Saturday February 29, 2020

The Arts

Cuisine

Here is just a partial list of items that will be part of the silent auction or the live auction at the AALP Dream Auction. The list will be updated weekly, so check back to see what exciting new things are available!


2 Weekend Adult Passes for the Fergus Scottish Festival August 7-9, 2020

Lot #: 10587
Donated by: Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Gamess
Value: $130.00

The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games is an annual three-day event that celebrates local Scottish heritage and features world-renowned talent and entertainment in the beautiful town of Fergus, Ontario. Please join us for our 75th year, as we continue to commemorate our Scottish roots and culture. Whether you’re coming by yourself or with the entire clan there’s something for everyone, Scottish or nae! Celtic Music, crafts for the kids, heavy events championships, bagpipes, drums, tug of war, bands, Highland dancing, storytelling, singing, genealogy and heritage, beer tents, and vendors galore! Enjoy the best of Scotland… without the airfare.


Theatre & Dinner Package: Blyth Festival & Cowbell Brewing

Lot #: 10588
Donated by: McKinley Hatchery Limited
Value: $188.00

Theatre & Dinner Package - enjoy a night out in Blyth! Package includes a $100 gift card to Cowbell Brewing Co. and 2 adult tickets to the Blyth Festival Theatre. Tickets can be redeemed for best available seating for any 2020 Blyth Festival production. Excludes special events.


A Night at the Norgan

Lot #: 10725
Donated by: The Norgan Theatre
Value: $25.00

2 Adult Passes
1 Concession Vourcher
(2 large drink, 1 large popcorn, 2 chocolate bars or candy items
A great night out in one of the the few municipally owned movie theatres in Ontario. The reopening and refurbishment of this theatre was a lovingly done by volunteers and a supportive municipality. A jewel of a theatre in the heart of rural Ontario. Welcome to The Norgan!


Framed Panoramic Agricultural Photo by Blair Smith

Lot #: 10727
Donated by: Erica Murray & Blair Smirh
Value: $60.00

White Bean field under a beautiful sky


Custom created Halloween costume for Halloween 2020

Lot #: 10734
Donated by: Suzanne Trivers
Value: $250.00

As a long time 4-H member with a lot of sewing under my belt, I am offering an opportunity for you to have a custom created costume sewn for your use in Halloween 2020 and beyond.


Movie Basket

Lot #: 10736
Donated by: Skylight Productions
Value: $120.00

Movie basket with $50 in cineplex gift cards and $50 in Ultimate dining cards, popcorn, treats


Water Buffalo Skull

Lot #: 10747
Donated by: Majestic Water Buffalo
Value: priceless

Prepared by a taxidermist and ready to be hung on your wall. This is the skull of a male water buffalo about 18 months of age.


Gift Certificate for Two Tickets to a performance in the 2020/2021 Season

Lot #: 10806
Donated by: Theatre Passe Muraille
Value: $80.00


TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays.

-Tickets subject to availability
-Tickets not valid for Opening Night performances
- Please contact the Box Office to find out information on
eligible performances.
-Tickets must be booked at least 24 hours in advance by
calling 416-504-7529 or e-mailing info@passemuraille.on.ca
-This voucher must be presented at the Box Office in order to
pick up your tickets


Gift Certificate for Two Tickets to 2020 summer season July/August

Lot #: 10835
Donated by: 4th Line Theatre
Value: $80.00

Idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian, each year the 4th Line Theatre Company presents Canadian plays – written by and about Canadians; small town stories or broad national sagas that touch a nerve in all of us.
4th Line Theatre’s mandate is to preserve and promote our Canadian cultural heritage through the development and presentation of regionally-based, environmentally-staged historical dramas.
For 28 seasons 4th Line Theatre has been bringing history to life on the barnyard stages of a rustic 5th generation farm in Millbrook Ontario, between Peterborough and Port Hope. Founded in 1992 by Creative Director Robert Winslow, this outdoor theatre company is committed to preserving our Canadian cultural heritage through the development and presentation of environmentally-staged historical drama. 4th Line has developed and presented 37 original plays based on regional history and culture.

​This magical theatre presents unforgettable outdoor, epic theatrical experiences. Thousands of visitors, young and old alike fall in love with our farm experience complete with picnics, birdsong and sunsets in the country. Create a truly unique experience with a picnic lunch, a performance and an overnight stay at a local country inn or bed and breakfast, for yourself or as a gift.



4th Line Theatre is a not-for-profit, cultural, charitable organization that heavily relies on monetary donations, ticket sales, government funding, advertising and sponsorship support to ensure our success year after year.
https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/2019-season-announcement


One-Hour Private Tarot Card Reading from a Psychotherapist

Lot #: 10849
Donated by: Cynthia Nolan
Value: $125.00

This is a one-hour private tarot card reading from an experienced psychotherapist who has also been reading tarot for over 30 years. The Tarot is a physical illustration of messages that our own consciousness can give us. The messages always offer guidance and insight but cannot "tell your fortune". Nonetheless, a reading will leave you with useable information and increased understanding. Readings can be done in person, over audio Skype/FaceTime or simply sent as a request by email with the reading results returned to you by email.


Two Tickets to the 2020/21 Season plus a backstage tour with Renowned Artistic Director Eric Coates

Lot #: 10860
Donated by: Great Canadian Theatre Company
Value: $108.00

Two Tickets to the Great Canadian Theatre Company plus the opportunity for a private theatre tour with Eric Coates a nationally respected Artistic Director (subject to scheduling).

Great Canadian Theatre Company Mandate

"To foster, produce and promote excellent theatre that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world."

You don’t have to ask us what we do; it’s in our name: Great Canadian Theatre Company.
‘Nuff said.
Okay, there’s a lot more to be said.

GCTC is Ottawa’s largest professional, independent theatre. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Eric Coates and Managing Director Hugh Neilson, GCTC offers a wide range of artistic programming: 6 mainstage plays every year; a variety of theatre-for-young-audiences; artist workshops; and even the occasional pop-up restaurant with nationally renowned chefs.

After spending the 80’s and 90’s operating out of a renovated truck garage on Gladstone Avenue, GCTC moved to the lovely, trendy, and super-hipster Wellington West neighbourhood of Ottawa. Surrounded by coffee shops, art galleries, and artisanal doughnut-makers, GCTC now calls the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre its home. The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, which includes a 262-seat mainstage theatre, a flexible black box studio theatre, and two spacious lobbies, has allowed GCTC to expand its activities and become a hub for community-based and artistic activities.


A night out: Theatre and Dinner

Lot #: 10895
Donated by: Tim & Stacy Williams and John & Cathy Young
Value: $150.00

Two tickets to see a play called 'Wingfield Lost and Found' at Petrolia Victorian Playhouse on October 10. Along with a $50 gift certificate to have dinner at Crabby Joe’s, just around the corner from the Playhouse


Night out in Stratford

Lot #: 10920
Donated by: Orr Insurance & Investment & KeyStone Alley
Value: $290.00

Enjoy a night out at the theatre with Two tickets to be chosen from a selection of plays and dates from the 2020 season (B zone seating) as well as a $50.00 Gift Certificate at Keystone Alley. Chef-owned eatery with cafe fare at lunch & Canadian Cuisine at dinner, plus local beers and wines.
Located in Beautiful downtown Stratford.


Night out in Stratford 2

Lot #: 10927
Donated by: RBC & L.H. Gray & Son Ltd.
Value: $300.00

Enjoy a night out at Chicago at the Stratford Festival. "Enjoy two tickets to the performance of Chicago during the 2020 Festival Season courtesy of RBC (date subject to availability).
SIN, DANCE AND ALL THAT JAZZ
Aspiring chorus girl Roxie Hart and vaudeville star Velma Kelly, two murderesses as sexy as they are cynical, compete for the skills of shady lawyer Billy Flynn and the media celebrity he has promised them both. With its killer score and knock-em-dead dance numbers, this deliciously lurid tale of murder, greed, adultery & and all that jazz “ packs some serious heat."
Along with a $100 Ultimate Dining Gift Card Redeemable at Kelsey's, Milestones, Fionn MacCool's, East Side Mario's, Casey's, Montana's, Swiss Chalet, BierMarkt, Harvey's, New York Fries, and more!


Peter Etril Snyder sketches

Lot #: 10941
Donated by: Mary Simpson and Ross Snider
Value: $200.00

7 ¼” high x 10 ½” wide
Acclaimed artist Peter Etril Snyder captures the history of Ontario in his drawings. This Mennonite-reared, Waterloo-born artist has exhibited his style through original paintings, murals, limited edition reproductions, collector plates, books and posters. Snyder is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame, and the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.


Two Passes to the Hillside Festival Guelph 2020

Lot #: 10969
Donated by: Hillside Festival
Value: $318.00

At the height of summer, the Hillside Festival brings innovative music, Indigenous drumming, children's entertainment, environmental learning, and glorious food to thousands of people. Experience it for yourself next summer! Rain or shine. July 24 to July 26, 2020.

Children 12 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.

Guelph Lake Conservation Area

7743 Conservation Rd

Guelph, ON N1H 6J1


Tom Thomson replica print "Northern River" from the "Images of Canada" Collection

Lot #: LIVE 10787
Donated by: SeCan
Value: $400.00

Northern River is a 1914 - 1915 oil painting by Canadian painter Tom Thomson. The work was inspired by a sketch completed over the same winter, possibly in Algonquin Park. This printed replica is inspired by the original work from the "Images of Canada' Collection.






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