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Halifax - Chef for UNICEF Water for Life Gala 2017 Featured Auction Items

1. WestJet Getaway Round Trip for 2 People

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 26, 2018 and is subject to promotional space availability at time of booking. Flights must be round trip to and from the same location. Not valid for WestJet Vacations packages. Non-transferrable.

Blackout dates for 2017 include May 18-19, May 22-23, June 29-July 4, August 3-5, August 7-8, August 31-September 1, September 4-5, October 5-6, October 9-10, November 9-14, December 14-24 and December 26-31. Blackout dates for 2018 include January 1-7, February 15-20, March 8-11, March 15-18, March 22-25, March 29-April 3 and April 6-8.

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

Value: $3,250 ($2,900 maximum value for WestJet depending on destination chosen and time of booking)
Donated by WestJet and CAA


2. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo July 6, 2017

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 and trampoline routines.

This year the Tattoo will celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday and the centenaries of Vimy Ridge, the Halifax Explosion and the NHL. The two-and-a-half-hour show is fast-paced so there is always something new to see and experience.

You and 11 friends will enjoy over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers from the luxury of the Bell Aliant Executive Suite at the Scotiabank Centre on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm. A food and beverage voucher for $500 is included.

Value: $1,100
Donated by Bell Aliant


3. Malachite Necklace and Bracelet Set

You will cherish this beautiful 24 inch necklace with 11 mm Malachite beads, 11 mm black Onyx beads, 11 mm Hematite beads and Swarovski pavé balls with a magnetic clasp in 18 carat white gold plated sterling silver. The matching 7.5 inch bracelet has a toggle closure in 18 carat white gold plated sterling silver.

Value: $1,185
Donated by MeganKyle


4. One-Week Stay in Stanhope, PEI

Relax in this beautiful cottage by the sea in one of the most sought-after tourist areas on the island. Situated alongside the Prince Edward Island Provincial Park, the cottage is steps away from biking and walking trails as well as the scenic North Shore beaches.

The cottage sleeps 10 and features an open-concept kitchen/living space with beautiful stainless steel appliances, comfortable seating and a farm sink. The living room is rustic, yet luxurious with modern furnishings, stunning hardwood flooring, a cozy fireplace and a 50” flat screen television.

The landscaped yard gets plenty of sun and there is a wrap-around deck, screened-in porch, outdoor shower and fire pit.

Cottage is available May, June, September or October 2017 based on a mutually agreed upon time. No pets, non-smoking and non-transferable.

Also included is a $100 gift certificate for Blue Mussel Café.

Value: $2,100
Donated by Tess & Darcy MacLeod and Blue Mussel Café


5. Dinner for 10 in Your Home by Chef Sean Doucet

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, 2018. Date to be set by mutual agreement of all parties. Restricted to the Halifax Regional Municipality.

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


6. 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 for the 2017 season not including holiday weekends or between July 28 – August 2, 2017. Subject to availability. Non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

Value: $4,770
Donated by Ambassatours Gray Line


7. Golf and Stay at 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 and Cabot Cliffs, 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 luxurious 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.

Consider this your invitation to a destination, a land and a journey like no other.

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

Valid until October 22, 2017.

Value: $2,425
Donated by Cabot Links


8. Calgary Water for Life Gala Saturday, October 14, 2017 with a Private Performance by Sarah McLachlan

Enjoy two tickets to the UNICEF Water for Life Gala in Calgary on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary including an invitation to the VIP Champagne Reception that takes place an hour before the start of the event. The Gala is the premier fundraising gala for UNICEF Canada and the 3rd largest fundraiser for UNICEF in North America (after New York and LA). This black tie optional event sells out every year and will feature an intimate performance by award-winning singer-songwriter and recent inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Sarah McLachlan.

Also included is a two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Calgary. You will have the choice of staying Friday and Saturday night (October 13 and 14) or Saturday and Sunday (October 14 and 15). To make your stay a bit more special, when you arrive you will receive a welcome basket compliments of the Calgary Gala Organizing Committee.

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

Value: $1,350
Donated by Anonymous


9. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Monday, July 3, 2017

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 Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. A food and non-alcoholic beverage voucher for $200 is included.

Value: $1,320
Donated by Emera Inc.

10. Be A Morning Show Star at CTV

You and your friends can join the cast and crew of CTV Morning Live at the CTV studio in Halifax to be a Morning Show Star.

Your adventure for four to six people includes a meet and greet with the hosts, breakfast courtesy of McDonalds, a chance to try weather forecasting and a behind-the-scenes tour of the CTV studios.

Value: Priceless
Donated by CTV Bell Media


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