PSF in the News
Friday, 27 April 2012 10:02
This year marks the Pacific Salmon Foundation's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we'd like to invite you to join us at our Vancouver Gala Dinner and Auction on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre!
*UPDATE: Thanks to our wonderful supporters, our 25th anniversary gala is officially sold out! But if you still want to attend and haven’t purchased a ticket, don’t worry! You can be put on our waiting list by calling Brenda McIntyre, Director of Major Events at 604-790-7920.
We're currently putting together the final touches on the event! For a sneak peek at the wonderful live auction items donated by our generous supporters, scroll down to read more!
Fraser Canyon Remote Wilderness Adventure for Four People
Donated By: Great River Fishing Adventures
Great River Fishing Adventures invites four people to experience the angling opportunity of a lifetime. Your package includes a full 8 hour day of guided angling for the mighty White Sturgeon on the Fraser River. Your group will spend the day fishing on board a 25’ custom welded river jet boat, and you will stop and enjoy lunch in the afternoon. You will experience this “Catch and Release” fishery with the experienced Great River guides, who are knowledgeable and professional on the river and will provide you with a safe and exciting adventure that you will remember for a lifetime! Fishing licences not included. Reservations are required and are based upon availability for the 2012 season.
Evolving from a small group of dedicated surfers, standup paddling and standup paddle surfing have quickly gained popularity worldwide. This is a 12’ standup paddle board designed by legendary surfer Laird Hamilton. The foam core offers lightweight versatility and the wood veneer gives an absolute classic look. These top of the line boards are a great size for the seasoned or all round paddler. An 78” Advantage Standup Board Paddle is included as well as an approved Mustang PFD belt pack.
To celebrate the Foundation’s silver anniversary, we have a very special angling package which includes three top of the line rods paired with three silver anniversary edition Islander reels. This is your chance to own a silver MR2 single action, precision mooching reel paired with a 10’6” mooching rod by Custom Rod Builders, a silver Islander “Searun” centrepin steelhead float fishing reel paired with a Trophy Titan two power 10’6”centrepin rod and a silver Islander IR4 Fly reel paired with a 9’9”6 wt 99 series Sage fly rod. Following your purchase, PSF will have the reels engraved with your name and the year to personalize your collection.
Silver Anniversary Celebration Table
Donated By: The Connolly Family
This is your chance to enjoy the fine tableware & accessories of Pottery Barn! The “Silver Anniversary Celebration Table” at the front of the room is a special feature of the auction this year. The winning bidder will enjoy champagne at their table and at the end of the evening, everything you see on the Pottery Barn table, including the ten place settings and the centerpiece items, will be packed up by our volunteers and delivered to your home or office at your convenience. The table is decorated in a nautical silver and aqua design. Best of all, Pottery Barn offers these specialty tableware items for entertaining at their Granville Street location, so you can add to your collection anytime you choose to.
Original Raku Sculpture
Donated By: Ed Oldfield
This magnificent raku sculpture was designed, crafted and donated by talented artist Ed Oldfield of Powell River, BC. It features Pacific salmon and herring pinned to a natural driftwood base. Ed is a very generous and longstanding supporter of Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Langara “Salmon Showdown” Angling Adventure for Two People
Donated by: Langara Fishing Adventures
Donated by: Langara Fishing Adventures This is a world class fishing adventure for two people. It's an all inclusive four or five day trip to the world famous Langara Fishing Lodge during the 2012 Spring or September "Salmon Showdowns". This incredible package includes return airfare from Vancouver to the Queen Charlotte Islands and a scenic helicopter trip to the lodge. It includes accommodations, all meals, alcohol with meals, a private unguided 19' boat, all fishing equipment and care of your catch. For over 25 years, Langara Fishing Adventures has built its reputation on providing the greatest fishing experience possible. You'll enjoy their first class service, gourmet dining and luxurious accommodations, all just minutes away from the most abundant salmon and halibut fishing in the world. Optional guided fishing is available and the winner may purchase up to two additional trips at a $300 discount. As a contestant in the SPring or September Salmon Showdown, you'll also have a chance to win a return trip to Langara the following season. Reservations are required and are based upon availability during the eligible dates in the 2012 season. Eligible dates are: May 29 - June 2; June 2 - 5, June 9 - 12; June 12 - 16; June 16 - 19, August 28 - September 1; September 1 - 4, 2012.
Joe Fortes Dinner for Eight People
Donated By: Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Your evening will begin with you and seven guests chauffeured to Joe Fortes in style in a Paramount Limousine. Once there, you will enjoy a very special four course “Chef’s Dinner” for eight people including complimenting wines. Executive Chef Wayne Sych will prepare a seafood extravaganza to stimulate your senses. Reservations are required and must be mutually arranged. Thank you Joe Fortes for repeating one of our more popular auction items.
Midnight Sun Cruise for up to 26 People
Donated By: David Doig, Kim Anderson, Paul Dean, Duncan Innes & The Good Ol’ Boys
This is your chance to host an incredible day on the water! David Doig is offering a half day “Vancouver Harbour and False Creek Cruise” for up to 26 people on his beautiful luxury yacht, “Midnight Sun”. Midnight Sun was built in 1938 for Nootka Packing Company in North Vancouver as a table seiner where she packed herring and pilchards. In the late 1940s she operated as a herring and salmon seiner. She has fished from the Bering Sea to the US West Coast. She is 88 feet in length with a beam of 22 feet and has been restored and refurnished impeccably by her current owners, David and Emma Doig. Enjoy appetizers and wine on the water, then fire up the barbeque for a delicious dockside luncheon by Chef Anne Kirsebom upon your return. Reservations are required and must be mutually agreed upon in the 2012 season.
Westwind Tugboat Adventures is celebrating 38 years of operation and would like you and a guest to join them on one of their unique wilderness cruises for fishing, sightseeing and relaxation. Westwind pioneered the concept of tugboat fishing and takes anglers to the most remote fishing hot spots on the BC Coast including Langara, Prince Rupert and Bella Bella. Their motto is “follow the fish” and your home is aboard their classic 1941 heritage tugboat, “Parry”. With only 12 guests, 5 crew and all the comforts, this trip for two features friendly service, five star cuisine and wines from around the world. A complete inventory of fishing tackle for salmon and halibut is provided along with custom catamaran skiffs, fishing guides, clothing, crab pots and expert handling of your catch. We move DAILY so that our anglers can experience world class fishing and enjoy the magnificent fjords and calm channels with whales, eagles, grizzlies and porpoise as companions. You may fish all day or take time out to explore or beach comb at your leisure as we cruise the world famous Inside Passage. This is one of North America’s most unique wilderness trips and will create memories that last a lifetime. Reservations are required and are based upon availability during the 2012 season. Fishing licenses are not included.
Carved First Nations Totem Pole
Donated By: Goldcorp
This cedar totem pole was carved and painted by Salish artist Douglas Horn of Victoria, BC. Doug is a wood carver who experiments with unique symbolism. He primarily uses red and yellow cedar or alder. This totem pole depicts a spirit bear holding a salmon. In Northwest Coast symbolism, the bear is a symbol of strength and is always respected and treated as a high raking guest. The salmon is the life source and provider of food for all animals and humans. Salmon are honored and celebrated by all coastal peoples. They serve as a powerful symbol or regeneration, self-sacrifice and perseverance.
Good Ol’ Boys Wine Cellar
Donated By: The Good Ol’ Boys
There is a 26’ custom sport fishing vessel that has traveled the coast of B.C. every summer since 1987 in search of adventure, new experiences and the sought after Tyee! The owner of the vessel, Paul Dean, and numerous friends & crew get together for an adventure which is called the “Good Ol’ Boys Tyee Tour”. They have a deep respect for the ocean and nature and they regard their experiences and activities as a privilege. In thanks for the work that PSF does to conserve and rebuild Pacific salmon populations, the “Good Ol’ Boys” have put together a collection of their favourite wines for our auction. The assortment is varied and has been assembled with care by this group of connoisseurs.
Shearwater Angling Adventure for Two People
Donated by: Shearwater Resort & Marina
Shearwater Resort & Marina is offering an all inclusive three night trip for two people on a set date from July 13th – 16th 2012. This is a land based lodge with all of the amenities one could want in the remote wilderness location of the Great Bear Rainforest. Your package includes a scenic round trip flight to the lodge’s runway from Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal. Shearwater is surrounded by abundant fishing grounds with hot spots from just 5 to 45 minutes away. You will fish from 17’ fiberglass Hourston Glascraft boats that are fully equipped with top of the line gear. Included in the trip is one full day of guided angling. Wet weather gear and care of your catch is also provided. You will enjoy comfortable on-shore accommodations and hearty west-coast style meals with complimentary BC VQA wines with dinner. Additional alcohol, gratuities and fishing licenses not included.
This is the chance for you and three friends to go on a one of a kind golf getaway! Board your private Bell LongRanger at Helijet’s Vancouver Harbour Heliport and fly to Pretty Estates Resort in Harrison Mills, BC. After settling into your riverside accommodation (based on double occupancy), enjoy a relaxing Afternoon Tea in the historic Rowena’s Inn on the River. Later, spend some time exploring the river shore and the beautiful wooded grounds of the historic Victorian era Inn and adjoining Sandpiper Golf Club. The mountains and river are your vista as you have dinner at the charming and cozy River’s Edge Restaurant. In the morning, after breakfast service, clubs will be waiting for you to take to the tees for a round of golf on the Fraser Valley’s #1 golf course. Sandpiper Golf Club’s resort style 18 hole course is a stellar combination of the rugged West Coast environment and immaculately manicured fairways and greens. Look for the footprint of the legendary Sasquatch watching over the 15th hole. Once your inner Arnold Palmer is satisfied, it’s time for your helicopter to pick you back up again to bring you back to the civilization of downtown Vancouver. Reservations are required and are based upon availability for the 2012 season.
Angling Adventure for Two People
Donated by: West Coast Resorts
This is truly the "fishing adventure of a lifetime". You will enjoy abundant angling opportunities, magnificent scenery and exceptional wildlife viewing while your every need is met by professional and friendly staff who strive to make your trip exciting, enjoyable and memorable. West Coast Resorts presents a 4 day/3 night trip for two people to anyone of their five lodges: Whale Channel, Milbanke Sound, Walters Cove, Hippa Island or Englefield Bay. This trip includes return airfare from Vancouver to the lodge, deluxe accommodation (based upon double occupancy), and delicious West Coast cuisine. Guests will enjoy five hours of gudied angling each day as well as unlimited use of 18' fully equipped boats from dawn until dusk. All equipment and wet weather gear is incldued, as well as care of your catch. Fishing licences, alcohol, gratuities and transfer fees are not included. Reservations are required and are based upon avaiability for the 2012 season. Thank you to everyone at West Coast Resorts fro your long standing and generous support.
Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort Getaway for Two People
Donated by: Oak Bay Marine Group
This is your chance to discover the best kept secret in the Bahamas! Cape Santa Maria is an unspoiled hideaway with endless sun-drenched beaches, balmy breezes and crystal clear waters. Located at the northern tip of Long Island, the resort sits on 45 acres of natural beauty. Included in your package is seven nights of beachfront accommodation for two at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort and all of your meals. Colonial style villas and seaside gazebos are nestled on the beach envelope. Each unit features an air conditioned bedroom and is just steps away from the beach house - which boasts a fitness center, activity center, restaurant and lounge. Your package includes an overnight stay near the Toronto airport, a connecting commuter flight from Nassau to Long Island and a $1500 credit for angling, activities and beverages. Gratuities are not included. Reservations are required and are based upon availability. Valid until August 2013.
Featured Designer: Chloe Angus
In celebration of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s silver anniversary, the Foundation is featuring the designs of Chloe Angus, one of Vancouver’s hottest new designers. Chloe’s newest line features exciting new First Nations designs, including unique salmon motifs.
Several “blind auction” pieces will be featured during the dinner hour.