Holiday Online Auction Now Closed for Bidding

Welcome to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s 6th Annual Holiday Online Auction!
This year we’ve collected some of the city’s finest in fashion, retail and entertainment, as well as some great getaway packages, fabulous music and more!
Online bidding is now closed.
1. Canucks Club Seats 2. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
3. Getaway to Galiano
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Two Club Seat tickets to the Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets game, December 22nd, 2013, 5:00pm. Section 107
-Thank you to Gordon Kadota for this generous donation.
Two nights in a Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Guesthouse Suite in beautiful Oliver, BC. Valid for up to four people and can be used for three nights November through March. This package includes a two night stay for two people at this beautiful waterfront Cottage on Galiano Island. The cottage is wood heated with full amenities, has beach access and a beautiful ocean view.  Visit the website at for more info or to see available dates.
Estimated Value $700 Estimated Value $700 Estimated Value $310
Final Bid: $325
Final Bid: $350 Final Bid: $255
4. Calgary Folk Festival 5. Edmonton Folk Festival
6. Winnipeg Folk Festival
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One weekend of folk not enough for you? Get your fix with two weekend passes for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 24- 27, 2014 (just one week after VFMF). These are hard to come by, folks! We’ve got two weekend passes to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, August 7-10, 2014. Get yours now! Experience five days of music with two weekend passes to the Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 9-13, 2014.
Estimated Value $350 Estimated Value $350 Estimated Value $600
Final Bid: $250
Current Bid: $300 Final Bid: $340
7. Mission Folk Festival 8. Vancouver Island MusicFest 9. Festival du Bois
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Get out of the city for a few days with two weekend passes to the festival plus camping at beautiful Heritage Park July 25-27, 2014. Hop over to the beautiful Comox Valley with two weekend passes to the Vancouver Island MusicFest, July 11-13, 2014. Weekend passes for a family of four for Festival du Bois’ 25th Anniversary, plus a one night stay at the Executive Hotel in Coquitlam and pancake breakfast. March 1-2, 2014
Estimated Value $280 Estimated Value $360 Estimated Value $250
Final Bid: $85 Final Bid: $200
Current Bid: $75

10. Burnaby Blues and Roots

11. Wintergrass
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12. Vancouver International Dance Festival

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Four passes for the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, August 9, 2014 located in Burnaby’s picturesque Deer Lake Park. Two passes Wintergrass festival in Bellevue, WA from February 27 – March 2, 2014. Workshops are included with your ticket on Friday and Sat. “an interesting lineup, from old-time and gospel-influenced bands to alt-bluegrass” Two Roundhouse passes for the Vancouver International Dance Festival, March 7-29, 2014. An exceptional line up of dance artists from Spain, China, Germany, The USA, and across Canada takes to the stage in Vancouver.

Estimated Value $200

Estimated Value $300

Estimated Value $240

Final Bid: $160

Current Bid: $150

Current Bid: $150

13. Vancouver International Film Festival

14. Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

15. Vancouver International Children’s Festival

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Two ten-ticket packs for the Vancouver International Film Festival, September 25 – October 10, 2014. Catch premiere films and award winning titles from other top fests.
Two passes for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, early September 2014. Enjoy the best of contemporary Latin American and Latin Canadian cinema in the city. four pack of tickets to bring the whole family to the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, May 27 – June 1, 2014 on Granville Island.

Estimated Value $240

Estimated Value $240

Estimated Value $64

Final Bid: $175

Current Bid: $80

Final Bid: $40

16. Vancouver Opera

17. Symphonic Sounds

18. Theatre Under the Stars

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Two tickets to Vancouver Opera’s production of Mozart’s brilliant portrait of the world’s most infamous lover
 Don Giovanni .  Refresh your soul with two ticket vouchers for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the historical Orpheum Theatre. Two tickets for Theatre Under the Stars, in Stanley Park, with the best available reserved seats for the performance of your choice.

Estimated Value $350

Estimated Value $135

Estimated Value $100

Final Bid: $220

Final Bid: $100

Final Bid: $66

19. Ballet BC

20. Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

21. The Cinematheque

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A pair of tickets for Ballet BC’s Grace Symmetry, February 20 or 12, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. “…physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary.” -Dance Magazine Two tickets for a Jazz Fest concert. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival runs June 20 – July 1, 2014. Experience essential cinema with a ten double bill pass for The Cinematheque on Howe Street.  “Its program is as innovative and entertaining as any you’ll find in New York.” D. Spaner,THE PROVINCE

Estimated Value $160

Estimated Value $150

Estimated Value $108

Final Bid: $120

Final Bid: $113

Final Bid: $70

22. Dinner and a Show from Aphrodite’s & The Chan Centre

23. Ha Ha Ho!

24. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

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Treat yourself to dinner and a concert. Enjoy an organic, three course dinner for two at Aphrodite’s Café and Pie Shop (4th Ave.) and two tickets to Danse Lhasa Danse at the Chan Centre (January 18, 2014). A powerful and profound tribute to Lhasa. Two tickets to Christmas comedy Hotel Bethlehem at the Firehall Arts Centre (December 10-22, 2013). “You’ll giggle the bah, humbugs right out of your system in this scandalously irreverent Christmas play.”  Choose Two tickets for any remaining Shadbolt Centre 2013-14 Season which includes: Driving Miss Daisy, Chelsea Hotel – The Songs of Leonard Cohen, When it Rains or Kate Bowie.

Estimated Value $200

Estimated Value $60

Estimated Value $70

Final Bid: $140

Final Bid: $40

Final Bid: $50

25. Royal Wood Concert

26. Winter Harp

27. Bard on the Beach and
the Noodle Box

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Two tickets to Royal Wood on Friday, January 31 at Blue Shore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts Capilano University. He is a critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and an artist on the rise. No matter what musical element he is in, Royal Wood imparts his songwriting with the same qualities evocative of his very name:lustre and class. Two tickets to one of Canada’s most beloved holiday concert traditions. The magic that is Winter Harp celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a return to the Lower Mainland. The world-calibre ensemble comes home to the acoustic beauty of St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church on Dec. 21, just in time for Christmas! Two tickets to a show of your choice for Bard on the Beach’s 2014 Season under the tents at Vanier Park.
The 2014 season includes:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Tempest
Equivocation by Bill Cain
Plus a $25 gift certificate to the Noodle Box.

Estimated Value $75

Estimated Value $75

Estimated Value $115

Current Bid: $25

Final Bid: $47

Current Bid: $90

28. Snowed In Comedy Tour

29. Laugh Pack

30. Said the Whale

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The much-loved Snowed in Comedy Tour is in its 6th year. Get in on the joke with two tickets to their Vancouver show on February 8th at the Vogue Theatre. Laugh your way to six pack abs with this package of two tickets to the Snowed In Comedy Tour February 8th, 2013 and two tickets to any TheatreSports show. Two tickets to see hometown heroes Said the Whale at the Commodore Ballroom on December 28th with special guest By Divine Right.8pm show / 19+

Estimated Value $70

Estimated Value $112

Estimated Value $67

Final Bid: $39

Current Bid: $50

Final Bid: $55

31. Lord Huron

32. Krave Chocolat

33. Platform 7 Coffee Brew Bar

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Two tickets to see Lord Huron at the Commodore Ballroom on January 23rd with special guest Night Beds. 19+ The L.A. band has figured out a way to blend the choirboy folk of a Fleet Foxes with the more roiling, polyrhythmic pursuits of a Vampire Weekend. It’s an appealing mix of complementary sensibilities. “Confronting your weakness” is an interactive chocolate tasting event for six people. Includes take home chocolate tasting gift boxes. Can be organized as a personal, in-home event or a corporate, team-building event. Two Platform 7 Coffee Tasting Flights for you and 6 friends plus baked treats to enjoy with your coffee tasting. The coffee is Stumptown, the service is like an education in every cup. The baristas are well informed and willing to share their knowledge. The pastries, (some are from the well loved Gluten Free Epicurean)  are fresh every day.

Estimated Value $57

Estimated Value $425

Estimated Value $80

Final Bid: $43

Final Bid: $100

Final Bid: $40

34. Salt Spring Coffee + Geist

35. Family Fun

36. Art Outing

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A coffee lover’s dream come true – Every two weeks, Salt Spring Coffee will deliver their freshly roasted, organic, fair to farmer beans right to your door. Includes a three month coffee subscription, up-cycled bag and coffee tumbler. Plus 2 yr. subscription to literary magazine Geist (Canada).
Four 2014 weekday passes for the PNEtwo adult and two children passes for Science World and two CDs from Ish da Fish! The Vancouver Art Gallery has a constant rotation of new and interesting exhibitions. With a one-year household membership, you can see it all! Also included is lunch for two at the Gallery Café.

Estimated Value $160

Estimated Value $210

Estimated Value $150

Final Bid: $85

Final Bid: $65

Final Bid: $115

37. Vancouver Aquarium

38. Whitecaps

39. Capilano Suspension Bridge

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More adventures ensue with beluga encounters for two with admission for the day to the Vancouver Aquarium. Two tickets to a Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS regular season home match in 2014 at BC Place. Catch the excitement! Go on an adventure with 4 day passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular Vancouver tourism destinations.

Estimated Value $320

Estimated Value $150

Estimated Value $128

Final Bid: $190

Final: $120

Final Bid: $70

40. Ani DiFranco in Vancouver

41. Ani DiFranco in Victoria

42. Le Vent du Nord

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Two tickets to see festival favourite Ani DiFranco. Sunday, Feb 23, 2014, 8pm at Chan Centre For The Performing Arts. Two tickets to see festival favourite Ani DiFranco. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8pm at the Alex Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music. Two adult tickets to Le Vent du Nord at the ACT in Maple Ridge – Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Estimated Value $100

Estimated Value $100

Estimated Value $70

Final Bid: $85

Final Bid: $50

Final Bid: $40

43. Harbour Cruises

44.  A Wok Around China Town

45. Life Threads Ceremonies

Two passes on board the Vancouver Harbour Tour. Great for a date night, or just to see the beautiful sights! Get to know this colourful district from a culinary and cultural perspective with the entertaining and knowledgeable Robert Sung. Includes A Wok Around China Town for two and dim sum lunch.
Abegael Fisher-Lang is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®, creating unique, personal ceremonies to mark life’s big transitions  for individuals, families and organizations.  She will work with you in all aspects of ceremony: preparing language, symbols and rituals; presenting the ceremony; and creating a keepsake copy of the ceremony.

Estimated Value $60

Estimated Value $160

Estimated Value $1000

Final Bid: $45

Final Bid: $70

Starting Bid: $250

46. Marcia’s Meditations

47. Professional Room Painting

48. Professional Organizing Services

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A 90 minute Stress Management Intro session including a talk, Q&A and short meditation, customized session based on the participants needs and interests. Location to be provided by client with no more than 25, no less than 3 participants. Labour costs to paint a standard room (approx. 10′x10′). Walls and baseboards only (wall paint not included). From Chromatics Painting & Decorating. Metro Vancouver only. De-clutter and organize your home or office with three hours of hands on Professional Organizing Services from Goodbye Clutter! Available in Vancouver only.

Estimated Value $900

Estimated Value $450

Estimated Value $255

Current Bid: $20

Final bid $100

Current Bid: $75

49. Professional Headshot

50. Technology Tutor Session

51. LG 42″ HDTV

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Update your Bio/LinkedIn Profile picture with a professional headshot by Kurtis Stewart Photography! Kurtis will meet you at your workplace and create an environmental portrait that captures you as you, not your “1,2,3 Cheese!” self. Session must be booked by January 30th 2014. A 90-minute session focused on improving your relationship with your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device (within Vancouver only) with Jason Ryant, a technology consultant and educator dedicated to improving the relationships between people and their technology. Through his holistic, results-focused approach, he will help you to develop more efficient and effective work patterns. Treat yourself or give this beautiful 42″ class (42.0″ diagonal) LCD Commercial Widescreen Integrated Full 1080p HDTV as a gift
“EcoSmart™Energy Saving Levels “Public Display Settings – Cloning Capable ”
Donated by Rocky Mountain Production Services.

Estimated Value $315

Estimated Value $75

Estimated Value $550

Final Bid: $100

Final Bid: $65

Final Bid: $350

52. Harbour Dance Centre

53. Open Door Yoga

54. Semperviva Yoga

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Kick up your heels with a $100 certificate from Harbour Dance Centre, downtown Vancouver on Granville Street. $50 gift certificate for Open Door Yoga can be used towards a pass or for three classes.New students only, not valid for 9 week pass or prenatal. One month pass for unlimited yoga at Semperviva!

Estimated Value $100

Estimated Value $50

Estimated Value $160

Final Bid: $50

Final Bid: $30

Final Bid: $55

55. GoodLife Fitness Package

56. Maiwa Handprints

 57. Kathy Shimizu Prints
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Stay in shape throughout the winter with a one month membership, gym bag, t-shirt and water bottle from GoodLife Fitness. A beautiful queen size duvet cover with matching pillow cases created by artisans in India.100% Organic cotton, natural dyes and blockprinted from Maiwa Handprints. Daruma, 2005 (a 3″x3″ block print in metal frame) and 4 sets of 10 block print cards by local artist Kathy Shimizu.

Estimated Value $150

Estimated Value $180

 Estimated Value $180

Final Bid: $20

Final Bid: $130

Current Bid: $40

58. Terrace Green Bed & Breakfast

59. West Broadway Pamper Yourself Basket

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Heading east? Relax in Winchester, Ontario with one night stay and breakfast at Terrace Green Bed & Breakfast. Pamper yourself with a haircut by Beth Dennison at Image West Salon, a Facial Massage at Amethyst Skin Care and Bubbly High Tea for 2 at Neverland Tea Salon. (All on W. Broadway between MacDonald & Alma.) Plus a basket of tea, soap and other goodies! Always be in fashion with $100 to spend at Hazel & Jools - your one stop shop for Maternity Clothes, Nursing Wear, Baby Clothes, all the latest styles and more.

Estimated Value $130

Estimated Value $250

 Estimated Value $100

Final Bid: $50

Final Bid: $90

Current Bid: $50

61. Poster Design

62. CD Package Design

 63. Digital Printing
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One Poster design + production for your event – concert, play, dance, birthday party, bar mitzvah, ect. + bonus postcard design from Big Wave Design. One CD package design – digipack or jewel case design includes four page booklet + CD disk design from Big Wave Design. $250 worth of printing for digital products from East Van Graphics.

Estimated Value $400

Estimated Value $800

 Estimated Value $250

Final Bid: $200

Final Bid: $400

Final Bid: $150

64. 90-Minute Massage

65. Hair Cut & Spa Pedicure

66. Chocolate Basket + Flower Box
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Stressed out? Sore neck and shoulders? Tired feet? You’ll feel relaxed after a 90 minute massage at Oakridge Kerrisdale Massage Therapy Clinic from one of their experienced therapists. They have a variety of treatments including Swedish and deep tissue massage. Relax with a one hour hair pampering experience including a consultation, shampoo and condition, cut and style that will suit your lifestyle and hair at Lauriente’s Hair Company (1082 Hornby Street). Further indulge with a lucious Deluxe Spa Pedicure at Esents Aromatherapy. Bid on a gift basket of amazing organic chocolates from East Van Roasters, a social enterprise who provide training and employment to the women residents of the Rainier Hotel. Plus pick up a beautiful bouquet or floral arrangement with a $50 gift certificate from The Flower Box.

Estimated Value $150

Estimated Value $115

Estimated Value $125

Final Bid: $80

Current Bid: $76.50

                  Final Bid: $110

67. DanceHouse + Noodle Box

68. Taiko for 4

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Two tickets to Grupo Corpo, the Brazilian dance company, who return with two new works. They combine classical ballet technique with a contemporary re-reading of Brazilian and world dance forms that are virtuosic, athletic, and breathtaking. (Choose from Feb 7 or 8.) PLUS a $25 gift certificate for the Noodle Box. One private workshop for 4 people from Uzume Taiko, Canada’s premiere professional taiko drumming group, at their studio.Taiko Workshops promote team building and give participants an active body mind experience.(expires June 2014) plus a $50 gift certificate for the Noodle Box, a South asian noodle bar, a Taiko t-shirt and 3 Uzume Taiko CDs. We’ve got the ultimate festival package for the ultimate festival fan – two 2014 weekend passes, dorm accommodations for two at HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach (plus memberships!), festival programs, hoodies for after sundown and plastic-free waterbottles! Is it July yet?

Estimated Value $177

Estimated Value $310

Estimated Value $670

Final Bid: $75

Current Bid: $190

Final Bid: $325

70. Whole Foods Gift Basket

71. Pink Floyd Collector’s Package

72. Singing Lands Ranch & Retreat
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Perfect for a little holiday entertaining! Spoil your guests (or yourself) with this basket of sweet and savoury goodies from Whole Foods.Thank you to Mitchell Press for this donation. Beef up your vinyl collection with this rare, special UK edition package of Pink Floyd Records. Vintage records are in pristine condition – don’t miss out! $100 gift certificate (one night stay) to Singing Lands wilderness retreat, ranch and residence at Savona, BC. They have two cabins and host vacationing guests, workshops of all varieties, and artist residencies.

Estimated Value $55

Estimated Value $300

Estimated Value $100

Current Bid: $40

Opening bid $150

 Final Bid: $50

73. Driving Miss Daisy and the Noodle Box

74. Soweto Gospel Choir @ QET

75. CBC-centric!
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The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play follows the charming adventures of a Southern matriarch and her chauffeur over a 25-year friendship, and reveals the power of the human heart to overcome prejudices and open up to new possibilities. Be there with two tickets from the Arts Club!
Plus a $25 gift certificate for the Noodle Box.
Two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir return to Vancouver with their new show dedicated to Nelson Mandela, and the 20th Anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa. See them April 13, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with two tickets from Caravan World Rhythms. Plus a $50 gift certificate to dine out at Nuba. Cozy up with this Canadiana-chic CBC scarf and a good book – or three! We’ve got signed (and inscribed) copies of our pal Grant Lawrence’s books Adventures in Solitude and The Lonely End of the Rink, along with The Tower of Babble by Richard Stursberg.

Estimated Value $125

Estimated Value $160

Estimated Value $105

Current Bid: $65

Current Bid: $110

Final Bid: $50

76. CBC Swag & Brasstronaut album

77. Handcrafted Wooden Sea Plane

78. Handcrafted Wooden Crane
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Thanks to CBC Radio 3′s Tariq Hussain for this great package: matching his and hers R3-Ts, CBC scarf and Brasstronaut vinyl (with digital download). Handmade, heirloom quality wooden airplane proudly made on Vancouver Island.Perfect for hanging on display or for play. Handmade, heirloom quality wooden crane proudly made on Vancouver Island.Perfect for hanging on display or for play.

Estimated Value $85

Estimated Value $75

Estimated Value $75

Final Bid: $40

Final Bid: $35

 Final Bid: $40

79. Car2Go

80. Company’s Coming Cookbooks

81. Noteworthy

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Get where you need to go this holiday season without the hassle of public transit or outrageous gas prices! Car2Go makes it easy with free registration and 500 minutes of driving time. 4 Fabulous cookbooks: Gluten Free Cooking, Gluten Free Baking, Classic Recipes for Holiday Magic and the Canadian Food Encyclopedia – a massive 420-page compilation of all things related to food in Canada and a great gift for an inveterate foodie. Plus one cooking apron. 4 Paperblanks beautiful inspirational writing journals that are lined and beautifully bound. The covers range from French textile design to Persian Safavid binding art, from Japanese Lacquer box patterns to the traditional embroidery from India’s Gujurat region, each Paperblanks design honours the beauty of artistic creation. Perfect for yourself or gift giving!

Estimated Value $225

Estimated Value $130

 Estimated Value $110

Final Bid: $140

Final Bid: $35

Final Bid: $65

82. Handmade Arrowhead Lace Shawlette

83. HI- Vancouver Jericho Beach Stay 

 84. The Sutton Place Hotel

Is there anything better than handmade? Cure your winter blues with this hand knit, machine washable, arrowhead lace shawlette. Wear it kerchief or shawl-style – whichever suits your fancy!

Need some place to crash after dancing the day away at VFMF? We’ve got you covered with dorm-style accommodations for two at HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach (plus 2 memberships!) festival weekend. Plan yourself a little staycation or treat some guests to a first class evening with this certificate for a one-night stay at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver.

Estimated Value $40

Estimated Value $215

Estimated Value $180

Final Bid: $30

Final Bid: $60

Current Bid: $111