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50th Silent Auction

For 50 years the WVCAC has fostered & promoted the Arts in our community. We could not have done so without the support of our members, volunteers, local businesses & patrons of the Arts. 

To get us ready for the next 50 years we hosted a Silent Auction fundraiser! For 4 days the public was able to bid on an extraordinary array of items; everything from stunning works of art & thrilling one-of-a-kind experiences, to luxurious gift baskets & gift cards from local retailers!

The Silent Auction ran from July 10th to 14th, closing at 9m, in the Silk Purse Arts Centre. We are grateful to everyone who placed a bid, which will help us continue to connect our community through the Arts.  

We truly appreciate all of the wonderful donors for their generosity in providing the amazing auction items.



Nightscape, Railway Street #2 by Richard Tetrault

Woodcut print, edition #5/19
21 x 27 framed

Value: $750

Donated by: Richard Tetrault

Peach Wannabes by Lorn Curry

Oil on cradle birch panel
9 x 12

Value: $250

Donated by: Lorn Curry

Honesty by Rose-Marie Goodwin

Oil on panel
12 x 16

Value: $600

Donated by: Rose-Marie Goodwin

Days Gone By by Annie Bohni

Oil on canvas
24 x 24

Value: $450

Donated by: Annie Bohni

Wall of Roses by Mumtaz Bandali

Acrylic on canvas
24 x 18

Value: $250

Donated by: Mumtaz Bandali

I've Been Down This Road Before

Oil on Canvas
18 x 22

Value: $700


Donated by: Hans Breuer

Raven by Roger Johnnie

Wood carving
16 x 9

Value: $200

Donated by: Spirit Gallery

Hummingbird by Trevor Husband

25 x 14

Value: $200

Donated by: Spirit Gallery

Snowy Owl by Joanne Waters

Wire & wood
14 x 12

Value: $200

Donated by: Joanne Waters

Artisan Items

Needle Art Perfection

Seven hand made needle art felt curtains crafted by members of the North Shore Needle Arts Guild.

Value: $40 each

Donated by: North Shore Needle Art Guild

Lady and Gentleman Mouse

Knitted figurines from the Tailor of Gloucester book by Beatrix Potter. Handcrafted by Jill Taylor and designed by Allan Dart. The critters will be accompanied with a collection of six Beatrix Potter books including Peter Rabbit and the Tailor of Gloucester.

Value: Priceless

Donated by: Jill Taylor
Donated by: Ardis Nelson

Designed in Silver

Artisan silver bracelet designed and crafted by Patricia Alton Designs in Silver.

Value: $90 

Donated by: Patricia Alton

Arts & Culture Events

In the Key of Brahms

Four tickets to “Brahms Requiem” on Saturday 18th August at St. Andrews/Wesley United Church with an artisan scarf made by Annie Bohni

Value: $140

Donated by: Sylvia Aldrich
Donated by: Annie Bohni

Theatre & Dinner

Two Tickets for the Kay/Meek 2018-19 Arts Season Presentation at the Kay/Meek Arts Centre with a Dinner at Apero Kitchen

Value: $170

Donated by: Kay Meek Centre
Donated by: Apero Kitchen

Music in the Morning

Two Seasons Subscriptions for the 2018-19 season on Fridays at Christ Church Cathedral

Value: $600

Donated by: Music in the Morning

Coming to Hollywood

Two Tickets for the Fall 2018 Season of the North Shore International Film Series at the Park and Tilford Cineplex Odeon with Popcorn

Value: $100

Donated by: North Vancouver Community Arts Council

Living Life Classical

Six concert subscription pass for Thursday morning concert series Fall 2018, CD featuring "The Meeks Duo" & $120 gift card to Chez Michel.

Value: $230

Donated by: West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Night at the Chorale

Two tickets for the Marcus Mosley Chorale concert including a CD from the choir.

Value: $90

Donated by: Marcus Mosley Chorale

Live & Breathe Music

Four tickets to each of the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s concerts in 2018/2019 October 7, November 18, February 10 and May 12 with an artisan made ceramic pig by Amy Lee

Value: $250

Donated by: Vancouver Academy of Music
Donated by: Amy Lee

Big Kid Puppet Show

Two tickets to an adult show at the Vancouver International Film Festival on Granville Island.

       Value: $40

 Donated by: Vancouver International Puppet Festival

Shakespeare & Company

Two complimentary tickets to the Bard on the Beach 2018 season for either “As You Like It” or “Macbeth” on the BMO Mainstage with artisan earrings by Amy Lee.

Value: $15o

Donated by: Bard on the Beach
Donated by: Amy Lee

A Night at the Opera

Two tickets to the Merry Widow at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for either the October 25th or the October 28th performance. Accompanied with a stunning fascinator.

Value: $400

Donated by: Vancouver Opera
Donated by: Marilyn's

Fleetwood Mac

Two tickets to the Fleetwood Mac concert on Wednesday November 14th 2018 at Rogers Arena.

Value: $600

Donated by: Canuck Sports and Entertainment

Jazz for Your Soul

Six Concert Subscription Pass for the WVCAC Jazz Waves in summer 2019 at the Silk Purse with various Jazz CDs

Value: $150

Donated by: West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Jazz Night at Frankie's

Two tickets to the Coastal Jazz concert series, jazz cds, and a $50 gift card to Frankie’s Italian Kitchen and Bar.

Value: $140

Donated by: Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar
Donated by: Coastal Jazz

Gift Baskets

Love Your Pet

A fun gift basket for new and old pet owners including toys, treats, and cleaning products                                             

       Value: $100     

Donated by: Bosley's by Pet Valu

Next Hemingway

Four books and a $25 gift card from 32 Books with cards and an artisan scarf from Julie Fox

Value: $160

Donated by: 32 Books & Gallery
Donated by: John Stewart & Julie Fox

Everything Wine

Gift basket including two bottles of wine accompanied with gourmet treats

Value: $100

Donated by: Everything Wine

Saffron Palace Exotic Delights

A gift basket of treats from the Saffron Palace including cotton candy, chocolate, saffron, and an artisan dish.

Value: $100


Donated by: Saffron Palace

Paint the Blues Away

One hour in home colour consultation with Farrow & Ball paint and wallpaper. After the consultation, recipients will receive 2 gallons of At Home’s wall finishing.

Value: $300

Donated by: At Home

Health & Wellness

Metrin 5-Step Women’s Skincare Cream with two acupuncture consultations with Dr. Fei Che.

       Value: $322                                        

Donated by: Metrin Skincare
Donated by: Dr. Fei Che 

Parisian Picnic Basket

Basket of French inspired snacks and kitchen tools including a cheese plate, crackers, and Brie

Value: $150

Donated by: City Market

Gift Certificates

Confessions of a Shopaholic

The ultimate package for every shopaholic including a $50 gift card and a scarf from Marilyn’s with a $100 gift card to Park Royal Shopping Centre.

Value: $225

Donated by: Park Royal
Donated by: Haidee Hannan
Donated by: Marilyn's

Garden Growers

Gift card to the Maple Leaf Garden Centre valued at $100 including a miniature artisan crafted vase.

Value: $120                              
Donated by: Maple Leaf Garden Centre
Donated by: Barbara Hirano

Shopping Spree

Park Royal gift card

Value: $100

Donated by: Park Royal

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend

A gift card to Michael Hill  valued at $100 including an artisan designed and crafted jewelry dish by Judy Oke.

Value: $120

Donated by: Michael Hill
Donated by: Judy Oke

Bellevue by Design

Celebrating local retailers on Bellevue with a $250 voucher towards bespoke framing and cozy pillow from Da Vinci.

Value: $550

Donated by: Jones & Co Custom Framing
Donated by: Da Vinci


Chef's Table at Earls Ambleside

A 7-course meal experience for up to 8 people at the new Earls restaurant on Ambleside. Where guests will be trying items from the chefs tasting menu.

Value: $400

Donated by: Earls Kitchen and Bar

CinCin Food & Wine Tasting Experience

Restaurant Director Richard Luxton invites you for a multi-course 'Chef's Tasting Menu,' prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Richardson. An ingredient-driven, seasonal focus sets the tone for this menu with distinctive dishes embracing the sensibilities of the Mediterranean. Allow yourself and a guest to be treated to a fine dining experience at CinCin Wood Fired Italian Cucina.

Value: $300

Donated by: CinCin Restaurant and Bar
Donated by: Toptable Group


Come Sail Away

A 4 hour champagne cruise aboard a 39 foot sailboat. Maximum 6 passengers with date to be determined with the captain.

Value: $250

Donated by: Anonymous

Garden & Gazebo Tea Party

English Afternoon Tea for Four people served in the Gazebo surrounded by a beautiful garden in the Private Residence of a West Vancouver Home

Value: $100

Donated by: John and Sylvia Aldrich

Forest Explorer

Four day passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Not redeemable for a BC Annual Pass.

Value: $200

Donated by: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Painting Retreat

Voucher for experienced and new artists to work with Sheree Jones in her North Vancouver studio providing either mentoring classes or workshop programs

Value: $200

Donated by: Sheree Jones

Guitar Lessons

Four 30-minute guitar lessons at Tony Chotem’s private guitar studio and two of his CDs.

Value: $140

Donated by: Tony Chotem

Fabulous Life

Private shopping evening for 5 – 10 women after hours Tuesday – Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 including a $100 gift card for the winner and $50 gift cards for her guests.

Value: $700

Donated by: Marilyn's 

Seniors Technology Advancement

A technology package designed for Seniors! Includes computer classes with Gluu and two computer repair service at Evergreen Computers

Value: $340

Donated by: Gluu
Donated by: Evergreen Computers

Mountain Adventure

Two vouchers for the Grouse Mountain 5-Line ziplining adventure bundle.

Value: $265

Donated by: North Shore News

Garden Side Dinner Party

A lovely dinner for two at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre in their Garden Side Café.

Value: $60

Donated by: West Vancouver Seniors' Centre


Marilyn's Purse

Beautiful reversible cream and pink leather purse by Marilyn's which include a smaller tote purse inside.

Value: $95

Donated by: Marilyn's

The Princess Effect

Handcrafted necklace & earrings. Both uniquely designed and made under quality control.

Value: $280

Donated by: Ardis Nelson

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