Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Thank you!

Our fund-raising event on September 18 was a great success!
Thank you to our inspiring speakers, Bob Rae and Ti-Anna Wang
and thank you to our generous donors for the silent auction.

Friday, May 10, 2019

2019 Auction for Amnesty

The 29th Annual Silent Auction and Raffle will be held on 

Wednesday September 18, 2019

New location - Debates Room at Hart House, 
7 Hart House Circle
on the UofT campus

Speaker - The Honourable Bob Rae

Doors open at 6:45, event begins at 7:00
Cash bar and free appetizers
Tickets are $20, or $10 for students

Last updated Sept 14, 2019.
All tickets are entered in the raffle.  The 3 prizes to be raffled off are

1) Terry Fallis's
latest novel, Albatross.  Approximate value: $30
Two tickets to a Toronto Maple Leaf regular season home game.  Winner to choose 2 tickets in Section 306, Row 13 (2nd row purple) for one Leaf home game in 2019-20 (4 games to choose from. Approximate value: $140
 3)  Factory Theatre - 2 tickets for any show in their 2019-20 season
Value: $100


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - one Season Pass (6 tickets which can be used in any combination) - Value: $330

Blyth Festival - 2020 Community Gift Pass (2-pack of tickets for any one of the main stage plays) - Value: $86

Canadian Stage - 2 vouchers, each redeemable for one ticket to a Canadian Stage 19/20 season performance at the Berkeley Street Theatre (not valid for Kelly V Kelly, TO Live performances or any rental production) - Value: $160 

Stratford Festival - 2 tickets for an eligible performance in the 2020 season - Value: $170 (designated dates and performances only) 

Theatre Passe Muraille - 2 tickets to a performance in the 2019-20 season - Value: $160

Shaw Festival - 2 tickets for a performance of The Glass Menagerie, Sex, or Cyrano de Bergerac during September or October of the current season. Tickets not valid for Openings - Value $150. 

Young People's Theatre - 2 tickets to a MainStage show in the 2019/20 season. Information on the season will be posted on youngpeoplestheatre.ca as it becomes available. The season starts in October.  

Tarragon Theatre - A pair of complementary passes; each pass is valid for one ticket to a performance of your choosing for a play during the TarragonTheatre's 2019/20 season, which runs from September 2019 to May 2020.

Tafelmusik - Two tickets to Tafelmusik's performance of O Come, Shepherds. This concert will be held on Tuesday December 10, 2019 at the George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts. Tafelmuik Baroque Orchestra with Vesuvius Ensemble and special guest: Tommaso Sollazzo, zampogna
Value: $108 

Mooredale Concerts - two subscriptions to their 2019-2020 concert series
Value: $400 

Esther Myers Yoga Studio at 390 Dupont Street - 2 certificates for 6 classes each
Value: $260

Serenity Massage Therapy (registered), 1443 Kingston Rd. - a 45 minute massage
Value: $90 

Terry Fallis, bestselling author - Two signed sets of 3 novels, including his latest, Albatross, release date of August 13, 2019
Approximate value of each set is $60

La Mosaïque multilingual bookstore, 1684 St. Clair Ave. W - Gift certificate
Value: $30

Two Toronto Maple Leaf tickets for October 7 v. last year's Stanley Cup champions the St. Louis Blues. Front row on the glass.
Approximate value: $1250

Two Toronto Maple Leaf tickets for Saturday December 21, 2019, 7 p.m. v. Detroit Red Wings at Section 119, Row 8, Seats 11 and 12, behind the bench
Approximate value: $2000

A special necktie from Alan Gotlib,a Jewish gay man.  He hopes that his label, "Fashion by FEIGELE", will bring a smile to people's faces and, in some small way change the way people see diversity in our community. "Feigele" is a Yiddish word that means "little bird" but is also a slang term for a gay man, which, for Alan, makes it a very appropriate label.
Approximate value: $45

 Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall - Two tickets to Idan Raichel, pianist, on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 8 pm.
Value: $159

An overnight stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre, St. Catharines.
Value: $136  

Farm'r Eatery - Gift certificate
Value: $50

C'est What? Restaurant - Gift certificate
Value: $50

Mocha Mocha,  489 Danforth - Gift Certificate 
Value: $20

Soulas, 5500A Danforth - Gift Certificate  
Value: $40

Sushi Bistro, 461 Danforth - Gift Certificate
Value: $20

Hunters on the Danforth, 674 Danforth  - breakfast for two
Value: $15

Kalyvia Restaurant, 420 Danforth - Gift Certificate
Value: $25

Katsu Restaurant, 572 Danforth - 3 gift certificates of $10 each –
Total value: $30

Pantheon Authentic Hellenic Cuisine, 407 Danforth Ave - Gift certificate
Value: $50

Amnesty International T-shirt, large with "Stop Torture" on the front, AI candle on the back
Value: $22

Amnesty International candle
Value: $10

Dreams of Freedom, mostly a picture book
Value: $10

Letters to a Prisoner by Jacques Goldstyn, a picture book
Value: $10

Anything Can Happen - a poem and essay by Seamus Heaney
Value: $10

The Boy Who was Bullied, John Peter Humphreys, Drafter of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Anne Huestis Scott
Value: $20 

Théâtre français de Toronto - 2 tickets to any performance except for premières and their annual fundraiser.
Value: up to $98.

Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave. - Gift certificate
Value: $25

Sine Nomine ensemble for medieval music -  4 tickets, 2 for the December and 2 for the April concert.
Value: $80

Cafe Diplomatico, 584 College Street - Gift certificate
Value: $50

Messini Authentic Gyros, 445 Danforth Avenue - Gift certificate
Value: $25

Varsity Cineplex Cinema - 4 tickets
Approximate value: $50

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thank you

Another successful auction!
Thank you very much to all our donors, supporters and to Pizzeria Defina.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Auction for Amnesty

The 28th Annual Auction and Raffle will be held on  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Same great location as last year - Pizzeria Defina at

Tickets are $15.

6:00 pm free beer & hors d'oeuvres, 6:30 pm Auction

Here are some items available for you to bid on.  The list will be updated regularly.
Updated May 12, 2018

The Blyth Festival - 2 tickets to any mainstage play in the 2018 season
Value: $80.

Crow's Theatre -2 tickets to first preview of Towards Youth: a play on radical hope on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
Value: $56.50

 Shaw Festival - 2 tickets for one September or October performance of: The Magician's Nephew, Henry V, or The Hound of the Baskervilles
Value: up to $150

Royal Conservatory of Music 2 tickets to the concert A Far Cry with Simone Dinnerstein on May 25Value: $130

Mooredale Concerts -  2 subscriptions to their 2018-19 concert series
Value: $280

Factory Theatre - 2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season.
Value: $100

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 2 Season Passes (choose from up to 6 shows) for 2018-19 season.
Value: $360

canadianstage2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season (excluding Bigre, By Heart, I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron or any rental production)
Value: up to $220

Tarragon Theatre2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season.
Value: $120

Theatre Passe Muraille2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season
Value: up to $160

Toronto Consort - 2 balcony tickets to Monteverdi's Orfeo at Trinity St. Paul's Church on May 25, 26 or 27th
Value: approx. $80

Massey Hall - 2 tickets to the Patrick Watson concert on June 15
Value: $59

Alumnae Theatre - 2 tickets to next season's The Importance of Being Earnest
Value: $50

Soulpepper - 2 tickets for a performance Monday through Wednesday from 2018 subscription season
Value: $178

Pan Mediterranean Cuisine  516 Danforth Ave, gift certificate
Value: $30

Palace Restaurant  722 Pape Ave, gift certificate
Value: $50

The Pantheon Authentic Hellenic Cuisine, 407 Danforth Ave, gift certificate
Value: $50

Hot House Restaurant, 35 Church St., Sunday Brunch for 2, not including beverages.
Value: $50

Mocha Mocha Restaurant, 489 Danforth Ave., 2 gift certificates
Value: $20 each  

Zav Coffee Shop & Gallery, 2048 Danforth Ave., gift certificate
Value: $20

C'est What?, 67 Front St. E., gift certificate 
Value: $50

Farmr Eatery & Catering, 140 The Esplanade,  gift certificate
Value: $40

Messini Authentic Gyros, 445 Danforth Ave., gift certificate
Value: $25  

Kalyvia Restaurant, 420 Danforth Ave., gift certificate
Value: $25

Cafe Diplomatico, 594 College St.,  gift certificate
Value: $50

Celena’s Bakery, 2036 Danforth Avenue (near Woodbine), 2 gift certificates
Value: $50 each

African Food for Thought: A Tribute to Grandmothers
Book signed by one of the authors.

Value: $39

All six books written by Toronto author Terry Fallis, whose first book, The Best Laid Plans, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humor, was the winner of Canada Reads (2011) and was made into a TV series. These humorous and satirical books are all signed by the author.
Value: $20 each

New jazz CDs
Richard Whiteman Trio,  Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra,  Keith Buddle,  The Nearness of You, A Tribute to the Music of Hoagy Carmichael,  Jake Wilinson,  Hod O'Brien Trio
Value: $15 each

Ten Vinyl LPs, used but in good condition, jazz and classical
1.  Mangione Bellavia  - Chuck Mangione Quartet  2.  It Could Happen to You - Lorne Lofsky: Guitarist Jazz
3.  Bud Powel - Jazz Piano  4.  Trouble in Mind - Archie Sheep and Horace Parlam  5.  Clark Terry - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet  6.  Moe Koffman Plays Bach  7.  Magnificat, Cantata - Bach  8.  The Four Seasons - Vivaldi  9.  Donizetti's Lucia de Lammermoor, London Symphony Orchestra  10. Fiddler on the Roof

Value: $10 each

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) certificate which includes initial consultation, report and 4 NSA sessions by Dr. Maureen Neskar D.C., 238 Mutual St. Toronto (just east of Yonge off Carlton)
Value: $330