Our annual online auction opens next week!
If you register before September 22, you will automatically be entered into our early-bird prize draw where you will be eligible to win 6 beautiful bottles BC of wine. The auction will officially go live on September 22nd.
On October 6th, we go live with Celebrating 50 Years – a celebration of The Nature Trust’s land conservation work. Make sure to tune in for our show to learn about our current projects and what we are working on for next year. There will be a door prize draw on the day of the event for another fabulous wine package.
Help us raise critical funds to protect land and save species by bidding on your favourite items or by making a donation. This year we will have over 100 incredible packages and items for you to bid on.
Here’s a sneak peak of some of our auction packages:
The Grape Escape at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Proprietor and Nature Trust Director, Jim Wyse, invites you and a guest to experience the hospitality of this award-winning, environmentally responsible winery, located in the sunny South Okanagan. This package includes: a two-night stay in the penthouse suite at the Guest House, a three-course wine-paired dinner for two in Sonora Room Restaurant, breakfast each morning, and a double magnum of Burrowing Owl 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Original Art Work
Created in celebration of our 50th Donated by the artist Theo Dombrowski.
“Early Autumn near Grand Forks” is lovely, matted watercolour features The Nature Trust’s first property – Grand Forks.
“Towards the Sky, near Grand Forks” is in oil on canvas captureing the rolling hills of grasslands on The Nature Trust’s first property Grand Forks
Wilderness Fly Fishing Getaway
Known for its tranquility, breathtaking vistas, and well-documented fly fishing, Skitchine Lodge is located within Bonaparte Wilderness Park and is perfect for a fishing getaway. This package for four people includes: Three nights lodging in the fully licensed main lodge or in one of the private log-beamed cabins, a different fishing challenge every day – boats, gear and tackle provided, and gourmet food inspired by local fresh fare prepared for breakfast and dinner with lunches to go.
A Smokin’ Good Time
Impress your in-laws at your next family dinner with this Bradley 4-rack original smoker. This smoker generates hot or cold smoke for up to 8 hours and can be used as a smoker, slow roaster or food dehydrator. This package includes: 4-rack original smoker (model BS611) and 24-pack of apple wood (BTAP24).
Unwind in the Kootenays
Head out to the Kootenay for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Enjoy breathtaking accommodations with a two-night stay at the Halcyon Hot Springs Resort near Nakusp and enjoy unlimited hot springs access during your stay. Also included in this package is a spectacular one hour sunset cruise on Upper Arrow Lake, off of the shores of Nakusp with Arrow Lakes Adventures.
A Fish Out of Water
This Sterling silver hand carved and handcrafted pendant is on a 24″ sterling silver Miami Franco link chain that replicates the fluidity of fish movement. Donated by Zadel Jewellery Studio.
Have you ever dreamed of a helicopter tour and paddle to explore Whistler’s beautiful waters and mountain ranges? Let expert guides provide a magical experience for you and a friend. Embark on a helicopter tour and paddle, complete with a picnic lunch, donated by Blackcomb Helicopters. Treat yourself to a 1-night stay in a Fairmont Room at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Included is breakfast for two in the Wildflower.
Keep warm with this vibrant and colourful wool and cotton Pendleton blanket featuring an original design by the Westbank First Nation.
An Amazing Selection of Fine Wine
Philanthropist, entrepreneur and wine collector, Thomas Alan Budd has generously donated a selection of wines for our auction. Including:
Two bottles of Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000, an irresistible Bordeaux that’s firing on all cylinders today with a deep ruby/purple color and blockbuster notes of blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, cedar and tobacco, a rounded, opulent texture, sweet tannin, and a huge finish.
Six bottles of the La Fleur Petrus 2000, a wonderful, dense wine, very concentrated, very intensely flavored. At this stage of its development, it is the opulence which is most evident, but there are already hints that it will show pure fruit alongside sweet tannins, and will develop complexity.
Three bottles of Dominus 2004, a vintage is deep red in color, with an intense nose of vanilla, black currants and cedar, and flavors of warm mulled spices on the mid-palate complement the balanced and complex structure.