On Friday May 5th, 2017 we are hosting a silent auction brimming with incredible prizes from some of the Sea To Sky Corridor’s top experiences. The auction will be held at our almost-sold-out Cinco fundraiser, and proceeds from the silent auction will be going towards our San Quintin build-a-school fund.
Here is a highlight of some of the best silent auction items you can expect to see on the night.
Cino de Mayo fundraiser
This Mexican fiesta is the first in a series of events that will raise over $40,000 by the fall of 2017. To build the school we’ve partnered with the Mission San Quintin Dream Centre, a non-profit organization who has been working with the community for over ten years. If we reach our goal the school will be built as early as October 2017.
Help us build a school
Last year, a small group from the Sea-to-Sky corridor, including two Summit Lodge team members, helped to build a school in the San Quintin Valley, Mexico. Having seen the work of the organization firsthand and how it helped to break the cycle of poverty and abuse in the area, the Summit Lodge is now part of a 30-strong team from the Sea to Sky with the goal of build another two schools that will serve over 120 children.
Donation: One night at the Riverside Full Kitchen Cabin in Squamish
About Sunwolf: With humble beginnings that date back to the early 1900’s, the rustic Sunwolf resort in Brackendale, British Columbia at the convergence of the Cheakamus and Cheekeye Rivers is an undiscovered gem offering spectacular rafting experiences and riverside accommodation.
2. Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
Donation: One night at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
About Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver: At the heart of the Golden Mile, couture shopping, fine dining, entertainment and a buzzing financial center – Trump International Hotel & Tower® Vancouver is the premier luxury hotel in Vancouver, BC. The twisting tower stands at 616 feet (69 stories), transforming the city’s skyline as the second tallest building. Situated on West Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver, the famed Arthur Erickson-designed twisting tower maximizes the window features and views in every room, and because of this unique design, every room is distinctive with no two views exactly alike.
Donation: Superfly experience for two people
About Superfly: Superfly is Whistler’s premiere zipline and treetop adventure company. We feature some of the most exciting and visually stunning backcountry ziplines in the world, while our Treetop course is packed with challenge and exhilaration. It all stems from our passion for adventure. Let’s face it, when it comes to connections between individuals and the environment, few things are as powerful as playing in the great outdoors. Our core values are built around safety, attention to detail, sustainability, fun, and strong personal relationships.
4. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Donation: VSO tickets for two for a regular season concert
About Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: The purpose of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is to enrich and transform lives through music. We fulfill our purpose by presenting passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular and culturally diverse music, creating meaningful engagement with audiences of all ages and backgrounds wherever we perform and developing and delivering inspirational education and community programs.
5. Canadian Wilderness Adventures
Donation: Call of the Wild ATV tour for two and The Odessy off-road Buggy tour for two
About Canadian Wilderness Adventures : Since 1993, Canadian Wilderness Adventures (CWA) has been guiding visitors around the Whistler backcountry showing them the beauty and wonder of the coast mountains in Whistler. CWA continues to support research into alternative fuel sources with the The McGill University Electric Snowmobile Team. In 2015 CWA was awarded the coveted Sustainability In Action award by the Whistler Centre For Sustainability because of their of their continued leadership in sustainable tourism practices.
6. Elements Restaurant
Donation: Gift certificate for breakfast or dinner
About Elements Restaurant: Boasting famous chefs and constantly changing menus, we are committed to serving you our best. Sourcing our meat, produce and seafood locally is just the beginning. We use Ocean Wise seafood, Pemberton meats and Cheese from Vancouver Island.
7. Black Tie Ski Rental
Donation: Two days of Premium Rentals for two adults
About Black Tie Ski Rentals: Don’t waste a minute waiting in line at ski equipment rental shops. With Black Tie Ski Rentals’ delivery service, you can place your order for skis, snowboards, boots and helmets before you arrive. Then we’ll deliver the equipment and do a professional, custom fitting in your hotel room, condo or vacation home. Wherever you’re staying in the area, we bring our premier ski shop to you.
8. Opus Vancouver
Donation: One night for two at the Opus Vancouver, Yaletown
About Opus Vancouver: At OPUS Vancouver we think cookie-cutters are for baking, so we threw ours away when we designed our award-winning 96 room downtown Vancouver boutique hotel. With striking design, personality plus, and a fabulous location, OPUS appeals to savvy travelers who prefer their lodgings with a little more flavor.
9. Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
Donation: Traditional Javanese massage for one person
About Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa: provides treatment based on the use of sophisticated, traditional Royal methods in combination with selected organic ingredients. You may surrender yourself to the gentle, experienced hands of our staff. We have enhanced the splendors of Javanese architecture in Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa where you can enjoy the soothing sounds of traditional music.
10. Guided Climbing Trip
Donation: Private half-day climbing lesson in Squamish
About the climbing lesson: Take a day to get high on life with a professional ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) climbing guide to show you the ropes.
10. The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Donation: One night at the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
About The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver: The Sutton Place Hotels are a sophisticated collection of luxury properties in North America. Each hotel is distinctly different in style while offering timeless elegance and exceptional service. As a select group of stylish properties with a distinct European flair, each Sutton Place Hotel is carefully selected for proximity to the business, financial, and entertainment centres in each city or destination that we are located within.
Donation: Bathmat, Handtowel and Bathtowel set ($100 value)
About Norwex: Norwex is committed to radically reducing chemicals in our homes to promote the health of your family and of the environment. More than ever we feel the need to emphasize the positive environmental impact of reducing chemical use throughout the home and creating safe havens around the globe. “We will all leave a legacy of some kind—good or bad. It’s our actions that will determine how we will be remembered and the impact our lives have on others. Only you control the legacy you will leave.” – chairman, Bjørn Nicolaisen
12. Mountain Home Decor
Donation: $150 Colour Consult
About Mountain Home Decor: Mountain Home Decor is pleased to offer a variety of in-home consultation services to guide you through your design or decor projects. Our team of trained professionals is committed to listening to your needs to insure the space you live in reflects you and your lifestyle. We have a hands-on approach with our in-home consultations to provide creative and current colour, design and decor advice.
13. Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
Donation: One night at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
About Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront: With more than 30,000 sq. ft., 20 different rooms, generous natural light, modern appointments and incredible views, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront’s event facility is on of the most attractive venues for special events in downtown Vancouver.
14. Auberge Vancouver Hotel
Donation: One night at the The Auberge Hotel
About The Auberge Hotel: Situated in the Terminal City Tower and a landmark on the downtown Vancouver skyline. It offers breathtaking views of the picturesque waterfront and mountain backdrop, and is the luxury hotel of choice for leisure and business travelers looking to make the most of their Vancouver experience. Nothing beats the convenience of having everything at your doorstep. With the multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment attractions that surround the Auberge Hotel, your choices are limitless. You’ll be able to walk to the Vancouver Convention Centre and Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal as well as Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, historic Gastown, and the trendy eateries and nightlife in Yaletown.
Donation: $60 towards a woman’s haircut
About Farfalla: Farfalla inspires the body, mind and spirit. Our distinct hair & esthetics services, along with AVEDA natural products, integrate wellness and beauty with environmental leadership.
16. Escape Rooms Whistler
Donation: Escape Rooms experience for two people
About Escape Rooms Whistler: A Live Escape Room is a real life gaming experience where groups of 2 to 6 people are placed inside a themed room. Your group will be presented with puzzles, riddles, and clues which you must work together to solve within 45 minutes in order to “Escape” from the situation you are in. Escape! Choose from our 4 themes and immerse yourself into the world we have created for you. Be prepared for fun, creative, and interactive obstacles. How far you make it will depend on your group’s ability to solve the challenges laid out for you. But don’t waste time…you only have 45 minutes to Escape!
17. Scandinave Spa
About Scandinave Spa Whistler: A traditional Scandinavian baths experience in a peaceful and natural environment, The spa’s rustic installations nestled on the edge of the Lost Lake Park spruce and cedar forest will both relax and invigorate you, and provide an escape from daily stress. We believe that silence is essential to the enjoyment of the Scandinavian baths experience. By embracing silence one finds inner stillness, leading to complete relaxation.