1. Wine and cheese pairing for 4 people at Unsworth Vineyards and sample wines from their Cobble Hill Vineyard on Vancouver Island.
Donated by Unsworth Vineyards and Cascadia Nanoose Bay
2. Original framed 8×10 acrylic painting by Kelly Corbett.
Her painting was inspired by the beautiful view off Dolphin Drive in Nanoose Bay.
Donated by Kelly Corbett
3. Fairmont Gift Card for elegant accommodations, fine dining or activities such as golf and skiing at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts as well as products and services at Fairmont Stores and Willow Stream Spas. However you define luxury, Fairmont is sure to deliver a memorable experience.
Donated by Peoples Bank of Canada
4. Exquisite lead crystal vase designed by Erica Lagerbielke for Orrefors. Absolutely perfect for your cut flowers.
Donated by Jan Skollsberg
5. A day aboard the 43′ Blue Heron sailboat. Departing from Schooner Cove Marina, lunch with the Milnes provided as you sail around the offshore islands.
Donated by Anne and Peter Milne
6. Framed and matted Water Colour Painting by local artist Diane Michelin. Featuring an arbutus tree set against the Madrona shoreline. Perfect for your home.
Donated by Diane Michelin
7. $1,000 Quality Foods Gift Card.
Donated by Quality Foods
8. Two tickets to Canucks game with return Helijet flights and Fairmont gift card. Cheer on the Canucks at a Dec 7th hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes and apply a $450 Fairmont Gift Card towards a spectacular meal or overnight stay.
Donated by Helijet International Inc, Parksville Chrysler & Peoples Trust Company
9. Outdoor adventure: Sea to Sky Gondola and River Rafting
Two lucky adventurers will start the day with a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola followed by a Canadian Outback river rafting trip on the Elaho River near Squamish BC. In the evening use your $200 gift certificate for a meal at the Salted Vine Restaurant and stay the night at the Executive Suites in Squamish ($300 plus taxes).
Donated by Sea To Sky Gondola, Canadian Outback Rafting,
Salted Vine Restaurant and Executive Suites Squamish
10. Tigh-Na-Mara package: One night in a Spa Bungalow studio suite and a luxurious one-hour treatment of your choice at the Grotto Spa.
Donated by Tigh-Na-Mara
11. Afternoon Tea at Fairwinds home for eight lucky guests. Your tea will be prepared and served by the Maid (Marion Clarke) and the Butler (Patrick Murray). Come and enjoy an endless selection of teas, a choice of freshly-cut sandwiches, homemade cakes and classic freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam.
Donated by Marion Clarke & Patrick Murray
12. Five nights next summer in a two bedroom property at Sun Peaks. Great golfing, restaurants biking, live music and alpine hiking combine to make this offering irresistible.
Donated by Borje Fredrickson
13. Original framed water colour painting by Jesse Keane Barron featuring Brickyard Bay in Fairwinds. Jesse resided in Coombs and she and her husband Sid Baron shared a studio in Errington for many years before retiring to Victoria.
14. Two night stay at Veranda Beach Resort on Lake Osoyoos.
Escape the island with a two night stay next spring or fall in a two bedroom cottage at Veranda Beach Resort located on Lake Osoyoos in Washington state just 12 km south of Osoyoos. With no end to the activities in the area enjoy golf, biking, fishing, hiking and wine tasting.
Donated by Veranda Beach Resorts
15. 6 lower balcony tickets to the Wonderheads Christmas Carol. Held at the Nanaimo Port Theatre on Dec 23. A feast for the eyes this astonishing production features glowing ghosts, and 10’ puppets. The audience is whisked away with Ebenezer Scrooge on his magical Christmas Eve adventure.
Donated by Brian Moir
16. Three hour private cruise on board the SS Minnow with limo service. On board the original boat from Gillian’s Island TV, this fabulous item includes a limo to pick you up and return you home, gourmet food and wines. Hosted by Ken Schley, Bruce & Sandi Robertson.
Donated by Red Gap Centre
Nanoose Community Services (NCS) is a non-profit organization located in Nanoose Bay. We support individuals and families challenged by poverty, homelessness, food accessibility and other barriers to gain a sense of dignity, belonging and community through food programs and holiday gift giving programs. We also provide subsidies to the local Nanoose Elementary School and alternative schools to assist students with funding for programs such as extracurricular activities, school excursions, and access to technology that would otherwise be unaffordable to them, as well as provide emergency funding for dental and optical care. We meet with clients monthly and provide referrals to partner agencies in the region for additional services.
NCS runs completely by volunteers and operates thanks to the generosity of donors, grants and foundations.