5 min read
14 May 2022

Top 10 Exclusive Items in the WoodGreen Anniversary Auction (there’s still time to bid!)

Kathy Koch

The WoodGreen Foundation’s Young Leaders Council is always proud to champion the vital services WoodGreen Community Services provides in the Toronto community. And they are helping to support the organization’s 85th anniversary year.

If you haven’t yet, there’s still time to join us in celebrating WoodGreen’s jubilee milestone by participating in our Anniversary Auction. From now until May 23, you can bid on everything from ROM passes to virtual cooking classes while helping WoodGreen raise funds for vital programs that support our community.

We asked the Young Leaders Council for their top 10 favourite items in the auction. Here are their picks!

  1. Travel the World with Air Canada

Pack your suitcase, pick your destination and get ready to fly with Air Canada – anywhere in the world! Air Canada flies to over 200 destinations globally so it’s time to cross something off your bucket list. Worried about where to stay or spending money? Newpoint Developments has you covered for your dream getaway with a 'Roomcard' gift card which allows you to book a stay at your choice of over a million hotels, apartments, home rentals, treehouses, igloos and more. AND Newpoint is even including luggage and spending money! Here are all the details.

  1. Toronto Zoo Behind-the-Scenes Tour led by CEO, Dolf DeJong

You and three guests could enjoy a fun-filled day at the Toronto Zoo with a special view! This tour includes admission for four guests, parking (one vehicle), an exclusive tour with the Toronto Zoo’s CEO, Dolf DeJong, and a unique look behind-the-scenes in areas of the zoo most often off limits to the public. It also includes a meet and greet with an animal...get ready for your closeup!

  1. Andre De Grasse Prize Pack!

Andre De Grasse is Canada’s fastest sprinter, a six-time Olympic medalist, reigning Olympic champion in the 200 m, and silver medalist in the 200 m at the 2016 Olympics, and again in the 4 x 100 relay in 2020! This prize pack was a secret addition to the auction and would be a dream for any runner or Olympics fan in your life. It includes a personalized virtual message from Andre, a SIGNED racing spike (shoe), and even includes Andre's children's book RACE WITH ME!

  1. The Ultimate Blue Jays Experience

Do you miss the classic play by play of famed Jay's announcer, Jerry Howarth? This is your chance to hear it again with a one-on-one call with Mr. Howarth himself! After your chat, head on down to Blue Jays Way to watch your Toronto Blue Jays live. After the game, you can relive some iconic Jays’ moments told by Jerry Howarth in your new signed copy of his book Hello, Friends! Stories from My Life and Blue Jays Baseball!

  1. CIBC Montreal Canadiens Experience

Travel to Montreal to see the Montreal Canadiens in action in the 2022/2023 season, courtesy of CIBC. This prize would be an amazing experience for any Habs fan. Check it out.

  1. Comedy Night with John Mulaney

Get ready to laugh until you cry with two tickets to John Mulaney. See the comedian’s new live show, From Scratch, on Thursday, September 22 at 8 p.m. at the Scotiabank Arena. John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor, and comedian.

  1. Anne’s Spa Group Getaway

Get together with your friends at Ste Anne's Spa for an all-inclusive group getaway that will leave you refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the world! Five guests can getaway from it all in one of their charming group spa cottages, complete with your very own outdoor hot tub. Reconnect, celebrate, relax, team build — whatever the reason for your visit, you will want to make this an annual occasion for the group! You won’t want to miss out on this.

  1. TFC vs. Chicago Fire FC Tickets

Calling all TFC fans! Cheer on the boys in red as they take on Chicago Fire FC at BMO field on Saturday May 28, 2022 at 6:30pm. Make a bid today!

  1. Wildfire Golf Course

FORE! Round up your favourite foursome and enjoy a day on the links in the picturesque Kawarthas at the members-only Wildfire Golf Club! This spectacular 18-hole course, designed by noted Canadian architect Tom McBroom, features a 6,800-yard, par-72 layout and fairways that wind through a wonderful 10-acre tract of forest and wetlands that's dotted with beautiful rocky outcrops.

  1. National Bank Open

Tennis Canada is pleased to welcome two guests to sit in the Platinum Plus ticket level at the 2022 National Bank Open presented by Rogers on Saturday, August 13th, 2022.Tickets include access to the VIP Entrance and BMW VIP Lounge.

Thank you for supporting WoodGreen. We encourage you to check out the Official Auction Page to see all the exciting items that you can bid on.

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