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Come Celebrate your Watershed!

on Saturday, November 19 at 5 PM – 11 PM

at the Prospect Lake Community Hall (5358 Sparton Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2H5)

with an Evening of Delicious Food, Delightful Music & Spirited Bidding!

Drinks and Social hour will begin at 5pm, with a buffet dinner served at 6pm. Our friends from ‘Water in the Crawl Space‘ return to delight us with their folksy ballads and rousing melodies.

Tickets are $40 each, or 2 for $75 (**tickets now SOLD OUT**)


Auction Items

 

Note – This auction is now closed. Bids via email will be accepted until Friday evening on Nov. 18th, 2016.

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Item 1 – “TOD INLET RAMBLE”

Gwen Curry, author of ‘Tod Inlet, A Healing Place‘ has offered to lead a group walk (for 7 people) to Tod Inlet in March or April 2017. Some of the discussion will include, the remediation of Tod Creek, the history of the cement plant, First Nations history here and some of the plants of the area.

Donated by Gwen Curry. Starting bid – $25/person, for maximum of 7 people.

Winning Bid(s) – Michael and Lori Derry, Pat Carfra, Mary Haig-Brown

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Item 2 – “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE BIRD KIND!”

Michael Simmons, local birder and former Co-President of the Rocky Point Bird Observatory, has offered to take a group of up to three people with him on a visit to one of their regular bird-banding sites at Madrona Farm, Witty’s Lagoon or Pedder Bay. You’ll get a chance to see and photograph birds close up like this Rufous Hummingbird or, perhaps, songbirds such as warblers, sparrows and flycatchers. Michael will introduce you to the birders and explain their research and monitoring programs. Trip will be scheduled for Summer 2017 (June – August). More info at http://rpbo.org/maps.php

Donated by Michael Simmons. Starting bid – $100. Minimum $10 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Jean and Lin Callow

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Item 3 – $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO BRENTWOOD BAY RESORT & SPA

Visit Victoria’s only 5 star Oceanfront Spa Resort. Luxurious oceanfront suites, a tranquil spa, spectacular seaside dining and marina & eco-adventure centre. http://www.brentwoodbayresort.com/

Donated by the Brentwood Bay Resort. Starting bid – $150. Minimum $10 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Jean and Lin Callow

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Item 4 – “TOD INLET, A HEALING PLACE”

Book by local Brentwood Bay author Gwen Curry. Published in 2015 by Rocky Mountain Books, it is a photographic homage to Tod Inlet. Gwen’s narrative takes us on her walks through the seasons at Tod Inlet and writes about natural history, the flora and fauna encountered there, Tod Creek, the history of the cement plant, the struggle between developers and environmentalists and First Nations history. http://www.rmbooks.com/author_details.php?contributor_id_1=3651

Donated by Gwen Curry. Starting bid – $16. Minimum $2 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Shawn Stebbins

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Item 5 – “GOLD FOR YOUR GARDEN”

Treat your garden right with a brimming load of horse manure (approx. 2 yards each) delivered straight to your garden. The top two (2) bids will be accepted.

Donated, including delivery, by Brian Dunic. Starting bid – $50. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Mary Haig-Brown, Heather and Dave Murray

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Item 6 – TRIO OF BOOKS BY TRICIA DOWER

From Tricia’s website:  I started writing fiction in 2002 after taking early retirement from corporate life. Since then my fiction has appeared in Room of One’s Own, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Hemispheres, Cicada, Big Muddy and NEO. The story collection Silent Girl was my first book. Stony River and Becoming Lin are the first two novels in a planned trilogy. I was honoured to win first prize for fiction in The Malahat Review‘s 2010 competition and first prize in creative nonfiction in subTerrain Magazine’s 2015 awards event. http://triciadower.com/ Read a review on ‘Becoming Lin’ in the Oct. 16, 2016 edition of the Times Colonist.

Donated by Tricia Dower. Total Value – $67.

Winning Bid(s) – Francesca Loro

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Item 7 – LUNCH FOR 2 WITH MP RANDALL GARRISON

You and a friend will enjoy an exclusive lunch with Randall Garrison, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt Saanich-Sooke. The most interesting conversations occur during a relaxing meal. Talk politics or chat informally. Enjoy the beautiful location, delicious fare and inviting West Coast atmosphere of ‘Charlotte and the Quail’ Cafe at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.

Donated by Randall Garrison.

Winning Bid(s) – Mary Haig-Brown

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Item 8 – BEGINNER GLASS FUSING COURSE

You and a friend can enjoy a glass-fusing session with local artisan Melissa Hennekes. Make your own fused glass dishes or jewelry. All materials are included for this 3 hour course, which can be scheduled for evenings or weekends. Workshop located in North Saanich.

Donated by Melissa Hennekes. Approximate value is $120/person. Starting bid – $60. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Daphne Sidaway

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Item 9 – “INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION”

Have ivy growing up your trees? Daphne in your ditch? Blackberry for bushes? Local agrologist and invasive plant specialist Marian McCoy will meet with you on your private property to discuss your invasive plant problems. She’ll explain what you can do, how to do it, and considerations such as disposal and native plant replacements. This service focuses on the thugs (Scotch broom, ivy, daphne, holly, blackberry, gorse, privet, etc.), not garden weeds such as bindweed, goutweed, and horsetail.”

Donated by Marian McCoy, M.Sc., P.Ag. Approximate value is $160. Starting bid – $60. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Stephen Roberts

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ITEM 10 – “PADDLE YOUR WAY FROM BRENTWOOD BAY”

A gift certificate for one 3-hr Double Kayak Rental on the waters of Tod Inlet.

Donated by Pacifica Paddle Sports, 789 Saunders Lane, Brentwood Bay. Valued at $64. Starting bid – $26. Minimum $2 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Daphne Sidaway

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ITEM 11 – “SALISH FUSION”

One book ‘Working with Wool’ by Sylvia Olsen, accompanied by a cozy hand-knitted toque perfect for our West Coast winter (toque not exactly as shown, as designs are one-of-a-kind). From the Salish Fusion website: “Award-winning author, knitter, and Cowichan-sweater expert Sylvia Olsen recounts one of Vancouver Island’s most compelling stories in Working With Wool, a stunning, fully-illustrated account of innovation, hard work and cultural strength.” http://salishfusion.ca/

Donated by Adam Olsen and Family. Total value of $90.

Winning Bid(s) – Jean and Lin Callow

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ITEM 12 – “SYMPHONY VINEYARD”

Enjoy a relaxed wine tasting session for 4 people at Symphony Vineyard, a rural oasis just minutes away from Brentwood Bay. Also includes a delicious charcuterie platter. http://symphonyvineyard.com/

Donated by Symphony Vineyard. Valued at $50.

Winning Bid(s) – Judith Kirchner

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ITEM 13 – “LITTLE RED AND THE WOLF”

Two (2) practically-front-row tickets to see the Peninsula Players Christmas pantomime “Little Red and the Wolf.” From the website: “In this re-imagined version of the Red Riding Hood story as well as the Big Bad Wolf, we also encounter the evil Ogre and his wife and obnoxious children. The Three Little Pigs have been made homeless by the Ogre as has Mrs. Boot and all her children. Dame Granny Hood and her unlikely witch helpers must work together if they’re to save the day!” http://www.thepeninsulaplayers.ca/

These tickets are for the 7pm show on Friday December 23rd at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

Donated by Sheila Irving. Total value of $42. Starting bid – $20. Minimum $2 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Jim Gower

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ITEM 14 – “10 SUMMER BOUQUETS”

Enjoy ten (10) stunning bouquets lovingly grown, without pesticides, right in North Saanich.

Donated by Marjorie Garside.

Winning Bid(s) – Pat Carfra

ITEM 15 – “CARING FOR YOUR BIT OF WILD”

A two (2) hour consultation to help Saanich Peninsula property owners care for their natural areas. You will learn which plants are native or introduced, recommendations on native species to plant and/or how to remove invasive plant species, and ways to improve your land for wildlife. June Pretzer is a 2010 graduate of the Restoration of Natural Systems program at the University of Victoria.

Donated by June Pretzer. Approximate value is $200. Starting bid – $60. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Kathy Kolk

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ITEM 16 – “THROUGH CHARTED WATERS”

A three (3) hour water taxi tour between Sidney and the Southern Gulf Islands. For a maximum of 8 passengers. Reg Kirkham, skipper of the Westy Too, has over 20 years experience on the waters of Canada’s west coast. http://islandwatertaxi.ca/about/

Donated by Reg Kirkham. Total value of $600. Starting bid – $150. Minimum $10 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Donna Wilson

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ITEM 17 – “A WANDER AROUND KILLARNEY LAKE”

Enjoy a wander around and through some of the many paths in Killarney Lake Park, with Mary Haig-Brown. The pace is set by you. The lunch is made by excellent Chef Judith Kirchner. With many paths to choose from you can set your distance and time to suit yourselves. I promise we will not get very lost.
Suitable for 4 people (or so).

Donated by Mary Haig-Brown and Judith Kirchner.

Winning Bid(s) – Diana Chown and friends

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ITEM 18 – “DINNER WITH ELIZABETH MAY”

You and a friend can enjoy an exclusive dinner with Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich and the Gulf Islands. The most interesting conversations occur during a relaxing meal. Talk politics or chat informally. You will also receive a signed copy of Elizabeth’s book ‘Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada.’

Donated by Elizabeth May. Starting bid – $80. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Karen Hamilton

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ITEM 19 – “OUT TO PASTURE”

An original painting by Farrell Boyce. Oil on masonite, 24 x 16 inches. Artisanal framing.

Donated by Farrell Boyce. Starting bid – $120. Minimum $10 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Deb Bate

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ITEM 20 – “CATHEDRALS OF TIME”

Limited-edition hand-pulled alumigraph print inspired by peat moss (sphagnum), including details of leaf cells, leaf cross sections, and plant silhouettes for major sections of the genus. By local artist-scientist, Ilka Bauer http://ilkabauer.com
Size of print (triptych): 10.5” x 16”  Size including frame: 23” x 29”

Donated by Ilka Bauer. Starting bid – $70. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Shawn Stebbins

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ITEM 21 – “EMERALD HUNTER”

Limited-edition hand-pulled lino print inspired by a Eurasian Kingfisher. By local artist-scientist, Ilka Bauer http://ilkabauer.com
Size of print: 8” x 6”  Size including frame: 18” x 14”

Donated by Ilka Bauer. Starting bid – $50. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Denis Coupland

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ITEM 22 – “GUITAR LESSON”

Brian Koval of Peninsula Streams Society has offered an introductory guitar lesson to teach some basics necessary to start playing beautiful music on the guitar. With a background in folk, rock and hearty East Coast classics, Brian has been playing guitar for 10 years on 3 different continents and would like to pass on his joy of music to you. He will supply the equipment necessary so no need to go out and buy anything. This is a great way to see if this is something you enjoy and it will certainly be a great deal of fun!

Donated by Brian Koval.

Winning Bid(s) – Jean and Lin Callow

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ITEM 23 – “HIKE TO MT. WORK SUMMIT WITH ELEGANT LUNCH AND SPECTACULAR SCENERY”

Explore the upper trails of the Tod Creek Watershed from Prospect Lake to the summit of Mt. Work and take in views of Killarney Lake, Saanich Inlet and the Olympic Mountains. This guided hike will take 4 -5 hours and includes a gourmet picnic lunch. All that is required are good shoes, good fitness and 4 -5 good friends.

Donated by Winona Pugh and Mary Haig-Brown. Starting bid – $70. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Michael Derry

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ITEM 24 – “PADDLE ON PROSPECT LAKE”

Join a genial group of Prospect paddlers and see the nooks and crannies of this jewel of a lake. It is home to birds galore, from eagles and ospreys to hummingbirds; mink, otters and beavers, trout and bass swim the waters. It even has a tiny, perfect island. Bring your cameras. Your enthusiastic guides will fill you in on its history, ecology and gossip!

Details:  This offer is for one group of up to four, same time, same day (to be negotiated: the day must be calm and preferably sunny).  There will be one guide per canoe, who will welcome some paddling in the bow. Time involved: about 2 hours. Life jackets can be supplied. Term: from now until the end of June.

Donated by Pat Carfra and friends. Starting bid – $75. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – n/a

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ITEM 25 – “THE HERON”

Virgil Sampson is a local artist of Coast Salish and Nez Pearce decent. He grew up and lives on the Tsartlip First Nation in Central Saanich. Virgil draws and paints, on paper, canvas, and elk-skin hide. The piece presented is a limited edition 6th of 16 re-marquee, where the artist has added an additional element to the print by hand. (This is the second, grey bullrush). The heron is considered a symbol of patience in Coast Salish lore.

Donated by Stephen Roberts. Valued at $550. Starting bid – $225. Minimum $10 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Heather Chown

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ITEM 26 – “BEAUTIFUL TIFFANY LIGHT FIXTURE”

One (1) stunning Tiffany light fixture. The two images above are of the same fixture.

Winning Bid(s) – Daphne Sidaway

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ITEM 27 – “PRINT BY JENNIFER LAWSON”

Jennifer Lawson is a well known Canadian artist recognized for her beautiful watercolours. For over 25 years, Jennifer has been mixing pure colours with clear water to capture her intimate vision of a world of softened light. http://www.jenniferlawsonart.com/

Donated by Donna Ridley. Starting bid – $300. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – n/a

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ITEM 28 – “MENAGERIE BY ROB DEMPSTER”

Linocut print, ink on paper. Image size is 7 X 10 inches, total framed size is about 18 X 11 inches. #9 of 21. This is an original print, as opposed to a photo-reproduction, printed in Calgary on a very old electric press that was rescued, owned and operated by the sculptor/painter/lithographer John Snow.

Donated by Rob Dempster. Starting bid – $40. Minimum $2 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Shawn Stebbins

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ITEMS 29 a,b,c,d – “FINEST AT SEA”

We have four (4) $50 gift certificates from Finest at Sea (FAS) Ocean Products Ltd; each gift certificate will be auctioned separately. FAS is one of Victoria’s leading providers of quality seafood. From their website:  “All our products are 100% wild and are caught by our own fishermen through sustainable fishing practices. Finest At Sea’s products consist of a wide variety of seafood, including: Halibut, Sablefish, Salmon, Spot Prawns, Albacore Tuna, Dungeness Crab, Mussels, Oysters, Scallops, as well as many smoked and prepared products.” http://www.finestatsea.com/

Item 29a – One $50 gift card. Winning Bid(s) – Colleen Ozawa

Item 29b – One $50 gift card. Winning Bid(s) – Dennis Jacques

Item 29c – One $50 gift card. Winning Bid(s) – Judith Kirchner

Item 29d – One $50 gift card. Winning Bid(s) – Shawn Stebbins

Donated by Michael Derry. Starting bid (each) – $40. Minimum $1 increments please.

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ITEM 30 – “GUIDED AERIAL WATERSHED TOUR”

Experience your watersheds like never before. Peninsula Streams would like to offer two (2) lucky people the opportunity to fly with us aboard a small airplane for a tour of the Saanich Peninsula. With Peninsula Streams’ Executive Coordinator/Project Manager Ian Bruce as your guide, you will get to see the Peninsula from the air…with a focus on our creeks, streams, ponds and wetlands. You’ll see some of the more untouched areas, and well as some of our stream restoration projects. Flight duration 1.25 – 1.5 hours. Flight date to be determined (Winter 2016 – Spring 2017), and will be dependent on good weather conditions. Departure from Sidney, BC.

Donated by Peninsula Streams Society. Valued at $200. Starting bid – $80. Minimum $5 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Stephen Roberts, Farrell Boyce

 

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ITEM 31 – “ADMISSION AND HANDY GUIDEBOOKS FOR TWO”

Visit Canada’s aquarium and cultural centre for the Salish Sea. Come see 160 species of marine life, a rare marine mammal exhibit, and a unique Coast Salish art collection and learn about, explore and conserve the Salish Sea Bioregion – its wildlife, waters, land, culture, and people. http://www.salishseacentre.org/  Two (2) passes and two guidebooks, including “The Salish Sea – Our Ocean Lives Here” by Bruce Obee, and “The Casual Naturalist’s Guide to the Salish Sea” by Gary Schaan and Nancy Dolan.

Donated by the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. Valued at $50. Starting bid – $20. Minimum $1 increments please.

Winning Bid(s) – Heather and Dave Murray

ITEM 32 – “7 REMOTE CONTROLLED FLAME-LESS CANDLES”

More details at the event…

Donated by Judith Kirchner. Value of $130. Starting bid – $40.

Winning Bid(s) – Mary Haig-Brown

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ITEM 33 – “METAL FISH ARTWORK”

Cut from a single piece of sheet metal (steel) and about 18 inches in length, this would make a great addition to any art collection. By Shawnigan Lake artist Jerrod L. Pinder of Rugged Coast Tackle & Mfg. Co.

Donated by Campbell Thompson of Trotac Marine Ltd.

Winning Bid(s) – Heather and Dave Murray

ITEM 34 – “PLUMBING FIXTURE”

More details at the event…

Donated by Tina and Wayde Sanders.

Winning Bid(s) – Michael Derry

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ITEM 35 – “RUSSELL NURSERY”

6 Beautiful potted heather plants, and one $20 gift certificate. http://russellnursery.com/

Donated by Russell Nursery.

Winning Bid(s) – Leif Wergeland

ITEM 36 – “ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR BY SEBASTIEN LIENARD”

Original watercolour, framed. Born and raised in Montreal, Sebastien attended the University of Victoria where he obtained a degree in Fine Arts in 1994. Sebastien is an active artist and works in many mediums. While not pursuing his art, he is a full-time French teacher at Oak Bay High School.

Donated by Sebastien Lienard. Valued at $50.

Winning Bid(s) – Gary Holman

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ITEM 37 – “BY THE BOOK”

Two (2) signed books for young adults, including ‘When Kacey Left’ and Bolen Books award winner ‘In the Swish.’ Local author Dawn Green graduated from the University of Victoria with degrees in languages and education. She is a high school Spanish and English teacher, basketball coach, and volunteers with Special Olympics BC.

One book donated by the author Dawn Green, and one book donated by Jim Halston. Total value of $26.

Winning Bid(s) – Leslie Halston

ITEM 38 – “BEAUTIFUL POTTERY PLATE”

From the author’s website:  “Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, I first became interested in ceramic art as a high school student in the late 1970s. It was not until 1993 when I was studying art education at the University of Victoria that I realized I wanted pottery to become more than a hobby. Inspired and mentored by one of Canada’s great ceramic artists, Walter Dexter, I soon found myself dreaming of my own studio. After graduation, I spent three years living in the ancient ceramic town of Seto, Japan where I learned traditional wheel and slab-making techniques while teaching English in local schools. Upon returning home, I maxed out my credit cards to make my dream a reality, building my own studio space and establishing Pottery by Harrison in 2002. In addition to being a part-time potter, I am a full-time art and Japanese teacher at Oak Bay High School.” http://www.potterybyharrison.com/

Donated by Harrison Worsley. Valued at $55.

Winning Bid(s) – Melanie Mortensen

ITEM 39 – “PRAWN TRAPPIN'”

A prawn trap. More details at event… http://www.sherwoodmarinevictoria.com/

Donated by Sherwood Marine Centre.

Winning Bid(s) – Jean and Lin Callow

ITEM 40 – “GIFT BASKET #1”

Winning Bid(s) – Mary Haig-Brown

ITEM 41 – “GIFT BASKET #2”

Winning Bid(s) – Alice Finall

ITEM 42 – “GIFT BASKET #3”

Winning Bid(s) – Gary Holman

ITEM 43 – “WORLD FAMOUS FUDGE”

Winning Bid(s) – Mary Haig-Brown

ITEM 44 – “DANCING DOGS STATUE”

Winning Bid(s) – Ian Bruce

ITEM 45 – “COUPON BOOKS”

Winning Bid(s) – Forrest Nelson, Dennis Jacques