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Gala Silent Auction Prizes

Our Silent Auction donors have been amazing! We have 16 items available for bid with a wide range of prices and experiences; you're sure to find at least one that's perfect for you. To whet your appetite below are 5 of the larger prizes. There is no need to bring cash or a credit card to the Gala. Payment for winning bids can be made the next day.

Item 1
Step Into History! Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Do you love the history and nature of Ministers Island? Well, ready yourself for the adventure of a lifetime.

A 4-night stay for two guests in a standard room at the luxury Explora Lodge located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. The flight to Cusco Peru is your responsibility. After that virtually everything is included: transport to/from the airport, all meals, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and most exciting, unlimited guided tours from a choice of more than 40 adventures by bicycle, tour bus, and hiking to the mountains, ancient villages, and the World Historic Site Machu Picchu. Voucher is good to December 2024. Best travel times in Peru: March to September.

Value Of This Experience: $8,200. Minimum Bid: $4,000

Item 2
The Ultimate Dinner Party! Dinner For 10 At The Historic Pansy Patch

Group dinners at Pansy Patch are legendary. Ever wonder how to get an invite? Well, this is your chance.

You and 9 very lucky friends and family will join hosts and Pansy Patch owners Andrew Faas and Lee Wells for an evening of elegance and extravagance that you will long remember. Hors d’oeuvres, a 4-course dinner featuring local ingredients, and wine pairings throughout. Don’t keep wondering what a Pansy Patch dinner experience is all about. Bid winner: contact Lee Wells no later than April 2024 to agree a date.

Value Of This Experience: PricelessMinimum Bid: $2,000

Item 3
A Week At A Brand New Waterfront Log Cabin On Chamcook Lake

Expecting Family Visitors with Kids Next Summer? Here's Their Perfect Getaway!

Let them have a week on the water at nearby Lake Chamcook in a cabin with all the amenities. This cabin has ample room for a family of five including a full kitchen, full bathroom, and large front porch. Endless fun swimming, hiking, kyaking, and relaxing on the waterfront deck. The bid winner can choose 7 days in 2024 during June or September or 5 days in 2024 during July or August.  

Value Of This Experience: $3,500Minimum Bid: $800.

Item 4
The Ultimate Fundy Bay Experience!

Private 2 Hour Cruise For 12 People Around The Fundy Isles & St Croix River.

Here is an experience that you and 11 of your favourite family and friends will treasure. The boat is all yours. Go where you choose while your seasoned captain explains the wonders of the Bay with its diverse bird and marine wildlife, spectacular views, and incredible history.

Value Of This Experience: $1,500Minimum Bid: $750.

Item 5
An Original Island Painting By Kelly Sefton
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Created Exclusively For The Van Horne Gala: "Bathhouse in Watercolour".

Local artist Kelly Sefton's creative gifts shine in this landscape of the Bathhouse on Ministers Island in winter. More than 100 hours under the artist's loving hand have resulted in a framed 22" x 30'' masterpiece highlighted in metallic watercolours. Imagine this beautiful work in your home with the sun sparkling off of the snow, ice and sky. This is a painting that will, year after year, take your breath away.

Value Of This Experience: Priceless.

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