2011 Auction Items
Living Proof That There IS... Hope for Healing

AUCTION ITEMS 2011

“Never Let the Hand You Hold, Hold You Down” by Juan Castro

** SOLD TO TANYA K FOR $120 **

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Hand Quilted Baby Girl Blanket by Selena

** SOLD TO ALI V FOR $10 **

Over 20 hours of love hand stitched into this over sized baby blanket.

Valued at $60.00

Hand Quilted Baby Girl Blanket by Selena

** SOLD TO SARAH C FOR $10 **

Over 20 hours of love hand stitched into this over sized baby blanket.

Valued at $60.00

One Month Family Pass to Cardel Place

** SOLD TO AUBRI P FOR $40 **

One month family pass to the facility!

Cardel Place is proud to be a popular community “hub” where one can experience five pillars of wellness – physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual.

Through their services, programs and amenities, they strive to do their part in responding to the diverse and growing needs of our community and enabling everyone the opportunity of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Valued at $111 (includes the $20 admin fee)

KidPhoto 2 Year Membership Package

** SOLD TO TANYA K FOR $20 **

** SOLD TO SELENA S FOR $20 **

$170 Women’s Cut & Color Package

** SOLD TO PAM K FOR $46 **

$65 Men’s Hair Cut & Scalp Massage

** SOLD TO TERRY C FOR $40 **

Scentsy Warmer with 3 Scents

** SOLD TO JEN O FOR $60 **

$75 Gift Certificates to Mr. Lube

** SOLD TO ELLYSE L FOR $55 **

$100 Gift Certificate to Chop Steakhouse

** SOLD TO ANDREA H FOR $80 **

2 x $50 Gift Certificate to Boston Pizza

** SOLD TO ERIC G FOR $75 **

$100 Gift Certificate to Future Shop

** SOLD TO DANA B FOR $96 **

“Tupperware” Basket

** SOLD TO PAM K FOR $53 **

Valued at $240.00

Burlesquercise

** SOLD TO JEN O FOR $70 **

*Package includes 6 week course, boa & bottle of champagne

How many times have you heard, “It’s confidence that makes a woman sexy”? Now you can enjoy this unique fitness dance class with a burlesque twist! Classes are designed not only to get you in great shape but also to unleash the sexy, confident and beautiful woman inside of you.

Using the methods of a trained dancer, you will be exposed to principles from ballet, jazz, latin and pilates. Get sexified by learning all the basic walks, struts, kicks and turns along with all the skills every woman should know with a feather boa!

Through learning the art of performance, you will empower and maybe even transform yourself. Every class leaves you with a mini routine that you can practice at home…or anywhere else if you dare!

Expect lots of gigglin’ in this supportive, hilarious, and non-judgemental enviroment all while listening to great latin and contemporary music. Women of all ages, levels, shapes and sizes welcome!

How many times have you heard, “It’s confidence that makes a woman sexy”? Now you can enjoy this unique fitness dance class with a burlesque twist! Classes are designed not only to get you in great shape but also to unleash the sexy, confident and beautiful woman inside of you.

Using the methods of a trained dancer, you will be exposed to principles from ballet, jazz, latin and pilates. Get sexified by learning all the basic walks, struts, kicks and turns along with all the skills every woman should know with a feather boa!

Through learning the art of performance, you will empower and maybe even transform yourself. Every class leaves you with a mini routine that you can practice at home…or anywhere else if you dare!

Expect lots of gigglin’ in this supportive, hilarious, and non-judgemental enviroment all while listening to great latin and contemporary music. Women of all ages, levels, shapes and sizes welcome!

Valued at $240.00

“Epicure” Basket

** SOLD TO NICK M FOR $45 **

Victorian Epicure Inc. was founded by Sylvie Rochette to address a genuine need for easy, healthful and delicious mealtime solutions. With an initial offering of four hand-crafted spice blends sold from her station wagon at local markets and consumer trade shows, the products’ overwhelming popularity soon prompted the creation of Epicure Selections®.

Painting from the “Hundred Cares” Series by Curtis Cutshaw

** SOLD TO ANDREW H FOR $100 **

Throughout his career as an artist, Cutshaw has been fascinated with the physicality of light and the sensation of its alluring movements.  Through his extensive process and practice, Curtis has developed an unreservedly unique representation of these natural subtleties.
Curtis Cutshaw graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design and was accepted by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’s New York Loft Program.  Cutshaw was accepted and awarded a scholarship to attend the esteemed Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculture in Maine, US.
Curtis has exhibited throughout Western Canada and New York City.  His work has been collected in many corporate and private collections.  Curtis Cutshaw currently works and lives in Calgary, Alberta and is represented by the Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary and the Jennifer Kostiuk Gallery in Vancouver.
Valued at $750.00

“Essence of Healing” Bracelet by Essence Bracelets

** SOLD TO HELEN M FOR $25 **

Each of us is born with an innate capacity for healing which is in forward motion at all times. This life force lovingly breathes for us, regulates our body temperature and heals our wounds simultaneously, asking nothing in return. A profound intelligence that cannot be seen with the naked eye, this invisible fire heals each of us every single day. The strength of our fire is dependent upon how information and energy has been stored in our systems. Every experience we have ever had is stored in our cells as memory. A memory that has stored trauma without healthy resolution will reflect as a body and mind with symptoms and signs of suffering. A mind and heart that are unified as one, free of both conscious and unconscious grievances, will produce a body that is also free of physical disturbance. To ignite our invisible healing essence, we must become entirely aware of the source energy from which we all have come. When our attention is cast only toward the light, our consciousness is lifted and healing happens effortlessly.

Valued at $159.00

Professional Whitening Package by Dr. Seto

** SOLD TO CARLA M FOR $210 **

** SOLD TO STEVE L FOR $200 **

This outstanding whitening package includes professional whitening in the offices of Dr. Seto.

Also included is a professional level “at home” kit molded professionally specifically to your teeth!!!

Valued at $500.00

Canyon Meadows Cinemas Gift Basket

** SOLD TO TERRY C FOR $47 **

A basket full of goodies from Canyon Meadows Cinemas.  It’s a bit of a surprise to see what’s exactly included.  We know for sure there are snacks, pop, a DVD and movies passes!

Valued at $50

McSweeney’s Basket

** SOLD TO STEVE L FOR $35 **

McSweeney’s “Good as Gold” meat snacks.  This tasty basket includes beef jerky & pepperoni sticks.

Valued at $100.00

“Eire Dusk” (Ireland Dusk) by Becky Schorr

** SOLD TO LESLIE B FOR $85 **

Absolutely stunning.  Quite a treat to see in person!

“I first discovered the artist in me when I was in grade seven art class. I did some sketches and paintings for the class, and the teacher raved about them and put my work up in the school’s halls. After doing a few more pieces, it was then that I realized there was something to it. Since then, I have been sketching, painting, moulding, crafting.
I absolutely love it, and my whole house is filled with my work! It brings be great joy to create, and make things beautiful.
This piece is inspired from our travels in Ireland and England. The smoky mist of blues and greys that was so often hovering throughout the day somehow brought me peace, and seemed to clear my mind. I love the peacefulness of birds and branches in silhouette, and adore the simplicity of it.
There is beauty all around us if we just look for it.”
-Becky Schorr

Approximately 1′ x 1.5′

Valued at $250.00

Canon Powershot A490 Digital Camera

** SOLD TO HENRY K FOR $105 **

* Package includes camera, travel case & 4GB memory card

Spark Your Imagination.
With its streamlined silhouette and smoothly-curved edges, the Canon PowerShot A490 has the compact sophistication and relaxed simplicity that make it a natural for beginners and everyone else who craves style and convenience. The 10.0 Megapixel resolution and 3.3x Optical Zoom make it easy to capture the action in dazzling colour and brilliant detail. The DIGIC III Image Processor keeps it all looking sharp. A bright, bold 2.5-inch LCD makes shooting and playback a genuine pleasure.

Valued at $100.00

Flower Print

** SOLD TO JEN O FOR $65 **

This very pretty and elegant piece is bound to make any room a little brighter.

Size: Approximately 2′ x ‘.25’

4 Element Infrared Quartz Heater

** SOLD TO LESLIE B FOR $200 **

Smart for you and smart for the planet.  This infrared heater is a portable heat source that is revolutionary in design to offer you safe, healthy and therapeutic heat for an unobstructed area of up to 1000 square feet.  It offers you ultra-efficient, safe & evenly distributed heat at less cost than other heating systems.

Valued at $400.00

“The Cohiba” Humidor

** SOLD TO MISTY U FOR $190 **

A humidor serves 2 purposes.  The first is to enhance and maintain the freshness and flavor of your cigars for years to come.  The other is to enhance a room or office as a fine piece of heirloom quality furniture.  If a humidor doesn’t have a humidifier, it’s just a fancy box!

This elegant desktop or shelf humidor has a long list of attractive features including a premium kiln dried Spanish cedar interior, hand carved Cohiba wood inlay, walnut & maple stain, high gloss finish, cabinet is constructed from three different wood styles, decorative cabinet style wood band inlays, removable Spanish cedar tray, two Spanish cedar removable compartment dividers, brass carrying handles and brass interior hinges.

This 4 compartment humidor holds up to 100 cigars, has an interior humidifier, an exterior mounted hygrometer, a scratch resistant felt bottom and comes with tassled brass keys for the brass keyhole!

The measurements of the humidor are 13.5″ x 9.25″ x 6.25″ and it weighs 10lbs.

The humidor preparation guide and the hygrometer calibration guide will be provided as well.

Valued at $359.00

Personalized Photoshoot with Mallory Semmler Photography

** SOLD TO PAM K FOR $43 **

* Package includes shoot w/ Mallory & all the best edited photos on a disc to print all you want!

http://mallorysemmler.com/

“I love photographing people, animals or both.
My client is someone who wants to capture real emotion and not posed portrait sessions.
What i hope you get from my photos…
love. hope. joy.heart tugs.”
-Mallory Semmler
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Valued at $300.00

3 Hours of Professional Cleaning Services by Sylvia Ferns

** SOLD TO GINNY W FOR $80 **

* Please note: Package does not include windows

According to Wikipedia, “Housekeeping is the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a home. It is one of the many chores included in the term housework. Housecleaning includes activities such as disposing of rubbish, cleaning dirty surfaces, dusting and vacuuming. Housecleaning is done to make the home look better, be safer and easier to live in. Without housecleaning, limescale can build up on taps, mold grows in wet areas, bacterial action make the garbage disposal and toilet smell and cobwebs accumulate.”

If you feel like you need a break once in a while.  Or just need a really good professional clean done in your home, believe me, Sylia’s the one for the job!  You’ll have nothing but compliments and referrals for her when you see for yourself how good she is!

Valued at $150.00

Piano Lessons with Sarah Houston – 5 Sessions

** SOLD TO SYLVIA F FOR $76 **

Sarah Houston was introduced to music at the age of 6 when she began taking piano lessons.
Over the years her love for music grew and with the encouragement of her childhood teacher and mentor, music became a large part of her life.
Sarah has many years of experience in RCM and is currently studying with the goal of finishing her ARCT in piano performance. She achieved her formal training at Briercrest College, earning her Bachelors of Music.
She has been involved in music leadership in several churches over the past 12 years. In her spare time, Sarah loves to write and compose and recently recorded her first album with the local Calgary instrumental rock band, “midatlantic.”
Sarah has a passion for teaching and helping to develop the gifts of her students. She has a strong desire to see her students do their best and takes joy in spreading her love of music to each one of them.

Valued at $100.00

Personalized Photoshoot with Heather Ward Photography

** SOLD TO JULIE K FOR $50 **

* Package includes shoot w/ Heather & 15-20 edited photos on a disc to print all you want!

http://www.heatherwardphotography.com/

“As a photographer, I understand the importance of having great family photos, and as a parent I get this on a much deeper level. And, I know from experience that taking photos of children is HARD work!” – Heather Ward

“RealLife. Photos are a documentation of our lives. Of the things we do. The expressions we make. The journey’s we’re on.  They should be real. They should reflect the things we see from day to day, and the moments we want to remember forever.

My name is Heather and my passion is photography!”

Not only is Heather full of passion, she’s also full of talent!  Keep in mind that she specializes not only in family photography but special events and much more!  Take a moment to browse her work on her site and her blog.

My guess is that you’ll be itching to bet on the package and check it out for yourself!

Valued at $700.00

Personalized Photoshoot with Urban Couture Photography

** SOLD TO TERRY C FOR $80 **

* Package includes shoot w/ Jennifer & edited photos on a disc to print all you want!

http://www.urbancouturephotography.ca/

From the desk of Jennifer Lee:

All my childhood I thrived on passion, whether it was passion of swinging on the swings at the park or coloring within those lines in the coloring books. To take something ordinary and make it your own is what passion is about. I grew up always wanting to do something great with my life. I could be a doctor, a veterinarian, an actress, something that the world would notice me for. As I grew older and life pressed on, I realized I didn’t need to be noticed, I realized then it was my passion and dream to notice people.
As soon as I could afford my first camera it stuck by me constantly, never left my side.
All my friends always laughed because when most girls were glued to their purses and lip-gloss, I was glued to my trigger button.

My passion and dream is to capture the still images of life’s essences and with each photo, a part of me feels complete.

I am where I am supposed to be.

Passion.Undefined.Unique

Valued at $200.00

“$55 Body Sugaring GC” by Tianna

** SOLD TO JEN O FOR $55 **

Sugar Me Softly Body Sugaring offers hair removal treatments for both Women and Men.

It is the modern version of hair removal which was first practiced in ancient times by Egyptian women. This ancient art form has been perfected using the advanced body sugaring technique. This is the most natural and effective way to remove unwanted hair.

We specialize in Brazilians as well as offering a full range of additional services to meet your hair removal needs.  Proven safe for ALL ages, from the young to young at heart, whether it is aesthetically desired or medically requested, this method is 100% assured.

Our sugar paste that is used is manufactured in a way which ensures superb and consistent quality.  There are no chemical additives, no wax resins as that act as “cheat add-ins.  The Paste is so natural that it is even edible!  A huge benefit is that the sugar only sticks to Hair and Dead Skin Cells; you will leave your treatment with softer, silkier and healthier skin!

You can feel secure in knowing that you will be sugared by a professionally trained and certified technician, who is always committed to providing you with the highest standard of service available. Sugar Me Softly Body Sugaring offers complete privacy in a safe and comfortable environment; our clients are always treated with unmatchable attention, care and respect.

Find out how Sweet Life can be once you’ve added a Little Sugar to it!

http://members.shaw.ca/sugarmesoftly/

2 Men’s Shirts and a “$100 GC” from HAVEN Apparel

** SOLD TO KEVIN H FOR $40 **

“With a store in Edmonton and a store in Vancouver, HAVEN has really blossomed as a retailer of late with a defining balance of Western labels and those from Japan.” – From an interview done with founder Arthur Chmielewski with SLAMXHYPE magazine

“In a short few years, HAVEN has become a premier retail destination in Edmonton and Vancouver as well as maintaining a strong online presence. Beyond their retail approach, we’ve seen a strong and well-curated selection of collaborations including BRKNHOME, Reigning Champ, Dr. Romanelli and Maiden Noir.” – From an interview done with founders Daniel & Arthur Chmielewski for HBTV on May 24, 2010

Each shirt retails at $150 – Total Package Valued at $400.00

http://havenshop.ca/