We have curated a special collection of unique experiences and exclusive items only available for bidding during the 2023 Elmwood Gala Live Auction on May 6, 2023. All proceeds will support the Playground Renewal Project.
Bid on the chance to be James Whitehouse for the day! As Elmwood’s Head of School, you will greet parents and students as they arrive in the morning, host Assembly, and teach a session of Senior History. This package also includes VIP seating at all school performances and student-events. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet with James Whitehouse one-on-one on three occasions, including a lunch specially created by Chef Candice, and two other sit-down meetings.
Let the skilled team from Jacobsons Fine Foods on Beechwood treat you and your guests to a special experience of French Cheeses and Champagne. Created for up to 12 people, Jacobsons will work with their partners in France to curate a special selection of unique artisanal cheeses and host an abundant display in your home or at your next event. Learn about these exquisite cheeses and the Champagnes they are paired with and why. Donated by Jacobsons Fine Foods.
Enjoy a memorable week at the luxurious Grand Isle Resort and Spa on the stunning island of Great Exuma in The Bahamas. This community is your getaway to the exotic Exuma Cays, a collection of 365 islands boasting the clearest, most pristine water in the world, and world-famous attractions such as the swimming pigs, giant iguanas, celebrity islands and stunning sandbars. Maximum 6 people. Does not include travel, food and beverage, housekeeping and resort fees. Donated by Peter Nicholson and Anabel Bane.
A time honoured Ottawa institution, HOWARD Fine Jewellers & Custom Designers is a leader in the fine jewellery industry, with a distinctive collection and a national reputation for excellence. HOWARD is pleased to offer a $3,500 gift certificate to be used on any jewellery or custom jewellery in the store (excludes watches)! HOWARD prides itself in carrying only the most beautiful pieces that are guaranteed to become family heirlooms to be passed on and treasured for generations. Donated by HOWARD Fine Jewellers & Custom Designers.
Enjoy an evening at Ottawa’s premier steakhouse dining destination, Harmons, for eight (8) guests in one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms. Your experience will include a selection of our delicious appetizers, steaks, side dishes and desserts, beautifully prepared by Chef Michael Korn and his team. Harmon’s sommelier has chosen the perfect wine pairings to accompany each course. The value of the dinner and wine pairing is approximately $3200 (gratuity for your wait staff is not included). Donated by Harmons Steakhouse.
As Deputy Head of the Junior School, you will join Christine Blackadar for a day leading our Kindergarten to grade 5 girls. Leadership, Learning and Laughter will be the theme of the day as you take on all of Mrs. Blackadar’s duties – from announcements, recess duty and everything in between! As Deputy Head you will have the chance to plan the day, from special snacks, activities and maybe even a civvies day!
Let the Muckleston & Brockwell team fire up the grill and prepare your next backyard BBQ for 12 guests. Muckleston and Brockwell offer a variety of top-quality products, and all of their meat comes from local grass-fed and free-range farms and is second-to-none in quality and taste. Beat the heat with a selection of craft beer by Stray Dog Brewing Company. The perfect way to spend a hot summer night with family or friends.Package donated by Muckleston & Brockwell and Stray Dog Brewing Company.
Imagine this… dinner, a show and a night away…The Metcalfe Hotel and Broadway Across Canada invite you to the Opening Night performance of Hadestowns at Canada’s National Arts Centre on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Your group of four will enjoy dinner at Cocotte Bistro located in the Metcalfe Hotel steps away from the NAC. Then your group will be seated in premium seats for the performance in Southam Hall with perfect views of the performance. As host you will then continue your evening and enjoy a night at the Metcalfe Hotel in a King Suite. Donated by the Metcalfe Hotel & Broadway Across Canada.
Offered for the first-time at the Elmwood Gala, this package is perfect for the ultimate football fan! In this package you will receive a pair of Manchester Suite tickets to see the Manchester United home game of your choice! These tier 1 Executive Suite tickets are located in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand on or near the halfway line, the perfect vantage point in the historic Old Trafford Stadium. In addition you will have lunch or dinner in the Manchester Suite plus a three-night stay in a Manchester hotel of your choice. Football is nothing without its fans! Donated by Chris Brennan and Stephanie James-Brennan.
Chef Adam Vettorel will create a four course tasting menu for your party of eight (8) at North & Navy, Ottawa’s finest Northern Italian restaurant. Each course will be expertly paired with wines from their extensive cellar. Prepare yourself for an incredible evening with delicious food, excellent wine and personalized service. Value of this package is $1,200 (gratuity not included).