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Outside Bids Now Open

This much anticipated event is the Chamber’s premiere event of the year, and biggest fundraiser. Once again this year, local businesses have generously donated many fabulous items to auction off. We want to give you the chance to submit bids, even if you are unable to attend.

How Does It Work?

Email your maximum bid to with Subject Line: AUCTION BID. 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. Maximum bids will be accepted for these items until 12 midnight on Thursday, November 2nd.
We are opening the Outside Bids with 5 items, and will add more items throughout the week, stay tuned!

Items Up For Bid:

Gift Basket from StoneHouse Holistics including: Herbalist Formulations, Cough & Cold Tea, Botanical Migraine Serum, Vapo Chest Rub(100% Plant), Peppermint Chill Herb Bar, Traditional Elderberry, Tincture – Wildcrafted, Coconut Milk Bath. Value: $140



Toronto Maple Leafs, Jake Gardiner Autographed Stick with Certificate of Authenticity, MLSE Suggested Starting Bid: $300, Donated by: Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment


‘Stony Lake Daybreak’ Framed Photograph by Peter Lamont, Value: $950 Donated by Gallery on the Lake

Peter Lamont has lived in northern New Mexico for the past seventeen years. Known for its perfect light and extreme topography, the area re-ignited his passion for photography. Returning home to the Kawarthas brought new inspiration, his images capturing life on Stony Lake where he now resides during the summer months. Read more.

Men’s Browning Hunting Suits, (Non-Exchangeable), Twin Layered Parka, can be worn as two different jackets (Size Lrg) & Bib Pants (Size 36/46 with Adjustable Suspenders), ADDVANCED SCENT CONTROL. Wind- Water Resistant, Primaloft 80g insulation Value: $750, Donated by W.C. Cuppy Enterprise


Women’s Browning Hunting Suits, (Non-Exchangeable), Size Medium, 2 Layer Parka, can be worn as two different jackets & Bib Pants with Adjustable Suspenders, ADDVANCED SCENT CONTROL, ADDVANCED SCENT CONTOL. Wind- Water resistant, Primaloft 80g Insulation, Value: $750, Donated By: W.C. Cuppy Enterprise


4×6 Carpet, Sisal with Black Binding, Value: $456, Donated By: Dodge Custom Carpets


4×6 Carpet, wool with Brown Binding, Value: $497, Donated By: Dodge Custom Carpets


Fishing Package with Overnight Stay at Beachwood Resort. Package Includes: Shimano Rod & Reel Combo, G Loomis Hat, Shimano Hat, Bag, T-Shirt, and Hoody, Donated by Shimano, Value $185 AND Overnight Stay at Beachwood Resort for 2, with Fishing Boat, Expires June 29th, 2018, Value $406 – Total Package Value $591




Life Sized (31.5 x 13 in.) Wooden Dog Carving by World Famous Chainsaw Carver, Steve Kenzora, Value $185, Donated by Village Pet Food & Supply


Camp Kawartha Adventure Challenge – Expires May 30, 2018. Value $600

2 1/2 Hour Team Building Session, includes 2 expert staff for up to 25 participants. Only redeemable on Friday or Sunday afternoon booking.

Choose from one of the following: Accessible Climbing Wall, or High Ropes, or Snowshoeing/Cross Country Skiing, or ‘Triple A’ (Archery, Atlatl, Axe Throwing)

Team Building

Shimano Fishing Rod, Crucial Graphite Spinning Rod, Power: Medium Heavy, Speed: Extra Fast, Value: $180


Sir Sam’s Ski Resort – 8 Lift Tickets for 2017/18 Season


Cirque Musica Holiday Presents “Believe”, Two Tickets Floor Seats Row B, Friday, December 15th at 7:30 PM, Visit for description. Donated by Windover Plumbing , Value: $180


Edwin Matthews – Edge of Winter, Artist’s Proof 17/75, 20% off Framing, Donated by The Art Shop , Value: $240

Co-founder of the ‘Buckhorn Fine Art Festival,’ limited editions and decorator prints of Edwin’s work are owned by thousands of people, corporations, and institutions throughout the world. Portrayal of the beauty and contrasts of the Ontario landscape were a favourite subject of Edwin Matthews.

North Ridge Ranch Dog Sledding, Hunstville, Ontario – 2 Adults, 1 Hour Dog Sledding Tour, Value: $250
img_0273 (2)-crop-u43808 Customized Advertising/Marketing Package, Value: $750 – Can be used for Kawartha Chamber editorial series, banner ads, editorial coverage, VIP enews advertising, social media boosting, or a combination of all of the above! PLUS an hour of one-on-one time with kawarthaNOW’s Marketing Maven, Jeannine Taylor. Market Reach & Traffic: 210,000+ unique monthly readers; 25,000+ pages read daily; 35,000+ social media followers; 430,000 residents, cottagers, & visitors within a one-hour drive of Peterborough; Five counties of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Hastings, & Haliburton + GTA reach

Six Month Adult Membership at Trent Athletics Centre, Value $300

State of the art complex includes rock climbing wall, seniors stretch/yoga classes, indoor rowing/paddling tank, aquafit classes, seniors strength classes, 25 metre pool, cardio loft, weight room, group fitness classes, hiking and running trails, free parking, and much more!