a touch of pink or something that is bold and sassy, Brad will work with you to create the perfect rose out of the bank of seedlings. You will have the opportunity to choose not only the colour and petal shape but the fragrance as well. If you can’t find your rose the first year, don’t fret, as you will have the opportunity to come back the following year to ensure your rose is absolutely and perfectly suited to the person honoured or celebration commemorated.

Once you have created your ideal rose, it will be registered with the American Rose Society and will forevermore be called by its given name. To commemorate this rare experience, you will receive the first 10 rose bushes once they have been established. This is a living gift that lasts for generations!

Valid only in the spring. Certain limitations apply with creating a rose as some fragrances cannot be paired with certain colours. May take up to two years to receive rose bushes.

Generously Donated by: Brad Jalbert’s Select Roses
Value: Priceless



Live Auction Package #2 - Spring Succulents at Southlands Nursery

Spring Succulents at Southlands Nursery
Southlands Nursery

This is a not-to-be missed private class with Thomas Hobbs and Brent Beattie for you and 15 of your best friends. You will meet Thomas and Brent, local celebrity gardeners, shop owners and all around charming gentlemen, at Southlands Nursery on either Saturday, April 4th or Sunday, April 5th. Each of you will make your own deluxe and hip succulent container garden which can be enjoyed all summer on any patio or deck.

Southlands Nursery is a walk-in fantasy where artistic talent, beauty and plant knowledge are combined and guaranteed to awe and inspire you. This beautiful nursery has been featured in some of the world’s top gardening magazines like Gardens Illustrated and Martha Stewart Living, among others. Your group will explore the picturesque property on a private tour led by none other than Thomas Hobbs himself.

For lunch, treat yourself to a crêpe (or two) from Chouchou Crêpes, the authentically French mobile crêperie. With a delicious crêpe and a glass of exquisite champagne in hand, you will feel like you have been transported to the French countryside.

After lunch, you will all partake in a private succulent planter-making workshop in the 100-year-old restored and heated glasshouse at the nursery. Workshop and entertaining commentary will be led by Thomas Hobbs, a true expert. Learn the intricacies of planting with various types of succulents hand selected by Thomas and direct from the nursery. Once you’ve finally created your perfect container garden, enjoy a succulent cupcake baked specifically for you by the legendary Rosie Daykin of Butter Baked Goods. At the end of the day, with your beautiful succulent planter in tow, you will rest easy, knowing you’ve just experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Valid only on Saturday April 4th, 2020 or Sunday, April 5th, 2020. Maximum 16 people.

Generously donated by: Bacci’s, Brent Beattie, Susan Chow, Lisa Dalton, Rosie Daykin, Thomas Hobbs, Gurmeet Sengara and Southlands Nursery
Value: Priceless



Live Auction Package #3 - CALLING ALL JETSETTERS

Air Canada
AIr Canada

Dreams can come true – make the getaway that you’ve been dreaming about happen. Whether you prefer a relaxing tropical vacation swimming in crystal clear waters or an exciting urban adventure exploring new cities, this fantasy holiday is yours to create with two business class tickets anywhere in the world that Air Canada flies as well as two tickets to a 12-day Holland America cruise of your choice.

With this combination, the world is your oyster! Experience the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, or discover the vibrancy of South America – the choice is yours with this special getaway package!

Whether you return to your favorite city or visit a place on your bucket list, you are sure to have a marvelous time.

For 145 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, exquisite dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, this is the line for you. Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents and more than 48 million customers each year.

Holland America Certificate is valid for almost any 12-day cruise. The certificate may not be used for Alaska CruiseTours, World Cruises, Holiday Cruises – Christmas and New Year, or Grand Voyages. No expiry date. Choice of sailing dates will be accommodated on a space available basis and will be confirmed at time of request. Winning bidder is responsible for taxes and onboard charges. Further restrictions apply. Air Canada certificate expires on September 20, 2020. Blackout dates and further restrictions apply.

Generously donated by: Air Canada Foundation, Holland America Line and Friends of BC Cancer Foundation

Value: $35,000


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