Auction Showcase

The silent auction is one of the highlights of the gala every year. You’ll have a chance to join the excitement of bidding on beautiful artwork, fine dining, spa treatments, vacation getaways, sports memorabilia, and much more.

We will showcase items here as we gather donations. Check back frequently to build your auction item wish list. Better still, join our mailing list to receive important updates on auctions, special contests, and other gala news.

Featured Auction Items

$950 Gift Certificate for a Painting by Celebrated Artist John F. Marok

This is a fantastic opportunity to own a painting by John F. Marok, whose evocative work has been collected by the Musee du Quebec, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and hundreds of discriminating art buyers.

John is unique among fine painters for his range of subjects and styles. His gallery currently offers outstanding examples of his still life, abstract, landscapes, cityscapes, and figures. Paintings range in size from 6″ gems to 6′ mural masterpieces. View some of his work on his website and check out his active Facebook page.

This $950 gift certifcate can be used towards the purchase of any painting in John’s Wakefield studio or you can take home this beautiful 11″ x 14″ oil-on-canvas painting of Meech Creek that will be on display at the gala.

“The Cross Loop dirt road in Chelsea Quebec offers views of exquisite beauty that are characteristic of the dearly beloved Gatineau Park. I go there to snow shoe, ski, walk, to sit, to look and to paint. This painting reflects my impression of this prepossessingly abundant and graceful landscape of hills and fields, creeks and forest. Thank you.” – John F. Marok

The Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa Getaway

Wakefield Mill

Thanks to the generous people at The Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa, the heritage-designated luxury country inn only 25 minutes from Ottawa, this getaway package includes 1 night accommodation for two in a Waterfall or River room and a full country breakfast. Valid from Sunday to Friday until September 28, 2012.

Nordik Spa-Nature with Wine and Cheese for Two

Relax and regenerate at Nordik Spa-Nature in Old Chelsea. This gift certificate for two includes access to the Nordic baths followed by wine and cheese.

Acrylic Painting by Sarah Moffat

Stunning and unique 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas metallic foil painting, entitled Magnolia, by Ottawa artist Sarah Moffat. The painting is from the same series as shown above.

Thai Massage Gift Certificate

One hour Thai Massage gift certificate by Certified Thai Massage Practitioner Lynda Pedley. Thai massage combines stretches, muscle compression, and pressure points, to more thoroughly release tension in deep muscle and connective tissue, and help you relax, and feel more grounded and energized.

Studio Photo Session and Prints by Jerome Photography

Gift certificate from Jerome Photography for a one hour professional photography session and two 8″x10″ cotton museum prints.

Magpie Jewellery Gift Certificate

A $100 gift certificate for the fabulous collection at Magpie Jewellery.

Great Canadian Theatre Company Gift Certificate

A $90 gift certificate for a live performance at GCTC.

A Pair of Beautiful Silk-Matted Frames

A pair of beautiful, silk-matted frames from Germotte Photo and Framing in Westboro. Larger frame is 18″ x 18″ overall with 6.25″ x 6.25″ matte opening. Smaller frame is 16″ x 16″ overall with 6.25″ x 6.25″ matte opening.

Ceramic Vase by Lisa Creskey

Ceramic vase by well-known Chelsea artist Lisa Creskey.

Hand-crafted Silver Bracelet by Soonets Jewelry

A lovely Sterling Silver Bracelet handmade by Soonets Jewelry with the ancient craft of chain maille. All the Sterling Silver rings are attached by hand, one by one, following the pattern to build a simple Chain. Small Swarovski crystal rondelles and Swarovski tapered beads are linked between patterns, giving the piece some color and special sparkling reflexions.

Big Easy’s Seafood and Steakhouse Gift Certifcate

A $50 gift certificate for Big Easy’s Seafood and Steakhouse at 225 Preston Street.

MAC Cosmetics Gift Set

A $500 package of high quality cosmetics from MAC Cosmetics.

AVON Gift Basket

A wicker basket with $500 worth of AVON products for the entire family.

Oil Painting of Royal Ottawa Clubhouse

Lovely 32″ x 28″ original oil painting of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club (our glamorous gala venue) by Ottawa artist Rod Ballantyne.

Basketball Signed by the Shortest NBA Player Ever

At only 5’3”, Tyrone Bogues is the shortest man to ever play in the NBA. Known as a great passer, ball-stealer, and one of the fastest on the court, he was always one of the most popular players on his team. He played for 14 seasons for the Hornets, Bullets, Warriors and Toronto Raptors.

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