Kilcullen_KThis year’s brilliant auctioneer was Ken Kilcullen!

Ken has spent over 30 years as a broadcaster, entertainer, keynote speaker and community supporter.  He is currently General Manager for  Bell Media, BC Interior overseeing 22 Radio Stations and 2 Television stations throughout British Columbia, including the Kelowna stations; Sun FM, EZ Rock and AM 1150.  Ken is a national award winning broadcaster and is a professional master of ceremonies/auctioneer who has raised thousands of dollars for western Canadian charities.


Auction Highlights

  • The Culminating Experience  (Value: Priceless) - This live auction item for 8 people is an exceptional Okanagan experience created by Don and Elaine Triggs of Culmina Family Estate Winery. It includes a three bench vineyard and winery guided tour by co-proprietor Don Triggs. Then guests will enjoy a five-course dinner hosted by the Triggs in the Culmina tasting room with gorgeous views overlooking the Okanagan Valley. Each course will be prepared by Master Chef Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farm to match the intricate flavours of Culmina’s wines. Guests will stay at Spirit Ridge Resort for one night in four double occupancy rooms with transportation from Culmina to Spirit Ridge return. (Date to be mutually agreed with preference outside the month of August.)
  • Cast Out at Duncanby Lodge  (Value: $9,000) - You and a friend will enjoy a fishing trip courtesy of the Duncanby Lodge in Rivers Inlet. Included is return airfare from Vancouver to the lodge, 3 or 4 night stay, use of boat and tackle, all meals and house wine and beer. This trip will take place this year or next year’s fishing season (subject to availability; does not include guiding, fishing licenses or gratuities).
  • Okanagan Adventure  (Value: Priceless) - Journey through the beautiful Okanagan wine country with Tom Kennedy as he retraces part of his amazing Great Wall of Wine trip. Then explore three Nature Trust of BC conservation properties with expert Land Coordinator Nicholas Burdock to learn about local wildlife and plants, and view some outstanding scenery. You will  make a special visit to the Nature Trust’s Antelope-brush conservation area.  In the evening you will be welcomed by the Watermark Beach Resort located on the shores of Osoyoos Lake. This 3-day 2-night adventure includes accommodation for two couples in a luxurious two-bedroom lakeview suite, plus dinner and a Canadian Signature Experience tasting in the Wine Bar.  (valid until March 7, 2016, date to be mutually determined).
  • Springtime, Mahoney Lake (Value: $2,500) - This beautiful limited edition acrylic on canvas framed painting by Dorothy Tinning is sure to brighten up any room. It measures 36” x 48”, and depicts the stunning scenery of Mahoney Lake near Oliver. More information and pictures can be found here.
  • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre - Fall in love with the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre‘s Romance Package, a 2 night stay in mode club room with continental breakfast, evening hors d’ouvres, lounge concierge, sparkling wine, and chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Revelstoke Adventure (Value: $900) - Enjoy luxury accommodations for two nights in the heart of the mountains at the Best Western Plus Revelstoke with your choice of 18 holes of golf for two or a day of skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort for two. Wake up to complimentary hot breakfast for two, and finish off the day by redeeming your $100 gift certificate at the 112 Restaurant for a delicious meal. Donated by the Jane Hoffman Group.
  • Kelowna Golf and Country Club - Spend an enjoyable afternoon with 4 rounds of golf with power carts.
  • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Value: $850) - Indulge in a 2 night Art of Romance Package with sparking wine/chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival and breakfast in bed each morning at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

  For a full list of silent auction items, click here.

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