Our amazing auctioneer for Earth Wind Fire 2014 was Danny Hooper!

Born in Edmonton, Canada and raised on a cattle ranch near the tiny hamlet of Tomahawk, Alberta, Danny knew at an early age that his passion was in the entertainment world. In the decades since, he has parlayed his unique personality and off-beat sense of humour into an award-winning career and thousands of on-stage performances as a recording artist, motivational speaker, comedic emcee, and celebrity benefit auctioneer.

For more information about Danny, visit his website.


Live Auction

1. REV UP THE ACTION: Stihl Chainsaw (model MS362, 20” bar c/w scabbard) donated by Gord Wilson of Team Construction of Kelowna. Value: $800

2. BREATHTAKING BC EXPERIENCE: A breathtaking experience awaits you and a guest courtesy of Skeena Meadows. You will enjoy a 2-night stay and all meals as well as side by side ATVs to add to the fun! (The season is July to November 2014.) Thanks to Central Mountain Air you can fly from Kelowna to Terrace or Smithers. Value: $2,200

3. CULINARY EXTRAVAGANZA: Enjoy an evening for 8 with exceptional food and fine wine with Executive Chef Kai Koroll courtesy of Kelowna Cactus Club Café and Nikki Callaway, head winemaker, courtesy of Quails’ Gate Winery. This package is restricted to Kelowna and West Kelowna (date to be mutually determined, expires June 2015). Value: Priceless

4. TASTE OF THE SWEET LIFE: Enjoy a getaway to Osoyoos with a 2-night stay for 2 (expires March 29, 2015, some restrictions) donated by the Watermark Beach Resort along with Symphony of Senses Tasting for up to 4 people courtesy of La Stella Winery. Value: $1,000

5. CATCH THE BIG ONE: You and a friend will enjoy a fishing trip at North King Lodge in Camano Sound. Included is return airfare from Vancouver to the lodge, unlimited use of boat and tackle, all meals and BC wine. This trip will take place June 20-23, or August 22-25 2015. Donated by North King Lodge. Value: $7,000

6. FLY AND HIKE FOR NATURE: Have an awesome day trip in the Okanagan with a helicopter tour for 6 courtesy of WildCat Helicopters, a picnic lunch and a hike guided by The Nature Trust’s Nick Burdock (date to be mutually determined). Value: Priceless

7. DAY ON THE RANCH: You and 3 friends will join our Biodiversity Ranch partners, the Culligans, on a horseback riding tour (date to be mutually determined, expires June 2015) of The Nature Trust of BC’s OK Falls Biodiversity Ranch along with a picnic lunch. Also included is a beautiful ranch-themed painting by John Schnurrenberger. Value: Priceless

8. BED, BREAKFAST AND BEARS: This Kootenay package features a trip up the Elk River September 1 to 4, 2014, fly fishing for trout, viewing grizzlies, elk, and more. It includes return flights from Kelowna to Cranbrook for 2 courtesy of Pacific Coastal Airlines along with a 1-night stay courtesy of St. Eugene Resort and Casino, and a round of golf. Value: Priceless

9. KICK IT UP IN VANCOUVER: Enjoy a 2-night stay (expires June 21, 2015, some restrictions) donated by the Four Seasons Hotel and $200 gift card donated by the Blue Water Cafe. Have fun with 2 tickets to a BC Lions game and sideline experience donated by the BC Lions. Value: $1,100

10. CAST OUT AT DOUGLAS LAKE: You and a friend will spend 2 nights at the Stoney Lake Lodge on the Douglas Lake Ranch. This package includes accommodation, meals, rod fees and use of a rowboat. Valid until Oct. 25, 2015. Donated by Douglas Lake Ranch. Value: $1,000

11. CREATE THE MOMENT: Alex Fong will paint you a picture and present it at a dinner for 5 friends in your home complimented by fine wines courtesy of George Galbraith (valid until June 1, 2015, date to be mutually determined). Restricted to Kelowna and West Kelowna. Value: Priceless

12. THE GREAT WALL OF OKANAGAN WINE: It is what it is – A GREAT WALL OF WINE! 1,000 bottles of wine from 48 fine wineries located in the Okanagan Valley. The wall will be auctioned in         10 lots of 100 bottles each. Value: Priceless


The Great Wall of Okanagan Wine Participating Wineries

We are very grateful for the support of participating wineries in this tribute to Okanagan wine making and the land conservation work of The Nature Trust of BC.

50th Parallel Estate, Lake Country
Aces Wine Group, Naramata
Black Hills Estate Winery, Oliver
Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars, Okanagan Falls
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver
Calona Vineyards, Kelowna
Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, Oliver 
Church and State Wines, Oliver
Clos Du Soleil, Keremeos
Covert Farms Family Estate, Oliver
D’Angelo Estate Winery, Penticton
Desert Hills Estate Winery, Oliver
Dirty Laundry Vineyard, Summerland
Eau Vivre Winery, Cawston
Ex Nihilo Vineyards, Lake Country
Fairview Cellars, Oliver
Foxtrot Vineyards, Naramata Bench
Gehringer Brothers Estate Wines, Oliver
Gray Monk Estate Winery, Okanagan Centre
Hidden Chapel Winery, Oliver
Howling Bluff Estate Winery, Penticton
Intersection Estate Winery, Oliver
Kismet Estate Winery, Oliver
Lake Breeze Vineyards, Naramata Bench
La Stella Winery, Osoyoos
Le Vieux Pin Winery, Oliver
Liquidity Wines, Okanagan Falls
Meyer Family Vineyards, Okanagan Falls
Painted Rock Estate Winery, Penticton
Peller Estates, Kelowna
Perseus Winery, Penticton
Poplar Grove Winery, Penticton
Quails’ Gate Winery, West Kelowna
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery, Oliver
Recline Ridge Winery, Tappen
River Stone Estate Winery, Oliver
Road 13 Vineyards, Oliver
Sandhill Winery, Kelowna
Silver Sage Winery, Oliver
Sperling Vineyards, Kelowna
Squeezed Wines, Oliver
Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna
Tantalus Vineyards, Kelowna
Therapy Vineyards, Naramata
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Oliver
Van Westen Vineyards, Naramata
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, West Kelowna
Wayne Gretzky Estates, Kelowna


Silent Auction

1. Evening Sky, Kootenay Lake: 33” x 21” framed original oil painting by local artist Rod Charlesworth. Donated by Rod Charlesworth. Value: $1,850

2. Trio of Wines: 2008 Proprietor’s Reserve Mirage, 2011 Malbec and 2008 Shiraz. Donated by Desert Hills Estate Winery. Value: $111

3. Grand Romance: A 2-night stay with continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, concierge service, and a bottle of Okanagan sparkling wine with chocolate dipped strawberries donated by the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. You will also enjoy a bottle of Speaking Rock 2010 Chardonnay donated by Seven Stones Winery and 2 Spiegelau glasses and a Nachtmann glass bowl donated by Cascadia. Value: $1,250

4. Heart of the Okanagan: A beautiful simulated tanzanite pendant with sterling silver and 22ct gold on an 18” chain donated by Kate King Jewellery. Value: $430

5. Tower of Spirits #1: A fine selection of 12 bottles of spirits donated by Urban Distilleries: 3 bottles of Spirit Bear Vodka, 3 bottles of Spirit Bear Gin, 3 bottles of Spirit Bear Espresso Vodka, 3 bottles of Urban Single Malt Whisky. Value $600

6. Beautiful Backyard: 2 garden baskets to brighten your backyard donated by Don Burnett. Value: $80

7. Revelstoke Rocks!: 2-night stay in a Premier King Room at the Best Western in Revelstoke, 2 adult ski passes at Revelstoke Mountain and a $100 gift card at the 112 Restaurant donated by the Jane Hoffman Group (package expires April 30, 2015). Value: $900

8. Golf Sunset: Enjoy 8 rounds of golf and powercart donated by Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club (expiry Oct. 10, 2014).  Value: $800

9. Don’t Leaf Without It!: A lovely square pottery plate with a green and brown leaf pattern. Donated by Elaine Hughes-Games. Value: $55

10. Big White Nights: 5-night stay at Big White Ski Resort in location with 3 bedrooms that sleeps 6, complete with games room and hot tub. Subject to availability between Jan. 30 and Mar. 8, 2015. Donated by Cindy Wagner of Royal LePage. Value: $1,875

11. Flight of Wine: 6 bottles of Laughing Stock red wine (2005-2010) for you to enjoy. Donated by George Galbraith. Value: $500

12. Relax: You can relax with this gift certificate donated by Rite-Way Health for a Shiatsu/ELD/Swedish/Relaxation Massage. Value: $100

13. What a Score!: You and a friend can enjoy 2 club seats at a Kelowna Rockets hockey game, including a delicious pre-game buffet dinner at Manhattan Point Restaurant. Valid: Oct. 1, 2014 – Jan. 31 2015. Donated by the Club, Aramark, Prospera Place and RG Properties Ltd. Value: $125

14. Summerland & Wine: Enjoy a 2-night stay donated by Summerland Waterfront Resort Hotel (expires Dec. 31, 2014, some restrictions) plus 2 bottles of Hush and 2 bottles of Secret Affair donated by Dirty Laundry Vineyard. Value: $560

15. Metal Fish: A striking metal sculpture of fish swimming donated by Middlebench Metalworks. Value: $200

16. Private Tasting Experience Kelowna: A private tasting for you and 6 guests at Cactus Club Café Kelowna. Donated by Cactus Club Café Kelowna. Value: $300

17. Mmmm…wine: 4 bottles donated by Kismet Estate Winery: 2012 Viognier, 2012 Safed, 2011 Mantra, 2011 Malbec. Value: $83

18. Go Golf: A fantastic golfing experience for you and 3 guests with golf passes, golf balls, and lunch for 4 at Harvest Golf Club. Donated by Harvest Golf Club. Value: $560

19. In the Kitchen: Look and cook like a pro with a chef’s jacket donated by Chefworks and 3 bowls donated by Cascadia. Value: $225

20. The Great Outdoors: Go on a shopping spree with a $200 gift card and get the tools to better experience nature. Donated by Mountain Equipment Co-opValue: $200

21. Go Fish!: You will be ready to fish with a Dragonfly 5 wt 2 piece rod and Omni rod reel case donated by Trout Waters and fishing flies created and donated by Ralph Shaw along with a special book. Value: priceless

22. Ultimate Desert Experience: You and a friend can stay for 2 nights at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard and spend the day at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course with 2 rounds of golf including cart (expires Oct. 20, 2014). You can head to Osoyoos Desert Centre for “Romancing the Desert” on Aug. 9, 2014 a magical evening of gourmet food, fine wine, and a spectacular sunset tour. Donated by Tinhorn Creek Vineyard, Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course and Osoyoos Desert Centre. Value: $950

23. Fishing Fun: Enjoy a half-day fishing charter for 4 in the Okanagan donated by Love2Fish Charters. Value: $400

24. Mix It Up: Make life easier with a plum-coloured Kitchen Aid Mixer (Model KSM150PSBU). Donated by Tod Alstad. Value: $500

25. Vancouver Getaway: Relax with a 1-night stay for 2 in the magnificent Shangri-La Hotel, including breakfast (expires Dec. 30, 2014, some restrictions). Then, have a mouthwatering meal at the nearby Tavola Restaurant ($100 gift card). Donated by the Shangri-La Hotel and Tavola Restaurant. Value: $500

26. Shine Bright: Brighten your smile with a Sonic Care teeth cleaning toothbrush and a laser whitening appointment with Dr. Brent Corlazzoli. Donated by Dr. Brent Corlazzoli. Value: $700

27. Eat and Sleep: Enjoy a 2-night stay for 2 in a deluxe guest room at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver (expires June 30, 2015, some restrictions) and gift card from Francesco’s Restaurant. Donated by Sutton Place Hotel and Francesco’s Restaurant. Value: $900

28. Therapy: Savour a bottle of 2012 Fizzo Blanc and a bottle of Fizzo Rouge donated by Therapy Vineyards with 2 Spiegelau glasses and a Nachtmann glass bowl donated by Cascadia. Value: $86

29. Mmmm…Massage: Enjoy three massages at Deep Muscle Massage Centre donated by Stephen Biollo, RMT. Value: $205

30. A Day of Fashion for 2: Treat yourself and a friend to a unique fashion experience: a 1-hour styling session with Vancouver designer Malene Grotrian plus a $500 gift certificate. Donated by Malene Grotrian. Value: $1,000

31. Sunflowers: A gorgeous framed photo of sunlit spring sunflowers on an Okanagan hillside. Donated by Judie Steeves. Value: $200

32. Maple & Chocolate Heaven: Savour a delicious bottle of maple liqueur and have a tour and tasting at the Maple Leaf Spirits Inc. Craft Distillery. Then delight in the wonderful flavours of milk and dark chocolate of Annegret’s Chocolates. Donated by Maple Leaf Spirits and Rob & Annegret Jung. Value: $90

33. Tower of Spirits #2: A great selection of 10 spirits donated by Okanagan Spirits, including gin, vodka, Taboo Genuine Absinthe, Aquavitus, Poire William Eau de Vie, Canados Eau de Vie, Old Italian Prune Eau de Vie, blackcurrant liquer, raspberry liquer, and cherry liquer. Value: $395

34. Keep Your Cool: Your wine will stay chilled in this handy 12-bottle Koolatron Deluxe Cellar cooler donated by Martin Berthiaume plus 4 bottles of wine donated by Quails’ Gate Winery. Value: $250

35. A Night to Remember: Enjoy a 4-course dinner and wine pairing for 4 people donated by Joey Burrard Grill/Lounge in Vancouver. Value: $200

36. Take a Break: Stay at the Delta Vancouver Suites for 2 nights (expires Dec. 30, 2014) and savour fine food at Campagnolo Restaurant with a gift card for $100. Donated by Delta Vancouver Suites and Campagnolo. Value: $678

37. Raku: These lovely Raku fish were created and donated by Leslie Bolin. Value: $225

38. Jiffy Lube: Keep your car spiffy with 7 gift certificates for fuel injection services donated by Jiffy Lube (expires Dec. 31, 2014). Value: $130 each

39. Winery Passion: Enjoy 2 nights in the Passion Room at the Silver Sage Winery with 4 bottles of wine, chocolate and a wine opener donated by Silver Sage Winery. Value: $700

40. Cooking in Style: You can cook in style with this Emile Henry dish which allows you to bake, steam, roast under the clay lid to keep moisture inside. Donated by Mike Otter, General Manager, of Canadian Restaurant Supply. Value: $150

41. Cabana: You and 3 friends can savour a 3-course dinner with sommelier selected wine pairings donated by Cabana Bar and Grille in Kelowna. Value: $450

42. Golf & Dine: 4 rounds of golf and powercarts plus $100 restaurant gift card donated by the Two Eagles Golf Course. (Golf valid until Oct. 31, 2014). Value: $360

43. Pulp Fiction: Have fun with 2 t-shirts, 2 mugs, 2 bags of coffee and 2 prints donated by Pulp Fiction Coffee House. Value: $131

44. For the Pet Lover: Keep your four-legged friend happy and healthy with a $50 gift card donated by Tail Blazers. Value: $50

45. Gardening 101: Spruce up your garden with a 1-hour consultation by gardener extraordinaire, Don Burnett. Value $125

46. Calgary Getaway: Enjoy an Alberta escape with a 2-night stay donated by the Delta Bow Valley (some restrictions) and a chef’s “surprise” tasting menu for 2 with wine pairings donated by Il Sogno. Value: $740

47. Skin Rejuvenation: Pamper your skin with $250 gift certificate donated by Health Point Laser Clinic and 2 bottles of Eau Vivre wine: 2011 Chardonnay and 2011 Cabernet Franc. Value: $300

48. Basket of Goodies: Enjoy this tasty basket donated by Save on foodsValue: $50

49. Head to Vancouver: You and a friend can stay for 2 nights in Vancouver donated by the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (expires June 30, 2015, some restrictions) plus a lovely bowl donated by Cascadia. Value: $750

50. Red, Red Wine: Savour Standing Rock 2009 Meritage donated by Seven Stones Winery plus 2 Spiegelau glasses and a carafe donated by Cascadia. Value: $110

51. Hit the Slopes: A fantastic ski holiday experience at Big White Ski Resort for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 18), including skiing and boarding as well as group lessons. Donated by Big White Ski Resort. Value: $575

52. Set the Table: Your table will look stylish with this 12-piece set of Sophie Conran porcelain dishware donated by Diane Salter. Value: $148

53. Wine & Dine: Enjoy a meal out with this $100 gift card donated by Ricardo’s Restaurant and a trio of wines donated by River Stone Estate Winery: 2012 Pinot Gris, 2012 Stones Throw and 2013 Malbec. Value: $164

54. Be a Pioneer: Here is a delicious basket of antipasto, wine jelly and other cool things donated by Pioneer Country Market. Value: $100

55. Treat Yourself: You and a friend can have fun with a round of golf donated by Fairview Mountain Golf Course (expires Oct. 15, 2014). Then you can sample a trio of wines donated by Covert Farms Family Estate: 2012 MDC, 2012 Rose, 2013 Amicitia, plus 2 Spiegelau glasses donated by Cascadia.  Value: $220

56. Off to Victoria: Head to Victoria for a 2-night stay donated by the Fairmont Empress Hotel (some restrictions) plus a $200 gift card donated by  Il Terrazzo. Value: $900

57. Meena’s Indian Kitchen: You and 5 friends can have a great time at a special Indian cooking class (some restrictions) and a copy of Meena’s Indian Inspired Cuisine cookbook. Donated by Meena Cleland. Value: $475

58. November Wind: This charming framed print by Brent Townsend entitled “November Wind” (359/500) is donated by Susan Taylor. Value: $500

Conserving Land in BC for Future Generations