Keeping the drive alive

A portable sundae bar party and the "Ultimate BC Lions Football Experience" were auctioned off at last month's provincial Liberal Leader's Invitational Golf Tournament. The annual tournament is among the party's most lucrative fundraisers, netting $258,321.96 in 2008 according to Elections British Columbia filings. According to a course program obtained exclusively by Public Eye, $27,100 worth of items were donated for that auction, including three that were valued as being priceless. The following is a list of those items as present in the program - which included numerous capitalization, grammatical and punctuation errors and inconsistencies.

Live Auction - sponsored by Newwest

Centerpiece Purchase - Stand up - Sit down Game. Bid on your centerpiece. Value $85

LA#1 Portable Sundae Bar Party - What a Childs birthday gift!

Marble Slab Creamery Private ice Cream Party for guests at your home. Choose 3 of your favourites from over 47 flavours, with 5 toppings, treats like hot fudge, whipped cream, and cherries on top.

Donated by: Marble Slab Creamery

Value: $300

LA#2 Night away at Falls Golf Resort in Chilliwack for 6 people

Fall Golf Resort in Chilliwack A one night stay and play package at the Falls Golf Resort in Chilliwack - a 3 bedroom luxurious villa - with six rounds of golf, including carts.

Donated by: Fall Golf Resort in Chilliwack

Value: $750

LA#3 Two nights stay at Spirit Vineyard Resort and Spa with Golf Package

Two night stay at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, two rounds of 9 holes golf with a cart at Sonora Dunes Golf Course. Expires October 31 2009

Donated by: Quantum Properties

Value: $900

LA#3B Okanagan experience - "a wine, dine, and golf trip - the Okanagan Experience.

Donated by: Okanagan Business Community

Value: $2000

LA#4 Fairmont Chateau Whistler stay and golf package

Two night accommodation on the Fairmont Gold Floor at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, plus 2 rounds of golf with carts on the Chateau Course.

Donated by: Aldergrove Credit Union
Value: $950

LA#5 Earls Gift Cards

Earls Restaurants: 100 - $10 dollar gift cards - valid anytime, use all at once, or use as gifts

Donated by: Earls Restaurants
Value: $1000

LA#6 Dinner and one night stay at Renaissance Vancouver Harbour Suite

Renaissance Hotel and Logotex Manufacturing: A one night stay in the new Renaissance Vancouver Harbour Suite new suite over looking Coal Harbour with breakfast in bed and personalized dinner for 2 in our new P2B restaurant with Chef Kevin Greehy, includes wine and

Donated by: Renaissance Hotel and Logotex
Value: $1200

LA#7 Norwegian Star Olympic Experience

3 night stay from Feb 10 to Feb 13 aboard Norwegian Star - the Olympic Experience, all meals, 24 hours room service, and airport transfers included.

Donated by: Newwest Travel
Value: $4000

LA#8 Ultimate BC Lions Football Experience

BC Lions A suite at a 2009 game, with 14 tickets, 14 pre game field passes, autographed Geroy Simon Jersey, and parking passes. Personalized tour, hosted by Jamie Taras and BC Lions alumni.

Donated by: BC Lions
Value: $4000

LA#9 Custom Elegant Dinner for 6-created for you and your guests courtsey of Marquis Wine Cellars

Marquis Wine Cellars and Chef Kevin Greehy: An elegant dinner for six in your home, with private consultation and choice of any wines, from John Clerides and Marquis Wine Cellars, including champagnes and Grand Cru's to match your menu. Menu by Chef Kevin Greehy, of the Renaissance Harbourside. All inclusive-cooking, serving, food and wine, and clean up.

Donated by: Marquis Wine Cellars, Chef Kevin Greehy and the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Value: $5000

LA#10 The Duncanby Lodge Experience - www.duncanbylodgemarina.com/

Duncanby Lodge and Marina: All inclusive fishing trip for two to Duncanby Lodge in either the 2009 or 2010 season. - Fly In, Fly Out!

Donated by: Duncanby Lodge and Marina
Value: $7000

LA#11 Sagebrush Golf and Fishing Package www.sagebrushclub.com

Len Bosch: One of the founding members of Sagebrush, will treat you and two friends to a perfect game, a round of golf at Sage Brush, and fly fishing, in one of Canada's most spectacular environments just two and a half hours from Vancouver.

Donated by: Len Bosch
Value: $ Priceless

LA#12 Private dinner for 6 host in a private British Properties home, with private wine cellar

Six courses - six wines, plus, sparkling and dessert! Created by Chef JC Felicella and Chef Ben Genaille, wines from Suki's private cellar, private tasting room, selected by and served by Harry McWatters, tablescaping and rentals provided by Pedersen's Rental's.

Donated by: Founders Dinner II and BCHF
Value: $ Priceless

LA#13 Elegant dinner for 12 guests at the Famous Shaughnessy Greencroft manor

BC Hospitality Foundation and Carla Felicella, Greencroft Manor, Harry McWatters, and Culinary Capers-From the Private Cellar of Harry McWatters, 5 courses of wines donated and served by Harry McWatters, a Culinary Capers menu offering the finest in contemporary West Coast design, lavish table decor, a floral centerpiece designed by Party Art Design, decor and tablscaping provided Pedersen's Rentals

Donated by: Founders Dinner II and BCHF
Value: Priceless

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