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+10 000 ORPHANS

+80 ORPHANAGES

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EVENT

TO R E M E M B E R


ABOUT US Lift The Children is a non-profit federally registered society (Charitable registration number: 80569 0690 RR0001) dedicated to seeking out the world’s most destitute children and help provide them with the necessities, training, and inspiration they need to develop, grow, and become self-sufficient. We work in some of the poorest slums in the world to provide aid DIRECTLY to orphanages caring for their children. 100% of all donations go directly to the orphanages as the John Volken Foundation covers all administrative expenses. Lift is inclusive of all faiths and cultures, and is committed to feeding and educating children and to LIFT them out of poverty. We are helping support over 10,000 children in more than 80 orphanages.

BUT ‌.. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

LIFTTHECHILDREN.ORG


W E LC O M E

EVENING PROGRAM

7:00 pm

Reception & Silent Auction Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres Reception

7:45 pm

Welcome Remarks & Dinner

8:45 pm

Permaculture Live Auction Fund-an-Orphanage

9:00 pm

Entertainment & Comedy – Jason Hewlett

9:30 pm

Silent Auction Closes Fabulous Draw Prize

9:45 pm

VIP Skybar Lounge


100

THE PERCENTAGE OF YOUR DONATION THAT GOES DIRECTLY TO THE CHILDREN IN NEED BECAUSE THE JOHN VOLKEN FOUNDATION PAYS ALL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.

75

THE NUMBER OF DOLLARS IT TAKES FOR US TO HELP SUPPORT ONE CHILD FOR ONE YEAR.

0

THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WE WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND.


LIFT THE CHILDREN SUPPORT DIRECTORY - DEC 2013 LIFT THE  CHILDREN  SUPPORT  DIRECTORY  -­‐    DEC  2013 Name  of  the  Orphanage NAME OF ORPHANAGE Agape  Hope  Center Alpha  Joy  Childrens  Home Amazing  Grace  C.C. Ananda  Marga  Childrens  Home Another  Hope  Children's  Ministries Baby  Blessing  Children's  Home Baraka  Za  Brahim  Childrens  Center Bella  Rehabilitation  Centre  and  School Borto  Deseret  International  Orphanage  and  School Bula  Children’s  Home Busara  Childrens  Home Care  for  African  Kids Cheryl’s  Childrens  Home   Christ  Care  Children’s  Center Christ  Chapel  Children's  Home Christian  Provision  Ministries Compassionate  Neighbours  Mission  C.H. Dagoretti  Corner  Rehabilitation  Centre Dagoretti  Child  Intervention  Program Dream  Children's  Home Eljoy  Education  Centre Elroi  Hope  Centre Enyakano  Orphanage  Centre Eotoo  Helen  Children's  Home Estel  Childrens  Center Eternal  Hope Faith  Children's  Home Faraja  Adventist  Children  Centre  (CBO) Flomina  Children’s  Home Fort  Smith  Educational  Centre Fountain  of  Life Gathaithi  Orphans  Children's  Centre  Good  Samaritan  Childrens  Home Grace  Care  Centre Hannennette  Foundation Havilla  Children's  Home Hope  for  Children House  of  Peace Huband  Cradle  of  Hope  Childrens  Home Imani  Rehabilitation  Agency Impersario  Rehabilitation  Center  (Egesa) Jambo  Jipya  the  Future  Child Jehovah  Jireh  Children's  Home Jenracy  Childrens  Program Joy  Valley  Childrens  Home Joyce  Childrens  centre Kambui  School  for  the  Deaf Kao  La  Tumaini  Childrens  Rescue  Centre Kikambala  Children's  Home Koinonia  Commumity  (Paulo’s) Life  For  Kids  Childrens  Home Likoni  Aids  Orphanage  Centre Malaika  Children’s  Empowerment  Centre Mary  Faith  Childrens  Centre MaxFacta  Youth  Centre Meta  Meta  Children's  Home Msamaria  Mwema  Children’s  Home Much  Hope  Family Nazarene  Orphans  Center Nebas  Children  Centre Neemaland  Kings  &  Queens  Centre Paradise  Community  Centre Pastor  do  Centro  Orfanato  do  Dondo Real  Love  Children's  Centre Rehema  Day  Care  and  orphans  Centre Restoration  Orphanage  Home Saints  Orphanage  International St  Annes  Rehabilitation  Centre St.  Dorcas  Educational  Centre St.  Pauls  Children  Home St.  Vincent  Maisha  Bora  Centre Siloam  F.Ministry  Academy Skylight  Centre  School Soon  Childrens  Home Swabur  Orphanage  Home Tabarak  Childrens  Home Tamani  Kenya Toku  Child  Care  Centre Tunza  Childrens  Center Villa  Taeg  Children's  Home Wamo  Non-­‐Formal  Children's  Home Zion  Institute  international  (Childrens  Home)

Total Orphanage

Country

COUNTRY Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Uganda Kenya Kenya Kenya Liberia Uganda Kenya Uganda Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Mozamb. Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya Kenya

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Location

LOCATION

# Children

# OF CHILDREN

RES Res Nairobi 58 Ndema Nderw 27 Nairobi  Kasarani 16 Mountain  View 23 Kampala 35 Nairobi        Umoja  Tena 48 Nairobi 28 Nairobi        Dagoretti 13 Harrberg 41 Kampala  Namirembe 27 Mombasa          Kalifi 12 Kampala 225 Nairobi          Karen 74 Mbagathi,  Nairobi 32 Nairobi          Huruma 69 Nairobi          Kayoli  Soweta 15 Nairobi          Githurai 24 Nairobi          Wanyee  Riruta 400 Nairobi          Mutuini 65 Nairobi          Matasia 40 Nairobi          Huruma 6 Kayole,  Nairobi 14 Mombasa          Likoni 30 Nairobi          Doonholm  Greenfield 24 Nairobi 75 Nairobi          Kayoli 34 Mombasa          Mikindani 12 Nairobi          Ngong 44 Nairobi 62 Nairobi          Kabete 23 Nairobi 26 Nairobi          Kiambu 42 Nairobi        Mathare 110 Nairobi          Dagoretti 67 Mombasa          Maweni 10 Nairobi          Mwiki 42 Nairobi          Kayoli 17 Nairobi          Kayoli 30 Nairobi          Ngong 32 Nairobi          Kayoli 310 Nairobi          Kibera 8 Mombasa  Mtwapa 26 Nairobi          Mihango  Embakasi 67 Nairobi          Sinai-­‐  Paradise 23 Nairobi          Kayoli 100 Mombasa          Likoni 38 Nairobi          Kambui 300 Nairobi          Korogocho 16 Mombasa          Mtwapa 28 Nairobi 40 Nairobi,  Jacaranda  Doonholm 18 Mombasa          Likoni 50 Mwiki,  Nairobi 12 Nairobi          Riruta 25 Nairobi          Kayoli  Soweta 22 Nairobi          Kangemi 37 Wangige  Nairobi 20 Nairobi  Kayoli 8 Nairobi          Kayoli 43 Mombosa          Likoni 50 Nairobi          Kibira  Riruta 44 Nairobi        Kibira 22 Dondo 25 Nairobi          Githurai 21 Nairobi          Korogocho 48 Mombosa 32 Nairobi          Kayoli 20 Nairobi  Dandora  Phase  2 45 Nairobi          Waithaka 75 Nairobi        Ongata  Rongai 55 Nairobi  Kabera 30 Nairobi          Kibera 71 Nairobi          Kawangware 17 Nairobi          Mwiki 22 Mombasa  Kenya  Comm,  Bank,  Old  Milindi 51 Mombasa          Bamburi 42 Njenga          Mukura  Kiwa 34 Nairobi          Kibira  Riruta 10 Nairobi 130 Nairobi          Dandora  Phase  5 32 Nairobi          Kawangware 25 Nairobi          Mwiki 32

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OUT Out 300 63 13 600 66 49 100 158 75 0 350 220 19 24 178 6 6 20 50 40 20 1 13 35 23 0 240 24 128 250

10 0 0 10 1500 150 180 50 27 48 0 7 13 56 2 1 10 10 3 2 2 15 50 20 70 124 5 30 115 200 65 12 65 400 20 21 20 4 150 0 18 0 5

6561

Monthly   MONTHLY FUNDING  funding  

Annual   ANNUAL COST  Cost  

$                                  500   $                                    240   $                                    170   $                                    230   $                                    200   $                                    300   $                                    300   $                                    150   $                                    300   $                                    200   $                                    200   $                                    500   $                                    500   $                                    210   $                                    350   $                                    150   $                                    250   $                                    500   $                                    500   $                                    350   $                                    200   $                                    100   $                                    250   $                                    200   $                                    500   $                                    340   $                                    200   $                                    380   $                                    500   $                                    100   $                                    350   $                                    350   $                                    500   $                                    460   $                                    100   $                                    400   $                                    150   $                                    250   $                                    290   $                                    400   $                                    350   $                                    400   $                                    500   $                                    200   $                                    500   $                                    400   $                                    500   $                                    150   $                                    250   $                                    400   $                                    200   $                                    400   $                                    120   $                                    150   $                                    250   $                                    240   $ 200 $                                    100   $                                    450   $                                    300   $                                    500   $                                    300   $                                    200   $                                    150   $                                    300   $                                    300   $                                    300   $                                    450   $                                    500   $                                    400   $                                    500   $                                    500   $                                    170   $                                    350   $                                    350   $                                    300   $                                    300   $                                    150   $                                    500   $                                    300   $                                    250   $                                    400  

$                                  6,000   $                                    2,880   $                                    2,040   $                                    2,760   $                                    2,400   $                                    3,600   $                                    3,600   $                                    1,800   $                                    3,600   $                                    2,400   $                                    2,400   $                                    6,000   $                                    6,000   $                                    2,520   $                                    4,200   $                                    1,800   $                                    3,000   $                                    6,000   $                                    6,000   $                                    4,200   $                                    2,400   $                                    1,200   $                                    3,000   $                                    2,400   $                                    6,000   $                                    4,080   $                                    2,400   $                                    4,560   $                                    6,000   $                                    1,200   $                                    4,200   $                                    4,200   $                                    6,000   $                                    5,520   $                                    1,200   $                                    4,800   $                                    1,800   $                                    3,000   $                                    3,480   $                                    4,800   $                                    4,200   $                                    4,800   $                                    6,000   $                                    2,400   $                                    6,000   $                                    4,800   $                                    6,000   $                                    1,800   $                                    3,000   $                                    4,800   $                                    2,400   $                                    4,800   $                                    1,440   $                                    1,800   $                                    3,000   $                                    2,880   $                                    2,400   $                                    1,200   $                                    5,400   $                                    3,600   $                                    6,000   $                                    3,600   $                                    2,400   $                                    1,800   $                                    3,600   $                                    3,600   $                                    3,600   $                                    5,400   $                                    6,000   $                                    4,800   $                                    6,000   $                                    6,000   $                                    2,040   $                                    4,200   $                                    4,200   $                                    3,600   $                                    3,600   $                                    1,800   $                                    6,000   $                                    3,600   $                                    3,000   $                                    4,800  

$  25,650    $  307,800  


WELCOME Welcome to the Lift the Children 2014 Gala Dinner. We are honoured and so grateful to have you as our guests tonight. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you, our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and table ambassadors. We have a shared value of caring. This is reflected not only by our presence here, but by sharing our own good fortune with needy children. It is through the cooperative efforts of the organizers of this event, the sponsors for the many spectacular auction items, and your generosity, that Lift the Children can make a difference for so many children. With your help we intend to accomplish even more in the years ahead. Thank you for caring. John Volken, Founder of Lift the Children


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ERICA DURANCE - BIOGRAPHY Erica Durance is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane in the WB/CW series Smallville. In 2012, Erica began starring in the lead role in the medical drama television series Saving Hope. She is also a producer for the series, now in season 3 of production. When she is not Saving Hope, she is fostering it ‌ giving impoverished children opportunity through literacy by sponsoring numerous children in orphanages through Lift the Children – the stuff real superheroes do.


MICHAEL NICKELS – BIOGRAPHY Michael Nickels graduated from Guelph University in 1983 in Agribusiness. After working on many farms throughout Ontario, England, Spain, Australia, and Brazil, he bought a farm on Salt Spring Island, where he still lives, and developed Seven Ravens Permaculture Academy and Eco Forest. In 1990 Michael visited Africa as a tourist with a keen desire to explore the forests and wildlife. After 4 months, he opened up his first of many tree nurseries in Africa, as he felt that he needed to do whatever he could to address the severe state of deforestation. Over the years, Michael has opened up in excess of 25 nurseries throughout East Africa and has worked with schools to train teachers and youth about trees and sustainable organic agriculture. The success and implementation of the Practical Permaculture Institute in Kenya is a direct result of 25 years of relationship building and honed design approach by Michael Nickels of Seven Raven Permaculture Academy and Eco Forest. Michael’s work will have a long lasting effect on the well-being of East Africa, as people will have greater food security, better education, and an improved environment.

AARON ELTON – BIOGRAPHY Aaron Elton has spent the last 9 years of his life living and working in Uganda. He began developing a thesis centered around the concept of creating sustainable land use and production as part of cure the root causes of poverty. In 2009 he discovered his thesis was completely symbiotic to Permaculture design and has for over 6 years dedicated his life to spreading that knowledge. His company, Love on Land, works with the regions largest steel corporation, Roofings Group. His life’s work has culminated in the development of a sustainability school known as the Forever Forestry Club that will open in September 2014 after three years in development. His work is founded on a long term plan to enable the orphanages of Africa to become self feeding and self funding under the belief that this will create a generation of problem solvers whose activity in the agriculture sectors in their countries will be part of the solution to ending poverty.


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HUGH JACKMAN & DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS Hello Everyone. It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Lift the Children Gala tonight. The work Lift the Children is doing is remarkable. In the past few years they have taken care of over 10,000 children in 80 orphanages. Now, with your help, they continue to provide not just the basics of life to these children, but the resources they need to become self-sufficient. We have visited Africa and have experienced first-hand the cycle of poverty. One thing I can tell you for certainty is that there is no greater collateral than giving someone the chance to escape that cycle of poverty. People want to give a hand up, not a handout. The impact of what you as a group accomplish tonight will change the lives of thousands of kids. We are gratified by your desire to join Lift the Children in reaching out to help these children all over the world... to enable them to start on a journey of their own to a meaningful and fulfilling life. Thank you and God bless!


JASON HEWLETT - BIOGRAPHY Jason Hewlett The Entertainer has appeared at over 2,000 events and venues in the last decade as one of the country’s premiere corporate event Headliners. Jason has performed in every major casino in Las Vegas, appeared on the nationally televised Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and received the “Best of State Entertainment Award” in his home state of Utah multiple times. He began his career with the Las Vegas “Legends in Concert” and has been a member of the National Speakers Association since 2003. His show is a combination of comedy, music, parody, and overthe-top hilarious impressions, received with standing ovations from audiences worldwide.


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OUR GOAL

5

YEARS


SELF-SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH EDUCATION PERMACULTURE

THE PROBLEM

48.3

million orphans in Africa

239

million people undernourished

POVERTY AFFECTS

THE BODY –

THE MIND –

when you are hungry and under fed

when you lack an education

THE SPIRIT –

when there is no way out

OUR APPROACH FOR THE BODY –

FOR THE MIND –

FOR THE SPIRIT –

provide nutrition and shelter

provide education

self-sustainability

IN 2013: WE HELPED OVER 10,000 CHILDREN. TODAY: WE TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO FISH

OUR GOAL: TO LIFT CHILDREN OUT OF POVERTY

AND EDUCATE OVER 2 MILLION PEOPLE IN 5 YEARS.


OUR GOAL “To lift children out of poverty and educate over 2 million people in 5 years.” For Lift to enable the children it currently cares for, and those it will endeavor to care for in the future become self-sufficient, Lift has begun to implement long term self-sustainability programs with a goal of educating the poor out of poverty. Lift the Children is committed to a strategy “ of reorienting the agricultural & faming system currently in use in Africa towards methods of food production that are highly productive, highly sustainable and that contribute to the progressive realization of the human right to adequate food.” The backbone of this strategy is based on the agricultural science of permaculture.

SO WHAT IS PERMACULTURE? Permaculture is “permanent agriculture”. It mimics natural eco systems to produce more food using fewer resources. Compared to conventional farming, permaculture: • • • • •

Improves soil fertility and water management Adapts to climate change Reduces farming costs Produces higher crop yields Provides better diet diversity.

The United Nations studies demonstrate that permaculture more than doubles crop yields in African farms. To that end, in September 2013, Lift the Children formed the Joint African Sustainability Task Force. The mandate of the task force is to: • Develop self-sustainable agricultural production and education programs. • Implement self-sustaining agriculture systems cost effectively in Africa • Build training facilities to for teachers and farmers • Facilitate the sharing of this information Today, we are proud to announce that since you last raised your hands in support of Lift the Children, we have successfully completed two major permaculture projects in partnership with Michael Nickels from Seven Ravens & Aaron Elton from Love on Land. First, we built the first Practical Permaculture Institute Academy of Kenya with Michael Nickels and with financial support from Lush Cosmetics and gala supporters.

This academy is the first of 5 education centres that we plan to open over the next five years. We are teaching African teachers, farmers and children permaculture techniques - not just in the classroom, but in the field. They learn how to work with the land to design and build sustainable food systems, and how to teach others to do the same. As of May 2014, over 75 teachers have graduated from our Institute. We expect to graduate over 200 teachers annually from each of our 5 planned facilities. The impact of this program is amplified by directing the training on teachers, who then educate students, and local farmers on Permaculture. Our second project is equally gratifying as it has made one of our very own Lift the Children orphanages not only self-feeding, but self-funding. After visiting every Lift the Children orphanage to assess suitability for permaculture installations, Aaron Elton identified 5 ideal sites and selected Gathaithi orphanage to be the first. The project is now complete, with pond systems, vegetable gardens, animal systems, a food forest, classroom, a guesthouse, and more. Six months in and Gathaithi is now preparing for a bumper harvest. This pioneering project not only teaches the orphans practical skills and helps them become self-sufficient, but also serves as a model for neighbouring farmers and orphanages to do the same. Over time, these projects will help to provide mass poverty reduction through education. Our goal is to educate over 2 million people within the next five years. Lift the children is making an impact in Africa. In addition to providing shelter, nutrition & education for orphans, we are increasing food production by educating teachers and farmers about permaculture.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, the knowledge of permaculture and the know-how of selfsustainability is permeating down to future generations – from our institutes to teachers, from teachers to students – and from students to the community. HELP US LIFT 2 MILLION AFRICANS OUT OF POVERTY. 100% of the funds raised today go directly to programs. Please raise your hands to support us generously. THANK YOU.


SILENT AUC 1. Canucks Package – 22 Tickets to a Canucks Home Game & Your Child’s Team to Play in the Intermission 2. Press Box Seats for a Canucks Game and Meet a Canuck 3. Canucks Hockey Pack 1 - 4 Club Seats to a Canucks Game 4. Canucks Hockey Pack 2 – 4 Club Seats to a Canucks Game 5. Dinner at Black and Blue for 24


CTION ITEMS 6. Dinner at Coast for 12 7. Dinner at The Roof for 12 8. Pol Roger Champagne Reserve - 1.5 Litre Magnum (Last 9 Bottles) 9. Aim Medical Imaging Pack 10. Glowbal Gift Card


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Home Couture is the largest furniture brands showroom in Canada. Our mission is to create and fulfill the needs for today’s upscale living. We offer peerless quality in fine furnishings for the distinguished client. Home Couture has on display an unmatched selection of exclusive furniture lines that include Barbara Barry, Drexel Heritage, Thomasville, Henredon, Pearson, Broyhill, Hickory Chair, Rolf-Benz and Mobil Fresno.

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LIVE AUCTION ONE

ULTIMATE DINNER PARTY FOR 40 WITH THE GLOWBAL COLLECTION & ENTERTAINMENT BY ROY & ROSEMARY ON A FAZIOLI PIANO The lucky winner of this lot will be treated to an unforgettable dinner party for 40 guests at their home. Dinner will be catered by the award winning Glowbal Collection of restaurants. Entertainment will be provided by the internationally acclaimed duo Roy & Rosemary on a Fazioli piano that will be setup just for that special evening. Whether you’re planning a private dinner party, gala benefit, or wedding reception, your ideas, combined with their expertise, creativity, and attention to the smallest of details, will make your special occasion a unique, exciting, and memorable affair. Not only will you enjoy your party and guests, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing all your arrangements will be carried out with the utmost of professionalism, care, and graciousness. The energy, bustle, and allure of the celebrated Glowbal Collection restaurants are what most people will notice first. Flawless service, exquisite wine lists, and some of the most inventive, celebrated cuisines in Vancouver, define every restaurant in the collection. Roy & Rosemary are known for their versatility, passion, musicianship, and style. Pianist Roy Tan and violinist Rosemary Siemens met while accompanying the Canadian Tenors on tour and have since been capturing the hearts of audiences the world over.

BID ON THIS! It will truly be an evening to remember.

Fine Print: Dates to be set subject to availability and mutually agreed upon times. Auction package components are subject to change and may be exchanged for replacements of comparable value.

VALUE $15,000

DONATED BY Showcase Pianos, Fazioli, & the Glowbal Collection


LIVE AUCTION TWO

$10,000 LUXURY SPENDING SPREE AT HOME COUTURE Home Couture has on display an unmatched selection of exclusive furniture lines that include:

The Home Couture Luxury Home Design Package. Transform your house into a spectacular living space with a $10,000 spending spree at Home Couture. Pick from a huge selection of living room, dining room, and bedroom furnishing from world renowned designers, carefully chosen from Italy, Germany, Spain, and American famous furniture makers, and enhance your home décor with the vast variety of chandeliers, lamps, accessories, and area rugs hand picked from all over the world. With a mission to create and fulfill the needs for today’s upscale living, Home Couture offers peerless quality in fine furnishings for the distinguished client. From traditional, transitional, contemporary, timeless elegance to uptown city chic or country charm.

• Barbara Barry • Drexel Heritage • Thomasville • Henredon • Pearson • Hickory Chair • Raymond Waites • Rolf-Benz • Mobilfresno Whether you’re looking to update your living room, dining room, bedroom, or any other room in your home – Home Couture has the fine furniture that reflects your style and attention to detail. Our fine furniture is the perfect way to express your good taste while allowing you to bask in elegant luxury.

HIGHLIGHTS • • •

$10,000 LUXURY SPENDING SPREE AT HOME COUTURE THE LARGEST FURNITURE BRANDS SHOWROOM IN CANADA COMPLIMENTARY IN HOME DESIGN CONSULTATION

BID ON THIS! Revamp you home!

Fine Print: Only valid on regular priced merchandise and not valid with any other offer. Expires May 31, 2015. Not redeemable for cash. Certificate must be presented prior to purchase.

VALUE $10,000

DONATED BY Home Couture


CORPORATE

GIVING YOUR NEXT MEAL OR CORPORATE EVENT COULD SPONSOR AN ORPHANAGE. The GLOWBAL COLLECTION is all about a more satisfying restaurant experience – on every level. There is the sense, in these iconic places, that you are immersed in something fresh, vital, vibrant – right in the middle of

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Each Fazioli piano is a work of art with perfectly balanced sonority and a smooth registers. They are never mechanical instruments - instead, they make me feel like I’m singing from my fingers!� - Wenwen Du, Pianist, Accompanist, Educator


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LIVE AUCTION THREE

PRIVATE JET + WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS Elevate yourself to a higher vision with this jet setting weekend experience.

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The winner of this package and three lucky guests will experience the luxury of private aviation as they are treated to a weekend getaway in Las Vegas (two children may be added to the package at no additional charge).

Special touches make the difference between an ordinary visit to Vegas and a spectacular experience – and it’s all yours on a private jet and at the Wynn resort.

“We felt like rock stars. Our wives are not interested in traveling coach anymore. LOL. Thanks Leavitt for the trip and this experience … Can’t really express how much fun this weekend was for all us ... feel truly blessed.”

Your package includes a two-night stay for four at the beautiful Wynn resort, limousine transportation, and show tickets. Your experience starts in the ergonomically designed, spacious, and artful interior of the Citation CJ1 Jet. The aircraft will provide you first class, round trip transportation to Las Vegas. From the moment you walk through the doors of the Wynn, you’ll understand why this iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel sets the standard for opulent details, impeccable service, and lavish Las Vegas accommodations.

Darren Postma – Last year’s winner

HIGHLIGHTS • •

PRIVATE JET FOR 4 (& 2 KIDS) TO LAS VEGAS WYNN RESORT PACKAGE

• •

LIMOUSINE SERVICE SHOW TICKETS

BID ON THIS! An event to remember.

Fine Print: Dates subject to availability and mutually agreed upon times within approximately 1 year. Auction package components subject to change and may be exchanged for replacements of comparable value.

VALUE $15,000

DONATED BY Leavitt Machinery


LIVE AUCTION FOUR

7 NIGHTS FOR TWO 3 VELAS ALL INCLUS

GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA

CASA VELAS

Opened in 2008, the luxurious All-inclusive Luxury Resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya is one of the newest resorts to distinguish Riviera Maya as a premier vacation destination. The uniquely Mexican worldclass hospitality we provide is “Beyond All inclusive, Beyond All Compare”, and we are proud to be the only family-friendly all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean to have been rated Five Diamonds by the AAA. Set on over 80 acres of protected mangroves, jungle and natural freshwater wells, locally known as cenotes, Grand Velas enjoys over 1,000 feet of pristine white sand beach that we carefully preserve. Diverse luxury accommodation options include uniquely exotic garden suites, oceanview suites around the central infinity pool, and oceanfront suites for guests age 12 and up with private plunge pools overlooking the azure Mexican Caribbean.

Imagine the perfect resort retreat in the Mexican Pacific Riviera, where luxury and romanticism combine in perfect harmony. Resembling a private estate, Casa Velas offers Condé Nast and AAA award-winning service in a casually elegant and intimate boutique atmosphere in Puerto Vallarta. This boutique hotel only for adults, enjoys a garden setting surrounded by the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. A beachside experience waits just three minutes away at your private Ocean Club, with stunning sunsets and memorable dining. Unlimited transport is available day and night to whisk you to the golden shores of the Mexican Pacific. The Ocean Club is a place of supreme peace and tranquility for enjoying an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and terrace with impressive ocean views.

Personalized butler concierge services, amazing spa named best in the world by Virtuoso, a cutting edge convention center, modern Kids Club, and so much more, make Grand Velas Riviera Maya the ultimate resort for leisure and business travelers. Hugging the Riviera Maya coastline, this luxury resort is just 5 minutes from downtown Playa Del Carmen and a short 35-minute drive from Cancun International Airport.

Recently chosen as one of the Top 10 hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean in three categories Luxury, Relaxation/Spa, and Hotel for Romance by TripAdvisor®, Casa Velas is an enchanting destination where simple pleasures rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

Fine Print: Valid until May 2015 (No extensions are allowed). Subject to availability. Not valid during Easter, Thanksgiving, Chr night mandatory.

VALUE $5,000 each


LIVE AUCTION FOUR

AT YOUR CHOICE OF SIVE LUXURY RESORTS

HIGHLIGHTS

GRAND VELAS RIVIERA NAYARIT The Only Family Friendly All-inclusive resort in North America to receive the AAA Five Diamond. Discover the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in the Puerto Vallarta area, a retreat of lavish beauty and comfort that is sure to exceed your expectations. Having revolutionized the all-inclusive concept, Grand Velas is pleased to offer you a “Beyond All-inclusive, Beyond All Compare” vacation experience with exceptional gourmet dining, world-class hospitality, and luxurious accommodations in a spectacular setting on Mexico’s golden coast. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is home to a Leading Spa of the World and edges the blue waters of Banderas Bay in Riviera Nayarit, just 15 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS.

FINE DINING AND PREMIUM INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGES IN GOURMET RESTAURANTS

24-HOUR SUITE SERVICE*

PERSONAL BUTLER CONCIERGE*

WORLD CLASS SPA

Our enchanting Puerto Vallarta - Riviera Nayarit resort is an oasis where a long pristine beach, award-winning three-tiered infinity pool, championship golf courses, tennis courts, and fitness classes inspire your passion for play and relaxation. Feast your eyes on beauty in every direction from the moment you arrive, from our tranquil lobby with its soaring ceilings, bubbling fountains, and ocean breeze to our gently flowing architecture, Mexican contemporary design, and lush tropical landscaping.

*only at Grand Velas.

“In a child’s smile lies the power, the ambition and the strength to change the world.” – Ing. Juan Vela.

ristmas or New Year’s week. To validate, reservations are required prior to arrival. Daily gratuity charge of $15US per person/

DONATED BY Velas Resorts


The GLOWBAL COLLECTION is all about a more satisfying restaurant experience – on every level. There is the sense, in these iconic places, that you are immersed in something fresh, vital, vibrant – right in the middle of where everyone wants to be. Here, you are truly our guest, and taken care of at every moment. In every last one of our locations, in all their variety, that feeling is there.

www.glowbalgroup.com @glowbal_group

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LIVE AUCTION FIVE

$10K GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM LLOYD BRUCE HOME COLLECTIONS BENTLEY HOME. FENDI CASA. GEORGIO COLLECTION. LUXURY IN EVERY LANGUAGE. Use this certificate to create an amazing space that will boast an international collection of the finest designer furnishings found in Vancouver and anywhere in North America. Located on The Coal Harbour Seawall, Lloyd Bruce Home Collections is Vancouver’s newest furniture and accessory store with a mixture of the most amazing furnishings from around the world, as well as interior design by renowned designers, Robert Bruce McKay and Douglas Lloyd Somerville. Enjoy the prestige and opulence of the showroom. Then bring it home!

HIGHLIGHTS •

$10,000 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR PRODUCTS & DESIGN SERVICES

SELECT FROM BRANDS SUCH AS FENDI CASA, GEORGIO COLLECTION, AND BENTLEY

DESIGN SERVICES FOR RENOWNED DESIGNERS ROBERT BRUCE MCKAY AND DOUGLAS LLOYD SOMERVILLE

BID ON THIS! The Pinnacle of Prestige.

Fine Print: Only valid on regular prices merchandise and not valid with any other offer. Expires May 31, 2015. Not redeemable for cash. Certificate must be presented prior to purchase.

VALUE $10,000

DONATED BY Lloyd Bruce Home Collections


GO NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR. MAKE A GOOD TIME GETTING THERE. The Bentley Continental GT Convertible offers a seductive combination of performance, style and exclusivity. It follows a celebrated tradition, as Bentley has been making iconic open tourers for over ninety years. The result is a convertible sports car that offers supercar levels of performance together with luxurious accommodation for four people. So if you are looking for the enchantment of open-top motoring, there’s no better place to experience it than at the wheel of a Bentley.

Bentley Vancouver 1730 Burrard Street Vancouver BC V6J 3G7 Canada For information call 604-738-5577 or visit bentleyvancouver.ca The name ’Bentley’ and the ’B’ in wings device are registered trademarks. © Bentley Motors, Inc. Model shown: Continental GT Speed Convertible


LIVE AUCTION SIX

7 NIGHTS FOR 16 GUESTS (8 SUITE JET SETTING BEACHFRONT RESO

EXPERIENCE THE OPULENCE AND LUXURY OF THAILAND IN A FIVE STAR 8 SUITE BEACHFRONT VILLA FULLY EQUIPPED WITH 14 STAFF Built to be the ultimate tropical retreat, Upni Duniya, meaning “Our World”, is a luxury private beachfront villa on tropical Thai island of Koh Samui. Boasting some of the best beaches in the world and home to the Four Seasons Hotel, the W Resort, Nikki Beach Hotel, and hundreds of luxury private villas, Koh Sumui is on its way to becoming the ideal jet setting destination. It is already the second largest resort business in Thailand. Sleeping up to 16 in eight beautifully appointed and sophisticated suites, the property boasts elegant and flexible entertaining spaces as well as the palm-fringed beach of Bang Rak in front of the villa, which can host up to 120 guests for stunning celebrations. Upni Duniya is perfect for weddings, special occasions, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, holidaying with the extended family, as well as for corporate retreats, incentives, and product launches. The villa exudes serenity with exotic water gardens and with an infinity pool that stretches out towards the Gulf of Thailand. Floor to ceiling glass doors look out onto a stunning view of the sea, and open out onto an extraordinary ‘Floating’ Terrace by the water gardens and infinity pool.

expert guidance around the bustling markets on the island as well as provides some expert guidance on Thai cooking. The eight suites are comprised of four Water Garden Suites and four Gate Suites – two of which have twin beds. All suites have state-ofthe-art technology, which ensures guests remain fully connected. As a luxurious home away from home, Upni Duniya’s guests will relax completely as spa treatments, massages, and cool drinks are brought directly to the poolside or beach. There are plenty of amazing attractions around Koh Samui to interest and entertain the whole party. The Villa recommends a speedboat tour of the island – a fun way to see all that Samui and the surrounding area has to offer. The national marine parks are excellent for diving and snorkeling and the cultural Buddhist landmarks are a highlight. Golfing fanatics will be delighted with the nearby world-class golf courses and the eclectic markets of the island are a draw to anyone with a keen eye for a bargain.

HIGHLIGHTS • • • •

The highly-trained team of 14 staff at Upni Duniya offer a flawless service, attending to guests’ every need. A master Chef prepares delicious cuisine – to any request – while specializing in Thai, Indian, and Western flavours. Guests can choose whether they want to cook any of their own meals – especially as the chef can provide

8 SUITES FOR 16 GUESTS 14 STAFF 5 STAR FULL BREAKFAST, DAILY HOUSEKEEPING, AND WIFI

WWW.UPNIDUNYA.COM

BID ON THIS! Your dream vacation!

Fine Print: Dates to be set subject to availability and mutually agreed upon times. Auction package components are subject to change and may be exchanged for replacements of comparable value. Valid to September 2015.

VALUE $15,000


LIVE AUCTION SIX

ES) AT THE ULTIMATE TROPICAL ORT OF KOH SUMUI, THAILAND.

DONATED BY Anonymous


GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA


BEYOND ALL INCLUSIVE, BEYOND ALL COMPARE

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1 888 407 4877 | reservations@velasresorts.com | velasresorts.com


LIVE AUCTION SEVEN

18 CONCERT TICKETS WITH GUESTS IN THE OWNERS SUITE Your group of 18 guests will experience the ultimate party concert in the privacy of the owner’s suite courtesy of the Aquilini Family. Watch the ultimate concert with 18 guests. You will also receive a food and beverage credit.

HIGHLIGHTS •

18 Tickets in the owner’s private suite

Food + beverage credit

BID ON THIS! A night to remember.

Fine Print: Dates to be set subject to availability and mutually agreed upon times. Auction package components are subject to change and may be exchanged for replacements of comparable value.

VALUE $5,000

DONATED BY Aquilini Investment Group


FUND AN ORPHANAGE C UR R ENT LY WE SPON SOR

80+ 10,000+ children ORPHANAGES

OU R GOAL TON IGHT

TO TEACH SELF SUSTAINABILITY


Sponsorship Opportunity HO ME SWEET ORPH ANAGE | An orphanage in Masaka, Uganda

QUICK FACTS

09 02

Number of children

Date Founded

40 RESIDENTIAL

10

OUTREACH

10 09 Date of LTC Support

THE FOUNDERS: Luwalira Robert grew up as a street boy in Kampala City. He was rescued and transformed by Declan O’Toole, a missionary priest. In early 2002 Declan was shot and killed in Northern Uganda. Luwalira started this orphanage later that year in memory of Declan and to give others the same help and hope he was given. THE CURRENT CENTRE: Home Sweet Orphanage has one large unfinished room that accommodates all the children. It is located on five acres of land, with a piggery, four unfinished classrooms, and a kitchen. Currently the orphanage has no toilets. SOURCE OF THEIR FUNDING: Lift the Children is currently their only source of ongoing support. They also receive funds from well-wishers.

AREAS OF ENDEAVOR: Home Sweet Orphanage provides three meals a day to all 50 children. They also support the children with medical care, clothing, shelter, and basic primary education. PRESENT CHALLENGES: Financial struggles are their biggest challenge. They do not have enough funds to start an income-generating business and they need money for toilets and to build dormitories include providing the children with enough food, clothes, and medicine.


SPONSOR AN ORPHANAGE

SUCH AS THIS FOR

$4,800 A N N UA L LY


Sponsorship Opportunity ELJOY EDUCATION CENTRE | An orphanage in Huruma District, Nairobi, Kenya

QUICK FACTS

01 02

Number of children

Date Founded

15

RESIDENTIAL

54 OUTREACH

02 12 Date of LTC Support

THE FOUNDERS: After starting a school in the community, Joyce Omurunga, a teacher, discovered a pressing need to help the orphans that were coming to school. She established the orphanage with Pastor Elisha. THE CURRENT CENTRE: Eljoy is currently renting the facility. They use one of the rooms as a kitchen during the day and convert it into a bedroom to accommodate the children at night. SOURCE OF THEIR FUNDING: They receive income through school fees that some children are able to pay, as well as support from the community and well-wishers. AREAS OF ENDEAVOR: The centre strives to provide children with food, shelter, clothing, and education. PRESENT CHALLENGES: The most challenging problem they face is providing shelter; the cost of the rental rooms they use is quite expensive. Other challenges include providing the children with enough food, clothes, and medicine.


SPONSOR AN ORPHANAGE

SUCH AS THIS FOR

$2,500 A N N UA L LY


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GIVING BACK, BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO Ventana Construction has actively supported worthwhile causes – locally, nationally and internationally – throughout the company’s 27-year history. We’re proud to support Lift the Children in 2014.

VentanaConstruction.com 604.291.9000

Ventana Construction Corporation is the general contractor for the new WelcomeHome Life-Skills Academy in Surrey, BC.

relationships to build on


LIVE AUCTION EIGHT

14 TICKETS FOR A CANUCKS GAME IN THE BLUESKY PROPERTIES SUITE CANUCKS HOCKEY IN THE BLUESKY PROPERTIES SUITE. HOCKEY AT ITS BEST WHEN YOU RETURN WITH A VENGEANCE. Your group of 14 guests will experience the Vancouver Canucks as only a select few can when the Canucks play at Rogers Arena during the 2014/2015 season. You’ll choose from a selection
of opponents/dates once the season schedule has been released. You will also receive a $500 food & beverage credit.

BID ON THIS! It will truly be an evening to remember.

Fine Print: Dates to be set subject to availability and mutually agreed upon times. Auction package components are subject to change and may be exchanged for replacements of comparable value. Photo by Jeff Vinnick / Vancouver Canucks

VALUE $5,000

DONATED BY BlueSky Properties


LIVE AUCTION NINE

JET SETTING LOCALLY - HELICOPTER ADVENTURE + DESTINATION MEAL Your group of 4 guests will experience a day in a state of the art Robinson R66 helicopter on a journey specifically tailored for you. Head over the mountains and take in some of the most breath taking views British Columbia has to offer, or along the Sea to Sky to a glacier field on Whistler Mountain, or to a secluded destination that very few are ever likely to see to induldge in all natural hot springs Included in your adventure is a fabulous lunch or dinner for four with a set menu and accompanying wines. Unleash your inner adventure, bring your camera, and get ready for an epic experience you will never forget.

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HELICOPTER JOURNEY FOR 4 GUESTS LUNCH OR DINNER FOR 4

BID ON THIS! An epic adventure.

Fine Print: Dates & itinerary to be set subject to availability and mutually agreed upon terms. Auction package components are subject to change and may be exchanged for replacements of comparable value.

VALUE $3500

DONATED BY Leavitt Machinery


LIVE AUCTION TEN

ULTIMATE CULINARY EXPERIECE AND HOTEL STAY– 7 COURSE DINNER FOR 8 GUESTS - ULTRA EXCLUSIVE CURATOR’S TABLE PERCHED ABOVE THE LOBBY LOUNGE + HOTEL STAY Command centre stage and experience dinner in style at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s exclusive ‘The Curator’s Table’. Perched on the hotels second level, overlooking The Lobby Lounge, you and seven guests will experience an unforgettable evening fueled by food and wine as our culinary team, along with Executive Chef Darren Brown and Director of Wine, Jill Spoor, customize a dining experience to remember. Post dinner enjoy the sights, sounds and live entertainment that The Lobby Lounge offers before taking the elevator home to your luxurious Gold Suite accommodation. Your Gold Corner Suite offers 1200 square feet of elegance, complete with private patio, two full bathrooms, a King size bed and a double sofa-bed with breathtaking views of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains. Whether you’re planning a private dinner party, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, your ideas combined with Fairmont’s expertise, creativity, and attention to the smallest of details, will make your special occasion a unique, exciting, and memorable affair.

HIGHLIGHTS • • •

7 COURSE DINNER FOR 8 ULTRA VIP TABLE ABOVE SKYBAR WINE PAIRING

HOTEL ACCOMODATION FOR 4 – FAIRMONT GOLD CORNER SUITE

BID ON THIS! It will truly be an evening to remember.

Fine Print: Dates to be set subject to availability and mutually agreed upon times. Auction package components are subject to change and may be exchanged for replacements of comparable value.

VALUE $4000

DONATED BY The Fairmont Pacific Rim


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THANK YOU Aaron Elton - Permaculture Erica Durance - Emcee Howard Blank – Auctioneer Hugh Jackman + Deborra-Lee Furness

Jason Hewlett - Comedian Michael Nickels - Pemaculture Our Countless Volunteers Scott Adolph - Photographer

GOLD SPONSORS Aquilini Investment Group BlueSky Properties Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Fazioli & Showcase Pianos Glowbal Collection

Home Couture Rolex Lugaro Leavitt Machinery Lloyd Bruce Home

SILVER SPONSORS

Collections Malcolm Hasman Vancouver Canucks Velas Resorts Ventana Construction Corp.

TABLE SPONSORS Glenlyon Corporate Centre Harald and Sharlene Ludwig Jason Watson Michael Sikich Rory Godhino Stewart Hayashi Varshney Capital Group

Aim Medical Imaging Diamond Delivery Vancity

OUR BOARD Abdul Ladha Amir Virani Brian Shigetomi Bil Koonar Chawna Volken

Gabrielle Steed Gordie Gill Harmon Gill Jason Watson

John Volken Nigel Walker Rory Godinho Stewart Hayashi


THANK YOU

HUGH JACKMAN + DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS


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Internally Flawless Ideal Cushion in a Timeless Lugaro Design

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STAY FOR THE DRAW PRIZE AFTER THE LIVE AUCTION

ROLEX CELLINI PRINCE 18K white gold Rolex watch with black and silver Arabic dial, leather strap with butterfly clasp. $20,160.00


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