The 2017 Annual Fundraiser will also feature a diverse silent auction. Put together in part by students from Create Change's Youth Event Planning Program, the silent auction features opportunities to bid on a variety of items, featuring unique getaways and experiences. Be sure to participate and get great savings while empowering youth to become leaders of change.
JUST A FEW OF OUR ITEMS
The following is just a small selection of items that will be featured at Create Change's Annual Fundraiser. Over 50 packages will be available for bidding on at the event.
Refresh with Skoah Spa, White Orchard Rejuvenation Centre and Mellisa Dawn Styling
Feel the need to be refreshed for summer? Consider the Renew Package. This package features a gift certificate to Skoah Spa to take advantage of their personalized facials, a gift certificate to White Orchid Rejuvenation Centre for professional and effective laser laser hair removal or skin rejuvenation. Also included is hairstyling and makeup from Melissa Dawn to rejuvenate your look. This package truly includes all you need to refresh yourself and renew.
CATUS CLUB TASTING FOR 8
Tasting Dinner for 8 people at any Cactus Club location
Born on the West Coast and growing across Canada, Cactus Club Cafe offers the best in global cuisine using local, fresh ingredients served in a vibrant, contemporary setting. Their staff are passionate about delivering food and experiences that will keep our guests coming back again and again. Included in this package is a dinner tasting for 8 people at one of their many locations.
CREATE CHANGE TRIP FOR TWO
Includes accommodation, return flight from Accra to Tamale, and up to 2 weeks volunteering with Create Change projects.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Ghana and spend time working with the Create Change team on their wonderful education projects. You will be hosted at our fantastic volunteer centre in Tamale, and work on an important Create Change program. Sponsored students who will be excited to tour you through rural villages, local high schools, and other attractions in Tamale. This is a unique opportunity to see firsthand the wonderful impact Create Change is having in Northern Ghana.
PRIVATE CHARTER FISHING TRIP
Cruise up the Sunshine Coast on a Beltram boat, includes boat, captains, fishing equipment, lunch and wine.
Enjoy a day with up to six friends aboard a sleek Beltram boat in British Columbia’s beautiful water. Travel all the way from False Creek in Vancouver to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. The day includes lunch, wine, fishing equipment, and your captains and expert fishermen for the day are from Farmboy Fine Arts. Don’t miss out on the chance to bring home some fresh fish!
LA FRENZ WINES
A selection La Frenz Wines (4 bottles)
A great opportunity to try La Frenz wines, winners of 3 international winery of the year awards. This package includes 4 bottles of red ranging from years 2005 to 2008. Red blends, shiraz, malbec- if you are a lover of red wines this package won’t disappoint!
MICHELE SOUND DRUM
14 inch deer hide drum donated by Michelle Sound
This unique 14 inch deer drum was created by Michelle Sound. Michelle holds a BFA in Visual Arts from SFU, School for the Contemporary Arts, and graduated from the Emily Carr MAA program in visual arts. Her work explores her Cree and Métis culture and identity, drawing from archival research and oral histories, to recover lost histories and knowledge.
PAMPER YOURSELF PACKAGE
Taking care of yourself has never been so easy
Taking care of yourself isn't a luxury - it's a necessity. And you deserve a little more pampering in your life. How about a relaxing series of spa services as a reward? Start with hair services from Canvas Hair Salon on West 4th, then head down the street to Beverly the Spa which features a 3 floor spa equipped with a variety of services, from massage to body scrubs. Lastly, visit Donna Lucia Nail salon nearby to give your hands and nails some much needed care. Truly pamper yourself with this package all conveniently located in Kitsilano.
LAUGHING STOCK WINES
A Selection of Laughing Stock Wines (6 bottles)
A great opportunity to try Laughing Stock’s 2006 and 2008 Portfolio wines, which are beautiful red blends. Portfolio is a wine that marries the art and science of wine making with a blend of five of the Bordeaux varietals. For the past decade, Portfolio has routinely won top accolades from wine competitions and wine critics alike.
DINNER AND BARD ON THE BEACH
Dinner at East is East and 2 tickets to Bard on the Beach
This package will offer you a most enjoyable evening. Start your evening off with dinner at East is East, a favourite restaurant that offers fusion food combining flavours from India, that also hosts a renown Chai bar. After dinner, make your way down to Kitsilano’s Vanier Park to go and see a fabulous theatre production with Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare festival, which featuresa variety of Shakespeare plays.
ABORIGINAL DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP AT EMILY CARR
Traditional art of drum making workshop for 4 people
This fantastic package includes a 4 person drum making workshop at Emily Carr University of Art & Design Aboriginal Gathering Place (Granville Island) to be held on a mutually selected Saturday or Sunday. The workshop will be led by the talented Brenda Crabtree, Aboriginal Program Manager at Emily Carr University. The workshop includes all materials (deer hide and drum frame), tools and instruction to complete 4 fourteen inch deer hide drum
Lucky Ducky, Oil painting, 2016
Tanja Gardner graduated in 1990 with a BA in Art History and Fine Arts from Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. An important part of Tanja’s education was academic travels to Cornwall, London, Paris, Spain, Sicily as well as Northern and Southern Italy. As well, Tanja was privileged to visit and study under a number of noted contemporary artists, such as Patrick Heron, spending several weeks under their directions.
THE SALON SESSIONS
Tickets to a unique musical experience and dinner
The Salon Sessions is a unique philanthropic event that incorporates dialogue between artists and audience through music, visual art and social engagement. With each session it aims to create an intimate and inclusive experience centered around a featured performer, where audiences are encouraged to meet someone new, and learn something unexpected.
MEYER FAMILY WINES
A Selection of Meyer Family Wines (6 bottles)
Meyer Family Winery uses traditional French burgundy style and focuses on small case lots of varietals best suited and expressive of their unique place of origin. This package includes includes 6 bottles of pinot noir including of 3 bottles of 2008 McLean Creek Road Vineyard’s Pinot Noir, and 3 bottles from the Central Okanagan Vineyard, 2008.
THE GRADUATION PACKAGE
Hair, makeup, nails, corsage and photographer to prepare for Grad
Is there an important lady in your life who will be graduating shortly, and deserves to celebrate? The package includes hair styling at one of Suki’s locations, makeup from a professional makeup artist, nails or waxing from Cutie Pie Wax Bar, a photographer for a grad photo shoot, and florist services from Limelight florist to create a beautiful corsage. Bid on this fantastic item so that an upcoming graduate will create a day she will never forget.
LASER SKIN SERVICES
A $500 Gift Certificate to Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre
At the Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre, their designated laser treatment and facial rejuvenation clinic in Vancouver provides a tasteful, unique, private atmosphere for those seeking individual cosmetic consultations, physician-grade skin care products, laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and the most technologically advanced aesthetic treatments.
MERCEDEZ BENZ PEDAL CAR
300SL Silver Pedal Car from Mercedes-Benz
Yes Kids, time to get behind the wheel of your own Mercedes Benz 300SL Silver Pedal Car! The Mercedes-Benz 300SL was the first iteration of the SL-Class grand tourer convertibles and fastest production car of its day. Now thanks to Mercedes, your child can own one of these great classic cars in the pint size version. Rechargeable battery and charger included.
FAMILY OUTINGS PACKAGE
Family outings including the Vancouver Aquarium, Deer Lake Park, Museum of Anthropology, White Spot and Cartems donuts.
Looking for things to do with your family, where everyone is entertained? Consider bidding on the Family Outing Package which includes a variety of places to go with your family throughout the city. Learn about wildlife and our oceans at the Vancouver Aquarium, rent boats at Deer Lake park in Burnaby, or visit the Museum of Anthropology. Includes gift certificate to family friendly locations including White Spot and Cartems donuts.
A Selection of Sandhill Wines (12 bottles)
Each bottle of Sandhill wine is made from grapes that come from one of six unique BC vineyards. This package includes a selection of Sandhill from its Small Lots Program including a Syrah, a Petite Verdot, a Three, and a Malbec ranging from 2003 - 2008. In the winery, a non-interventionist approach allows the character of the fruit to shine through in the wine. This allows the complex, subtle, unique character of each vineyard to reveal itself in your glass.
HIS & HER PACKAGE
Cosmetics from Holt Renfrew and a basket of designer colognes
A package that includes something for both men and women. Women get a fabulous set of cosmetics from Holt Renfrew, and men get a number of fabulous designer colognes. Make sure to bid on this package and bring something home for both the man and woman in your household.
FAMILY DAY IN KITSILANO
Dinner at the Sunshine Diner, ice cream from Rain or Shine, and a gift certificate to Kidsbooks
Enjoy a great family outing for the whole family. Go for breakfast, lunch or diner at the Sunshine Diner, a daytime hub with a retro vibe and patio offering diner classics, including burgers and breakfast. Take the kids for ice cream at Rain or Shine ice cream parlour. Finish the day off by going to pick out books and activities at Kidsbooks.
BLACK HILLS ESTATE WINES
A Selection of Black Hills Estate Wines (12 bottles)
The terroir on which Black Hills Estate vineyards sit has become recognized as some of the most exceptional in the country. Located on the Black Sage Bench, their vineyards have a microclimate that puts it among the hottest, driest and sunniest sites in Canada. This package includes a selection of Black Hills Estate Wines including a variety of red blends from 2006 to 2009.