Dear friends of the Children’s Heart Network,
We would like to invite you to our 2021 online auction. There will be over 120 prizes to vie for! Amazing deals to be had on hotel stays, restaurant certificates, and package deals to Victoria, Tofino, Penticton, Whistler, and Vancouver, plus wellness, fitness, jewellery, art, and so much more!
The auction starts on Friday, April 23, at 9 am and ends on Sunday, April 25, at 8:30 pm/9 pm.
We will have two lots, ending at different times: the first lot will end at 8:30 pm, and the second lot will end at 9:00 pm. Please be sure to check the end time on the prizes you are interested in, and remember to refresh your page from time to time to see the updated bids!
It is often better to click the “Home” button than to click the back arrow after looking at an item, as this will refresh the page to display the most recent/highest bid. We also find that some browsers (such as Safari) sometimes won’t display the photos. If you have this problem, update your browser or use different one, such as Chrome or Firefox.
All certificates and gift cards will be mailed out, unless you are also picking up an item. You can choose between Vancouver (Kerrisdale) and Richmond (Steveston) for pickup unless otherwise is specified.
All credit cards will be accepted.
You can start perusing the prizes now at https://www.chnevents.org.
We encourage you to forward the auction link to anyone you think might be interested in taking part in the auction and supporting the Children’s Heart Network.
For more detailed information, please read below.
Thank you so much for your support! Happy bidding, and good luck!
Please create an account and login in order to participate in the auction. If you have an account from last year, you can use the same login.
Staggered End Times and Anti-Sniping
We have staggered the end times for your convenience. We also operate with an anti-sniping function. This means bidding is extended by three minutes if a bid is received within three minutes of the item’s end time, and will continue to be extended until the bidding ends.
SMS Text Notifications
You have the option to sign up for SMS text notifications so that you can receive instant notices on your mobile device if you’re outbid. This can be faster than receiving email notifications. We recommend that neither be relied upon and suggest that you check back near the auction’s closing time to avoid being outbid.
You must opt in to receive SMS notifications. To do this, visit “My Addresses” under “My Account.” Open “Billing Address” to add your billing address and phone number. Detailed instructions, including a how-to video, can be found under “Bidding Rules” > “SMS Text Notifications.”
Bidding Rules and Disclaimer
Once you log into the auction site, please read the instructions for “How to Bid,” the “Bidding Rules,” and the “Disclaimer,” all found at the top right under “How Bidding Works.”
Increments are set as follows during bidding:
- For items valued between $0.00 and $100.00, the minimum bid increment is $10
- For items valued between $101.00 and $500.00, the minimum bid increment is $20
- For items valued at $501.00 and above, the minimum bid increment is $30
Our auction does not include proxy bidding.
- There is a “Category List” on the right side for your convenience.
- The front photo may not represent the entire auction item, as some prizes contain a combination of donations. Open the item page to see more photos and to read the short description. A longer description may be found farther down on the page that includes more details, such as blackout dates and expiry dates.
- Donations have been received during the pandemic, and the businesses that have donated either were open or are set to open. If in doubt, please check online to see if there have been any changes. CHN can’t be responsible for changes due to the pandemic.
Send a Kid to Camp
At the top of the home page, please see our “Send a Kid to Camp!” donation button. This can be used even if you don’t win or bid on any prizes if would just like to make a donation directly to our camps. We will send you a tax receipt for the full amount.
We are currently doing online “camp evenings” with our families and Hearts of Gold teenagers that include many fun activities. We send care packages out to the youth in advance, as many in this group of our members are kept very isolated from their friends during this difficult time of COVID-19. We hope to arrange weekend camps in the fall if possible.
Donation and Sponsorship
If you would like to donate the funds you might normally put toward the gala or become a sponsor, we have set up the event page for easy access. Please visit the auction site at https://chnevents.org/.
As a gold, silver, bronze, or associate sponsor, your name and/or company logo will be published on our website as a major supporter until the end of April 2022. Alternatively, we can provide a tax receipt. You can visit our auction site directly at https://chnevents.org/ to purchase a sponsorship or to donate. You may select the offline solution if you wish to mail a cheque.
The proceeds will go toward a range of programs and services that assist our member families in their lifelong journey with heart disease.
For more information or any questions, please contact Hege at firstname.lastname@example.org.