Camp fYrefly Silent Auction 2015

Camp fYrefly appreciates and is proud to recognize the many contributions of individuals, organizations, corporations, and businesses to our 10th Anniversary Gala Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. This incredible support helps to ensure Camp fYrefly and our new fYrefly in Schools program continues to provide much-needed support to vulnerable youth in our community. Please remember these special "Friends of Camp fYrefly" when you choose to shop, dine, and purchase in the weeks and months to come.

- Live Auction Items -

The following live auction packages were exclusive to attendees of the 10th Anniversary Camp fYrefly Gala Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on March 7, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Gala attendees had the unique opportunity to bid on the following truly extraordinary live auction packages:

A Tour of Italy

From International Wine Cellars Inc., a dream package for the wine and travel enthusiast  - starting in the north in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, you will stay two nights at Tommasi's Albergo Mazzanti, visit their winery and enjoy some Amarone. A leisurely five hour drive south will land you next in the southwestern Tuscan hillside region of Maremma, home of the famous and expensive Super Tuscan reds where you'll stay two nights at Poggio Al Tuffo. Further south is our final destination in Montalcino, home of the famous Brunello di Montalcino, where you'll stay a night at the Borgo Canalicchio Wine Relais. Superb meals are included, along with a one-week car rental as well as four winery visits to Tommasi, Poggio al Tufo, Canalicchio di Sopra and Sassetti-Pertimali. Package is based on two and airfare excluded. 

For those who have more time, there are great side trips and stopping points to Bologna and Florence which is along the way from Verona to Maremma. Alternatively, you can go further south to Rome from Montalcino..

Click here for complete details (including fine print/value/restrictions).

Donor: International Wine Cellars

Final Bid: 2,425

deVines Private In-Store Wine Tasting for 15

A grand private tasting for 15 people featuring 8 high end wines in the $100-$200/bottle range, served with matching hors-d'oeuvres. Indulge in this unique opportunity to gather a bunch of your best friends, enjoy their company while learning about and tasting some spectacular wines with delectable food pairings. This one-of-a-kind special event package will be hosted personally by owner Dirk Chan. The final menu and date of the event will be determined in consultation between the winner and deVine Wines.

Fine Print: The tasting will occur on a Saturday after 7pm. Please allow at least two months notice (exclusions include the month of December and any conflicting tasting days with the store). Certificate valid until March 31, 2016. A perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, special event, or a unique outing with great friends!

Donor: Dirk Chan, deVine Wines & Spirits

Final Bid: 1,500

The Henry Singer Made to Measure Coppley Experience

The name Coppley has a long and illustrious history that spreads throughout Canada, Britain and the United States. Drawing on a heritage of distinctive British style and meticulous Canadian workmanship, Coppley has created an unmistakably modern form of design and luxury. Coppley has remained at the pinnacle of men's tailored clothing for 120 years. This elegant package features an incredible Coppley Made-to-Measure Suit Experience to take place in the private shopping suite of Henry Singer Manulife Place. You’ll be treated like royalty with Robbie Kamaleddine serving your every need, while you enjoy a custom fitting from a master tailor and a fine selection of wines to sample. Indulge, spoil yourself, and dress for success with Canada’s premier men’s fashion retailer.

Donor: Henry Singer

Final Bid: 1,100

Choose Your Adventure with the Edmonton Police Service

This package provides you with the unprecedented opportunity to gain behind the scenes access to an afternoon or evening with one of three specialized operational areas of the Edmonton Police Service. Choose your adventure from one of the following exciting options:

  1. Canine Unit – Interact with and observe how handlers deploy their canine partners in the following aspects of police work: obedience, agility, tracking, building/compound searches, evidence searches, drug searches, and criminal apprehension.
  1. Forensic Identification Services – Spend an afternoon with members of Crime Scenes Investigations (CSI) where you will receive a tour of the forensic lab, attend an actual crime scene, and observe how evidence is collected by crime scene analysts.
  1. Tactical Section – Spend a day in the life of “SWAT” officers where you will see an assortment of weapons systems, specialized tactical vehicles, and equipment that SWAT officers use during high risk weapons complaints. You will also attend the gun range and training centre with “SWAT” officers and will be put through an assortment of tactical response training exercises.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is exclusive to Camp fYrefly and affords a unique opportunity to participate in seldom seen aspects of police work.

Fine Print: Certificate is valid for 1 person and an Edmonton Police Service security clearance is required prior to participating in any of the above specialized activities.

Donor:  Edmonton Police Service

Final Bid: 500

- Open Silent Auction Items -

The following auction packages were open for bidding. Bids were made in minimum $10 increments. Advanced bids were also well accepted!

Item 01: Blast Off!

Enjoy an out of this world experience with this special limited edition 15 year-old House of Commons “Speaker Scheer’s” scotch and an autographed copy of Chris Hadfield’s “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”.

Donor: Laurie Hawn, MP
Value: Scotch $500, Autographed Book (Priceless)

Final Bid: 300

Item 02: Magnum Force

Enjoy these 5 large bottle (1.5 litre) magnums one at a time, or all at once for the party of a lifetime! These bad boys include a 2012 Max Ferdinand Richter Veldenzer Elisenberg Riesling Spatlese (Mosel, Germany) $89.99 White; 2012 Leitz Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau, Germany) $59.99 White; 2008 d'Arenberg d'Arry's Original Shiraz-Grenache (McLaren Vale, Australia) $59.99 Red; 2008 d'Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz (McLaren Vale, Australia) $59.99 Red; 2005 Fonseca Hexagon Red (Terras do Sado, Portugal) $99.99.

Donor: Ed Fong, deVine Wines & Spirits

Final Bid: 325

Item 03: Tzintastic Tapas Dinner and Wine for 4

This dinner for four, in one of Edmonton’s most intimate restaurants, includes a pre-dinner cocktail for each person, one bottle of wine to accompany your meal, six delicious tapas entrees to share, and an aperitif for each person to finish off the night! All of which equals a tzintastic dining experience! A great night out for a celebration with special friends!

The fine print: This prize is not valid between 5pm - 9pm on Friday or Saturday evening, and the winning bidder is responsible for gratuities and making a reservation ahead of time.

Donor: Tzin Wine & Tapas

Final Bid: 350

Item 04: Get The Perfect Smile

Can’t wait to get that brilliant smile? You’ll be on your way with the #1 worldwide dentist recommended Philips Sonicare system. Often called “the Lexus” of the toothbrush world, this sleek system features 5 brushing modes, a USB travel case, and unique charger glass. As a bonus you’ll also receive a GLO Brilliant personal teeth-whitening device. With this winning combo, you’re only minutes away to a whiter and more radiant smile sure to charm anyone!

There are two packages to bid on in pink and black finish. Both include the GLO Brilliant teeth whitening system.

Donor: Dr. Rob Andrew, Urban Smiles
Value: Sonicare Tooth Brush ($250); GLO Whitening System ($200)

Final Bid 1 (Black): 180
Final Bid 2 (Pink): 175

Item 05: Decorative and Functional Pottery by Uhlick

This is your chance to own your very own Uhlick! Sam Uhlick studied at the Banff Center, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and apprenticed with world-renowned potter Michael Cardrew at Wenford Bridge Pottery in Cornwall England. He has also participated in several study tours to Japan, Korea, and China. In 2010 Sam was honoured with the Linda Stanier and Family Memorial Award for his work in clay. He has been a functional potter for over 35 years and creates his popular line of functional pottery. Sure to impress at your next dinner party!

“If all ceramics were divided into two groups there would be those objects that are dusted and those pots that are washed. Almost all of mine would end up in the kitchen sink”. – Sam Uhlick

Donor: Councillor Ben Henderson

Final Bid: 50

Item 06: Basket of Luxury

This beautiful gift-wrapped basket contains a gorgeous Coach Handbag, an elegant Hudson’s Bay scarf, a tasteful Coach Coin Purse, Ladies & Men’s Givenchy Fragrance, as well as a tower of Hudson’s Bay Exclusive Truffles. The perfect gift for you or that special person you want to pamper!

Donor: Hudson's Bay, Southgate

Final Bid: 280

Item 07: Teatro Terrific! Season’s Passes to Great Local Theatre!

This ultimate locale theatre lover’s package includes a season pass for two to the 33rd season of Teatro la Quindicina. This season features brand new works and classic revivals, all featuring an exuberant cast of Edmonton performers, with vivacious veterans and distinguished newcomers.

Teatro la Quindicina is a not-for-profit professional theatre, which has been operating in Edmonton since 1982. Help support Edmonton’s award-winning theatre scene with this great season’s pass!

This package includes season’s tickets to:

1) Sleuth (Anthony Shaffer)
2) A New Play (Stewart Lemoine)
3) Hey Countess! (Stewart Lemoine)
4) The Hothouse Prince (Stewart Lemoine)

Donor: Teatro La Quindicina

Final Bid: 80

Item 08: Aspen Strip

Edmonton artist Tom Gale has been painting Western Canadian landscapes for over thirty-five years. His works represent a journey towards self-acceptance, communication, and connectedness. Canadian artists such as Tom Thomson, David Milne, Emily Carr, and the Group of Seven influence his rhythmic brushstrokes. Tom's works are highly collectible and can be found in private and public collections across North America, New Zealand, and Australia.

Donor: Tom Gale

Final Bid: 455

Item 09: Sparrow Hand Blown Glass Vase

Darren Petersen has been creating blown glass for over 20 years. He received a BFA in glass from the Alberta College of Art & Design and is a regular Series instructor at Red Deer College. Darren’s work is well represented in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and in private collections worldwide. He has exhibited work across North America as well as in Germany and South Korea. His colourful glasswork is simply exquisite.

Donor: Heather Klimchuk MLA, Edmonton-Glenora

Final Bid: 125

Item 10: Chef’s Choice Tapas and Sangria for 10 at Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar

Be charmed with this delectable and fun-filled dinner for 10 that includes a delicious selection of tapas created by Sabor Divino chef Lino Oliviera. In the Chef’s Choice package, you will enjoy delicious, refreshing sangria served with savoury tapas! Gather your friends and enjoy a relaxing night out with incredible Mediterranean cuisine!

Donor: Sabor Divino Restaurant

Final Bid: 400

Item 11: Modern Triangle Art

Daryl Richardson is a Metalsmith from Saskatoon, SK. He enjoys working with forged metal and is interested in form and surroundings. Daryl finds inspiration from the past, but with a modern twist.  Daryl’s work is the modern display of Canadian art that can set your living space apart from the rest. These 3 brass metal triangular treasures will be breathtaking in your home!

Donor: Laurie Blakeman, MLA

Final Bid: 50

Item 12: The Ultimate Alberta Beef Package

Alberta beef doesn’t get any better than this! Enjoy a custom-cut side of grass-fed, naturally raised Highland beef.  Highland beef are perfect for Alberta’s cold climate. They produce amazing beef that is tender, lean, and full-flavoured in a natural manner. Butchering will take place at Alberta-certified Bouma Meats in November 2015.  The beef will be dry-aged for 21 days and then cut to the winning bidders specifications.  Delivered to your door in early December (major Alberta centres). All your friends and neighbours will want to come to dinner with this amazing local highland beef package!

Donor: Willow Glen Farm

Final Bid: 950

Item 13: Cloud Hues

Ian Sheldon is a local award-winning artist internationally known for his diversity in both medium and subject. While studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, Sheldon began painting the historic architecture of the city. This soon lead to representation by the region’s leading commercial gallery, a major exhibit in the city, and then an offer from Cambridge University Press to publish his exceptional volume of watercolours. As a meditation on the power of our natural environment, Cloud Hues is a beautiful glazed-glass, kiln-formed original piece (22 x 22). This wonderful art package (which includes mounting harware) also includes a signed copy of Sheldon’s Storm Chaser book. This collection will look fabulous and be the stunning centre piece of any home.

Donor: Ian Sheldon

Final Bid: 1000

Item 14: A Tale of Two Colours

This one-of-a-kind handcrafted glass bowl incorporates the beautiful interplay of purple and orange colours flowing together. It is sure to be a statement piece in any part of your home or office. This gorgeous creation has been expertly crafted by Katherine Russell, an Alberta-based glass artist who received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Her passion for glass work has taken her to Australia in her pursuit to learn about the international glass community. Katherine is a very active participant in her local arts commmunity.

Donor: Sandra Jansen, MLA, Calgary-North West

Final Bid: 90

Item 15: The Blockbuster Package!

Do you love watching movies? If so, with this pass you can see all the latest art house, indie, and Hollywood movies with unlimited passes for two! This V.I.P movie pass will be valid for a year from the date of issue at any Magic Lantern or Rainbow Cinema locations across Canada. Locally, this pass can be used at the Princess Theatre, Fort Saskatchewan, and the new Westmount location!

Donor: Magic Lantern Theatres & Rainbow Cinemas

Final Bid: 440

Item 16: Ultimate Theatre Lover’s Package

If you are a fan of the one and only Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival, this is the pack for you! Here you will find two collectible Fringe T-Shirts, a cozy, historic Fringe Sweatshirt, and a 2015 Mini-Fringer Voucher that will give you access to fabulous, local theatre this summer! This package also includes a gorgeous City of Edmonton trilogy print and four editions of alt.theatre Magazine, Canada's only professional journal examining intersections between politics, cultural plurality, social activism, and the stage!

Donor: Bev Esslinger
Donor: The Fringe Theatre Adventures
Donor: alt.theatre Magazine

Final Bid: 120

Item 17: A Six Pack of Grower's Champagne

French Champagne is unique in the wine world, it is the clear expression of a 'celebration'. Class, breed, history and fanfare follows it everytime you open a bottle. Growers Champagne is in vogue, and this six bottle package lets you sample the great diversity and innovative producers who used to grow and sell their grapes to the big boys (Veuve, Taittinger, etc). Producers include Serveaux, Bruno Gobillard, Jose Dhondt, Jacques Picard, Godme and Thierry Massin.

Donor: Annabelle Evaristo

Final Bid: 350

Item 18: “Tom”

Edmonton artist Edmund Haakonson's extensive body of work focuses on the state of being, both conscious and unconscious. His art evokes a visceral sensuality, seduction, and emotion. Edmund sees beauty in the human form and the expression of our full potential through the celebration of life. Edmund's work has been featured both nationally and internationally and was part of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This artistic work is titled “Tom”, 2015, oil on panel, 6.5 x 6.5 cm.

Donor: Edmund Haakonson

Final Bid: 300

Item 19: Be a Hero!

iHuman Youth Society is a non-profit organization that engages Edmonton’s traumatized youth who exhibit high-risk lifestyles – to foster positive personal development and social change. Founded in 1997, the iHuman Youth Society develops and implements arts-based programming that functions as a positive engagement tool. This limited edition signed poster (8 of 20), donated by Councillor Scott McKeen, showcases iHuman’s tagline “Be a hero to your creativity” that offers an empowering call to action to youth who have seemingly lost everything. So, be a hero! Who are we kidding, you probably already are!

Donor: Councillor Scott McKeen

Final Bid: 200

Item 20: "Thaw"

Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and book works extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. This 2014, 14 x 18, unique linocut wood piece is a thought-provoking addition to any space.

Donor: Sean Caulfield

Final Bid: 340

Item 21: Daylight Vase

Upon the completion of her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006, Katherine Russell spent four years living in Perth, Australia where she expanded her glass practice and began a lifelong journey to learn about the international glass scene. This piece, titled Daylight Vase, is simply exquisite. Russell now works out of Calgary, Alberta, is very committed to her local community, and continues to develop her craft through the exploration of form, colour, and technique.

Donor: Hon. Minister Gordon Dirks, MLA
Artist: Katherine Russell

Final Bid: 155

Item 22: Going Camping

Jason Blower is a local Edmonton artist/illustrator/designer, particularly known for his direction of Edmonton and area landmarks. His work s a mixture of mid Century and Folk Art aesthetics, and is created using Cell Vinyl/Acrylic paint and Digitally.

Here are two works (digital gilee archival prints, 19x23 framed) from the 'Going Camping' series' (eight pieces in total), entitled "Park Gate" and "The Pass". Additional work can be found on Jason's website  - commissions are welcome.

Donor: Jason Blower

Final Bid: 200

Item 23: The Ultimate Office Chair

Rouillard was established in 1978 as a family owned company servicing the local Quebec market with high quality chairs for office, institutional and government use. Rouillard has a simple principle: to offer great design at affordable prices.  This ultra leather, adjustable, and stylish white chair will look stunning in your home or work office.

Donor: David Law, Allwest Commercial Furnishings

Final Bid: 380

Item 24: Bliss YogaSpa

Enjoy the feelings of inner peace you will get with this 10-class yoga pass from Bliss YogaSpa and $100.00 Lulu Lemon Gift Certificate.

Bliss YogaSpa is an 8,000 square foot facility that is designed to flow from the two hot yoga studios to their eight treatment rooms.  Bliss YogaSpa houses two state of the art hot yoga studios with far infrared heating panels, a low VOC and cushioned floor, American clay walls and a moving art piece that helps you to transcend to inner peace.

Bring this form into Bliss by April 30, 2015 to receive your keytag and passes

Donor: Brent Anderson

Final Bid: 255

Item 25: Tree of Life and Seeds of Health Acupuncture

Treat yourself or a loved one to a wonderful combination of relaxing goodies:

Seeds of Health Acupuncture will have you feeling calm and tranquil in no time. Included is two Seeds of Health gift certificates ($240 – PreBirth Acupuncture Preparation Package with weekly 30 minute treatments and $120 – 1.5 hour Facial Acupuncture Treatment).

Also enjoy this beautiful Haitian Tree of Life Art work on the walls of your own home.  This beautiful cut metal Tree of Life wall hanging spreads its nurturing branches across the room ($84).

Donor: Rachel Notley,  MLA
Donor: Lone Odgers, Seeds of Health Acupuncture

Final Bid: 60

Item 26: Black Leather Portfolio with Alberta Legislature crest

This beautiful black leather portfolio is adorned with a gold colored Alberta Legislature crest.  The Inside has a number of pockets to hold to all the necessary materials for your meeting.

 

Donor: Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA

Final Bid: 40

Item 27: BioWare World Saver Starter Kit

A BioWare-branded Slazenger backpack stuffed with exclusive swag from the Edmonton-based video game studio, including their latest RPG—the Game of the Year award-winning Dragon Age: Inquisition, signed by the writing team—all five Dragon Age novels, the Mass Effect Trilogy of games, and a handful of items usually only available to employees. BioWare is a studio committed to inclusion. For example, Inquisition includes gay, bisexual, and transgender characters in prominent roles, and allows players to identify as multiple orientations as they fight to save the world of Thedas from an army of demons.

  • 1 BioWare backpack ($20)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition PC version, signed by writers David Gaider, Patrick Weekes, Luke Kristjanson, Sheryl Chee, Mary Kirby, Sylvia Feketekuty, and Brianne Battye, as well as editors Karin Weekes and Ben Gelinas ($60)
  • Mass Effect Trilogy PC version ($40)
  • Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne (novel) signed by author David Gaider ($16)
  • Dragon Age: The Calling (novel) signed by author David Gaider ($16)
  • Dragon Age: Asunder (novel) signed by author David Gaider ($16)
  • Dragon Age: The Masked Empire (novel) signed by author Patrick Weekes ($16)
  • Dragon Age: Last Flight (novel) signed by Creative Director Mike Laidlaw ($16)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Playing Cards ($7)
  • BioWare Travel Mug ($26)
  • BioWare Baseball Cap ($10)
  • BioWare Toque ($11)

Donor: BioWare

Final Bid: 225

Item 28: Chicken Scratch for the Knick Knack Lover

Chicken Scratch is a quirky stationary and greeting card gift shop located on Whyte Avenue. The greeting card selection is large and unique including many cards from local and independent artists. You can also find many other knick-knacky stationary items that are sure to put a smile on your face from their unconventional and amusing style! This basket is an eclectic mix of some beloved Chicken Scratch products such as Chicken Shaped Measuring Cups, a Pink Deer Head Wall Hook, and signature candies.

Donor: Erin Field & Ken Krochmal and Ali Kat Tu

Final Bid: 125

Item 29: Pommel Horse Text Bench

Studio 126, located in the heart of Chinatown, Vancouver, is a furniture store and art exhibition space, which also carries local and artisanal goods. It is owned and operated by Anna-Karolina Szul and Ryan Quirico who design and build furniture, primarily with reclaimed wood and welded steel.  This engraved, reclaimed wood and rebar bench is a work of art that will be a breathtaking addition to your home.

Donor: Anna-Karolina Szul & Ryan Quirico

Final Bid: 600

Item 30: Champagne and Flutes

Eisch Glaskultur is producer of high quality stemware and tabletop products in Bavaria,Germany. The glasswork tradition of the Eisch family dates back to the 17th century. With the extensive background and rich experience of handcraft tradition, Eisch today is exploring new and innovative techniques in glassworks for the benefit of the wine lover. The latest innovation at Eisch is “SensisplusGlass”.  Wine poured in Sensisplus glasses becomes more harmonious and complex, with better balance and greater elegance. Through a completely natural process, the original character and structure of the wine are preserved, while its aromas and flavors become more expressive and generous.

This spectacular flute set ($240) is paired with the fabulous 2004 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé ($100), which is made only in a great year. Lovely pearl pink in color, the nose is of forest earth, strawberry, raspberry compote and biscuity dried fruits and raw almonds. A delectable way to start any party.

Donor: Call The Kettle Black
Donor: Dirk Chan, deVine Wines & Spirits

Final Bid: 210

Item 31: I like Pink

This Pop Art abstract sculpture, which is painted an electric pink, comes from the brilliant mind and talents of local artist Slavo Cech, who has been creating hand forged artwork for over 20 years. He uses traditional blacksmithing techniques, as well as modern water-jet cutting, to create one-of-a-king sculptures and unique creations. This postmodern sculpture is entitled “I Like Pink” and stands 15” H x 9” W x 4” D. 

Donor: Slavo Cech

Final Bid: 200

Item 32: Jasper Get-A-Way at The Fairmont

First established in 1915, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is nestled in over 600 acres of pristine forest and enchanting lakes. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge invites you to experience the charming cabins, abundance of wildlife, and rustic elegance sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime. Perfect for the weekend escape anytime of year!

Fine Print: 2 nights accommodation in a Fairmont Room for 2 adults. Valid March 8, 2015 to March 8, 2016 (subject to availability and excluding major holidays).

Donor: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Final Bid: 675

Item 33: Grizzly Bear Statue

This magnificent hand carved statue titled “Grizzly Bear” pays tribute to this beautiful and endangered animal. This beautiful work of art, from Green Earth Stones, was designed utilizing the finest quality "Star Marble Stone". The sculpture comes with a certificate of authenticity, a size-registration number, the signature of the sculptor, and comes in a form fitting wooden case. Star Marble Stone is also known as Crystalline Lime Stone.

Donor: Kent Hehr, MLA Calgary-Buffalo

Final Bid: 80

Item 34: Edmonton’s Best Night Out

Enjoy a spectacular night on the town with the best Edmonton has to offer! This package includes Classic Limo transport (value up to $1,000) to a divine dinner for four at The Marc Restaurant ($200) in downtown Edmonton, famous for exquisite wine and innovative cuisine. The gorgeous restaurant room is soothing in shades of white, taupe, and black, with sparkling pendant lights and a bar constructed with marble reclaimed from the CN Tower. Dinner is followed by four tickets to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Bond & Beyond ($380) based on music from five decades of cinematic hits. The music of 007 is the ESO’s accolade to all things sleek, menacing, romantic and adventurous. Music from five decades of Bond films will be featured, including Casino Royale, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Diamonds Are Forever, and many more. All this makes this package a night to remember!

Donor: The Marc Restaurant
Donor: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO)
Donor: Classic Limo

Final Bid: 550

Item 35: Got Pride?

This rainbow inspired picnic basket contains everything you need for any Pride parade or festival you decide to attend (or to rainbow up your everyday wear)! This package includes four highly coveted VIP Edmonton Pride Festival passes for automatic entry to beverage gardens, a $50 gift card to The Keg Steakhouse, a $25 Starbucks gift card, BPA-free picnic wine glasses, a bottle of Ménage à Trios (red wine), gourmet olives and crackers, chocolates, and a pair of Pride rainbow suspenders with a sash and flag!

Donor: Pride Festival Society of Edmonton

Final Bid: 220

Item 36: The Future

Over the last three decades, the Bearclaw Gallery has established important relationships with First Nations artists from across Canada and has proudly promoted Canadian First Nations & Inuit art and artists across the world. Aaron Paquette is one of Canada's premiere First Nations artists known for his bright colours, strong lines, and for sharing new ways of looking at age-old experiences and beliefs. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Aaron’s art has been displayed in various galleries across Canada. "The Future" is a spectacular mixed medium piece on canvas.

Donor: Jackie Bugera, Bearclaw Gallery

Final Bid: 375

Itme 37: Get Snugged!

Snug Underwear provides only the best quality of Men's Underwear.  They search far and wide to ensure all products are new, unique, and from the best brands, best styles, and feature the hottest looks from around the world. This package includes two top of the line pairs of men’s underwear with a $15 gift card to shop in store!

Donor: Kyle Brown, Snug Underwear

Final Bid: 50

Item 38: Torched Sky

Darlene Clarke Hole studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double major in Printmaking and Painting.  Clarke Hole has participated in BC and AB exhibitions and is known for her vivid coloured abstract seascapes and landscapes.  When Clarke Hole is not working in her “Heron Beach" Studio, she is enjoying all the spoils that her home city of West Vancouver has to offer.

This set comes with two signature Clarke Hole pieces including “Inland and Seaboard we will surely awake” (valued at $250) and “Torched Sky” (valued at $250).

Donor: Darlene Clarke Hole

Final Bid: 550

Item 39: Edmonton Skyline

Local artist, Loren Chabot has been painting all his life, mastering the techniques of drawing, pastels, watercolors, sculpture, and oils. Chabot has travelled worldwide with his art. 750 galleries in the U.S. have requested his work and he has had shows in New York, Atlanta, Kentucky, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor.  In June of 2010, Chabot passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 56. This one-of-a-kind painting is one of the last works of Chabot’s incredible career. Sure to be an important collector’s item.

Donor: Councilor Dave Loken

Final Bid: 90

Item 40: Oil Drop Sculpture

Celebrate your Edmonton pride with this beautiful Oil Drop Sculpture hand crafted by Keith Walker a gallery shop artist with the Alberta Craft Council. These one of a kind sculptures were created to celebrate the beauty of the City of Edmonton colours. The clear glass represents Edmonton winters and ice, the blue stripe for Edmonton’s clear vast skies and the black stripe for it’s rich natural resources.

Donor: Mayor Don Iveson

Final Bid: 70

Item 41: Can I Moroccan You Some Luxury?

Treat yourself or that special someone to this decadent woven basket that includes many luxurious items. There is a Spa gift certificate to relax and unwind, a lovely scarf to protect against the winter elements, and a lovely Moroccan Oil Kit to help maintain your hair’s softness and protect against damage. After an at home hair treatment, there is Ghirardelli Chocolates and oolong room spray to make your home space tranquil.

Donor: Kerry Towle, MLA

Final Bid: 70

Item 42: Breakfast At Gwyneth’s

Imagine your dream morning, let me guess it starts with a nice bowl of cereal served in a wonderful set of hand crafted ceramic bowls formed by the masters of pottery over at the Craft council. Pair this with a gorgeous canvas printed photo of a majestic elk in its natural habitat. While soaking in the aura of this beautiful photo you can treat yourself to a nice read of the LOVELY book “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?” written by our very own U of A magician with words, Timothy Caulfield. Finally if this morning wasn’t already special enough you can finish it off with a lovely brunch for two at La Ronde!

Donor: Councillor Amarjeet Sohi
Donor: Judy Madden
Donor: Timothy Caulfield
Donor: La Ronde Restaurant at Chateau Lacombe Hotel

Final Bid: 130

2015 Camp fYrefly Gala Thank You

Item 43: Authentic Chinese Cuisine Adventure

Indulge your taste buds with an exceptional array of Chinese cuisine from none other than Edmonton’s own, The Lingnan. Take an evening out on the town while enjoying a deluxe dinner for four. Afterwards, why not retire home and savour some delightfully sumptuous fine scotch offerings, whether you crack open your newly acquired 10-year Danfield’s or Old Pulteney Single Malt…or both. Bon Appetite!

Donor: The Quon Family from The Lingnan

Final Bid: 220

Item 44: Get Custom Fit!

Get off the couch and engage, challenge and support yourself with 3 personal training sessions from B3, Edmonton's premier personal training team. Private training means one-on-one customized workouts with your trainer. These sessions are excellent for any busy person as private sessions can be a break from projects, kids, and paperwork. Let custom training help you enjoy improved health, wellness, and overall fitness! A package of three personalized training sessions (at either the downtown or Westend location) will go to each of the two highest bidders!

Donor: Body By Bennett

Final Bid: 160

Item 45: It’s Time for a Change with Personalized Group Training

Truly transform your body with Body by Bennett T.I.M.E. (Total Integrated Measurable Exercise) Group Training designed for all levels of ability.  Combined with MYZONE exercise tracking system, workouts are designed to maximize time and results.  With this unlimited pass for one month of group training classes, you will receive the benefit and expertise of working with a certified personal trainer multiple times per week.  By keeping the group class size small, you get the intimacy of personal training, but the motivation of a group.  Challenge your body, burn more calories and reach your fitness goals faster. Group fitness classes include spin and stretch; T.I.M.E. Zone for an all body workout; T.I.M.E to Spin which features on and off the bike work; T.I.M.E to Perform which is a high performance class for competitive sports; and B3 Post-Natal for new and seasoned moms and babies up to one year old. Classes are available at both B3 locations downtown and westend.

Donor: Body By Bennett

Final Bid: 50

Item 46: Hole’s Garden Lover’s Dream Package

Nothing says gardening like Hole’s Greenhouses. In this amazing "grow and learn” package you’ll put on your new gardening gloves and enjoy reading three of Lois Hole’s classic books, including "What Grows Here”, “Bedding Plant Favourites”, “Tomato Favourites”. Next you’ll a chance to unwind with a $50 gift certificate to the Glass House Bistro & Café, and to customize your gardening experience you will enjoy an amazing one-hour private consultation in your own backyard with Alberta’s #1 gardening expert, Jim Hole! 

Donor: Hole's

Final Bid: 280

Item 47: Edmonton Staycation!

Indulge in the ultimate staycation with this lavish package! It contains one night’s accommodation and breakfast for two at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald (value of $310), Edmonton's only four Diamond-rated luxury hotel, as well as two tickets to Avenue Q courtesy of the Citadel Theatre (valued at $180)! Both humans and puppets take the stage in this laugh-out-loud coming-of-age parable about the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, Avenue Q was a Triple Crown winner on Broadway with Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.

The package is topped off with a delicious and nutritious gourmet food basket from Amaranth Whole Foods Market (valued at $110) for a fabulous staycation!

Donor: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Donor: The Citadel Theatre
Donor: Amaranth Whole Foods Market at the Enjoy Centre

Final Bid: 250

Item 48: Beer Snob's Digest

Touted as “one of Canada’s best,” Sherbrooke Liquor Store is THE destination in Western Canada for an unparalleled liquor shopping experience. Carrying over 1500 beers, 800 wines and 400 spirits, and an impressive array of accoutrements. This exquisite basket includes five bottles of the finest staff beer picks, as well as a ten dollar gift card to choose your own in store! We've paired this basket with the incredible and hilarious book “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?” written by our very own U of A Professor of Law, Timothy Caulfield! So take a delicious sip and have a great read with this refined treat!

Donor: Sherbrooke Liquor

Final Bid: 50

Item 49: Devonian Gardens: A Special Place for Special Memories!

This package takes you on a beautiful journey to Devon for a special gathering of up to 20 guests at the majestic Ozawa Pavilion, overlooking the renowned Kurimoto Japanese Garden, in the Devonian Gardens. It is a unique and beautiful venue and is perfect for birthdays, weddings, corporate meetings and retreats, workshops, or any special gatherings. Traditional Japanese style table seating rises out of the tatami floor (woven grass) in the main meeting room, with full views of the Kurimoto Garden through sliding rice paper doors and windows (shoji).

Donor: Devonian Botanical Garden

Final Bid: 160

Item 50: A Colorful Combination

Leanne Schnierer is a local landscape artist from Edmonton. As a recent graduate of the Visual Fine Arts Program at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Leanne has developed a style in which she injects bright, saturated colors into her works which result in unique landscapes that are energetic and bold. Her limited edition print (28/500), "Sunrise City," is a polychromatic representation of the city that we know and love. In addition to this stunning art piece, Timothy Caulfield’s new (and autographed) book "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?," tackles celebrity culture and its clash with the realm of health science. Verbal and visual color combine to create a perfect duo in this vibrant package.

Donor: Timothy Caulfield
Donor: Michael Walters

Final Bid: 150

Item 51: Progressive Entertainment at Northern Light Theatre!

Northern Light Theatre is a company that strives to challenge both artist and audience by producing and developing provocative scripts - language rich texts that are dark, poetic, funny - which reflect a complex world and lead us to question our hierarchy of values. This package includes a 2015/16 season's pass for two! Help support and enjoy local theatre with this great gift for yourself or friends!

Donor: Northern Light Theatre

Final Bid: 100

Item 52: Succulent Centrepiece

This beautiful, 12-inch double opening ball vase is sure to be the conversation starter of your next social gathering! Filled with a succulent arrangement, your table will look immaculate!
 

Donor: Christopher Clayton Furniture and Design House

Final Bid: 160

Item 53: Dinner for Four at Cibo Italian Bistro

Cibo means "food" in Italian, and that's what this Italian bistro is all about. Cibo's cuisine focuses on mixing authentic Italian flavours with a modern twist. Enjoy an amazing 5-course tasting meal with wine for four, highlighting local and fresh ingredients made in house. Gather your friends and enjoy an intimate evening in a modern Italian Bistro.

Donor: Cibo Italian Bistro

Final Bid: 365

Item 54: Get Briefed!

Get up on the right side of the bed with this Men’s accessory and personal grooming package! Top of the line designer underwear and shaving goodies await in this gift basket stocked with everything you need to start your day off right. Included are two pairs of designer socks by Sock Guy and Bugatchi, Diesel briefs, N2N briefs, two bars of Saltspring Soapworks soap, two lemon and grapefruit lip balms, and the Shave “Start Up Kit” including shaving cream, after shave lotion, and preshave oil with a pure badger hair shaving brush.

Fine Print: Sizes may be exchanged based on availability.

Donor: The Briefing Room

Final Bid: 160

Item 55: Romantic Getaway!

Located in the heart of downtown, the Chateau Lacombe Hotel is an iconic landmark hotel offering spectacular panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River valley. Indulge you and your special someone in this luxurious and romantic getaway package! Your romance package includes: Two bottles of wine, one red and one white, One night King accommodation on the Concierge Floor, complimentary valet parking, slippers and luxurious bathrobes for your stay, chocolate-dipped fruits, romantic dinner for two in La Ronde, and breakfast in bed or breakfast for two at Café Lacombe! 

Donor: Chateau Lacombe Hotel

Final Bid: 300

Item 56: Your Very Own fYrefly Mosaic!

Margo Valens, who runs an independent art business in Edmonton, created this beautiful, handmade glass mosaic tribute to our very own fYrefly! Not only is this beautiful, priceless mosaic made of recycled materials, but it will look remarkable in your home and be an everyday reminder of your generous contribution to vulnerable youth in your community!

Donor: Steve Young, MLA

Final Bid: 150

Item 57: Alberta Ballet VIP Package

Alberta Ballet, Canada's third largest dance company, has developed a reputation for performance quality that has brought it to the forefront of both its home and international stages. In this exclusive Alberta Ballet package, you will receive: four premium, section A tickets to see the 2015/2016 performance of The Nutcracker, a pair of signed pointe shoes from Alberta Ballet Company Dancer, Reilley Bell, and an exclusive pre-show backstage tour to see the magic behind the scenes!

Donor: Alberta Ballet

Final Bid: 160

Item 58: Pizza and Laughs!

Start your night off with some delicious, authentic Italian pizza with a $50 gift voucher to Famoso. then enjoy a night of laughing until your stomach hurts with eight tickets redeemable for any of RapidFire Theatre’s hit comedy improv shows, Theatresports or CHiMROV!

Donor: Rapid Fire Theatre
Donor: Famoso

Final Bid: 100

Item 59: Celebrate Pride with the Captain of the Edmonton Oilers

In this amazing package you’ll enjoy front row seats for two at the Mayor’s Pride Brunch in Support of Camp fYrefly on June 14, 2015. Your pride brunch experience will have you sitting alongside Edmonton Oilers Captain Andrew Ference and his family at the head table. You’ll also receive your very own signed Ference jersey, two of the Ference’s personal premium club level tickets to the Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche (Wed., March 25, 6pm, Section 114, Row 14, Seats 7&8), and one unforgettable pride memory! (Oiler tickets: $400, Signed Jersey: $150, Brunch with the Ferences: Priceless).

Donor: Andrew & Krista Ference

Final Bid: 600

Item 60: Art Gallery of Alberta Package for the Art & Coffee Connoisseur!

Enjoy the heart of downtown with this fantastic package for the art and coffee lover! Experience the beauty of the Art Gallery of Alberta in all of its many dazzling facets with eight gallery entrance admission tickets. This amazing gift pack also features a selection from the Gallery shop, including two mugs, AGA collectibles, a book, and pens. This package is topped off with a $50 gift card to Credo Café – one of the finest cafes in Edmonton serving coffee with the highest possible standard of quality and taste!

Donor: Art Gallery of Alberta
Donor: Credo Café

Final Bid: 100

Item 61: Dinner & A Night Away featuring Metterra & Canteen!

This fabulous package includes a one-night stay for two at the Metterra Hotel on Whyte Avenue! Metterra is one of the most unique hotels in Edmonton, and combines the simplicity of contemporary, natural wood furnishings and textured upholsteries in organically inspired colours; with an eclectic collection of global artifacts and unique art for a truly eclectic design aesthetic. This package also includes a $100 gift voucher to Canteen, a delicious, highly coveted and eclectic restaurant on Edmonton’s vibrant 124 Street!

This package is topped off with a beautiful, clay bowl created by Dawn Candy, a visual artist from Red Deer, Alberta!

Donor: Premier Jim Prentice

Final Bid: 200

Item 62: Dinner & A Night Away featuring The Westin Hotel & Thanh Thanh!

The Westin Edmonton Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Situated in the city center and connected to the Shaw Conference Centre, The Westin Edmonton is only a few steps away from the best shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, and things to do in Edmonton! This package includes a one-night stay for two, as well as a $100 gift voucher to Thanh Thanh Oriental Noodle House, serving some of Edmonton’s finest Vietnamese cousine!

This package is topped off with a gorgeous necklace straight from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta!

Donor: Honourable Jonathan Denis, QC

Final Bid: 210

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Item 63: Luxurious Cashmere Sweaters

Cover yourself in luxury with these two stunning 100% cashmere sweaters from Black and Brown 1826.  These sweaters are available in the head turning colors of opal
heather and autumn navy and come in Men’s large.

Donor: Ken Krochmal - Logic Reality

Final Bid 1: 100
Final Bid 2: 100

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