Equality Breakfast 2013 Silent Auction

Silent Auction Item List

Before March 5 arrives, take a peek at the list of great items that we have gathered for this year's silent auction. Save up your pennies (or we should say save up your nickels) and work out your bidding strategy because we have another amazing line-up!

Eventbrite - West Coast LEAF 26th Annual Equality Breakfast

A night to remember

Donation Company Description

Private Performance & Style Soiree Experience for 6  

Malene Grotrian Designs

Indulge in the ultimate girls’ night out.

Invite five of your besties to an exclusive evening of opulent fashion, luxurious jewels, live musical performance, and delicious food and wine. This private event will be hosted by renowned Vancouver-based fashion designer Malene Grotrian at her Gastown studio boutique.

This is what your evening will look like:

  • Enjoy a special performance by piano and violin sensation duo Roy and Rosemary, known for their performances at Carnegie Hall, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Beijing Olympics.
  • You will also meet gemologist Sheetal Gupta, creator of Maharani Jewels. Sheetal will host a jewelry styling session with her exquisite creations.
  • You’ll be treated to a fashion show where you’ll learn about the inspiration behind the designs, and get personalized style and fitting tips.

Plus you’ll get goodies:

  • one $500 Gift Certificate from Malene Grotrian Designs
  • one $500 Gift Certificate from Maharani Jewels
  • canapés, refreshments, and wine

This is perfect for a special occasion, birthday, bridal party, or an elegant girls' get together.


Donation Donor Description

Oil painting:

Orphan Pearl      

Maggie Bernet

Back by popular demand!

Maggie has topped our expectations once again with her original oil painting on canvas!

Limited edition print:

Afternoon Pond

Donna Horn Fine Art

Enjoy summer all year

Image of Afternoon Pond

West Coast artist Donna Horn captures colours and shapes in the water's reflection perfectly and makes us yearn for summer.

Limited edition print:

Samsun Narrows

Donna Horn Fine Art

Beautiful view, no hiking required

Image of Samsun Narrows

Just looking at Donna Horn's beautiful rendition of the channel between Saltspring and Vancouver Island is enough to make our hearts pound with joy.

Treats for yourself or a friend

Donation Company Description
$25 Gift certificate Baaad Anna's Yarn Store

Get your yarn bomb on!

Have fun with this gift certificate to the sanctuary for knitters and community-minded folk alike!

$50 Gift certificate
Banyen Books & Sound

Books: Can reading take you to Nirvana?

Be at peace with a good read from Banyen Books & Sound.

Wooden Buddha plaque Banyen Books & Sound

Peace of Plaque.

Find your inner peace with a hand carved Buddha plaque from Banyen Books & Sound.

$100 Gift cards Best Buy Canada

Rumour has it: Apple to announce new iPhone soon.

$100 gift card to Best Buy will surely help.

Hardcopy book:

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

D & M Publishers Inc.

You've heard Carmen. Now read Carmen!

Your chance to win Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, donated by D & M Publishers Inc.


Heart monitor watch Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Healthy heart!

Monitor your heart rate with this heart monitor watch donated by Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.

Two day course  Justice Institute of British Columbia School of Community & Social Justice

BC’s best-kept post-secondary secret.

Gift certificate for any two-day course at the Justice Institute of BC. 

Gift basket  Kiehl's Robson

Is your Ultimate Strength Hand Salve running out?


This gift basket from Kiehl's Robson features a range of products to endure long dry wintery months. (We'll take a whole vat of Hand Salve, please.)

Gift certificate (1,000 words translated to any language) LAT Multilingual Translation & Marketing Inc.

Lost in translation?

 Multilingual online communication is just what you need to connect with local communities in their own language.

Two sets of matching mittens, scarf, and toque Magnolia Villalobos

Winter's not over yet!

Warm and cozy scarf, toque, mittens hand-knitted by Magnolia.

$25 Gift card People's Co-op Bookstore

Proud sponsor of bookworms!

Get your reads on with this gift card from People's Co-op Bookstore. Millions of titles to choose from.

$100 Gift certificate Plum Clothing

Comfortably in style!

Discover your individual style with gift certificate to Canadian fashion utopia.

Voucher for Pet Portrait photo shoot and one 8x12 print PPP-Photography

Kitty or Fido destroying furniture to get your attention?

Give your pet its chance to stand out with this voucher for Pet Portrait photo shoot at PPP-Photography!

One top; one dress Shahnaz Rahman

In style with Shahnaz.

Our family law coordinator Shahnaz has donated a top and a dress for silent auction.

Mozart 111 (55 CD box set of Mozart's masterpieces) Sikora's Classical Records

Retro music is trending this year!

Since Mozart is THE retro music, seize the chance to be hip with Sikora's Classical Records.

Gift package Redfish Kids Clothing

Revisit the wonders of childhood.

Redfish Kids Clothing offers gift package of children's clothes and gifts valued at $200. Can be enjoyed as is or exchanged at the store for any other items of a corresponding value.

Two books: 

A Season of Non-Violence & What Would Gandhi Do?

The Global Education Center

Peace out with Pummy Kaur!

Pummy is the founder of the Global Education Centre that works to link peace, human rights, environment, and development. Her two books will inspire you to no end.

Knoll Sapper Monitor Arm

T.O.R. The Office Resource

Computer monitor driving you crazy?

Love the time you spend in front of the computer with a Knoll Sapper Monitor Arm donated by T.O.R. The Office Resource.

Dress Two of Hearts Boutique

Canadian, eco-smart, and stylish.

This 100%-designed-and-sewn-in-Vancouver frock is beautifully made with sculpted seam details, pleating, and half lining. After experiencing Two of Hearts Boutique, we can't guarantee that you'll return to wearing fast fashion.

Gift certificate for a facial Vancouver Massage and Esthetics

Be radiant!

With a facial from Vancouver Massage and Esthetics, you'll shine like a high-beam headlight in a dark alley.

Entertainment & Adventures

Donation Company Description
Dinner and cruise for two Accent Cruises

Dinner then cruise!

Enjoy a sunset dinner and cruise for two with Accent Cruises.

Horse Lover's Package  Amber Prince

Wanna learn to ride?

Enjoy everything from grooming to riding lessons to trail ride with Horse Lover's package. Kindly donated by Amber Prince.

Two admission passes  Ballet BC

Arabesque! Pirouette! Giselle!

Two admissions to see contemporary urban version of Giselle presented by Ballet BC. 

Two tickets to Bard on the Beach 2013 season Bard On The Beach Theatre Society 

Love! Tragedy! Excitement!

Two tickets for Bard on the Beach 2013 season!

Four hour sail for four people in Howe Sound  David Osbourne 

Experience the life of Jack Sparrow sailing the seven seas of Howe Sound!

Fight for equality across 'em! 

Two Harbour Tour passes  Harbour Cruises Ltd.

Choose to Cruise!

Enjoy a relaxing sea journey, from Harbour Cruises, through Canada's "Gateway to the Pacific." 

One month of drop-in dance classes  Harbour Dance Centre 

If you love So You Think You Can Dance,

Take the first step to becoming an accomplished dancer with this month of drop-in classes! 

Gift certificates for one-hour training sessions Momentum Fitness 

Need help with your "get fit" New Year's resolution?

Boost your metabolism with Momentum Fitness's gift certificate for five one-hour training sessions.

Two admission passes Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Travel from past to present.

See the stories of nations across the globe with admissions for two to UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA).

Ten Double Bill Passes and a copy of latest magazine Pacific Cinémathèque

Life is too short to waste on non-essential movies.

Live the essential cinema experience with admission to ten Double Bills at Pacific Cinémathèque.

Two day-admission passes Royal BC Museum

Think you know about BC?

You will be able to say 'YES!' with these two admission passes to Royal BC Museum located in Victoria.

One month unlimited yoga pass
Semperviva Yoga


A one month unlimited pass to Semperviva Yoga will maintain your inner bliss.

Three three-month memberships
Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club

Time to follow through with your resolution.

Renew your New Year’s resolution with a membership at Steve Nash Fitness World.

Two admissions to Cultch presentations
The Cultch

Missed Blue Box or Dickens Women at the Cultch last year?

Don't miss out again with two admissions to any Cultch presentation. Check out the spring lineup here.

Ten beginner lessons for two people (20 lessons in total)
The Grand Ballroom

Two Left Feet? No Rhythm?

The Grand Ballroom Company can cure that with beginner lessons for two in ballroom dancing!

Restorative DVD and 1 hour office yoga session
Tikkun Yoga Centre

Yoga for the whole office!

Create a relaxing work environment with a Restorative Yoga DVD and 1 hour yoga session at your workplace donated by Tikkun Yoga Centre.

Two general admission passes
Vancouver Aquarium

Find Nemo!

What an excellent opportunity to meet penguins while making a valuable contribution to equality in BC.

One houshold membership
Vancouver Art Gallery

Make every day art appreciation day! 

This household membership to the Vancouver Art Gallery may just inspire your children enough to dream of  becoming artists.

Two admission passes
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Ever dreamed of being Mozart?

Now is your chance to experience something like him with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as they bring sounds to life!

Four admission passes
VanDusen Botanical Garden

Too lazy to grow your own garden?

With four admission passes to VanDusen Botanical Garden, you'll have an excuse to spray paint your lawn and plant cement instead of flowers.

One month membership

If your body screams "NOOO!" to cardio,

You'll appreciate this one month membership for classes at Yyoga! We promise you'll still get sweaty.


Donation Company Description
One night stay in one-bedroom suite Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

Escape from reality!

 With one night stay at The Beach Club Resort located in Parksville, BC (Vancouver Island).

One night accommodation for two
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Perfect getaway at a place just far enough from home!

 A lot of times, paradise is close to home (literally!)

Two Night stay for two in deluxe king room
Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Need a place to stay in Whistler?

Forgo couch surfing with this two night stay for two in a deluxe king room at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler.

One night Queen Accommodation with Continental Breakfast Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

Rest your weary bones on the wine trail.

Overnight stay and continental breakfast at Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa.

One night accommodation
Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre & Casino

Ooh-La-La, Okanagan!

Indulge yourself in luxurious amenities, spacious rooms, and a spectacular view of Okanagan Lake.

One night accommodation Prestige Hotels & Resorts

Explore Victoria's backyard. 

Located 35 km away from downtown Victoria, you'll experience both urban and suburban sides of Victoria with one night stay at the Oceanfront Resort in Victoria.

One night accommodation for two Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Travel options open.

 In the heart of the shopping district, the Rosendale on Robson Suite Hotel will make your one night stay entertaining with no end.

"Art of Romance" package The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Didn't get what you wanted this Valentine’s Day?

Enjoy VIP welcome, a deluxe room, and breakfast in bed with "Art of Romance" package.

One night accommodation for two with breakfast at Herons  The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Boat spotting: spy on cruise ships.

With a view of the harbour and a one night stay and breakfast for two at the Fairmont Waterfront.

Hunger be gone

Donation Company Description
Gift pack of coffee Ethical Bean Coffee

If coffee is what drives you through the day, this is it!

What better way to satisfy your thirst for caffeine ethically.

Lunch and admission for two
Gallery Café & Catering

Feast your eyes on this!

Indulge two of your five senses at the Vancouver Art Gallery: lunch at the Gallery Café followed by admission for two. 

Gift basket Pemberton Distillery Inc.

Show off your wines!

Anything this artisan distiller crafts is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!

Gift basket
Purdy's Chocolates

Attention chocolate consumers!

Purdy's has donated a gift basket large enough to sustain your daily chocolate dose for weeks.

Three $30 gift cards Purple Grape Wineworks

Impress your guests with home-made wine.

You won't even have to get your feet grapey with $60 gift card to Purple Grape Wineworks!

Gift certificate for VIP tour and tasting for four Tantalus Vineyards

Wine lovers rejoice!

 VIP tour and wine tasting for four at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, BC.

Blue Water Cafe Cookbook Toptable Group

Make mouths water!

 This cookbook has easy recipes for you to recreate Blue Water Café cuisine in the comfort of your own home!

One voucher for 6" cheesecake Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House

Mmm… cheesecake … need we say more?

 This voucher should sustain sweet tooths for at least an hour or so.

Gift basket
Urban Fare Shangri-la

Foodies rejoice!

Enjoy sweetie treaties and  appies extraordinaire with this gift basket from Urban Fare.

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