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Louis Vuitton Robusto    

Corporate and business heads will turn, when you step out with this unique and stylish Louis Vuitton Briefcase (16"W x 12"H x 4"D). This practical & elegant BS JOSE model is made of Black Epi Leather with a comfortable leather grip handle and features several inside compartments (one inside A4 patch pocket) and a reassuring lock which makes it ideal for carrying documents.


Donated by: Michael Botnick 

Value: $2500


Hats off to you!    

Sexy, warm and cozy, funky, casual, stylish, fun, some are great in the rain, whatever suits your mood! There are white Angora Cowboy hats, Relaxed Bucket style hats (wool, polyester), an Angora/Polyester Floppy hat, Unisex Cotton Sailor caps/Fisherman’s beanies, a sweet Rainbow Bucket hat with Angora blend, Mini Aviator hats for the children, Angora Bucket Style hats or a Relaxed Cloche. Some hats have wire brims so that you can shape them too.


Donated by: Edie Hats  www.ediehats.com

Value: $1,417


A Diamond That Dazzles!    

As Marilyn would say “ Diamonds are a girls best friend” –This is an exceptional opportunity to become the proud owner of a 0.32ct to 0.33ct Canadian Arctic Ice Diamond, Clarity S12, Colour F. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to have their inner designer create that special piece of jewelery just for themselves or that “very special” person. Perhaps you would rather leave design to the professionals. Jones the Jeweler's sterling reputation includes more than selling jewelry. They are highly respected for their custom-designed jewelry - not only in regards to quality, but also in fulfilling clients' expectations. Established in 1947, Jones the Jeweler has access to Canadian diamonds of the highest quality and cut, including Canadian Polar Bear Diamonds, Hallmark of Quality and Canadian Arctic Ice. Purchasers of Canadian diamonds will receive a certificate of origin. How can you possibly resist?


Donated by: Jones The Jeweler  www.jonesthejeweller.com

Value: $905-$1,000


Every superhero has a beginning...    

Enjoy this autographed Season 5 DVD collection of the Warner Brothers television series Smallville. Smallville tells the tale of a teenage Clark Kent in the days before he was Superman. It is the town where he came from where very strange things started happening with his arrival in a spaceship in the midst of a meteor storm of green rocks. Clark must deal with a variety of individuals given powers by the green rocks, keep his powers a secret, cope with his friendship with a young Lex Luthor, and balance the two girls in his life, Chloe and Lana.


Donated by: Smallville Productions 

Value: Priceless


Fall into Fashion with Stylish Specs!    

A complete eyewear package from Performance Vision - delivering high fashion optometry for the fashion forward. This great package includes a comprehensive eye exam with 50% off prescription eyeglasses AND a gorgeous pair of sunglasses.


Donated by: Performance Vision Optometry 

Value: $450


Skin Deep    

Treat yourself to a spa at home with these fantastic products from Optaderm. This package contains aromatherapy body scrub and shower gel, sumptuous body cream, hand benefits and nail benefits and wrap yourself up in a Frette terry bathrobe.


Donated by: Optaderm  www.optaderm.com

Value: $414


Eye of the Tiger    

A beautifully, framed and matted Detroit Tigers Jersey signed by pitcher Bill Gullikson. A certificate of authenticity will be provided.


Donated by: Anonymous 

Value: $400


The Sound of Music    

You'll be in music heaven with this assortment of CDs, ranging from Paris Hilton to U2 and Rolling Stones to Shakira.


Donated by: HMV  www.hmvonline.com

Value: $400


Chocolates For A Year    

With Purdy’s Chocolates for a Year, you will enjoy a different chocolate surprise delivered to your door every month.


Donated by: Purdy's Chocolate  www.purdys.com

Value: $350


The Beat Goes On    

African Djembe Drum - Traditional hand-crafted African Drum, carved out of one piece of wood. Professionally tuned by Master Drummer Munkie Ncapayi.


Donated by: Drum Cafe - Canada  www.drumcafe.ca

Value: $350


Fashion Eyes    

Catch everyone's eye with this pair of Exclusive Gianfranco Ferre Italian Designer Sunglasses.


Donated by: English Bay Eyecare 

Value: $300


We all Root for ROOTS    

Be at the forefront of Fashion with these highly sought after ROOTS products. Included are a black eather ROOTS Ruc sack, a ROOTS Cooper Pop-Over Hoody Cotton Fleece sweatshirt (L) in Salt & Pepper, and a ROOTS Water Bottle.


Donated by: ROOTS Canada Ltd.  www.roots.com

Value: $300



Flora is an Ashton Drake Gallery doll that was puchased in 1991 through Franklin Mint and tonight is the first time she has been displayed. From the Classic Brides of the Century's elegant collection of porcelain bride dolls, designer Ellen Williams worked with her dressmaker to create a delicate, ivory-coloured gown of hankerchief linen, trimmed with rosepoint lace and embellished with pearl. Flora's gown and acoutrements are true in every detail. She is looking for the perfect home to retire to. A Certificate of Authenticity will be provided.


Donated by: Lyanne Smith 

Value: $250


Experience the Spirit of the Games    

Get into the Eagle Spirit with these 4 golf shirts (2 mens and 2 ladies) with BC 2009 World Police & Fire Games logo.


Donated by: BC 2009 World Police & Fire Games  www.2009wpfg.ca

Value: $225


The Key to Patisserie Heaven    

Imagine unique, hand-crafted chocolates that caress your taste buds like nectar of the gods. And pastries with the lightness of an angel's kiss. Inspired by the finest and most famous Parisian chocolatiers and pâtisseries, Pastry Chef Peter Fong has created Ganache - Vancouver's only pâtisserie that is uncompromisingly dedicated to lavish magnificence. Here's the excuse to experience Ganache yourself.

Restrictions: Expires October 7th, 2007

Donated by: Ganache Patisserie  www.ganacheyaletown.com

Value: $200



What martini would not taste heavenly in these magnificent hand painted martini glasses by Dospichichis!


Donated by: Dospichichis 

Value: $200


Classic Clothing    

ENVE Clothing is located in the heart of Vancouver's Yaletown, the area's oldest and trendiest shopping district. As a direct merchant, ENVE works directly with mills and manufacturers, eliminating the markups of middlemen and passing the savings on to our customers. Their direct merchant method of doing business makes shopping simpler, faster and more convenient.


Donated by: ENVE  www.enveclothing.com

Value: $200


Granville Island Keepsakes    

After an exciting day on Granville Island, it's time to go home and change into your Granville Island T-shirt. Put your feet up and find a recipe for scallops in the 'Chefs in the Market' cookbook. Mark that page with your Hillary Morris bookmark, while you peruse "An Urban Oasis", recounting the history of Granville Island. Later in the evening, when all is quiet you will be able to find that perfect spot for your Frank Townsley print.


Donated by: CMHC (Granville Island)  www.granvilleisland.com

Value: $163


Classic Country    

Universal Recording Artists Five 2 CD packages including "Loretta Lynn" - Gold, "Statler Brothers" - Gold, "The Mavericks" - Gold, "Hank Williams" - The Millennium Collection, "The Righteous Brothers" - Gold


Donated by: Universal Music  www.umusic.com

Value: $150


Retro Rock    

Universal Recording Artists Five 2 CD packages including "'70's Gold" - various artists, "Rush" - Gold, "Joe Cocker" - Gold, "Tears For Fears" - Gold, "Lynyrd Skynard". Gold.


Donated by: Universal Music  www.umusic.com

Value: $150


Arty Jewellery    

This beautiful box mosaic solid sterling cuff bracelet, by Joanna Baxter Design, is accented with mosaic fiber optic glass inlay … modern, sharp, & elegant.


Donated by: Joanna Baxter Design  www.joannabaxterdesign.com

Value: $150


Flowers Enhance Us    

Exotic, unusual and delightful flowers are always an appropriate gift. This $150 gift certificate will enable you to purchase the absolute perfect bouquet for that special person or occasion.

Restrictions: Expires April 30, 2007

Donated by: Flowers Unlimited  www.flowersunlimitedworldwide.com

Value: $150


Freeze Frame    

Point & shoot with this HP Photosmart E327 Digital Camera to get true-to-life photos at 5MP resolution and 4X digital zoom. Snap photos quickly and easily—frame and view on a large, 1.8-inch image display.


Donated by: Kenneth C. Kirkey 

Value: $140


Soul Purpose    

Universal Recording Artists 5 CD package including "Temptations" - Reflections, 2 CD Set "Smokey Robinson & The Miracles" - Gold, "Al Green" - The Millennium Collection, 2 CD Set "Lionel Richie / Commodores" - Gold, 2 CD Set" 70's Soul" - Various artists.


Donated by: Universal Music  www.umusic.com

Value: $130


Man of Iron II    

You'll be the envy of all your friends in this Ironhead stealth Hockey jacket in corral red and made of all weather nylon with breathable lining. Ironhead is easily Vancouver's hottest clothing designer. An embroidered monogram "Ironhead" on the front and nape shows everyone that you have an eye for hip fashion. Size X-Large.


Donated by: Ironhead Inc.  www.ironhead.com

Value: $125


Man of Iron    

You'll be the envy of all your friends in this Ironhead stealth Boxing jacket in corral red and made of all weather nylon with breathable lining. Ironhead is easily Vancouver's hottest clothing designer. An embroidered monogram "Ironhead" on the front and nape shows everyone that you have an eye for hip fashion. Size small.


Donated by: Ironhead Inc.  www.ironhead.com

Value: $125


Silver Stream "where it's always Sterling"    

Turn heads wearing this beautiful sterling silver and amber pendant with chain and matching earrings selected from a complete line of sterling silver jewelry for everyone. Natural gemstones are Silver Stream's speciality. Two kiosk locations at Guildford Town Centre and Coquitlam Centre.


Donated by: Silver Stream Silver Jewelry 

Value: $120


Attraction Admission    

Four admissions for entry to both the Museum of Anthropology and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Restrictions: One Only Vancouver Aquarium admission expires on December 31, 2006

Donated by: D. Roger Millen 

Value: $112


Contemporary Rock    

Universal Recording Artists 5 CD package including "Stonesour" - Come what (ever) May, "Fall Out Boy" - From Under The Cork Tree, "The All American Rejects" - Move Along, "Angels & Airways" - We Don't Need To Whisper, "Godsmack" - Speak.


Donated by: Universal Music  www.umusic.com

Value: $100


New Country    

Universal Recording Artists 5 CD package including "Johnny Reid" - Born To Roll, "Josh Turner" - Your Man, "SheDaisy" - Fortune Teller's Memory, "Toby Keith" - White Trash With Money, "Rascall Flatts" - Me and My Gang.


Donated by: Universal Music  www.umusic.com

Value: $100


Music For Minors    

Universal Recording Artists 5 CD package including "Crazy Frog" - More Crazy Hits, Disney's The Little Mermaid and Friends, " The Cheetah Girls 2", Girl Next - various artists, "Aly & AJ" - Into The Rush.


Donated by: Universal Music  www.umusic.com

Value: $100


Hip Trip    

Universal Recording Artists 5 CD package including "Obie Trice" - The Second Rounds On Me, "Pharrell" - In My Minid, "Ne-Yo", "The Black Eyed Peas" - Monkey Business, 2 Disc "Hip Hop Gold" by various artists.


Donated by: Universal Music  www.umusic.com

Value: $100


Fill 'er Up!    

Everyone needs gas, and for your vehicle too! With today's fuel prices these gift certificates will make it easier to pull in to the pump. Visit the friendly and helpful staff at Burrard Shell at Davie for the utmost in satisfaction.

Restrictions: Expires Sep 30, 2007

Donated by: Burrard Shell 

Value: $90


Ah, tea as it should be!    

Handcrafted by Robert Bush - this teapot is painted in a rich deep blue, creating a restful, peaceful sense of calm. Touches of softer leafy tones of lime reflect a spring-like freshness.


Donated by: Circle Craft  www.circlecraft.net

Value: $85


Crantini Delight    

Hand etched and painted martini glasses designed by Sile Brady. In addition to her hand-painted glasses, Sile also designs her own line of jewellry.


Donated by: Sile Brady, She Mae Moo  sileb@shaw.ca

Value: $80


Old Fashioned Christmas    

Add these Heartwood Creek, richly colourful, handmade, old-fashioned Christmas ornaments to your Holiday Season and rekindle warm thoughts from years ago. They would also make fabulous Christmas gifts, so get a jump on the holiday rush.


Donated by: Lyanne Smith 

Value: $80


Hitting the Right Spot    

Relax those tense muscles with this Magic Wand ll- Rechargeable, vibration massager -cordless, lightweight, and adjustable.


Donated by: Relaxus Products  www.relaxus.com

Value: $80


Welcome To Shopping City    

Now you can shop til you drop, or at least until you fill this black travel bag.


Donated by: Metropolis at Metrotown  www.metropolisatmetrotown.com

Value: $75


Here Comes Santa Claus    

Created by Hartswood Creek artist, Jim Shore, this wonderful carving of Santa and his cat comes to you at a perfect time. With Christmas right around the corner this makes a perfect gift or add it to your "special" Christmas decorations.


Donated by: Lyanne Smith 

Value: $75


Embroidered Eagle    

3 x eagle embroidered sweatshirts


Donated by: City of Burnaby 

Value: $75


At the end of the rainbow.......a teacher!    

Rainbow basket from Cameroon - Beautifully woven by the women in the remote village of Njah-Etu. This large, lidded basket is decorated by colourful stripes of raffa. The sale of these baskets have made it possible for the village to bring a teacher into their community.


Donated by: Ten Thousand Villages  www.tenthousandvillages.com

Value: $65


To Cap it Off    

Want to stand out in the crowd? Dazzle your friends and your baseball competitors with this Swarovski crystal-encrusted baseball cap.


Donated by: Top Drawers Apparel  www.topdrawers.com

Value: $60


Celebrate Style    

Pick up something special with this certificate from Ben Moss, whose commitment to quality is second to none!


Donated by: Ben Moss Jewellers  www.benmoss.com

Value: $50


A Dan-D Delight    

$50 Gift Certificate for Dan-D-Pak Foods.

Restrictions: Expires Dec 31, 2006

Donated by: Sheryl Smith and Nick Apivor 

Value: $50


A COBS Pack    

Three Value Packs from COBS Bread Davie Street, each including your own COBS Envirobag (3 x $2). The Sandwich Pack gives you 3 loaves of bread and 6 rolls (Value $9.95). The Sweet Value Pack & Savoury Value Pack each consist of a larger item (a 'teatime or 'applelicious' or 'sakatoon berry licious' from their sweets; a twisted delight or rodini from their savouries) and 6 smaller items (cinnamon buns, apple scrolls, any croissant, scone etc.). (Value $12.95 each).

Restrictions: Expires Oct 7, 2007

Donated by: COBS Bread Davie Street  www.cobsbread.com

Value: $42


Murder Afoot    

Here is your opportunity to enjoy 4 fabulous books, all signed by the Vancouver author, Susan McNicoll. Jack The Ripper, Ontario Murders, Toronto Murders ( available at Chapters.ca and Amazon.com) and British Columbia Murders ( available in local Chapters and Book/Warehouse) are guaranteed to entertain. All the books are filled with murder and intrigue and set predominately in historical times. Susan prides herself on the accuracy of her research and revealing the human side to the victims - and sometimes even the killers. Susan is currently working on a story of a man who poisoned his wife and the legacy that act left for his child and grandchildren. Her lifelong love of words and history has been the main focus of her writing career, which began with five years as a reporter for the Ottawa Journal in the 1970’s.


Donated by: Susan McNicoll  www.writersunion.ca

Value: $40


For that special keepsake!    

Hand painted and carved wooden jewelry box with turtle carving on top. Made in Indonesia.


Donated by: Garuda Jewellery & Craft  www.beautifulstuff.com

Value: $35


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