Past Fundraising Events

Fall Heritage Auction

Bid on unique heritage-themed items and experiences

The VHF Fall Heritage Auction raises essential funds to support our educational programs, projects and grants.

From October 14-28, 2021, participants were able to bid on a selection of art pieces, experiences, antiques and other special items donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

We are greatly appreciative of all the donors and bidders who supported the auction last year. 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 2021 Fall Heritage Auction Donors:

Alyssa Schwann, Ann-Marie Metten, Anonymous, Arthur Erikson Foundation, Ballet BC, Bengul Kurtar, Carmel Tanaka, Christopher Holmes, Colin Campbell, Darren Wong, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, East India Carpets Ltd., Gord McQueen, Heather Maureen Leslie’s Family, Jessica Quan, Johanna Hickey, John Steil, Karen Russell, Kendal Andison, Kisyuu Calligraphy, Laura Saimoto, Museum of Anthropology,  Museum of Vancouver, Pam Lucke, Ruth Fast, Shanna Fromson, Sunshine Valley Tashme Museum, Susan Walker, The Cultivated Gardeners, Timothy Leung, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Pen Shop, Walrus Designs Inc., Western Gold Theatre

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 are available?

Our generous donors supplied an interesting and diverse array of items. Items this year included:

  • Artwork
  • Hand-crafted quilts and knitting
  • Heritage experiences
  • Antiques and collectables
  • Heritage furniture
  • Gift certificates to local shops, activities and restaurants
  • And much more!