Auction Donor Thank You

Thank you to our 2023 auction item donors for helping to make our event such a huge success!

 

Below is a sampling of the auction items that were available to attendees at the 11th annual Sage Soirée on November 2nd, 2023. This site was created for display purposes only.

Activities

The Bearded Golfer

18 holes for two at Elbow Springs Golf Club – a semi-private golf club mere minutes west of Calgary.

Need to tidy up before your game? The Kent of Inglewood has donated a Hoxton Shave Co. Shave kit to help you out.

Donated by:
Elbow Springs Golf Club
The Kent of Inglewood

Unhaltered Hope

An Equine Assisted Learning Session for 4 people on a Sunday or Monday in 2024 at Reverence Stables, Calgary.

Donated by:
Unhaltered Hope

Dinner & a Show

Two (2) tickets to Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower at Theatre Calgary running Jan 23 – Feb 11, 2024.

$150 gift card to NOtaBLE Restaurant.

Donated by:
Theatre Calgary
NOtaBLE Restaurant

Dinner & the Philharmonic

Two (2) tickets to the Calgary Philharmonic Montgomery and Mesa performance and $200 to the Concorde Group Restaurant.

Donated by:
The Calgary Philharmonic
Rhodelle Ireland

For Your Flames Fan

Two (2) tickets in the Platinum Club at the Scotiabank Saddledome to see the Calgary Flames take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, December 16, 2023. This ticket includes a full buffet dinner and signed Flames Merchandise.

Donated by:
The Calgary Flames Alumni Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation

Cut Like a Chef

Henckles knife block and cutting class for six (6) at Knifeware.

Donated by:
Trail Applicances
Knifeware

Italian Feast 

A Centini dining experience – details to come

Donated by:
Centini Restaurant

Pickle & Pints

A Pickleball package & tasting tour for four (4) at Two Rivers Distillery.

Donated by:
Pickleball Connect
Two Rivers Distillery

Who’s Ready to Grandstand?

Two (2) tickets to the 2024 Calgary Stampede Evening Show. Enjoy the excitement of chuckwagon races followed by the Bell Grandstand Show filled with elaborate song and dance numbers, acrobatics and a spectacular fireworks finale!

Also included: a commemorative photo of the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede!

Donated by:
The Calgary Stampede
Anonymous

Family Fun and Holiday Shopping

Stunt Scooter

START SCOOTERING LIKE A PRO! This is the best freestyle pro-entry-level scooter designed by Vokul with stable performance for beginning scooter riders 7-14 years old with little or no scooter experience to learn basic tricks and flips.

Donated by:
Anonymous Donor

Spark, Dinosaurs, and Beer Oh’My

$100 in gift cards to Canadian Brewhouse, four (4) admission passes to Telus Spark Science Centre, and a one-day admission pass to the Royal Tyrell Museum for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Donated by:
Canadian Brewhouse
Telus Spark
The Royal Tyrell Museum

 

For Your Little Thrill Seekers

Mario Kart Hot Wheels set and four (4) day passes to Calaway Park.

Donated by:
Calaway Park
Anonymous Donor

Something for Everyone

Four (4) tickets to Butterfield Acres, $20 to Higher Ground Cafe, an American Girl Doll, and a Paw Patrol Tent and Tunnel set.

Donated by:
Butterfield Acres
Higher Ground
Anonymous Donor

A Spruce Meadows Christmas

Four (4) tickets to the Spruce Meadows Christmas Market, $150 in Spruce Meadows gift cards, a gift package of winter items, and $25 to spend at The Keg.

Donated by:
Spruce Meadows and The Keg

A Present for Your Pooch

A collection of goodies for your dog donated by Pet Valu and $100 to Co-op.

Donated by:
Pet Valu (Crowchild location)
Alan Facey

An Offering for Your Cat

A collection of goodies for your cat donated by Pet Valu and $100 to Co-op.

Donated by:
Pet Valu (Crowchild location)
Alan Facey

Make Your Own Pizza

Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Processor, a pizza stone set, and $150 to Co-op for your pizza supplies.

Donated by
Trail Appliances
Alan Facey

Get-A-Way & Stay

Boarding & Biscuits for Your Best Friend

$300 to Springbank Pet Resort – a full-service luxury pet facility owned by local Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Dand & his brother, Joe Dand.

Spoil your pet with this boarding experience as well as a dog goodie bag.

Donated by:
Springbank Pet Resort
Pet Valu (Crowchild Location)

Staycation at the Carriage House

‘Dine & Stay Package’, which includes a one (1) night stay in a Premium room (with a full, hot breakfast buffet for up to two people) and a $50 credit to any of our four Food & Beverage outlets.

Donated by:
The Carriage House Hotel
Conference Centre

Serene Staycation at the Palliser

Two (2) nights stay for two in the gold room and a beautiful Spa-In-A-Bag from RnR Wellness.

Donated by:
Fairmont Palliser
RnR Wellness Spa

 

Nature’s Getaway Mountain Resort

Welcome to Nature’s Getaway Nordegg. This is a peaceful getaway with all the comforts of home, and some special touches that let you appreciate nature to the fullest. Snuggle up with a book near the fireplace, sit out on the deck with nothing but the sounds of nature all around you, or explore and check out Abraham Lake’s famous ice bubbles!

Two (2) nights stay in the Quiet Deer Cabin (6 adults, 3 bedrooms).

Donated by:
Nature’s Getaway Nordegg (in honour of Jim and Tracey Button)

 

Copper Point Golf Club

18 holes for two (2) on the Ridge course at the championship courses of Copper Point Golf Club in beautiful Invermere, BC.

Donated by:
Copper Point Resort

Rosebud Theatre

Rosebud Theatre is one of Alberta’s premiere theatre companies with a reputation as an excellent Canadian destination for live theatre.

This package includes tickets for two (2) for dinner and any show on the Opera House Stage.

Donated by:
Rosebud Theatre

Folk, Goat, & Grounds

Two (2) tickets to the Canmore Folk Festival and gift cards for Higher Ground and the Iron Goat Pub & Grill.

Donated by:
Canmore Folk Festival
Higher Ground
The Iron Goat Pub and Grill

Throwback to Prohibition

Turner Valley, Eau Claire Distillery’s home, was a wild frontier town and was at the centre of the Alberta prohibition past.

Tour the distillery with a Prohibition package for four (4) and enjoy a sample of their spirits at home following your road trip.

Donated by:
Eau Claire Distillery

 

Home Decor

Umbra Frame & Co-op Gift Cards

Lookout is a unique angular picture frame with a simple solid wood construction. Lookout Wall holds eight 4×6″ pictures or take out the matboard and display an 18×14″ drawing, illustration, or photo.

$150 in Co-op gift cards are also included in this package.

Donated by:
Umbra
Alan Facey

Umbra Ladder & Mall Gift Card

The adjustable organizational Hub ladder by Umbra makes a stylish hanging rack for clothes, linens, and accessories for a functional and decorative entryway. Designed to be friendly for those who enjoy a multi-functional way to organize clutter in any space. A great addition to any casual entryway or living space. Measures 60-inch tall; width is adjustable from 16 to 24-inch, ideal for all spaces.

Also included; $200 in gift cards to Cadillac Fairview Shopping Centres.

Donated by:
Umbra
Cadillac Fairview 

Umbra Prisma Mirror & Home Shopping

The Prisma Mirror is a contemporary, geometric mirror that can be hung vertically, horizontally, or even used as a large vanity tray on a tabletop. This wall mirror measures 22.25 x 16.75 x 3.25 inches (56.5 x 42.5 x 8.3 cm) and is available in a range of modern finishes to complement any room décor.

Also included; $200 in gift cards to Cadillac Fairview Shopping Centres.

Donated by:
Umbra
Cadillac Fairview 

Coffee and a Coffee Table 

A simple and elegant Umbra Swivo wood coffee table. Swivo features a swiveling top tier, providing space for a small plant, tv remotes, drinks, and more. With a real wood finish and soft curves, this coffee table adds a subtle modern touch.  Measures: 47.25 x 22 x 24.25 inches ( 120 x 56 x 62 cm).

Also included; $20 to Higher Ground.

Donated by:
Umbra
Higher Ground

Lonesome Dove III

Mixed media painting by Janice Mathews-Gordon (36″ H x 18″ W)

Donated by:
Kelly Murphy

Donna Rupert Painting

Oil on canvas by Donna Rupert (36″H x 36″W)

Donated by:
Kelly Murphy

Cozy Cabin Quilt

Stay nice and warm this winter season with a queen size, handmade, log cabin style quilt.

Donated by:
Linda Brandy

Colours of the Forest Quilt

Forest-themed quilt in shades of blue, pink, and green.

Size: 62″ x 80″

Donated by:
Geraldine Hutchinson

Just for You

Massages at the Natural Health Collective

Three (3) 1-hour massages with the Natural Health Collective in NW Calgary.

Donated by:
Chrystina Saunders

 

Spoiled

A three-month subscription with Amborella flowers, a Prisma Umbra jewelry tray, and a bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé.

Donated by:
Amborella Floral
Umbra
Anonymous Donor

Sip & Spa

$100 to the brand new Just For You Spa & Wellness, DAVIDsTEA winter mug with tea infuser and a variety of tea, $20 gift card to Higher Ground Café, and a bottle of Gris Blanc Rosé.

Donated by:
Just for Your Spa
Higher Ground
Anonymous Donor

 

Foodie Frenzie

A food lovers dream all in one package!
Discover new places to eat using Alberta Food Tours self-guided tour. Enjoy spending a $50 gift certificate at Pie Junkie. Find new recipes to try in a New York Times’ best seller, “Antonio in the Kitchen” cookbook. Also included: ceramic spice jars, a set of Cuisinart steak knives, and a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir.

Donated by:
Alberta Food Tours
Pie Junkie
Trail Appliances
Anonymous Donor

 

Charcuterie Night

Springbank Cheese 6-month cheese-of-the-month subscription, a Wood Like This cutting board, and a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir.

Donated by:
Springbank Cheese
Wood Like This by Laurence Hiebert
Anoymous Donor

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

A collection of humorous mystery novels from Owl’s Nest Books, a magazine rack painted by Chantey Dayal, and a $20 gift card to Higher Ground.

Donated by:
Owl’s Nest Books
Chantey Dayal
Higher Ground

Stock Your Shelves

$500 in gift cards for any Co-op grocery store.

Donated by:
Alan Facey

A Beer A Day

2023 Craft BeerAdvent® Calendar. Craft beers from international breweries that haven’t graced the Canadian market.

Donated by:

Kensington Wine Market

I’ve Got a Beef with You

Beef Jerky Basket with a variety of snacks from Big Chief Meat Snacks, branded waterbottle, hat, mittens, an exclusive Bert the Bull stuffed animal mascot, a Trans-Canada Highway road trip guide, and more.

Donated by:
Big Chief Meats

Tote-ally Stylin’

Handmade black leather tote with red interior. Size: 16”W x 12”T

Donated by:
Sky Puppy Leather

Other Supports

Online Resources

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Education

Almost 2000 people a year benefit from our in-service consultation, training, seminars, and accredited workshops. Individuals and groups that call on us for training and resources include anyone who would like to broaden their understanding of palliative care and grief personally or professionally.