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Halifax - Chef for UNICEF Water for Life Gala 2016 Featured Auction Items

Featured Items


1. WestJet Getaway

Looking to get away, but not sure where to go? If you're craving the sun and sand, WestJet has numerous options for you in Mexico, Hawaii and throughout the Caribbean. The perfect beach escape awaits you.

Maybe you are looking for that unforgettable vacation. Check out WestJet’s newest destinations including London, Dublin, Glasgow, West Palm Beach, Boston and Huatulco, Mexico to name a few.

The choices are endless with your return trip for two people to any scheduled WestJet destination (charters exempt).

WestJet travel is valid until April 13, 2017 and is subject to promotional space availability at time of booking. Not valid for WestJet Vacations packages. Non-transferrable.

Blackout dates for 2016 include May 19-20, May 23-24, June 29-July 5, July 28-29, July 31-August 2, September 1-2, September 5-6, October 6-7, October 10-11, November 10-15, December 16-24 and December 26-31. Blackout dates for 2017 include January 1-8, February 16-21, March 3-5, March 10-12, March 17-19, March 24-26 and April 13.

To help you travel in style, a high quality three piece National Geographic luggage set is included.

Reserve Bid: $1,650
Value: $3,300 ($2,900 maximum value for WestJet depending on destination chosen and time of booking)
Donated by WestJet and CAA


2. Rocky Mountain Retreat in Panorama, British Columbia

Spend seven nights in a beautiful 2,700 square foot mountain getaway nestled among some of the most breath-taking scenery in the Canadian Rockies. This stunning mountain chalet sleeps 10 and features four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Amenities include gas fireplace, games table, internet, outdoor grill, washer, dryer and air conditioning just to name a few. There is also access to a heated swimming pool.

The home is set apart in a residential area but within walking distance of the center of Panorama Resort. It is peaceful, relaxing and perfect for a large family or a group of friends, summer, fall, winter or spring. Celebrate an anniversary, birthday or just a well deserved vacation in this beautiful, fully equipped home away from home.

You will find world-class golf courses throughout the Kootenay Valley with Grey Wolf Golf Course just down the street. Ski slopes and hiking trails are just steps away. Heli-skiing is available from the resort throughout the winter months.

Panorama, British Columbia is located 3 ½ hours west of Calgary. This is a non-smoking property.

Reserve Bid: $1,800
Value: $3,600
Donated by the Grundy Family


3. Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs

From across the rolling, rising seas and beyond the dune-covered coastline lie two World Top 100 golf courses, Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, in one unique destination. With every hole offering an ocean view and a great number of them playing directly along the beach, this is golf that plays to all five senses.

This is Cabot Links, the ideal getaway to restore the mind, the soul, and your connection with nature. Experience pure links golf in the walking-only tradition. Paired with luxury accommodation, delectable cuisine and a warm Cape Breton welcome, this is a resort built by dreamers, for dreamers.

You will be the envy of your friends with four rounds of golf and two nights of Deluxe accommodation at the Cabot Links Lodge. Designed by award-winning Nova Scotia architect Susan Fitzgerald and celebrated interior designer Alexandra Angle, the rooms at the lodge feature wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows that afford breathtaking views of the golf course and ocean.

Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links are located in the town of Inverness on the northwest coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Golf valid until October 24, 2016.

Reserve Bid: $1,200
Value: $1,685
Donated by Cabot Links


4. Sunday Afternoon Sail on the Silva

Ahoy, mateys!

Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon sailing the Halifax Harbour on board the Tall Ship Silva. This private 1 ½ hour cruise for up to 150 people promises to be a truly unforgettable experience. Great for a corporate event, large family get together or even a wedding ceremony.

Valid May 1, 2016 to October 15, 2016 not including July 31, 2016. Non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

Reserve Bid: $1,275
Value: $2,550
Donated by Murphy’s the Cable Wharf


5. Devour! at Fox Harb’r

You and a guest will have a wonderful opportunity to take part in the Devour Food Film Weekend May 13 - 15, 2016 at Fox Harb’r.

Your experience begins on Friday night with a stand-up dinner which will feature the launch of Fox Harb’r’s signature cocktail, a mixology demonstration, short films and food stations.

Saturday morning, you will start the day with breakfast in the Cape Cliff Dining Room followed by "The Art of the Sandwich" lunch with short films. In the afternoon there will be an "Everything to do with Scallops" cooking demonstration and sampling. The evening will include a six-course locally sourced and sustainable dinner designed by Executive Chef Shane Robilliard and Guest Chef Michael Howell. It will be paired with local beverages and feature six short films. Sunday brunch will include short films about how brunch has changed the world.

Your weekend also includes a welcome gift from Jost Vineyards and two nights accommodation in a deluxe studio suite room at the resort complete with a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and coffee brewer as well as a private terrace or balcony.

Reserve Bid: $550
Value: $1,100
Donated by Fox Harb’r


6. Culinary Extravaganza

Enjoy a spectacular evening with exceptional food and wine. Executive Chef and Sommelier, Sean Doucet, Lead Chef for tonight’s Gala and Director of Operations for the Delta Halifax, will prepare an exquisite four-course dinner with wine pairings for you and nine guests in your home.

Chef Doucet is a keen proponent of pairing fine wines with local foods and is a certified Sommelier. Not surprisingly for an Acadian from Church Point, his favourite thing to cook is seafood. He believes in supporting local producers and his menus have a strong seafood component.

Valid until March 31, 2017. Date to be set by mutual agreement of all parties. Restricted to the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Reserve Bid: $1,500
Value: $2,500
Donated by Sean Doucet and the Delta Halifax


7. Auberge Saint-Antoine Quebec City

Located at the heart of Quebec City’s Old Port and across from the majestic St. Lawrence River, the Auberge is just steps from the fortifications, museums and bustling streets of the Petit Champlain district. The Auberge combines comfort, cutting-edge technology, style, culture and history to create a unique blend of past, present and future. This package includes a one-night stay for two people in a Comfort Room category, with dinner at the Panache restaurant. Indoor parking, taxes and gratuity are included.

You will also have the opportunity to enrich your knowledge of Quebec and its magnificent history with a private tour of Old Quebec City and the surrounding area.

Hotel valid until May 15, 2017 and is subject to availability. Blackout dates include July, August and September 2016, December 20, 2016 – January 2, 2017 and Valentine’s Day 2017.

Value: $1,060
Donated by Auberge Saint-Antoine and Tour Voir Québec


8. Delta Toronto and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Action

Fresh, new and ready to impress! Experience Toronto’s newest downtown four-star hotel with your two-night weekend stay in a Lake View Room. Set in a sleek, 46-floor tower, your spacious room will offer you a tranquil view of Lake Ontario.

While in Toronto, you will enjoy a Leafs game on a Saturday night in October or November during the 2016/17 season at Air Canada Centre in Platinum Section 107, Row 2, Seats 21 and 22. Date to be determined once the schedule is posted.

The hotel is just a short 0.5 kilometres from the Air Canada Centre and the stay is valid until December 31, 2016.

Reserve Bid: $575
Value: $1,150
Donated by Delta Toronto and Seaboard Transport


9A. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Saturday, July 2, 2016

Looking for a taste of true Nova Scotia? There are bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions. Hoping for something more modern? The Tattoo also features innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines and cutting-edge videos.

You and 13 friends will enjoy over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers from a Scotiabank Centre Skybox on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm. A food and beverage voucher for $500 is included.

Reserve Bid: $600
Value: $1,200
Donated by Bell Aliant

9B. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Nova Scotia Tattoo was first held in 1979 to mark the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother to Nova Scotia for the International Gathering of the Clans. It has been held every year since and was granted Royal Status by Her Majesty, The Queen in 2006 on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

You and nine guests will enjoy over 2,000 world-class performers from the luxury and comfort of the Emera Executive Suite at Scotiabank Centre on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm. A food and non-alcoholic beverage voucher for $200 is included.

Reserve Bid: $775
Value: $1,450
Donated by Emera Inc.


10. Your Choice - Commercial Photo Shoot or Private Portrait Session

Chris Geworsky is a Halifax based photographer who has been creating imagery for editorial, advertising, and corporate clients in the creative applied arts industry for the last 10 years. His formal education in photography includes NSCAD University and NSCC’s photography departments.

Chris is offering two services for you to choose from.

  1. If you have a commercial need for photography, he can provide a commercial shoot not exceeding one day of shooting, as well as pre-production fees, post production fees and $1,000 worth of licensing usage. Please note that any additional expenses such as stylists, talent, etc. are not included.
  2. A private portrait session

Reserve Bid: $2,000
Value: $4,100
Donated by Chris Geworsky