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Women of Distinction Awards – Live Auction Sneak Peek

Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honour individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.

This year's 34th annual Women of Distinction Awards takes place on Monday, May 29th at the Vancouver Convention Centre - West. The event is officially at capacity and tickets are sold out.

Here's a sneak peek at the fabulous silent auction and live auction items up for bid.

Silent Auction Highlights:

  • An exhilarating driving experience in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
  • A private, catered dinner for 8 in the Bill Reid Gallery
  • A stunning 14-karat white-gold, blue-topaz ring set from Jim Turner’s Fine Gems
  • Two nights in a luxurious two-bedroom lakeview suite at Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos
  • A Whitecaps suite package for 16 people for their game against the Houston Dynamo on August 19th, including a special visit by Club Ambassador Carl Valentine
  • Mentorship lunches with some of Vancouver’s top female executives including Evaleen Jaager Roy, Barbara Meens-Thistle, Emily Munro-Russel, Judy Rogers and YWCA CEO Janet Austin

For the third year in a row, we will be presenting an exclusive live auction hosted by Vancouver's Man About Town and regular contributor to the CBC, The Province and Vancouver Courier newspapers, Fred Lee

The Total Vancouver Experience - $7,500

The ultimate staycation – enjoy the best that our beautiful city has to offer in this local experience for four. Start your day off with brunch at the charming Dock Lunch then head over to Grimson & Sons, Vancouver’s oldest family-owned jeweller, for a private jewelry-making workshop. Local fashion blogger and influencer, Alicia Fashionista, will guide you through an afternoon of shopping fun at John Fluevog Shoes, Mavi Jeans Canada and Mine & Yours. End your evening with dinner at Gotham Steakhouse and a night’s stay at The Westin Bayshore. Your package includes a private chauffeur service courtesy of 5 Diamond Enterprises, a gift basket of treats from The Lazy Gourmet, champagne and massages!

Top Chef Dining Experience and Luxe Retreat Experience - PRICELESS

Enjoy an exclusive five-course food and wine pairing experience created by Joseph Richard Group's Matthew Stowe (Top Chef Canada winner) and David Jorge (MasterChef Canada winner). This private dining experience for 10 will be hosted in the comfort of your own home with a special appearance – and perhaps even a short cooking demo – from Chef Stowe! This package includes 12 bottles of BC’s best, courtesy of Perseus Winery. Relax and recover from your hosting duties with a 2-night Health and Wellness retreat package for two at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon. 

Backstage Coldplay Experience and Penthouse Stay at The Loden - PRICELESS

Get the VIP experience with four premium seats to Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams at BC Place on September 29, 2017. This priceless package from Live Nation includes an exclusive pre-show backstage tour not available to the public and official tour merchandise! Your night out includes private chauffeur service courtesy of 5 Diamond Enterprises and dinner for four at award-winning CinCin Ristorante. End your evening like a rockstar with a night’s stay for four at The Loden Hotel's impeccably chic Halo Penthouse suite


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