Appreciation, Past Events

2018 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction – Donor List

We couldn’t accomplish our goal without the generous support of our community. Thank you to the following donors for making the 2018 event a success!

Special thanks to the Bees Knees for their assistance with ticket sales in addition to their generous item donation!

Making great coffee & food for people we love
Making persian food

Individual Donors

Lorraine Matheson, Don Lutes, Susan Barr, Ed Traff, Ursula and Bill Verstraete, Heather Pastro, Nancy Lutes, Danny Puglas, Marlene and Jonathan Dean, and a large number of donors who opted to remain anonymous.

Corporate Donors



Tom Derkach, CFP
Tom’s career in the financial services industry began at Coastal Community in 1996, starting in member services, before joining the wealth management division. He has been working as a Wealth Advisor and Certified Financial Planner for the past 16 years.
 
Krog & Company is a full service law firm committed to providing our clients with excellent legal advice and representation.
 
Warsh Law is composed of lawyers practicing family law, wills and estates, estate litigation, corporate, residential and commercial real estate, and immigration law in Nanaimo and the Vancouver Island Community.
 
Cruise Vancouver Island’s ‘Wild West’ Coast aboard the MV Uchuck III. Day trips to Friendly Cove and Nootka Sound. Overnight trips to Kyuquot Sound.
 
Calling on over 30 years of investment experience, I will work with you to build a portfolio that’s right for you, now and far into the future.
 
VANCOUVER ISLAND INTEGRATED SPORT PERFORMANCE CENTRE
Vancouver Island Integrated Sport Performance Centre offers massage treatments to enhance the body and the mind.
 
Providing first-class, exciting theatrical experiences since 1961.
 
Your partner for office supplies, technology and cleaning & breakroom.
 
Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer and one of North America’s largest commercial tire dealers.
 
Black Door Decor
Offering custom Canadian made Blinds. Beautiful Bedding & Luxurious Bath products.  We carry quality products focusing on Canadian made and organic when available.
 
We take care of everything — brakes, tires, oil changes — all your auto repair needs
 
Nanaimo Clippers Jr. A Hockey Club Official Member of the British Columbia Hockey League
 
We are a boutique specializing in Canadian natural-fibered clothing such as Blue Sky, Respecterre, Effort’s Eco-Essentials and Brenda Laine. Our shoe lines include Birkenstock, Earth, Keen, Gabor & Naot!   We also carry local and global/ fair-trade gifts including Himalayan Salt Lamps, Nepalese outerwear, and Cambodian silk accessories.
 
At Tim Hortons, we’re more than just Canada’s largest quick-serve restaurant. We’re proud to be part of Canadians’ lives, every day.
 
OMG Boutique 158 Fulford-Ganges road, Salt Spring Island, BC 250-931-1664 WHOLESALE inquires: tara@omgrown.ca
 
Located in downtown Nanaimo, FUNKyourFASHION is a boutique consignment store offering a wide range of high-quality brand-name clothing, footwear and accessories.
 
Located in the heart of downtown, the Nanaimo Museum hosts informative and interactive exhibits that tell the story of Nanaimo’s history.
 
Quality Pizza, BBQ Chicken & Ribs, and Pasta in Ladysmith, BC. Take-out or Delivery.
 
Kleijn Nurseries Garden Center
Kleijn Nurseries and Garden Centre is a personable family run business, with over 30 years of experience growing and caring for plants in Nanaimo.
 
Olive This & More is a gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room. Try before you buy and bottle on site. We have over 46 different flavors of premium class product.
 
We are a unique boutique in downtown Nanaimo that features women’s clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes and baby gifts and accessories. Established in 2005, we strive to have an eclectic mix of clothing and accessories for all ages. 
 
Since 1990, Georgia Strait Alliance has been an effective voice for communities who care about the waters of Georgia Strait and all the creatures that call it home.
 
White Spot Restaurants has become a British Columbian legend with a passion for using fresh, quality, local ingredients.
 
Salamander Books is an independent bookstore located in Ladysmith that has new and used books, CD’s, and art cards.
 
Our Head Chef, Preston Kittle-Jago and his team are delighted to create a unique combination of traditional British fayre, pub food and a 100% Vegan menu.   
 
Pacific Northwest craft beers, forno oven pizzas. Authentic farm-to-table tapas and appetizers in an incredible atmosphere.
 
NYLA Fresh Thread is a new upstart men’s fashion retailer that strives to lead our local market in business, casual, and contemporary menswear with a price range to fit any budget.
 
A unique collection of decor, gifts, clothing and accessories, featuring local, handmade and fair trade.
 
In addition to being a fully stocked art supply store with the best prices on the island, Iron Oxide does monthly artist exhibitions, offers creative support to the public and sponsors community events like Nanaimo Artwalk, Art Bomb, Vibe Dance’s Dance Video Collection and more.
 
A gallery/shop selling locally hand made work by over 65 artists including owner Tanya Streeter. We have silk scarves, hand printed bamboo clothing for women, men and children, cards, prints, paintings and other wall art, glass, lots of jewellery, hats, pottery, wood products, soap, soy candles and so much more.