Donate an item, service or experience!

We’re looking for donations of items, experiences and services. It’s easy to donate. Just click the button below for our donation form. Or, if you’d prefer, you can email or call Tom Grasmeyer at 250-847-4238.

Donations

You can donate items (new, new condition, or newly made), experiences or services. We’d like our auction to contain a wide variety of items representing a range of prices—small, medium and large.

Some ideas include:

  • Items: electronics, household items, tools, gadgets, home-built wooden furniture or wall hangings, gift certificates, original art, wall hangings, pies and baking, and more
  • Experiences: berry picking, river boat trips, cabin rentals, event tickets, ski passes, meal packages, gift certificates, and more
  • Services: automotive detailing, mechanical work, babysitting, car washing, snowplowing, and more

The sky is the limit. Get as creative as you can! Keep in mind that an online auction is not a rummage or garage sale. We prefer new items (or newly made), and items should have a general or broad enough appeal to garner bids.

If you have a number of smaller items, consider combining them into a themed package. For example: rather than entering a colouring book into the auction, consider making it a colouring basket with crayons, markers, several books, craft items, etc. and then package it an appealing way. We do reserve the right to refuse to include items if we feel that they don’t suit the auction format well.

When you’ve decided what you’d like to donate, you can let us know with this easy-to-complete online form.

If you’re not sure if your item is a good ‘fit’ for this auction, give us a call 250-847-4238. We can discuss it with you.

Not sure what to donate? Here are some ideas…

You could donate new or newly made:

  • Baking (pies, cinnamon buns, pastries, etc.)
  • Electronics (GoPro, Phones, Tablets, etc.)
  • Homemade wooden items (Furniture, wall hangings, cutting boards, etc.)
  • Homemade crafts (quilts, receiving blankets, baby clothes, wall hangings, etc.)
  • Tools (power tools, hand tools, tool chests, etc.)
  • Board games and puzzles (new…not used)
  • Kitchen and BBQ appliances
  • Camping gear (outdoor games, tents, chairs, etc.)
  • Food (bulk meats, veggies, produces, etc.)
  • …and so on. Be creative!

Almost any item with broad appeal will be a good fit for the auction.

You could donate:

  • A one or two-night stay in a ski cabin
  • Riverboat trip
  • Berry picking trip
  • Photography lessons
  • Music lessons
  • Guided bicycle tour
  • Fly fishing trip
  • Helicopter ride
  • …and so on. Be creative!

Experiences that are unique and have a broad appeal are, in general, a good fit for an auction like this.

You could donate a gift certificate or token for:

  • Automotive detailing
  • Babysitting
  • Mechanical work (tire changes, maintenance work, etc.)
  • Home repair (X-number of hours of renovations, gutter work, concrete finishing, etc.)
  • Snow removal
  • Fence building
  • …and so on. Be creative!

If you will be performing the service yourself, please be sure that you have the adequate experience and equipment to make this a valuable purchase for your buyer.

I'd like to donate something to the auction. How should I do that?

It’s easy to donate using our online auction donation form, right here. If you’d prefer to email or call that’s fine too: 250-847-4238.

When should I donate by?

The sooner the better. Absolute deadline: February 23.

I'm thinking of putting something into the auction, but I'm not sure it's what you want.

Give us a call 250-847-4238 or email and we can discuss your idea.

When will the online auction take place?

It will be run from February 23 (7 PM) until the end of day on February 26 (8 PM).

Where will I find the online auction?

Right here. We’ll continue to post items as they come in.

What are the proceeds going toward?

We’re still raising money for Phase III of our re-roofing project. Net proceeds from this online auction will go towards this important capital project.

Can I get a tax receipt for my auction donation?

Unfortunately, no. Providing receipts for items, experiences and services can become very complicated.

If you’d like to make a monetary donation (cash, cheque, or online), you can do that here.

Where can I see the items that are being auctioned off?

Click here to go to the auction site.