Fundraising Events

Fall Heritage Auction

Donated Items Currently Being Accepted!

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Through the exceptional circumstances that the year 2020 brought us we successfully transformed our ever popular City Drinks event into a virtual auction with over 230 bids. As we look forward into the still uncertain but hopeful future, this fun and unique online event will return this year.

For two weeks in the fall, participants can place bids on a selection of art pieces, experiences, antiques and other special items donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. The Fall Heritage Auction raises essential funds to support our educational programs, projects and grants.

Would you like to support heritage conservation in your local community by donating an item for the auction? Vancouver Heritage Foundation is currently seeking and accepting donated items. You can use this Auction Donation Form to provide details of the item(s) you are donating. Please contact us at mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org if you would like to discuss your donation.

We are greatly appreciative of all who supported last year’s auction. Thank you!

If you would like to support Vancouver Heritage Foundation with a charitable donation, please visit our Donate to VHF page for details.

Thank you to the 2020 Fall Heritage Auction Donors:

Anonymous, Blue Ruby Jewellery, Christine Allen, Councillor Colleen Hardwick, Cypress Mountain, Equitable Real Estate, Gordon Boyd from the estate of Hugh Pickett, Gordon McQueen, Hal Kalman, Hill’s of Kerrisdale, Johanna Hickey, John Steil, Karen Russell, Kate Bird and Shelley Frallic, Kim Prints, Korab Image (Minneapolis), Leslie Van Duzer, Monique Badun – Sotheby’s Real Estate, Nancy McLean, Niels and Nancy Bendsten, Noel Best, Orto Artisan Pasta, Ruth Fast, Sewell’s Marina, Susan Walker, Township 7 Vineyard & Winery, UBC SALA, and Vancouver Special.

How does it work?

The auction is hosted on a well-known online bidding site, 32Auctions. Participants in the auction do not need to create an account in order to view items, but one is needed if you wish to bid. All proceeds from online payments go directly to support Vancouver Heritage Foundation and our educational programming and grants. If you make a bid on an item, you will receive a reminder 24 hours before the auction is closed.

There is no limit on bids and they can be made any time of the day in the 2 week period. Once you make a bid on an item you will be sent a confirmation. You will also be notified if you have been outbid.

As soon as the auction has ended, if you are a successful bidder on items a notification email will be sent to you which contains a link to your invoice page. Invoices display the items won, the winning bid amounts, the total amount due, and a payment button. When you click the payment button you will have the option to pay by VISA, MasterCard or American Express. If you would like to pay by cheque please let us know.

At checkout, you will also be given an option for pick up or delivery. Most items can be picked up from the VHF office. Smaller items can be mailed without a fee. Many larger items can be delivered within Vancouver for a fee. Each item will state the options. We will contact each successful bidder to confirm your pick up and delivery options.

What kind of items will be available?

Our generous donors supply an interesting and diverse array of items to choose from. Past items included, but were not limited to:

  • The un-released box set of “West Coast Modern House: Complete Book Series”
  • Artwork including a special print by Balthazar Korab
  • Heritage experiences such as private tours of Vancouver City Hall or the Vancouver Block clock tower
  • Antiques and collectables
  • Gift certificates to local shops, activities and restaurants