This year’s Brilliant offers the opportunity to bid on some fantastic live auction prizes that have generously been donated to the event, with all proceeds benefiting mental health and addiction programs at St. Paul’s.

Live Auction Packages


Lot #1: Tofino Stormwatching

Escape from the city and cozy up for two nights at Tofino’s spectacular Middle Beach Lodge. Perched on 40 acres of secluded West Coast oceanfront, the luxurious lodge features almost a mile of private beach. This package also includes airfare from Vancouver to Tofino and a wine basket from Everything Wine.

Donated By:

The MacKay Family
Everything Wine
Value: $1,680


Lot #2: Porsche Driving Experience

Feel the need for speed? The 718 Boxster Grand Tour is an event organized by Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. and Porsche Centre Vancouver. This prize offers a lucky driver and a guest the chance to experience the performance of the new 718 Boxster in a real racetrack environment with professional Porsche Canada driving instructors. Food and beverage will be provided and each guest will receive a special gift for attending. The 718 Boxster Grand Tour event will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Mission Raceway track. This package also includes a wine basket from Naramata Bench Wineries Association.

Donated By

Porsche Centre Vancouver
Naramata Bench Wineries Association
Value: $3,100


Lot#3: Los Angeles Getaway

Get out of town with this exclusive travel package including economy class return tickets anywhere Air Canada flies in North America including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. This package includes five star hotel accommodation in Los Angeles and dinner at one of Los Angeles’ best restaurants. After you dine you’ll attend a live Dancing with the Stars show during the upcoming 23rd season at CBS Television City in Los Angeles**.

*Blackout dates apply. **Show tickets are not for resale by the recipient and any such attempted or actual sale or transfer will invalidate the tickets. Valid for any Monday show between September 19th – November 14th 2016.

Donated By

Air Canada Foundation
Talent Central
Lindsay Nahmiache
Value: $4,800

Patryk Widejko - Fall Story

Lot #4: Editorial Fashion Shoot

Treat your inner fashionista with a personal styling session by Ghazal Elhaei, Founder & Creative Director of Capital G Creatives and Key Stylist for Brilliant 2016. The winner will also receive $1,000 in gift cards from Aritzia Canada and a photography session by fashion, portrait, & advertising photographer Patryk Widejko at The Permanent, a beautifully renovated heritage building with stunning and unique features that are made for editorial, such as a 100 year old stained glass ceiling, and an original stainless steel vault door.

Donated By

Ghazal Elhaei
Widejko Photography
Aritzia Canada
The Permanent
Value: Priceless



Lot #5 Blue Zircon Necklace 

Now THIS is a beautiful piece of jewelry. A necklace that has been generously donated by Minichiello Jewelers of Vancouver. Minichiello  is truly an iconic, family run Vancouver business, having opened its doors in 1958. The item up for auction is a beautiful pendant—a six-carat blue zircon gemstone necklace, in a 14-carat white gold diamond encrusted halo. The pendant and necklace have a combined gold weight of 7.87 grams. The blue zircon has a gem weight of six carats and is of a medium blue color and type 1 clarity. The halo is comprised of 43 diamonds for a combined weight of 0.48 carats.

Donated By

Minichiello Jewelers
Value: $3200



Show How Brilliant You Can Be – Live Auction Item

The final live auction item is a chance for you to give back generously. The auctioneer will ask for donations from the crowd to support mental health and addiction medicine programs at St. Paul’s.


  • St. Paul's Foundation