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A Year of Chamber Orchestra

Courtesy of Alberta Baroque Ensemble

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You’re invited to join the Alberta Baroque Ensemble for its 35th season of concerts. Experience why they are a premier chamber orchestra that specializes in music composed in the 17th and 18th centuries. Two season subscriptions will allow you to hear performances by some of the finest musicians in Edmonton.

 


A Pair of Ballet Performances

Courtesy of Alberta Ballet Canada

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Enjoy “A” seating at two brilliant returning performances. Be transported to 19th century Russia with the magic of The Nutcracker (December 21, 2014), a beloved holiday favourite set to Tchaikovsky’s treasured score. Then be immersed in the music of singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan in Fumbling Towards Ecstasy on February 20, 2015.


Private Chef’s Table Lunch

Courtesy of Zinc Restaurant

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Join Zinc Restaurant’s Executive Chef David Omar for a private Chef’s Table lunch, including wine, for eight people. Enjoy 15 delectable courses, while you learn some tricks of the trade—straight from the kitchen. Located in the Art Gallery of Alberta, Zinc Restaurant offers a relaxed fine dining experience inspired by simple elegance and served in stunning surroundings. Package is valid until December 2014.


It’s All in the Detailing

Courtesy of Volvo Edmonton

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Get your wheels ready for summer! Take home a platinum detail package courtesy of Volvo that will make your vehicle feel brand new—inside and out. Volvo’s professional detail centre will transform your car regardless of its make or model.


Art Rental With Art Placement Consultation

Courtesy of the AGA Art Rental and Sales Gallery

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Create an expressive, professional space! Bring beauty and new energy to your office or home. The AGA Art Rental and Sales Gallery features some 130 renowned and emerging artists from Alberta and beyond. This auction item presents Art in relation to the work of the exciting and innovative Alberta designer Zoe Mowat.

This lot includes a four (4)-hour art placement consultation with visit to AGA Art Rental and Sales and six (6) months of art rental for any combination of work (value of art up to $15,000)

(Image credit: Lyndal Osborne, Marsh’s Edge, Lithograph.  Professional Association Corporate Office, Edmonton)


Romantic Getaway at the Fort

Courtesy of of Fort Edmonton Park

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Experience relaxation and entertainment 1920s style! Enjoy a romantic three-course meal at Johnson’s Cafe, then walk down 1920 street and watch a box office hit at the Capitol Theatre. Romance continues as you spend the night in one of the historic rooms in the Hotel Selkirk.


Season Tickets to Pro Coro

Courtesy of Pro Coro Canada

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Pro Coro Canada is a resident ensemble at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. Collaborating with musicians, other choirs and performing artists, Pro Coro delivers a series of concerts every year sure to delight any fan of choral music. Their Christmas concert was recently named as one of Canada’s top 13 of 2013 by CBC Music. This package includes a pair of season tickets to the 2014-2015 season.


Date Night at the Winspear Centre

Courtesy of the Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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Fan favourite Ben Folds returns to rock out with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, performing selections from his career on the cutting edge of rock music. The evening includes two (2) tickets to the Live at the Winspear presented by Sherbrooke Liquor  show on May 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm, as well as a $100 gift card to the Hardware Grill.


Ultimate Summer Patio Party at the AGA

Courtesy of Zinc Restaurant and the Art Gallery of Alberta

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A patio party unlike any other! You and 19 friends will enjoy the view and delicious cuisine with your own patio party on the AGA terrace. Food, drinks, good friends and your AGA—it’s a celebration of summer! Booking is based on terrace availability, May through September. Package is valid until April 2015.


Journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

Courtesy of the Rocky Mountaineer; with special thanks to Jim Dinning

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Luxury and comfort beyond compare! Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer, the world-renowned, luxurious train that travels by daylight through the wild beauty of the majestic Canadian Rockies. Two GoldLeaf tickets put you in their custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed coach. Take in the dazzling vistas upstairs, and enjoy delicious meals downstairs. From the attentive service provided by the Rocky Mountaineer Hosts, to the gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by our award-winning chefs, GoldLeaf Service is quite simply, as good as it gets.

Travel is one way from/to any of Vancouver, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary, through to October 6/7, the end of the 2014 season. Package includes one night of hotel accommodation arranged by the Rocky Mountaineer.


Red Carpet Experience at the CCMA Awards

Courtesy of Corkscrew Media

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A once in a lifetime experience! Go behind the scenes at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards on September 7 in Edmonton. This Red Carpet package includes two (2) VIP tickets to the awards show and access to the dress/sound rehearsal with the musicians and the opportunity to walk the red carpet.

The CCMA Awards is a nationally televised event honouring the achievements of country musicians and industry leaders. It will feature performances and appearances from some of Canada’s biggest country superstars. The 2014 show is on Sunday, September 7 at Rexall Place and will start at 5:00 PM. Doors to the show will open at 3:30 PM. All fans must be in their seats by 4:45 PM before the 5 PM live broadcast. Note: Behind the scenes dress rehearsal may start earlier in the day.

 


A Table at the Chamber Ball

Courtesy of Capital Power

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Enjoy VIP treatment at one of Edmonton’s premier events: the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Ball. The Chamber Ball is a highly anticipated social event and celebration. Not only does the chair of the previous year’s Board of Directors hand over the reigns to the new chair, but the Northern Lights Award of Distinction is also presented to a deserving recipient(s). This award publicly honours individuals and organizations that have made a positive and lasting contribution to our community.

 

This lot includes a table for ten (10) for the 2015 Chamber Ball, as well as ten (10) passes to the private VIP Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

 


Ethically Crafted Statement Necklace From Zimbabwe

Courtesy of Gandhara Designs

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A custom-designed piece in Gandhara Designs’ ethically crafted gemstone statement collection, this exquisite necklace has been created by hand by six Zimbabwean artisans and features an assortment of hand-cut yellow beryl, aquamarine, pink tourmaline, rose quartz, milky quartz, mtorolite, agate, raw quartz and a stunning faceted citrine centre-piece. The semi-precious gemstones are all sustainably mined in Zimbabwe and cut, shaped, faceted and drilled by hand, and then set by hand in sterling silver.

Gandhara Designs is a local Edmonton social enterprise that empowers artisans in the developing world by creating sustainable livelihoods via direct trade and fair trade business practices. With their unique range of hand-crafted, ethical jewellery and accessories, you can make a statement about who you are, by what you buy.


Sunset Dinner on the High Level Streetcar

Courtesy of the Edmonton Radial Railway Society and Zenari’s

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Host a dinner on high! You and 11 guests will have the best view in the city as you chart a course across the High Level Bridge, and step back to the early 1900s in your private streetcar. Watch the sunset while enjoying a wine reception and buffet dinner courtesy of Zenari’s, an Edmonton institution that is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014.

Expires October 15, 2014. Event is two (2) hours in length, due to the location.


A Year of Contemporary Dance

Courtesy of Brian Webb Dance Company

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Be part of the Brian Webb Dance Company’s (BWDC) 36th season of contemporary dance. BWDC is a producer and presenter of contemporary dance. They build their work through collaboration–the democratic exchange of ideas to create something new. Enjoy two tickets to each performance in the 2014-2015 season.


A Season of Opera

Courtesy of Edmonton Opera

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Edmonton Opera’s 2014/15 season illustrates the Great Escape of opera. Characters in The Barber of Seville must endure a few close shaves to get the girl, with an added twist—the opera takes place on a movie studio backlot, which recently received great reviews in Vancouver. The bird-brained love story of The Magic Flute is a new EO production featuring Teiya Kasahara. Finally, Lucia di Lammermoor, which has not been seen in Edmonton for nearly 20 years, features the company and role debut of Canadian soprano Simone Osborne.


A Private Shopping Party

Courtesy of Dress Me Dearly and Coup Garment Boutique

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In search of a new style this spring? Join stylist Janis Galloway of Dress Me Dearly for a 3-hour private shopping party for five ladies at Coup Garment Boutique. Enjoy Champagne and light appetizers and receive styling consultations along with a seasonal trend report.


A Downtown Date

Courtesy of the Matrix Hotel and Wildflower Grill

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Enjoy a luxury “staycation” in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Dine with a $200 gift certificate at the Wildflower Grill, a unique, award-winning, contemporary fine dining restaurant concept featuring new Canadian cuisine, located in the Matrix Hotel. Then take the elevator up to your Deluxe Room at the hotel, which exemplifies the urban lifestyle.


Chocolate Lover’s Delight

Courtesy of JACEK Chocolate Couture

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Experience JACEK Chocolate Couture, an artisan chocolate collection clad in decadence. Each piece is handmade in Sherwood Park, using the freshest ingredients and finest chocolate to titillate your taste buds. Enjoy a basket of chocolate delights immediately and a $100 gift certificate to use another time.


Custom Made-to-Measure Footwear

Courtesy of Poppy Barley

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Step into not one, but two pairs of limited edition flats and booties. First previewed here, is Poppy Barley’s newest concept: limited edition footwear. Small batches (50 to 200 “of a kind”) of shoes and boots in unique leathers and styles are only available until they sell out. Be part of a small group of owners and a true original with Poppy Barley Limited Edition.