2023 Gala Auctions

The 2023 Hospice Benefit Gala will feature a curated selection of both live and silent auction items for your bidding pleasure. With a focus on experiences and local flavour, there's something for every taste and a variety of budgets.

Live Auction

CK Brew Tour (Value $2,000)

You will love this local Brewery Tour designed for 8 to 12 people to enjoy! Taking you across Chatham-Kent, transportation service is provided by Yeck’s with stops at Sons of Kent Brewing Co., Red Barn Brewing Co., Glasstown Brewing Co., and Bayside Brew Pub!

Each participant will enjoy 2 pints or 1 pint and a flight at each stop, as well as appetizers or food options, tours, Brewmaster chats and a small gift.

Date to be arranged and scheduled between Jan-April 2024.

The House (Boat) is Rockin'! (Value $2,100)

Set sail on your own personal House Boat for a long weekend with R&R Houseboat Rentals!

Leaving Bobcaygeon, this 40 foot houseboat rental is ideal for a large family or multi-family getaway. Yours for three-nights, it sleeps 8-9 with two bedrooms, two pull-out sofas and a dining table bed. Everything you need is included with a fully equipped kitchen, 3-piece washroom, deck chairs, a slide, propane BBQ  and upper helm driving.

Date Options: 2024 Season (May, June, September, October). Can be scheduled for a weekend (Friday 4PM to Monday at 12PM) or midweek (Tuesday 9AM to Friday at 12PM)

Wine Not?  (Value $2,400)

Create a more than memorable day away with your favourite people. Experience a Wine Tasting Tour for 6 at Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, Oxley Winery and Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery.

Following your wine tour, enjoy a unique overnight stay in three amazing Geodesic Domes at Lungovita Beach Retreat.

Gift of Flight (Value $3,000)

Where are you heading next? WestJet’s Gift of Flight can get you there! Win this Roundtrip Flight for 2 to any regularly scheduled WestJet destination. Blackout dates do apply, including statutory holidays and peak travel dates.

Blackout dates: November 9-13, 2023; December 15-14, 2023; December 26-31, 2023; January 1-2, 2024; February 16-19, 2024; March 15-25, 2024; March 28-April 1, 2024; May 17-20, 2024; June 28-July 2, 2024; August 2-6, 2024; August 29-September 2, 2024; September 27-30, 2024; October 4-11, 2024; November 8-11, 2024; and December 15-January 2, 2024.

You and Me in Mexico (Value $3,000+)

Enjoy the getaway you deserve with a 7-night stay at Four Diamond Luxury Resorts in Mexico! The choice of city is yours - Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Acapulco or Puerto Peñasco.

Your master room features a king-sized bed or two double beds, full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and a private terrace with amazing views. The resorts offer a wide variety of activities, several beautiful pools and water features to explore.

Full details available here.

Silent Auction 

The Mary Webb Centre Experience (Value $100)

Experience the hidden gem that is the Mary Webb Centre up close and personal. This $100 gift card allows you the flexibility to build the experience of your choice. 

Dinner and a Movie (Value $175)

The classics never go out of style. It could be date night, a long-needed visit with friends or a family adventure; that’s up to you! Enjoy dinner and a movie, thanks to Boston Pizza and Galaxy Cinemas Chatham.

That's Our Bridget! (Value $200)

Show your support for our home-town basketball star, Bridget Carleton, with an autographed Team Canada basketball jersey. Carleton represented Canada on the Canadian National Team at the 2020 Olympic Games and helped lead Canada to the semi-finals in the 2022 FIBA World Cup. Carleton has played for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx since 2019.

From Our Board to You... Cheers! (Value $200)

Our Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Board of Directors raises a glass – to you! Thank you for your support of compassionate end-of-life care in our community. This gift basket contains a selection of wines curated by our very own Board of Directors.  This toast is to you, cheers!

Guess Where? (Value $250)

The ultimate package for the road trip or staycation lover, redefine road trips with Guess Where Trips! This package, designed for Southwestern Ontario, features a one-day surprise road trip itinerary that will guide you to four surprise stops including hidden gems, charming towns and funky roadside stops. In addition to the tour, receive a $100 gas card to use on your adventure!

Date Night in Downtown! (Value $250)

Spend a night in downtown Chatham with a $100 gift card to Centro Wood Fired Kitchen and two tickets to the show of your choice at the Chatham Capitol Theatre.

Bit of a Pickle... (Value $250)

Get pickled with the Chatham-Kent Pickleball Club! Join the fastest growing sport in Canada with this one-year membership package for two for the 2024 season, plus one lesson for two people.

Treat Yo-Self! (Value $250)

Treat yourself to a spa day with Chantelle’s Salon & Spa. Relax with the Exhale Package featuring the Ultimate Facial, Luxury Manicure, Luxury Pedicure and 30-minute massage.

Visit from the North Pole (Value $300)

Surprise the kids or grandkids with a home visit from Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause! These special memories will be captured in priceless photos by a professional photographer.

Ode to the 'Eau! (Value $300)

Come for dinner and stay for the night with Molly & OJ’s Restaurant and Lakeside Cabins in beautiful Erieau. Enjoy delicious food selections including fresh Lake Erie fish, AAA steaks and more plus, get comfy with a full-service, self-catered cabin steps from a beautiful, private beach on Lake Erie.

All the Beautiful Flowers! (Value $300)

Celebrate special occasions, brighten your day, or bring a smile to someone else’s day with flowers every month for a year! You have the pleasure of selecting your own arrangements or loose bouquets with a total of twelve $25 gift cards to McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts and Syd Kemsley Florist.

Let's Get Animated! (Value $310)

Join the team at SheepDog Animation -- an international award winning studio -- for a unique experience the whole family can enjoy! Learn about entertainment before cellphones with the educational and fun History of Animation and Cinema Tour and enjoy some quality time with the kids during a Family Animation Workshop.

Golf & Grub (Value $350)

Grab some friends to Play 18 holes at Willow Ridge and break bread afterwards. This foursome of golf includes cart with a $100 gift card to Willow Ridge Pub & Eatery.

Caesars Windsor Lucky Night (Value $350)

Make it your lucky night with a prize package from Caesars Windsor and The Colosseum! Win a $200 gift card to be used or played as you see fit at Caesars Windsor, in addition to two tickets to see the legendary Penn & Teller bring magic to The Colosseum stage on November 16, 2023.

Backyard Party (Value $350)

CK’s singing sweethearts, Deep Southwest, will bring their unique live music experience to you with an hour of live music for a private concert! Pair that with a $100 gift card to J & E Meats and make it a backyard party to remember.

Fantasy Baseball Day (Value $360)

Suit up with the brand new Chatham-Kent Barnstormers of the IBL! Visit Fergie Jenkins Field on game day, hit batting practice, shag fly balls and receive a Meal Plan Ticket for the game to follow. You’ll also enjoy a meet and greet with the team and management and receive your own Fantasy Baseball Day jersey and hat!

Tasty Tour of Chatham-Kent! (Value $375)

Support Local. Eat local. Enjoy this tasty selection of gift cards to some of our favourite spots across CK including The Black Goose Grill, Central Tavern, Dog Days Southern BBQ, and Retro Fun House!

Sweet Tooth (Value $375)

Because you deserve a treat! Baked Goods, Ice Cream, Popcorn and snacks galore! All from local Chatham-Kent Hospice supporters. Includes donations from Sweet C’s Cookie Creation, Pinnell’s Bakery, Riverside Ice Cream & Baja Cafe, Bowl of Cream, Just Pop On In, and Union Block Bakery.

It's Been a Slice (Value $400)

Pizza pie for every occasion! $400 in gift cards and packages from Steve’s Pizzeria, Pie-Zano’s and OG Pizza.

Say Hello Bye the Bay (Value $450)

Plan a weekend to unwind without the stress of traveling by enjoying a two-night getaway at Bye the Bay Bed & Breakfast. Located just outside of Rondeau, guests will enjoy a full breakfast each morning and all that Rondeau has to offer, including the sights of Rondeau Bay from the patio of Rondeau Joe’s while feasting with a $100 gift card.

Cooking with CocoTay (Value $500)

Experience an exceptional evening of fine dining with friends while learning kitchen tricks and tips from Lise Cote of CocoTay Catering. Select your custom menu and date in consultation with Cote, and enjoy your dinner on location or at home.

It's a Hard Rock Life! (Value $500)

Experience the fun and camaraderie of curling with your friends! Learn the sport, play a game, and enjoy lunch at the Ridgetown Golf & Curling Club.

Eat Well, Sleep Well (Value $500)

Live in the lap of luxury for one exceptional night. Indulge in dinner for two at the Churrascaria Steakhouse & Takeout and spend the night in the awe-inspiring Retro Suites Hotel. Retro Suites gift basket included.

Food Truck Crawl (Value $550)

Keep on truckin’ across CK and support local food trucks with $550 in gift cards from Brit Boys & The Friendly Beast, Smash Burger, The Chip Co., The Hawg Wagon, Beef Meatz Bun and Sol Kitchen!

Tee Time with the Pro (Value $550)

Improve your game and introduce the kids to golf with two great golf outings from Mike Elgie, Pro at Hidden Hills. You and two guests will learn valuable tips while playing 18 holes with Elgie. In addition, Elgie will play 18 holes with three juniors (ages 10 to 16) and teach them the rules, etiquette and love for the game. After golfing, junior golfers head to the kitchen to make their own pizza!

CK in a Whole New Way (Value $650)

Experience Chatham-Kent from above! Take to the skies with JT Adventures on a private 45-minute Aerial Tour for two in a Waco YMF 5C Biplane. Your adventure covers the city of Chatham following the Thames River to Lake St. Clair or the Rondeau and Erieau shoreline.

You Missed a Spot (Value $650)

Clean up your ride with this Diamond Detailing package from Diamond Link Detailing Studios in Chatham. Enjoy a show room shine and finish including an interior clean and protection, exterior decontaminated and clay bar, an engine bay wash, rim clean and tire shine, two stage paint correction, and ceramic coating protection against weather erosion, UV, bird droppings and tree sap for up to a year.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! (Value $700)

Enjoy a back-to-back days of baseball with two tickets to see the Blue Jays face Minnesota Twins on Friday, May 10, 2024 and Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Rogers Stadium. You’ll be in the action with these tickets behind home plate. You’ll also receive a Buck Martinez autographed ball and additional Blue Jays merchandise all you need now are the peanuts and Cracker Jacks!

Luxurious Lincoln (Value $750)

Experience the luxury of Lincoln with the loan of a 2023 Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus , Aviator, or Navigator from Victory Lincoln. While you enjoy the ride, Victory’s team will refresh your vehicle with their Elite Automotive Detailing Package and arrange for you to enjoy supper at a restaurant of your choice with a $200 voucher.

Let's Go Detroit! (Value $750)

It’s the ultimate prize pack for a Detroit sports fan! We’ll send you to Detroit to enjoy some NHL, MLB and NBA action live! Enjoy two tickets to the Red Wings, Tigers and Pistons in 2024 – all great seats!

Feelin' Good (Value $800)

Take your marketing plan to the next level with this Video Content Creation Package from local digital marketing company Feels Good Creative. Plan, film and edit three videos for your business or organization with training for you and your team along the way.

Four Times the Fore! (Value $875)

It’s a CK Golf Tour! Local golfers will enjoy a total of four rounds of golf with cart at Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club, Links of Kent, Deer Run Golf Course and Tilbury Golf Course.

Get to the Chopper! (Value $900)

Zimmer Air takes you up, up and away with a 30-minute helicopter flight for up to three people. Enjoy the view of your hometown like you’ve never seen it before!

He Shoots, He Scores! (Value $900)

The Edmonton Oilers are giving you the chance to own an autographed Connor McDavid jersey, directly from the team! Show your support for McDavid and the Oilers as they face the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on January 11, 2024 with two tickets to the game!

Fairways Fore You (Value $1,550)

Play one of the most golfer friendly courses in Southern Ontario – whenever you want! Enjoy a Club Membership for the 2024 season at Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club.

Royal Toronto Getaway (Value $1,550)

Unwind in the big city with a relaxing weekend away. There’s no need to worry about transportation with a voucher for VIA Rail, accommodations are taken care of with an overnight stay at the elegant Fairmont Royal York and entertainment is easy with tickets to Canada’s largest theatrical producer, the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Lake Erie Escape (Value $1,600)

Escape for three nights and enjoy this waterfront property perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie. Located between Ouvry and Dealtown, the ranch-style cottage sleeps 8, with 3 bedrooms, 5 beds and 3 bathrooms and is fully equipped with a gym, jacuzzi, home theatre system, table tennis, BBQ and firepit. Nearby attractions include Pelee Island, Point Pelee National Park, serene beaches, golf courses, orchards and provincial parks. Please note this is a party and alcohol free property.

Peace Out! Platinum  (Value $1,650)

You Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing during Aerosmith’s Peace Out Tour at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on February 21, 2024. Walk This Way to your PLATINUM seats for the final farewell of one of the greatest rock bands of all time and experience some Sweet Emotion! 

Leafs Nation Experience (Value $1,400)

Watch CK’s TJ Brodie and the Toronto Maple Leafs face off against the Calgary Flames at Scotia Bank Arena on Friday, November 10, 2023! You won’t miss any action from these Gold level seats. In addition, you’ll receive an autographed TJ Brodie jersey courtesy of the Brodie family and a meet and greet with TJ!

Hearing Solution for You (Value $10,000)

Dalios Denture & Hearing Clinic in Chatham is generously donating a pair of state of the art High End Binaural Hearing Devices to benefit your loved one and in support of Chatham-Kent Hospice.