Thank you to all of you who have made donations to our 2021 Silent Auction and also to those of you who will be bidding on the donations. It is with your kind support that we are able to move forward as a community through these challenging times.

For all of those wanting to make a bid on an item or service you can send your bid to Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or call 403-807-7677. To keep you abreast of the status of your bid, the winning bid for each item will be posted on the website weekly.

The Silent Auction bidding will close on March 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm at which time an e-mail will be sent to the successful recipients. Instructions as to how to proceed with your payment will be given at that time.

To see a complete list of bids and bidders click here

Services

Gourmet Italian Dinner – La Dolce Vita via Zoom

Date:

Saturday April 24th, 2021, 7pm

Description:

Come join Jane and Kevin on Zoom for a gourmet Italian 4 course dinner, accompanied by Italian wines. Menus as follows: (note-can be made gluten free and can provide vegetarian option also).

  • Antipasto on crostini with Prosecco
  • Proscuitto, orange and mozzarella with mixed foods salad
  • Stracotto di Manzo (slow cooked beef in wine) with mushroom risotto, with Italian red wine
  • Chocolate Hazelnut torta

Number of Guests:

10 guests maximum plus Jane and Kevin

Minimum bid per person:

$50

Host’s name:

Jane Ebbern

Notes:

Pick up dinners April 24 between 5 and 6:30 at Jane’s home in Kensington

Note: Top 10 bids will be accepted

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Celebration of Southern France via Zoom

Date:

Saturday March 20th, 2021 at 7pm

Description:

Four course dinner featuring cassoulet, a rich slow cooked casserole containing sausage, duck and lentils. The meal will be paired with French wines. .

  • Charcuterie and cruidite platter
  • Cassoulet with crusty bread
  • Salad a l’orange
  • Tarte au Citron
  • Coffee/tea

Gluten and dairy free and vegetarian options can be arranged as needed.

Number of Guests:

10 guests maximum plus Jane and Kevin

Minimum bid per person:

$45

Host’s name:

Jane Ebbern

Notes:

Pick up dinner March 20 between 5 and 6:30 at Jane’s home in Kensington

Note: top 10 bids will be accepted

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Indian Supper

Date:

September 11

Description:

Appetizers

  • Spicy Cucumber Wedges
  • Pompadums

Main Course

  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Lake Palace Hotel Aubergine cooked in a pickling style
  • Potatoes with sesame and mustard seeds
  • Green Beans
  • Rice

Dessert

  • Mango Pudding

Number of Guests:

6

Minimum bid per person:

$45

Host’s name:

Lillias

Notes:

Dinner will be held at the host’s home.

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Birding walking tour

Date:

May or June 2021

Description:

Number of Guests:

3

Minimum bid per person:

$20 per single, $40 per couple

Host’s name:

Jim Washbrook

Notes:

Lunch will be provided

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Hike to see Larches

Date:

September or October

Description:

For those who would like to see the beautiful colours of the larches in the mountains, without braving the crowds at Moraine Lake. We will choose another less-well known hike, some mutually-convenient day at the end of September-early October when the colours are at their best. Last year we did Taylor Lake, between Banff and Lake Louise, and had a perfect day on October 3. Includes a picnic lunch.

Number of Guests:

3 including transportation, excluding hosts , 3 excluding transportation

Minimum bid per person:

$50 including transportation, $30 excluding transportation

Host’s name:

Leslie Buckle

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Word, excel or zoom consulting

Date:

To be Determined

Description:

Number of Guests:

2

Minimum bid per person:

$60 for a two hour consult

Host’s name:

John Michell

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Build it yourself scone and tea party

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Build it yourself scone and tea party. All ingredients and instructions to make scones for four and fixings for your tea pot.

Number of Guests:

5

Minimum bid per person:

$20

Host’s name:

Sebrina Del Ben

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Homemade Gourmet Soup

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Four servings of minestrone, crème soup, or corn chowder. Vegetarian is also an option.

Number of Guests:

1

Minimum bid per person:

$30

Host’s name:

Pierrette Lavallee-Hoch

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Skinny Cocktail at Home

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Includes Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, 3 bottles of low sugar flavoured syrup (hibiscus passion fruit, lemon elderflower, dragon fruit acai), 4 cocktail glasses, blood orange ginger infused ice cube kit and Mojito R-Evolution Kit (contains mojito bubbles, cloud of sugar and suspended mint caviar). Retail Value $85

Number of Guests:

1

Minimum bid per person:

35

Host’s name:

Marsha Haug

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Wooden Together sign

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Wooden sign designed to be hung on a garage or fence

Number of Guests:

1

Minimum bid per person:

$25

Host’s name:

Patrick Sweet

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Wooden Namaste sign

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Wooden sign designed to be hung on a garage or fence

Number of Guests:

1

Minimum bid per person:

$25

Host’s name:

Patrick Sweet

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Knitted scarf

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Number of Guests:

1

Minimum bid per person:

$45

Host’s name:

Marcia Epstein

Notes:

This is what it looks like.

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Jewelery

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Number of Guests:

1 or 2

Minimum bid per person:

$35 for the pendent $20 for the earrings.

Host’s name:

Marcia Epstein

Notes:

This is what it looks like.

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Delicious lasagna

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Large 9 x 13 or small 9 x 9

Number of Guests:

4

Minimum bid per person:

$25 for the 9 x 13 and $20 for the 9 x 9

Host’s name:

Liz Blackstock

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Apple pies

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Fresh apples

Number of Guests:

3

Minimum bid per person:

$15 each

Host’s name:

Liz Blackstock

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Delicious brownies

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Rich and chocolaty – a hit wherever they’re served. Available regular or gluten-free.

Number of Guests:

4 orders

Minimum bid per order:

$15

Host’s name:

Kenzie Love

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Outdoor equipment repair and / or item production.

Date:

To be completed by 31 December 2021 at the latest

Description:

Do you have a favourite piece of outdoor gear requiring some love and attention?
Project(s) is(are) highly negotiable. Tasks could be multiple or an individual project. Could involve but not limited to:

  • Pack modifications and repairs including leather reinforcements
  • Custom stuff bag(s) production – squared bottoms, drawstring closures
  • Zipper pull repair but NOT entire zipper replacement
  • Sleeping bag loft bag production
  • Anything requiring placement of up to 6 (rolled rim) grommets, 3 sizes available
  • Velcro, snap, plastic buckle, nylon webbing refurbishment / replacement
  • Can supply ordering source for outdoor fabrics if required – ripstop or coated nylon Sunbrella UV resistant cloth
  • Backpacking nylon tent repairs or modifications
  • Tarp repairs

Number of Guests:

2

Minimum bid per person:

Starting bid price of $60 representing approximately 3 hrs. of labour. Materials and supplies possibly extra depending on the scope of the task.

Host’s name:

Jeff Gruttz

Notes:

Preference – complete agreed project(s) by early June 2021.

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Book Selling Consult

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Covid is here and people are buying books like never before since the internet was invented! I am not an official appraiser, but I have done the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and I do sell used books on-line. There really are quite a lot of nice, ordinary books out there that are not hundreds of years old and can be sold for $25, $50 or more. If you have some that you have been meaning to do something with, I will estimate the value of a box full (either dropped off or via photos and email).

Number of Guests:

12

Minimum bid per person:

$30

Host’s name:

Penny Clipperton

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Books

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Canadiana books

Number of Guests:

Minimum bid per person:

$8

Host’s name:

Penny

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Books

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Canadiana books

Number of Guests:

Minimum bid per person:

$8

Host’s name:

Penny

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Books

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Canadiana books

Number of Guests:

Minimum bid per person:

$8

Host’s name:

Penny

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Arthur Court Regency Modern Lucite and Cast Alumimnum Turtle Magazine Rack.

Date:

To be determined

Description:

29 x 28 x 48 cm

Number of Guests:

1

Minimum bid per person:

$45

Host’s name:

Penny

Notes:

Circa 1969


To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

French Cuisine at Wickenden Hall

Date:

September 25, 2021

Description:

French cuisine with vegetarian option

Number of Guests:

8

Minimum bid per person:

$50

Host’s name:

Liz Blackstock, Linda Brown & Martha Toy

Notes:

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Music Items

“The Spirit Sings” music-themed service

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Choose the singer-songwriter, composer, or performing artist for the subject of a Sunday-morning service about the life and music of that person! Music Director Jane Perry will coordinate the service with the parish minister, and consult with you on the development of that special Sunday morning presentation.

Number of Guests:

1

Minimum bid per person:

$50

Host’s name:

Jane Perry

Notes:

Dollar value: priceless!

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Two tickets to Cabaret 2021 Online!

Date:

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Description:

Bid on a pair of tickets to Cabaret 2021 Online, a 60-minute concert video whose “concert night” will be Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm to an audience of virtual ticket holders! The show’s theme this year is “Homemode Music: Country, Folk, Roots, and Blues”. Offered by Music Director Jane Perry and the CU Music Programme.

Number of Guests:

1 (a single pair of tickets)

Minimum bid per person:

$25

Host’s name:

Jane Perry

Notes:

a maximum of $60 for two tickets on our new sliding scale

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Choose a choral anthem for UUphonia or Chor Vida to sing!

Date:

To be determined

Description:

Is there a particular song or choral repertoire selection you’d love to hear one of our church choirs sing? Here’s your chance to hear it! Choose a choral piece and choose the choir, in consultation with Music Director Jane Perry. Once the pandemic is over and the choir can rehearse in person again, we’ll perform it at a Sunday service!

Number of Iterations:

1

Minimum bid per person:

$25

Host’s name:

Jane Perry

Notes:

Dollar value: priceless!

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677

Cello Concert

Date:

Can be held during the summer or fall of 2021.

Description:

Tom will perform 2 concerts with each winning recipient bringing as many quests to the concert as they choose to bring.

Number of Guests:

2

Minimum bid per person:

$250

Host’s name:

Tom Mirhady

Notes:

Can be held on-line or in person, indoors or out as circumstances permit.

To bid:

Please e-mail or phone Liz Blackstock at eliza77@telus.net or 403-807-7677