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Auction Items for our 19th Annual Awards of Excellence & Social Gala

OUTSIDEBIDSWe’re opening up outside bidding for some of our silent & live auction items!

If you would like to submit a bid for one of these items or packages, please email with your maximum bid, and include “Auction Bid” in the subject line. Please include a name and phone number. A proxy bidder will be assigned to bid on your behalf in increments no higher than your maximum bid.

Outside bidding closes at 4pm on Thursday, November 8th.


Canoe Table

Canoe.Donated by Craftworks at the Barn, value: $950

L 52.5 inches, W 16 inches, H 31 inches

2 Tickets to Come From Away: A New Musical on Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 8pm the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto – Section Dress Circle, Row K, Seats 32-33 (Stair Access Only).


Donated by Kim Letto, Sales Representative, Century 21 United, value: $157.50

Group Axe Throwing Party for 6-10 People


Donated by Peterborough Axe Club, value: $300


One Week Rental of a Roto Spa Hot Tub. Includes Delivery & Pick Up Within 50km. Contact for Arrangements before January 31, 2019.


Donated by Roto Spa, value: $450


4 Lift Tickets and Rental for the 2018/19 Ski Season


Donated by Sir Sam’s Ski Resort, value: $370

Two Night Getaway for Two People in a Main Lodge Room. Includes a Fire Place & Private Balcony. Expires in June 15, 2019. Some Restrictions & Black Out Dates May Apply.


Donated by Westwind Inn on the Lake, value: $400

Weekend Away in the Lakeside Loft at Woodview on the Lake. Valid between January and April 2019.

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Donated by Woodview on the Lake, value: $500

1 Day Ticket for Two People for the 2019 Havelock Jamboree (August 15-18, 2019). May be Used for Either Friday, August 16 or Saturday, August 17 Only. Day Parking is Free.


Donated by Havelock Country Jamboree, value: $260

One Night Luxurious Couples Escape at Burleigh Falls Inn. Includes 1 Night Accommodation in a 3rd Floor Suite with a Couples Jacuzzi & Fireplace, Piccolo of Sparking Wine, 1 Breakfast for Two & 1 Dinner for Two (Max Value $75). Valid From November 17th To May 1st, 2019. Blackout Dates: Nov 30-Dec 2, Dec 22-Jan 2, Jan 11-13, Jan 19, Feb 14, Family Day Weekend & Easter Weekend

Burleigh Falls Inn

Donated by Burleigh Falls Inn, value: $380

Weekend Getaway – 3 Bedroom Lakeside Condo for up to 6 people. Valid March, April & May 2019.


Donated by Beachwood Resort, value: $950

Wool Area Rug with Wide Fabric Border 


Donated by Dodge Custom Carpets, value: $445.25

5 feet x 3 feet

Seagrass Sisal Runner with Wide Cotton Binding 


Donated by Dodge Custom Carpets, value: $457.75

2 1/4 feet x 8 feet

Six Month Family Membership – Must Be Activated by March 31, 2019


Donated by Trent Athletics Centre, value: $573.30

2 ½ Hour Team Building Session at Camp Kawartha. Includes 2 Expert Staff for up to 25 Participants for 1 of the Following Activities: Team-Building Games, Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing, “Triple A” Archery, Atlatl, Axe Throwing, Accessible Climbing Wall or High Ropes (Dependent Upon Availability Of Certified Staff). May Only Be Redeemed on a Friday Afternoon. Expires May 31, 2019.

Team Building

Donated by Camp Kawartha, value: $600


Ladies’ Staycation


Relax, unwind and enjoy a staycation in the Kawarthas with 3 of your friends. Begin your outing with manicures & pedicures at Salon Sorella & Day Spa. Limo transportation, provided by Salon Sorella & Day Spa, will take you to Kawartha Country Wines, where you will enjoy a tour & tasting. Then, pick your favourite wine & you can each take home a bottle, compliments of Kawartha Country Wines. Enjoy dinner at Cassis Bistro with a $100 gift certificate towards your meal. Finish the evening with a stay at the Village Inn.

The package includes:

  • Manicures & Pedicures for four at Salon Sorella & Day Spa.
  • $100 Gift Certificate for Cassis Bistro.
  • One night stay at the Village Inn.
  • Kawartha Winery Tour & Tasting at Kawartha Country Wines.
  • Limo transportation provided by Salon Sorella & Day Spa.

Thank you to our donors Salon SorellaKawartha Country Wines, the Village Inn and Cassis Bistro.

Chocolate Lovers’ Dream


If you love all things chocolate, you won’t want to miss out on our Chocolate Lovers Package for two!

The package includes:

  • Two tickets to Charlie & the Chocolate Factory at Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto on Saturday, Jan 5th at 1:30pm donated by Windover Plumbing Inc.
  • Chocolate making for two at The Chocolate Rabbit.
  • A chocolate Mad Hatter Top Hat donated by The Chocolate Rabbit.

Thank you to our donors Windover Plumbing and The Chocolate Rabbit.

Effortless Entertaining with an Executive Chef


Enjoy a dinner party for four in your home. Swanky Events will prepare a delicious dinner for 4 in your home with an executive chef. They will do it all – from cooking to clean up, even providing the wine! Sit back & relax with your guests. While the meal is being prepared, work up an appetite with a game of SushiGO! provided by Sweet Competition (Additional guests can be added for a fee).

The package includes:

  • Swanky Events will come to your home to prepare, serve and clean up a dinner party for four (includes everything, even the wine!).
  • Sushi-Go Game donated by Sweet Competition.

Thank you to our donors Swanky Events and Sweet Competition

Lace Up Your Skates


Enjoy an exclusive outdoor skate on Lakefield College School’s Bob Armstrong Shinny Rink. Bring your friends for a game of pick up hockey; enjoy a leisurely family skate; or, plan a holiday party with your staff/ This 1.5 hour session is valid from December 2018 – March 2019. Finish your skate off with three large pizzas provided by Pizza Hut in Lakefield.

The package includes:

  • An ice rink rental at Lakefield College School;, and
  • A pizza package by Pizza Hut.

Thank you to our donors Lakefield College School and Pizza Hut.

4000 Cuddles


Curl up with the 4000th Cuddles for Cancer blanket & enjoy cozy cuddles for years to come! This blanket is sure to warm your heart. Cuddles for Cancer was created 6 years ago. Since then, blankets have been sent to over 25 countries across the globe. Half of the proceeds will be donated back to Cuddles for Cancer to support the creation of Cuddles blankets for those in need.

Thank you to our donor Cuddles for Cancer.