After the doors closed, 200 guests were pampered and spoiled by the Holt Renfrew team at a private party in the store on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
There was no doubt guests had an indulgent and inspiring evening, and, together with the help of our generous supporters, raised more than $35,000 in net proceeds for Arts Umbrella’s Outreach and Bursary programs!
“Last night was so beautifully organized and I really enjoyed the evening! You always manage to create such incredible experiences… I have been raving to all my friends about what they missed out on!!!”
An evening of fashion, pampering and glamour for you and your girlfriends! Treat yourself to a spa service of your choice, see the latest summer fashion trends, discover tips on holistic living and more! A lavish night out in support of Arts Umbrella’s Bursary and Outreach programs. It’s an evening that will leave you looking and feeling fabulous!
Co-chairs: Chella Levesque, Catherine Van Alstine
Committee Members: Alyssa Bauman, Crystal Carson, Elsa Corsi, Doris Gnandt, Ann Goldberg, Teena Gupta, Trish Kurkiewicz, Jenn Lowther, Brittanny MacDonald, Johanie Marcoux, Traci Myles, Kate Parker, Tiffany Soper, Brandy Wright
Regular Raffle Tickets:
$25 for 1 ticket and $50 for 3 tickets
Over 20 amazing prizes to be won!
$200 for 1 Showcase ticket plus 15 regular raffle tickets
Only 75 tickets available!
Donors: Holt Renfrew, Cadillac Fairview, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, YEW Restaurant
Your shopping extravaganza will start with your personalized VIP treatment at Holt Renfrew. Upon arrival you will be greeted with welcome refreshments and a personal shopping experience to help you find the perfect summer wardrobe. After your personal shopper helps you pick out $1,250 worth of Holt Renfrew merchandise*, you will leave looking your absolute best with a complimentary make up application and manicure (for two if you bring a friend along!) and gift bags. Next, head to Pacific Centre with your $500 gift certificate to continue your shopping spree. When you finally drop, it will be close by at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. The next morning you will start the day of right with a delicious breakfast for two in the YEW restaurant + bar or In-Room Dining. *Some restrictions apply.
Donors: Dilawri Group of Companies, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Hop into your gorgeous Jaguar XJL for a three day getaway to the Okanagan! You will love the drive all the way to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ luxurious winery guesthouse where you will enjoy a two night stay*. Wander through the self-guided winery tour and stop at the impressive barrel cellar and the demonstration vineyard to expand your wine knowledge. And stop at the wine shop to taste the varietals and enjoy a glass of wine on the beautiful patio. It won’t be too hard to leave with your luxury drive to look forward to! *Valid November through March 2014.
Donor: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
You and a special someone will get away to the Sunshine coast for a romantic two night mid-week stay at Rockwater Resort. Your Ocean Side Luxury Tenthouse Suite is nestled amongst the arbutus trees with an endless view of the Pacific Ocean. Each tenthouse comes with deluxe furnishings, king-sized bed, heated slate floors, hydro-therapy tub with a view and more! Your getaway also includes a three course dinner in the ocean view Rockwater Dining Room and a tandem bliss massage.*Some restrictions apply.
BC Gaming Event License # 55008
Donor: Allison Suter Photography
One on-location photo shoot (headshot, maternity, baby, or family) with the talented Vancouver photographer, Allison Suter. Just check out the rave reviews from her clients on her website to know you’ll be more than thrilled with the experience. In the end, you’ll receive approximately 70 edited digital high resolution images and a $100 print credit.
Donor: Ann Goldberg
“Eden I”, 2013, framed photograph with acrylic polymer ink, 12″ x 18”
Donor: Arts Umbrella
Give the gift of creativity with this $150 voucher for a class at Arts Umbrella. Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has been delivering the highest quality arts education to children and youth in Vancouver and beyond. This will be the most memorable and inspiring gift you’ve given to the creative kiddo in your family!
Restrictions: Valid until July 1, 2014. No cash value, but is transferable.
Donor: Barre Fitness
Includes one month unlimited classes pass, with comfy, absorbent non-slip workout socks and a water bottle. Barre Fitness™, is an exceptional one-hour regime of ballet, Pilates, strength and flexibility training using a ballet barre. The classes are choreographed to the hottest music in a fun, supportive and high-energy environment.
Donor: BC Lions
Roar at the side lines for your BC Lions!
This gorgeous phone is the thinnest BlackBerry® smartphone available. It features a full touchscreen as well as the BlackBerry® keyboard you’ve grown to love. Plus, with BlackBerry® 7 OS, you’ll get faster web browsing and access to fun and productive apps. Best of all, the 1.2 GHz processor means you can multitask and do more on the go. Plus, it’s unlocked with no contract.
Donor: Butter Baked Goods
Full afternoon tea for two guests at Dunbar Street location. Come and and enjoy a pot of Butter’s private label tea and a delicious selection of little sandwiches and Butter treats.
Restrictions: Gratuity not included. 24 hours reservation required. The Tea Room is open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm. No expiry.
Donor: Caffè Artigiano
Join Caffè Artigiano’s coffee experts and champion baristas for an exclusive coffee tasting and event. Participate in an official coffee cupping and learn how the experts taste and select the top coffee beans from around the world. Hosted at the Hastings Street café, guests will enjoy delicious pastries, lattes and coffee drinks while learning how to develop their coffee palate from the best in the industry. Package includes a gift bag for each guest.
Restrictions: Please allow 30 days notice to make your booking. The event must be booked outside of peak business hours, booking for up to eight people. Valid until June 30, 2014.
Donor: Charton-Hobbs Inc.
The Veuve Clicquot gift basket contains one bottle of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label NV, “Trendy” ice bucket, and six flutes designed by Kartell.
Restrictions: Bidders must be of legal drinking age.
Donor: Dockside Restaurant
The Dockside Restaurant offers delicious cuisine on the waterfront on Granville Island! You’ll love the panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown. A perfect setting for a memorable meal!
Donor: Earls Restaurant
Treat your friends to a night out with this generous gift certificate!
Donor: Exhale Yoga, Pilates & Dance Studio
Enjoy one month unlimited pass at Exhale Yoga, Pilates, Dance Studio. Exhale is an intimate boutique studio located in the heart of the Yaletown, offering a variety of yoga, Pilates and dance classes for adults, at all levels from beginner to advance.
Restrictions: Valid until September 4, 2013. No cash value.
Donor: Fairmont Pacific Rim
One night accommodation for two in a Signature Harbour Mountain View Room with stunning floor to ceiling views of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains. The Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver’s luxury waterfront hotel is a perfect location for a relaxing staycation!
Restrictions: Valid from June 5, 2013 to May 31, 2014. Reservations are based on availability and restrictions may apply. Not redeemable for cash.
Donor: Flaunt Handmade Correspondences
You’re set with this all-occasion greeting card collection. Flaunt is a darling line of handmade greeting cards from Vancouver but made famous through Martha Stewart and InStyle Magazine exposure!
Donor: FlyOver Canada
FlyOver Canada Family Pass includes 2 adults, 2 children general admission tickets. Strap in and be lifted in front of a four story high custom spherical screen where you will move in concert to a film showing some of Canada’s most stunning sites from the air. It is a fully immersive experience compete with moving seats, wind, mist and even scents! This is a fist of its kind experience in Canada and we are excited about the opportunity of sharing our first flights with you. Located at Canada Place.
Restrictions: Children must meet the minimum height of 40″ / 102 cm. Valid within first year of opening (opens Spring 2013).
Donor: Gem Chocolates
10-piece box of artisan organic fair trade chocolates. Award-winning Gem Chocolates brings rich, creamy organic chocolate and fresh ingredients together. Each gem chocolate is handmade in the traditional artisan method in small batches without preservatives.
Restrictions: May contain nuts.
Donor: Haute Note
Includes three sets of Thank You cards with envelopes. Haute Note is a modern take on the centuries-old tradition of written correspondence – offering stylish stationery for every reason and season.
Donor: Hawksworth Restaurant
You and a guest are invited for dinner at the stunning Hawksworth Restaurant downtown. You will be treated to the Chef’s tasting menu – ensuring a special dining experience for you both!
Restrictions: Food only; beverages, tax and gratuity not included. Reservation required. No cash value. Expires June 4, 2014.
Donor: Icon Fine Wine & Spirits
Enjoy the full portfolio of wines from Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery – including the 2010 Malbec (Canadian Wine Awards 2012 Bronze Winner) and 2011 Gewurztraminer (2012 Canadian Wine Awards Gold Winner). Once a thriving peach orchard, Heaven’s Gate in Summerland is now home to these beautiful, handcrafted wines made from only premium Okanagan grapes.
Donor: Jai Style
This one-of-a-kind contemporary organic vessel is inspired by sea life, handmade by Karen Carmichael.
Donor: Joan Santopinto
One session of corrective exercise with Joan Santopinto plus Anti-Aging Exercise Solution DVD. Joan has been teaching fitness classes and her personal-training clients since 1982. She started and co-owned the successful work-out studio, Heaven’s Fitness, in Calgary. Her background includes a degree and graduate work in physical education, training through the CHEK Institute in San Diego (Chek Level 1, Holistic Lifestyle Coach) as well as ongoing yoga studies.
Donor: Le Creuset
Stylish Le Creuset three-tier cupcake stand.
Donor: Leanne Liakos Photography
Leanne Liakos provides modern portraits for fabulous families! With this gift certificate you’ll receive a family portrait session with an album. Sessions can take place either outdoors or in your home.
Restrictions: Valid until June 31, 2014. No cash value. Session must take place within 20 km of Vancouver.
Donor: Michael Abraham
“Armoured Heart” etching by Michael Abraham, edition: 17/50, framed. Described as “hip” in Star magazine, Michael Abraham’s personal coups have included sold out shows and shining reviews in The Vancouver Sun. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles, and Gallery Jones in Vancouver.
Includes Kinectimals, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Nat Geo America the Wild, Forza Motorsports, Kinect Sports, Kinect Joy Ride.
Donor: NEXT Marketing Agency Inc.
Sign yourself up for a two hour Strategic Marketing Positioning & Messaging Session with messaging recommendations with the pros at NEXT Marketing.
Donor: Nurse Next Door Vancouver
What will it take to make you feel like royalty for a day? Nurse Next Door knows that “love is in the details.” So whether it is a delicious meal, housekeeping or perhaps medical or personal care, you are sure to feel like a queen for a day!
Restrictions: Valid in Vancouver/Surrey/Langley areas. Does not include LPN or RN care. Valid until June 1, 2014.
Donor: Prime Strength & Conditioning
Prime takes the opposite approach to the mass produced cookie cutter style of personal training. Their bespoke strength and conditioning programs are custom built and responsive to the client’s changing needs. With this gift certificate you’ll receive an assessment and two sessions of partner personal training with Jesse Tupper at Prime Strength & Conditioning to look your best this summer.
Restrictions: Valid until July 31, 2013. For new clients only.
Donor: Project Skin MD
Utilizing a patented fractionated and gliding technology, Clear + Brilliant® stimulates a revision of the skin’s surface. Fine lines, pores and irregular pigment are improved over a series of treatments. Your treatment will include one treatment for the face, neck and chest. The duration of the treatment is 30-45 minutes.
Restrictions: Patients must strictly avoid all sources of Vitamin A for 7 days prior to treatment. 12-24 hours of redness and mild swelling may be experienced. Procedure not appropriate for pregnant women. It is recommended to avoid direct sun exposure on the area for 2 weeks prior and after the procedure. Topical medication should be stopped 2-5 days before the procedure.
Donor: Rosewood Hotel Georgia
One night stay in a deluxe king guestroom for two at the luxurious Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
Restrictions: Valid September 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. Booking subject to hotel availability. Blackout dates apply (incl. New Year’s Eve) and is non-transferable. Not redeemable for cash and does not include gratuity. Advance reservation required.
Donor: Salari Fine Carpet Collections
Beautiful felted wool pouf, hand-made in Morocco.
Restrictions: Can be exchanged for a different colour (many colours available!).
Donor: Splat Designs
Splat Creative can help you create beautiful and unique invitations for your next event. From stylish fresh colours of a birthday invite, to the modern elegance of a bridal theme, they will help you make your invites as unique as you are. Gift certificate includes custom designed card and envelope label design.
Restrictions: No cash value. Printing of invites, labels and envelopes are not included. Expires December 1, 2013.
Donor: The Dailey Method Vancouver
Treat yourself to this 20 class pass at The Dailey Method®. The Dailey Method is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, muscle strengthening, yoga, and orthopedic exercises. This challenging one-hour exercise class effectively strengthens, tones and lengthens the entire body.
Restrictions: Expires April 30, 2014. Only valid at The Dailey Method Vancouver.
Donor: The Juice Box
Get your summer glow with a juice cleanse delivered to your door! Includes a one day cleanse including 6 juices from Vancouver’s premier organic cold-pressed raw juice company delivered to your home. The cleanse is designed in consultation with Keyrsten McEwan, resident Nutritionist at Integrative Healing Arts, one of Vancouver’s longest running and most respected Naturopathic clinics.
Donor: The Vancouver Sun
Value: $200 (approx.)
Two tickets to Les Miserables on June 12, 2013 at 8pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical. The New York Times calls this Les Miserables “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.”
Restrictions: Tickets are accepted as awarded, no exchanges.
Donor: The Vancouver Sun
Value: $160 (approx.)
Two tickets to Rush on July 26, 2013, 7:30pm at Rogers Arena. Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario.
Restrictions: Tickets are accepted as awarded, no exchanges.
Donor: Vancouver Art Gallery
Value: $120 (value of membership only)
One household membership to The Vancouver Art Gallery includes unlimited free admission for one full year, admission to exhibition openings for you and one guest, unlimited admission to FUSE, Family FUSE and Weekly Family Programs, 10% Gallery Store discount, subscription to “Glance”, and so much more! in addition, you’ll receive the beautiful summer exhibition catalogue: “GRAND HOTEL: Redesigning Modern Life.”
Restrictions: Redeem by July 31, 2014.
Donor: Vancouver Opera
Two tickets in the Mezzanine section of Vancouver Opera’s production of “TOSCA” on either Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7:30pm or the Sunday Matinee Performance on November 3, 2013 at 2pm, at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Puccini’s “TOSCA” is a glorious, gritty drama of love, corruption and evil.
Restrictions: Seats are subject to availability. Voucher cannot be redeemed before September 2, 2013 or after October 17, 2013.
Donor: Vancouver Whitecaps
Four tickets to Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Chicago Fire on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 4pm at BC Place.
Restrictions: Voucher much be redeemed a minimum of 10 business days prior to the match date. Subject to availability.
Since 2001, Vega has established itself as the leader in the plant-based natural health and performance products industry. Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan and former professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on plant-based nutrition, the Vega brand of nutritional products is internationally recognized. Good for your body and the planet, Vega is the clean, plant-based choice to fuel your healthy, active lifestyle—without compromise.
Put your kids on the cutting edge with VTech’s InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet. With the addition of a rotatable camera that can also take video, your child can capture memories of their friends and themselves! With hundreds of apps to download, your child will have so much fun, they won’t realize they are learning. 17 Apps are included! Intended for kids 3 to 9 years.
Two handset cordless VTech phones with caller ID and call waiting.
Donor: Walnut Beach Resort
Imagine yourself at a lakeside haven with a private beach in the heart of BC’s desert wine country with this one night stay in a one bedroom Lake View Suite at Walnut Beach Resort in sunny Osoyoos. You’ll love the wine bar, pool terrace and workout studio & spa – not to mention the proximity to Okanagan’s finest wineries, golf courses, and ski hills!
Restrictions: Valid until May 30, 2014. Blackout dates include: all long weekends and June 27-September 3, 2013. Based on availability.
Donor: Wedding Architects
Perfect for couples who wish to oversee the details but feel overwhelmed with the planning process of wedding planning, or lack the ability to turn random ideas into cohesive vision. The Wedding Architects masterfully create your personalized “Blueprint”: a personalized, practical, step-by-step planning guide you may use to personally execute your (or a loved one’s) dream day! Includes a 2 hour in-depth consultation, personalized timeline and planning guide, vendor and supplier recommendations, vision board, and a one hour presentation meeting to unveil your personalized “Blueprint”.
Restrictions: No cash value. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer. Valid until December 1, 2013.
Donor: Whisk Paper Scissors
Whisk Paper Scissors is making life sweeter, one party at a time. With this gift certificate you’ll receive a customized and professionally styled sweets table for 10 guests at your next party.
Donor: Wholey Fit!
One month of unlimited classes at Wholey Fit. Wholey Fit provides fun and exciting indoor cycling classes, interval training classes using nothing but your body and a tire, and highly effective HIIT classes (High Intensity Interval Training) – but don’t let the name intimidate you (there are modifications for everything).
Restrictions: Does not include outdoor rides or special events such as DJ Spin Night.
This is the one shoe you’ll want to savour! xoxolat’s chocolate shoes are 100% delicious and each creation is hand crafted & unique!
You and 15 friends will join Marcus Von Albrecht, Director of the BC Chefs Association, and Hodie Rondeau, owner of xoxolat, for 1 1/2 hours at their new shop on Homer Street. They will pair fine chocolates from around the world with fine scotch. Guests will learn about the many facets of chocolate and scotch – from origin to the creation to tasting.
Restrictions: Mutually agreeable date to be determined with Hodie Rondeau. Subject to availability. No cash value.
Donor: YWCA of Greater Vancouver
Includes a six month Health + Fitness membership at the YWCA. Your membership will provide you access to the Cardio Room, Weight Rooms, 25-metre ozone-purified swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, locker rooms and more than 60 fitness classes per week including yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and aquafit!
Restrictions: Redeem by June 30, 2013.