October 18, 2019

Celebration of Trees & Art Auction

Cocktails at 5:00pm ~ Dinner at 6:30pm


  • Live Auction called by professional auctioneer Don Raffan and featuring fabulously decorated Christmas trees, original art pieces from our ACT program, travel packages, event tickets and more!
  • Silent Auction with great deals to be had on a variety of fine quality merchandise and exceptional services
  • Door prizes, 50/50 and more!
  • Fabulous buffet-style dinner and cash bar
  • All proceeds to fund our programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Items For Bid:

Mount Assiniboine and Glaciers Tour - This sensational flight incorporates all the sights of the previous tours as well as transporting you to the “Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies” which rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination where you will get up close and personal with the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off of Mount Assiniboine. This is an experience you will not forget! Value $693

Pitchside, Please - Vancouver Whitecaps FC. You can't get closer to the action than this! Receive a Pitchside Table to a Whitecaps FC match (2019-2020 season and subject to availability). The Pitchside Table hosts up to 4 guests, literally on the field, feet from the touchline and the action. With service right to the table, you won't miss a minute of the match. Food & Beverage at an additional cost. Value $1200

Royal Treatment - V2V Vacations and Westcoast Sightseeing. Return travel for two to Victoria in Royal Class on the V2V Empress Valid until 31 MAY 2020 and receive a Comfort Package for your journey; Small Light Blanket, a Blow-up Neck Rest and Eye Patch for 2. Once you arrive, enjoy a fully guided tour of Victoria with admission for two to Butchart Gardens. Value $450

One night stay in the King Cottage at Halcyon Hot Springs.  These comfortable cottages offer everything you need in just one room. That includes a king-sized bed, beautiful fireplace, a three-piece washroom with heated floor and stand up shower, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV – as well as a small fridge and sink. Add to that a nice little deck, and you’ve got a cozy accommodation where you can enjoy your stay in relaxation. Value $295

Flying High - ​Flyover Canada and Capilano Suspension Bridge. You plus a guest will begin your Journey of Discovery across Canada where Flyover Canada's state of the art technology creates the feeling of flight as you hang suspended before a 20-meter spherical screen. Once you've caught the adrenaline high, head over to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to try it out for yourself and 3 friends. Value $250


  • Sparkle and Shine Luxury Cleaning - 1 year of house cleaning - Value $1,800
  • Oh Christmas Tea Show - 2 tickets - Value $78
  • Snap Fitness - 1-month gym membership and swag - Value $100
  • Filipino Dinner for Eight - Value $400
  • Armani Exchange Smart Watch - Value $250
  • Dewalt Canada TSTAK Bluetooth Radio + Charger. Value $250
  • Landsea Tours - Off to the Mountains Tour - Value $150
  • Landsea Tours - Explore the Island Tour - - Value $250
  • and more!

Attention Businesses:

This is your opportunity to promote your products and services to hundreds of community supporters at this exciting fundraising event.

Our silent auction is always a hit! Donated items, big or small, gift certificates and larger prizes combine for awesome variety and fun. You can also sponsor a tree where your name will be featured in our live auction and on display for our guests to see. We are actively seeking some big-ticket items to augment the decorated trees and art in our live auction. While every auction item counts, it was these more expensive items (Rocky Mountain Helicopter Tour, Laird of Fintry Single Malt Whiskey, Vancouver Canucks tickets and accommodations) that drew people to the event last year by being featured in our promotions and that ultimately drove our fundraising to record heights!

Another way to participate in the elegant affairs of the evening is to reserve your own table of eight. Treat your staff to scrumptious food and enjoy our exciting auctions as we welcome in the season together. Everyone feels a connection to our cause and leaves with a warm sense of community and pride.

People will absolutely remember your business as being a valued community supporter. You will receive recognition in the event program, e-mail blasts, web/social media postings, newspaper and digital advertizing. We will maximize your exposure and reach to give you superior value for your donation. This event relies on the generosity of our business community and our team is eager to assist you to participate at whatever level works for your business. We sincerely appreciate the tremendous support we receive and invite you to be a part of this exciting event. Please call us at (250) 542 - 2374 or e-mail to info@vdacl.ca for further information.

We thank you for your consideration and we look forward to sharing an evening with you at our Celebration of Trees.