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Tyler Olson

 Tyler Olson is a graduate of the Worldwide College of Auctioneering and a past Director of the BC Auctioneers Association.

He currently runs the estate and collectable division of Able Auctions in Vancouver and owns Westcoastauctions.ca

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Live Auction Highlights

Our live  auction featured a range of fabulous items including:

  • Magic Moments in Mid Vancouver Island: You and 3 friends will enjoy a boat tour with a Nature Trust representative to see wildlife as well as lunch and tour of the amazing Deep Bay Marine Field Station. This package also includes 2 rooms for 2 couples at the charming Old House in Courtenay, 2 relaxation spas and 2 hydrotherapy spas, Chef’s dinner for 4 at Locals prepared by Ronald St. Pierre paired with wine donated by Beaufort Winery. Value: priceless

  • Grape Expectations: Burrowing Owl is offering an unforgettable Okanagan winery experience for you and a guest with 2 nights at their Guest House (valid Nov. 2014 to Dec. 2015, off season) with breakfast each day and a 3-course wine-paired dinner at the highly acclaimed Sonora Restaurant. This package is topped off with a double magnum of 2011 Merlot. Value: Priceless

  • Giddy Up: A horseback riding holiday is waiting for you and a friend at the Sundance Guest Ranch. This all-inclusive package for 2 adults features meals, rides and 2 nights’ accommodation near Ashcroft during the 2015 season (some restrictions apply). Value: $1,200

  • Come Sail Away: Step aboard one of the five star ships of the Holland America Line. You and a guest will experience up to 7 days to visit Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England. Your journey will include extraordinary dining, elegant surroundings and days filled with new adventures and pampered service. You will share a stateroom with a minimum ocean view and choice of dates will be accommodated on a space available basis (does not include taxes, onboard charges, shore excursions or airfare to and from departure).  Value: $2,000 to $5,000 depending on cruise

  • and much more!

Silent Auction Highlights

Our silent auction featured a range of fabulous items including:

  • Escape to Tofino: Enjoy a 4-night stay in the beautiful Cox Bay Beach Resort on the west coast of Vancouver Island donated by Martyn Element. Value: $1,900

  • Canucks vs Blackhawks: You and a friend can watch the Canucks as they battle the Blackhawks on Nov. 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. donated by Tom and Jane Hanson and a hockey stick signed by Alexander Edler donated by the Canucks. Value: Priceless

  • Treat Yourself: Savour an amazing basket of chocolates and other delicious goodies as well as a gift card donated by Thierry Chocolates. Value: $120

  • Great North: 24” x 32” acrylic painting created and donated by Norah Borden with framing by Hambleton Fine Art Services. Value: $1,700

  • A Day of Designer Fashion: Malene Grotrian Design and The Hastings Hattery have created an exclusive experience of fashion, fun and finding out what works for 2 friends. It includes a personal styling session, including wine and canapes, 2 $300 gift certificates from Malene Grotrian Design and 2 $125 gift certificates from The Hastings Hattery. Value: $1,645

  • Hot Springs & Hoodoos: You and a guest can enjoy a 2-night stay donated by the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in the Kootenay and a guided tour of the Hoodoos property by Nature Trust Director Emeritus Carmen Purdy. Value: $400

  • and much more!

A Taste of Canada’s Best

Our silent auction also featured “A Taste of Canada’s Best” packages. These packages combined elegant accommodation from Fairmont and Delta hotels across Canada with Gold Medal Plates award-winning chefs and fine wine courtesy of Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

THE WEST
1. Kelowna: Stay at the Delta Grand Okanagan for 2 nights and enjoy a 3-course meal for 2 people with wine pairing at Waterfront Wines and Restaurant, prepared by Chef Mark Filatow, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2013 Vancouver Winner.
Value: $715
2. Vancouver I: Stay at the Delta Vancouver Suites for 2 nights and enjoy a chef’s tasting menu for 2 people (food only) at Blue Water Cafe, prepared by Chef Frank Pabst, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2008 Vancouver Winner. Value: $765
3. Vancouver II: Stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for 2 nights and enjoy a chef dinner for 2 people (food only) at Maenam Thai Cuisine, prepared by Chef Angus An, Gold Medal Plates Bronze 2012 Vancouver Winner. Value: $765
4. Vancouver III: Stay at the Fairmont Pacific Rim for 2 nights and enjoy a chef’s tasting menu for 2 (food only) at West Restaurant, prepared by Chef Quang Dang, Gold Medal Plates Silver 2012 Vancouver Winner. Plus, a $150 credit for Oru Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Value: $1,315
5. Whistler I: Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for 2 nights and enjoy a $250 credit at The Grill Room with Chef Kreg Graham. Value: $915
6. Whistler II: Stay at the Delta Whistler Village Suites for 2 nights and enjoy a $250 credit at Hy’s Restaurant. Value: $675
7. Victoria I: Stay at the Fairmont Empress for 2 nights and enjoy a $150 credit at Camille’s Restaurant where your meal will be prepared by Chef Stephan Drolet, Gold Medal Plates 2014 Victoria Contestant. Value: $810
8. Victoria II: Stay at the Delta Ocean Pointe for 2 nights and enjoy a 3-course meal for 2 people (food only) at Marina Restaurant, prepared by Chef Jeff Keenliside, Gold Medal Plates 2014 Victoria Contestant. Value: $565
THE PRAIRIES
9. Edmonton I: Stay at the Delta Edmonton Centre for 2 nights and enjoy a 3-course chef’s dinner for 2 people (food only) at LUX Steakhouse and Bar, prepared by Chef Paul Shufelt, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2013 Edmonton Winner. Value: $535
10. Edmonton II: Stay at the Delta Edmonton South for 2 nights and enjoy a meal for 2 people (food only) at Solstice Restaurant, prepared by Chef Jan Trittenbach, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2011 Edmonton Winner. Value: $465
11. Kananaskis: Stay at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis for 2 nights and enjoy a dinner for 2 (food only) at Seasons Restaurant. Value: $900
12. Banff I: Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs for 2 nights and enjoy a chef dinner for 2 with wine pairings at Crazyweed Restaurant (Canmore), prepared by Chef Eden Hrabec, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2012 Calgary Winner. Value: $1,150
13. Banff II: Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for 2 nights and enjoy dinner for 2 people (food only) at The Fairview. Value: $1,285
14. Calgary I: Stay at the Fairmont Palliser for 2 nights and enjoy a chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings for 4 people at downtownfood, prepared by Chef Darren Maclean, Gold Medal Plates Bronze 2013 Calgary Winner. Value: $1,060
15. Calgary II: Stay at the Delta Bow Valley for 2 nights and enjoy a chef dinner for 4 with wine pairings at Anju Restaurant, prepared by Chef Roy Oh, Gold Medal Plates Silver 2013 Calgary Winner. Value: $765
16. Calgary III: Stay at the Hotel Arts for 1 night and enjoy a $125 credit for the Yellow Door Bistro & Raw Bar, prepared by Chef Duncan Ly, Canadian Culinary Championships Silver 2014 Kelowna Winner, and Gold Medal Plates Gold 2010, Bronze 2012, and Gold 2013 Calgary Winner. Value: $720
17. Saskatoon: Stay at the Delta Bessborough for 2 nights and enjoy 2 meals for 2 people. At Ayden Kitchen and Bar, your 4-course meal with complimentary cocktail will be prepared by Chef Dale MacKay, Gold Medal Plates Silver 2009-2011 Vancouver Winner. At Aroma Resto Bar, your 5-course chef’s table for 2 (food only) will be prepared by Chef Trevor Robertson, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2013 Saskatoon Winner. Value: $770
18. Regina: Stay at the Delta Regina for 2 nights and enjoy a 4-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 people at Crave Restaurant, prepared by Chef Jonathan Thauberger, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2013 Regina Winner. Value: $690
19. Winnipeg I: Stay at the Delta Winnipeg for 2 nights and enjoy a dinner for 2 people (food only) at Sydney’s at the Forks, prepared by Chef Michael Schafer, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2014 Winnipeg Winner. Value: $685
20. Winnipeg II: Stay at the Fairmont Winnipeg for 2 nights and enjoy a chef’s table dinner for 2 people (food only) at The Velvet Glove, prepared by Chef Tim Palmer, Gold Medal Plates Silver 2013 Winnipeg Winner. Value: $660
CENTRAL CANADA
21. Ottawa I: Stay at the Delta Ottawa City Centre for 2 nights and enjoy a meal for 2 people (food only) at Beckta Dining and Wine, prepared by Chef Katie Brown Ardington, Gold Medal Plates Bronze 2013 Ottawa Winner.
Value: $500
22. Ottawa II: Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier for 1 night and enjoy a $100 credit at Sidedoor Restaurant, prepared by Chef Jonathan Korecki, Gold Medal Plates Silver 2013 Ottawa Winner. Value: $650
23. Toronto: Stay at the Fairmont Royal York for 2 nights and enjoy a 5-course tasting menu for 2 people (food only) at George Restaurant, prepared by Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Canadian Culinary Champtionships Gold 2014 Winner.
Value: $1,190
24. Montréal: Stay at the Delta Montréal for 2 nights and enjoy a meal for 2 people (food only) at Lawrence Restaurant, prepared by Chef Marc Cohen, Gold Medal Plates Bronze 2012 Montréal Winner. Value: $485
THE MARITIMES
25. Fredericton: Stay at the Delta Fredericton for 2 nights and enjoy a Chef Dinner for 2 people (food only) at The Blue Door, hosted by Chef Peter Di Veto. Value: $480
26. Moncton: Stay at the Delta Beausejour for 2 nights and enjoy Table d’hôte Dinner for 2 (food only) at Four Diamond Windjammer Restaurant. Value: $600
27. Halifax: Stay at the Delta Halifax for 2 nights and enjoy 2 meals for 2 people. At Cafe Chianti, your meal ($100 value) will be prepared by Chef Terry Vassallo, Gold Medal Plates Silver 2013 Halifax Winner. At Fleur De Sel, your 3-course dinner will be prepared by Chef Martin Ruiz Salvador, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2013 Halifax Winner. Value: $615
28. St. John’s: Stay at the Delta St. John’s for 2 nights and enjoy 2 meals for 2 people. At Chinched Bistro, your meal ($100 value) will be prepared by Chef Shaun Hussey, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2012 St. John’s Winner. At Relish Gourmet Burgers, your chef’s dinner (food only) will be prepared by Chef Roger Andrews, Gold Medal Plates Gold 2013 St. John’s Winner. Value: $615
BONUS PACKAGE (USA)
29. Seattle: Enjoy your stay at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for 2 nights.
Value: $715

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