Monday, April 11, 2016

Updated May 17, 2016

The 26th Annual Auction and Raffle is coming up!   

May 18, 2016

Tickets: $15

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

Same great location as last year - Pizzeria Defina at 321 Roncesvalles 


Some of the great items to bid on -- 


Theatre and Concerts

Soulpepper  - 2 tickets to a 2016  Mon-Wed subscription performance
Valid to October 1, 2016   Value: up to $178

Shaw Festival - 2 tickets to either Sweeny Todd or “Master Harold”...and the boys in the 2016 season   Value: up to $200

Blyth Festival - 2 tickets for the main stage in the 2016 summer season
Valid June 15 - September 3 2016
   Value: up to $70
Theatre Passe Muraille - 2 tickets to a show in their 2016 season
(does not include opening nights)
  Value: up to $66

Tarragon Theatre - 2 tickets for one performance from their 2016-17 season which runs from September 2016 to May 2017.
The tickets are NOT valid for any Saturday evening performance.
Approximate value $120

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 2 tickets to a weekday performance (Tuesday - Thursday or Sunday afternoon from their 2016-2017 Season.  Value: up to $56

Toronto Symphony Orchestra - 2 tickets for one of the following performances (mark your first, second and third choice)  Value about $200
Saturday, September 24 - Rachmaninoff Symphony #3
Thursday, September 29 - Mahler Symphony #3
Friday, October 14 - What makes it great?  Pictures at an Exhibition

Amadeus Choir - 2 tickets to their Sunday June 5th performance of Serenade to Music at Eglinton St. George's United Church at 7 p.m. .
You will hear madrigals and works by Morley, Gibbons, Bennett, Vaugh Williams, Schubert, Britten & Howells.  Also, a copy of their CD of Voices of Earth
Approximate value $47 

Toronto Consort - Kanatha/Canada: First Encounters - 2 tickets to performance at 8 pm on Saturday February 3, 2017.  Approximate value $74

Canadian Opera Company - $200 voucher towards tickets.  Not to be put towards a subscription.

Young People's Theatre - Family 4 Pass of tickets to any main stage production in their 2016/17 season.  Value:$150. 

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Two sets of 4 vouchers. One film ticket per voucher. Vouchers expire June 30, 2016. Value $52 for each set of 4 vouchers

Mooredale Concerts - 2 subscriptions to their 2016/17 concert series. 6 Sunday concerts:
Sept. 25th 2016: Cecilia String Quartet, Nov. 6th, 2016: Noel Coward program
Dec. 4th, 2016: Stephen Prutsman, piano, Jan 22nd, 2017: The Heath Quartet
Mar. 5th, 2017: In Mo Yang, violin, April 23rd, 2017: New Orford String Quartet
Value $280


Bone and Bread, by Saleema Nawaz, paperback novel (2016 Canada Reads selection) Winner of the Quebec Writers' Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for 2016 CBC Canada Reads
Beena and Sadhana are sisters who share a bond that could only have been shaped by the most unusual of childhoods.  Value: $23

History's People, by Margaret MacMillan, hardcover non-fictionIn History’s People internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some little-known, who stand out for her. Some have changed the course of history.  Value: $25

The Outside Circle, by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, paperback.
In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives.  Value: $20


Three Times a Day, by Marilou and Alexandre Champagne, hardcover cookbook, beautifully illustrated.Three Times a Day was born of out of shared passions: Marilou’s for cooking and the art of entertaining and Alexandre Champagne’s for photography.  Value: $35

Outside the Box, by Toronto author Maria Meindl “brings to life a thinly documented era in Canadian letters through the story of one passionate and conflicted woman. It also charts the journey of an unwilling archivist, coming to terms with family secrets, forgotten history, and the stories that are never told.” McGill-Queens University Press
(Copy dedicated to Amnesty International by the author, courtesy of José Sigouin)  Value: $25

A Natural History of English Gardening: 1650-1800, by Toronto author Mark Laird, “truly looks magnificent – packed with hundreds of stunning engravings and paintings and coloured botanical drawings. Laird explores how plants and animals were brought together in the garden. Another important aspect is Laird’s focus on the contribution of women in the realm of gardening and natural history.” The Guardian
(Copy dedicated to Amnesty International by the author, courtesy of José Sigouin)  Value:$66

Sad Peninsula, by Toronto author Mark Sampson. “Two separate lives become connected in South Korea: traumatized former Korean "comfort woman" Eun-young, who struggles with her past of rape and violence; and Michael, a troubled young Canadian arriving in Korea to teach ESL, whose principles and humanity are tested by Seoul’s seedy expatriate underbelly.” Dundurn Press
(Copy dedicated to Amnesty International by the author, courtesy of José Sigouin)  Value: $23

The Secrets Men Keep, by Toronto author Mark Sampson. “Offering sly comic pokes and affable satire, this memorable collection of 13 stories frequently highlights the significant gap between the empire-building ambitions of men and their humdrum and hemmed-in middle-management realities.” Publishers Weekly 
(Copy dedicated to Amnesty International by the author, Mark Sampson)  Value: $20

This Godforsaken Place, by Toronto author Cinda Gault
The absorbing tale of one tenacious woman’s journey set against dramatic myths of the Canadian wilderness and the American Wild West. Abigail's adventure introduces her to some of the most infamous characters of her time—including Annie Oakley and Gabriel Dumont—and brings the high stakes of the New World into startling focus. Value: $18

Resilience and Triumph:  Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories.  A fascinating collection of personal stories from 54 racialized immigrant women who have made Canada their home over the last five decades. Compiled by Book Project Collective.  Non-fiction. 2015.  Value $25


Kalyana, a novel by Rajni Mala Khelawan. 2016.  Growing up in the Fiji Islands in the late 1960s, Kalyana Mani Seth is an impressionable, plump young girl suited to the meaning of her name: blissful, blessed, the auspicious one.
Her mother educates Kalyana about her Indian heritage, vividly telling tales of mischievous Krishna and powerful Mother Kali, and recounting her grandparents’ migration to the tiny, British colony.  Value; $20 

Being Me by Rosemary McCarney, 2016. Rosie the Red learns that she doesn't have to wait until she's a grown up to be able to make a difference for others when she volunteers at a food bank.  Ages 4-8, value $16

Tilt Your Head, Rosie the Red by Rosemary McCarney, 2015. Meet Rosie the Red: a seven-year-old girl who's not afraid to stand up for what's right.
Arriving at school, Rosie is dismayed to see the kids on the playground taunting her classmate Fadimata, who is Muslim and wears a headscarf. Rosie comes up with a plan.  Ages 4-7, value $16

Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing the World by Janet Wilson, 2013. A girl who spoke out against her government for the rights of aboriginal children, a boy who walked across his country to raise awareness of homelessness, and a former child soldier who wants to make music not war. Here are true stories of kids just like you who are standing up for their rights.  Ages 6-10, value $19


The Way to School by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International, 2015. Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school.   Ages 6-9, value $19

Two volume biography of Pierre Elliot Trudeau by Max and Monique Nemni, signed by the authors.  Value: $47

Poles Apart  by Terry Fallis   A delightful book about a young man inspired by feminism to contribute to the cause Value: $23

No Relation by Terry Fallis  Wry, clever and utterly engaging.   Value: $23

Bad Seeds – Betsy Powell (Bent Cover) Priced at $26.95 

North Star To Freedom
– Genak Gorrell, Priced at $14.95 

The Night Of The Gun
– David Carr, Priced at $20.00 

Beautiful Boy
– David Sheff, Priced at $18.95 

Vitamin E For Ailing Healthy Hearts
– Wilfred E. Shote M.D. Priced Used at $2.59  

French Books (Éditions du Greff)

Other Goods

Bud Light Super Bowl branded fridge.
Bud Light Super Bowl branded fridge which will accommodate beer cans and a variety of bottles.  Value: $350


Budweiser Red Light is a goal-synced hockey light that goes off every time your favourite city scores a goal.  Value: $150

Gift certificate from hairdresser Caroline Ferrand - Beyond Styling, 2409 Yonge St.  Value: $70

Daniel et Daniel Catering - Gift basket.  Value:$100 

3 handmade emerald green bracelets Approximate value: $15 each.

Large poster of A.C. Sandino mounted on foamcore, covered in plastic

Pollock's Carpet Market - 3' x 5' mostly red area rug, a Kazak, hand-woven in India (by adults).  Value: $230

Yoga Centre Toronto, 2828 Yonge St., 2 gift certificates for 6 foundations classes (value $135 each

Coopérative radiophonique de Toronto (CHOQ-FM) - gift certificate from CHOQ-FM (105,1) and for free advertising on the community French radio and the portal. Value: $350

Bravetti Electric Wine ChillerValue: $30

Oster Electric Wine OpenerValue: $30

Fresh Paint Studio and Cafe (Cafe with art supplies, paints, canvasses) - Gift Certificate
Fresh Paint Studio and Cafe offers art workshops and drop-in freeflow art sessions that are perfect for beginners, so grab your friends, co-workers, son or daughter, or plan a special date night. Value: $25

Celena's Bakery - 3 gift baskets with balsamic vinegar, whole-bean coffee, chutney, and tea.  Value: $45 each

Scotch whisky - 12-year-old Bowmore.  Approximate value: $60

Scotch whisky - 1991 Distillers Edition of Dalwhinnie.  Approximate value: $114

House of Staunton - Solid Metal Chess Pieces, Made In Italy (In Box) Value: $200

House of Staunton - Ostrich Leather Chess/Backgammon Board (In Box) Value: $300

High Tech Health – Circulation Booster, Foot Massager (In Box) Value: $250

Orthopedic – Stretch Mate, Backache Treatment (In Box-Used) Value (New): $25

Iron Gym – Speed Abs, Abdominal Trainer (In Box) Value: $20

Sonic Care – Pro Plus Electric Toothbrush (In Box) Value: $80

Men’s Cotton Hankies, White 100% Cotton, 3 pcs 

3 T-Shirts, Printed – “War Resistors Welcome Here”, White, 100% Cotton Small, Fair Trade
1 T-Shirt, Printed – “War Resistors Welcome Here”, Ladies, Black, 100% Cotton Small, Canada

Costume Jewelry Set – Handmade, One Of A Kind, Glass Bead, Metal Findings Value: $50


Palace Restaurant at 722 Pape Ave. - $50 gift certificate

Mocha Mocha at 489 Danforth Ave. -  $20 gift certificate

Messini Authentic Gyros at 445 Danforth Ave. - $35 gift certificate

Kalyvia at 420 Danforth Ave. - $50 gift certificate

Hot House Restaurant and Bar 35 Church St. - up to $50

C'est What? Restaurant at Front and Church  Dinner for Two  - up to $50

Piatto fine dining Italian restaurant in Mississauga  - $75 gift certificate
On Tripadvisor it's #2 of 1306 restaurants in Mississauga.