Dinner and Auction

Date Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:   Calgary Golf & Country Club
Address:   Elbow Drive & 50th Avenue SW
Ticket price:   $180 per person; table of 8, $1,300; table of 10, $1,600


6:00 pm Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, music by Spectrum Chamber Ensemble
6:00 pm Silent Auction open
7:15 pm Four-course dinner with wine pairings
  Live Auction with Emcee, Comedian & Auctioneer Danny Hooper
Dress Code Cocktail attire (Club rule, no jeans please)


To whet your appetite, here are a few auction items:

KamalayaA Holistic Retreat in Thailand - Renew yourself with a life enriching, one week stay at the amazing Kamalaya Koh Samui, an amazing wellness sanctuary and holistic spa resort. This unique resort is centered around a monks cave that once served as their place of meditation. Your stay includes transfers from Koh Samui airport, a hillside room, breakfast daily, wellness consultation, body bio-impedance analysis, use of steam cavern, swimming pool, plunge pools and shakti fitness centre, attendance at scheduled fitness activities, (yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong etc) and a welcome drink on arrival. (Meal, other than breakfast, and airfare not included) - www.kamalaya.com

Be Progressive! Love food, wine and fun? Then this package is for you and five friends. A progressive dinner will start at the Yellow Door at Hotel Arts where you will enjoy appetizers and wine. Then to the Chef`s Table at the Kensington Riverside Inn by limo for the main course with wine pairings. End the evening with dessert and after-dinner drinks at the Raw Bar at the Hotel Arts.

Experience Guatemala – Seven days for two. You will be met on your arrival in Guatemala City and transported to Antigua where you will stay for 3 nights in the fabulous 4 Star Camino Real.  During your stay, Elizabeth Bell of Antigua Tours will take you on a walking tour of Antigua which is among the world`s best conserved colonial cities. From its colonial architecture to its beautiful surroundings, strolling through the town on the cobblestone streets, you will experience the splendors of ancient times.  You will also go on a private field trip to visit Open to Grow clients to see first-hand the work we do. Next you will be taken by shuttle to private coffee plantation, where you will spend two nights. Then back to Antigua for a relaxing two-night stay at a brand new B&B before returning to Calgary.  (Meals and airfare not included)

A Private Wine & Food Tasting. Select a theme for your tasting and enjoy a casual, cocktail-style evening for your group of ten. The chefs of the Cookbook Company will prepare a tasting menu of delicious appetizers and a wine expert from Metrovino Fine Wines will pair your wines.

An Evening of Chocolat Making with Papa Chocolat, Master Chocolatier Bernard himself
Treat ten friends to a really sweet evening! This is your chance to host an exclusive party in your home with special guest Papa Chocolat - Master Chocolatier Bernard Callebaut. Bernard continues to use his know-how, mastery for his craft and a touch of magic to create his newest recipes. Watch him create a touch of magic in your very own home!

Auction Donors

A Bear & Bison Canadian Country Inn
Age Management Institute
Al Fraiche Flowers
Alpha Dental Care
Anacafe, Guatemala
Antigua Tours LLC
Jan Arden
Aurum Lodge
Baker Creek Chalets, Lake Louise
The Banff Centre
Melissa Best
Joy Bews
Bling Borrowers
Black Hills Estate Winery
Bow River Troutfitters
BMW Gallery
Brass Monocle
Blake Brown, artist
Karen & Bob Brown
Britannia Wine Merchants
Brulee Patisserie
Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Cactus Club
Calaway Park
Calgary Centre for Health
Camino Real, Antigua
Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
Michael & Paulette Carten
Clay for Kids
Rick Climans, jazz
Colio Estate Wines
Cookbook Company
Crave Cupcakes
Designing on the Edge
Ducky Down
Earl Grey Golf Course
Elk River Guiding Company Ltd., Fernie
Epoch Imports
Samara Felesky-Hunt, nutrition consultant
First Stop Nutrition
Fruition Therapeutics
Georgetown Inn, Canmore
Gios Collections for Men
Stephen Gilmore, chef
Globe Theatre
Going Wild with Brian Keating
Steve Goldsworthy, writer of children's books
Good Medicine Lodge, Whitefish, Montana
Maureen Gorman
Haute Tots
Heartwood Inn &Spa, Drumheller
Heritage Park Historic Village
V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd.
Holly Grill
Hotel Arts
Hotel Camino Real, Antigua, Guatemala
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand
Kensington Health Group
Kensington Wine Market
Kensington Riverside Inn
La Chaumiere
Ladies Who Ski, Maureen Mosteller, coach
Cam Laird, fitness trainer
Latitude 48, Montana
Gail Laws Esthetics
L'Occitane Chinook
Le Germain Hotel
Lexus of Calgary
Living Room
Lollipop Girl Accessories
Dave Malek, bullrider
McGarry's Roadhouse, Whitefish, Montana
Allison McSwiney
Montage Laguna Beach, California
Nomadic Pictures
Dick Oakes, fly-fishing
Beth O'Connor, dog trainer
Omega Spa
Orthopaedic Massage Consultants
Osteria de Medici
Owls Nest Books
Papa Chocolat,
Paper Umbrella Residences, Cabo San Lucas
Howard and Kerry Parsons
Andrew Peller Limited
Phil & Sebastian
Prairie Creek Inn, Rocky Mountain House
Red Bloom Salon
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
RGO Office Products
RnR Wellness
Sara Robertson, dance
Harry Rosen
Rylia Ventures
Hunter & Berkley Scott
Sofitel Hotel, San Francisco Bay
Solara Resort & Spa, Canmore
Sor Juana B&B, Antigua, Guatemala
Spectrum Chamber Ensemble
Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Osoyoos, BC
Stillness Room
Sunterra Market
Tinhorn Creek, Oliver, BC
Trialto Wine Group
Union Bank Inn, Edmonton
Valentine Volvo
Vision 2000
Walls Alive
Walnut Beach Resort, Osoyoos, BC
Whitefish Lake Restaurant, Montana
Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Carmen Wyatt, mindfulness meditation
Yuppy Puppy 2-Go