The Students on Ice Foundation Celebration

An inspiring and fun evening with live music, a silent auction, food & drinks, awards, announcements, new and old friends, shared stories and so much more.

Hosted by Shaun Majumder, one of Canada’s most well-known actors and comedians, with music by Alex Cuba and his band, Beau’s beer, and catered by Thyme & Again, this will be a night you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

Individual tickets are $100 including food, drinks, and entertainment.

Buy tickets here.

Cocktail attire.

 

Evening Program

6pm

Doors Open & Reception

7pm
Presentations & Awards

8pm
Music by Alex Cuba & his band


Can’t make it on November 29th? You can still bid!

Whether you’re able to join us for the SOI Foundation Celebration on November 29th in Ottawa or not, we welcome you to place an advance bid in our silent auction.

Participating in the silent auction is a great way to win incredible items while supporting the Students on Ice Foundation!

We will be adding new items to the auction over the next week – stay tuned for updates.

The Silent Auction will close at 12pm (noon) EST on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.

To make an advance bid in the online auction please email jessica@studentsonice.com.

Winning bidders can make payments at the event by card, cash, cheque, or via e-transfer.
For winning bidders in the online auction, you will be contacted by Jessica Freeborn after the event with payment information.


Silent Auction Items

 

 

 

 

Embark with a friend on the ‘In the Wake of the Vikings’ journey on the Ocean Endeavour with Adventure Canada!

Like the Vikings of old, we sail west from Reykjavík. There lies a region of mountains, glaciers, fjords, and icebergs. The icy realm of Greenland awaits.

Greenland’s east coast is just a short voyage from Reykjavík. Breathtaking fjords define this seldom-seen region. Aboard the Ocean Endeavour, we’ll explore in comfort—and Zodiacs will be standing by for scenic excursion opportunities. Whales and seabirds are abundant here. Photographers, birders, and hikers will be in awe. Villages around Greenland’s southern tip offer glimpses of Greenlandic culture. Bask in the Unartoq geothermal springs. Explore the ruins of Brattelid—a settlement founded by Erik the Red! Kangaamiut is a quaint fishing village. Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, offers shopping and dining. We’ll sail mighty Sondre Stromfjord to our destination, Kangerlussuaq—gateway to Greenland’s ice cap.

INCLUDES: Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour in a category Seven cabin (deck eight) for two, charter flight from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON, applicable taxes and Credit card fees, possible fuel surcharges, complimentary Expedition jacket, contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund, special access permits, entry and park fees, team of expedition staff, guided activities, sightseeing and community visits, all zodiac excursions, port fees, pre-departure materials, educational program, Nikon Camera Trial Program, interactive workshops, evening entertainment, all shipboard meals.
EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE: Commercial flights, program Enhancements/optional excursions, gratuities, personal expenses, mandatory medical evacuation insurance, additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes, pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation.

 

Donated by Adventure Canada

Valued at $37,000

Starting bid at $12, 000

Bid increase $500

 


 

For this series Burtynsky traveled to Gujarat, India, to photograph the Little Rann of Kutch, a region that is home to more than 100,000 salt workers extracting around one million tons of salt from the floodwaters of the Arabian Sea each year. Salt has been their main industry for the last four hundred years. Receding groundwater levels and declining market values will in time make this way of life obsolete and will cause the salt pans to disappear. From an aerial vantage point approximately 500 – 800 feet above the ground, Burtynsky photographed this unusual landscape of multi-coloured interlocking rectangles, spanning across the delta. In recent years, Burtynsky’s photographs have become increasingly abstract as a result of his topographical perspective and fascination with finding similarities in the industrialized landscape to painting. Salt Pans continues in this direction with Burtynsky exploring the subtle modulations of tone and compositional balance of the pans, and the calligraphic tracks from vehicles referencing scale and human activity. Burtynsky’s images encapsulate the delicate balance between natural and human processes – the presence of salt in the earth’s composition and our need to harness it.

The “Salt Pans” book is included with the print- Salt Pans” is Edward Burtynsky’s newest book in his acclaimed ongoing series of photographs exploring different industrialized landscapes across the world. Consisting of 31 aerial photos of the salt pans in the Little Rann of Kutch, India, the project is the result of months of intricate negotiations and preparations. “The images in this book are not about the battles being fought on the ground. Rather, they examine this ancient method of providing one of the most basic elements of our diet; as primitive industry and as abstract two-dimensional human marks upon the landscape.” – Edward Burtynsky

Salt Pan #2, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India 2016

Edition 6/15

Image size: 30 x 40 inches

Digital Chromogenic Colour Print

Donated by Edward Burtynsky

Valued at $10, 000

Starting Bid at $6,000

Bid increase $500


 

Fly the Arctic with First Air – Airline of the North!

Travel to any of the breathtaking destinations in the First Air network with two (2) system-wide round-trip tickets. Also comes with a small collectible model First Air plane with authentic markings, a display stand and made from durable material.

These tickets are non transferable and have no cash value. First Air employees and their immediate family members are not permitted to travel on these tickets. Travel is subject to flight availability. All travel must be completed by November 5th, 2019. Voluntary stopovers are not permitted. Not valid on flight number series 7F1000-1999 and 7F700-799. Please allow two weeks for processing. All airline tickets are subject to Air Travellers Security Charge and certain airport improvement fees. These fees are the responsibility of the passenger travelling and will be collected at time of booking. Blackout periods: December 14 to December 23, 2018; January 1 to January 8, 2019

 

Donated by First Air – Fly the Arctic

Value varies depending on chosen route

Starting bid at $5,000

Bid increase $500


Linda Lang

 

This beautiful 19×23 oil on panel painting entitled “Iceberg at Night en plain aire” is a painting by Ontario based artist, and SOI alum, Linda Lang: “At the end of a Students on Ice expedition day in the Arctic, I was lucky enough to be able to pull out my paints and sketch the incredible passing icebergs.”

Donated by Linda Lang

Valued at $1, 500

Starting bid at $500

Bid increase $100

 


Linda Lang

This incredible 20×24 oil on panel painting entitled “Bird Cliffs en plain aire 2010” is a painting by Ontario based artist, and SOI alum, Linda Lang: “After hiking up a bird cliff for several hours with Students on Ice youth, we sat down with elders and scientists sharing their knowledge with us in our outdoor classroom. I found the perfect painting spot. The group then decided to move on but I made the decision to stay and finish painting – thinking any polar bears would be by the water looking for seals. The next day we saw 17 polar bears climbing the bird cliffs in search of food. Lesson learned: listen to your elders.”

Donated by Linda Lang

Valued at $1, 500

Starting bid at $500

Bid increase $100


 

This unique piece depicts a traditionally styled polar bear, rendered in orange marble. Carved by artist Jack Takpanie from Iqaluit, this would be a rare and special addition to any art collection.

6”h x 10”l x 4”w

Provided by the Students on Ice Foundation in partnership with Arctic Co-op

Valued at $1, 400

Starting bid at $700

Bid increase $100

 

 


Enjoy one weekend (2 nights), including breakfast and one dinner for two including wine by the glass pairing at each meal, at the incredible Le Germain Hotel in Ottawa. Enjoy a warm, luxurious, comfortable environment, where, when it comes to your needs, nothing, not even the smallest detail, is left to chance.

Donated by Groupe Germain Hotels

Valued at $1, 000

Starting bid at $500

Bid increase $100


 

Hand carved by artist Manasie Maniapik from Pangnirtung in 2018, this beautiful soapstone narwhal comes complete with a delicate tusk carved from caribou antler.

12″h x 6″l x 3″w

Provided by the Students on Ice Foundation in partnership with Arctic Co-op

Valued at $1, 000

Starting bid at $500

Bid increase $100

 


 

  

At Whitewater Village Luxury Cottage Club, you’ll enjoy a true Canadian cottage experience: a comfortable place to call your own located in a 4,000-acre protected forest, overlooking a private beach and a quiet lake. Access to kayaks, canoes, snow shoes, and a BBQ will be waiting for you – so that you can enjoy your cottage from the moment you arrive. Located one hour west of Ottawa, bid on your chance for a two-night weekend stay in a fully furnished luxury 3 bedroom log home that was sustainably designed and built.

Available for use from October through June.

Bookings must be made at least one month prior to arrival. Offer expires June 1st, 2020.

Donated by Jonathan Westeinde of Windmill Developments

Valued at $900

Starting bid at $500

Bid increase $200


Limited edition hand-crafted paddle made by Echo Paddles.

Donated by Echo Paddles

Valued at $800

Starting bid at $300

Bid increase $100


Hybridge Perren jacket (Medium; Black)

Stretch your limits with a functional performance piece that offers uncompromising warmth and breathability. Featuring strategically placed Tensile-Knit fabric at the elbow, underarm and hem, this jacket maximizes comfort and flexibility. Canada Goose is one of the world’s leading makers of luxury apparel. Each of their products is designed with purpose and informed by the rugged demands of the Arctic. Canadian made since 1957, the precision of every cut, fold and stitch is one that’s guided by decades of experience.

Donated by Canada Goose

Valued at $800

Starting bid at $300

Bid increase $50


Men’s Lodge Hoody (Medium; Blue)

This premium warmth and windproof lodge hoody provides windproof protection from its hood to its dropdown tail. It is the definition of functional design meets classic elegance. Canada Goose is one of the world’s leading makers of luxury apparel. Each of their products is designed with purpose and informed by the rugged demands of the Arctic. Canadian made since 1957, the precision of every cut, fold and stitch is one that’s guided by decades of experience.

Donated by Canada Goose

Valued at $700

Starting bid at $200

Bid increase $50


This powerful depiction of a muskox was hand carved in soapstone by artist Ooloopie Killiktee from Kimmirut in 2011, with horns carved from caribou antler.

8″l x 4″h x 3.5″w

Provided by the Students on Ice Foundation in partnership with Arctic Co-op

Valued at $650

Starting bid at $350

Bid increase $50

 


Donated by Arctic Co-op, this beautiful qulliq is a traditional lamp carved from soapstone, and is shaped to hold oil, arctic cotton and moss to burn for cooking and heat, among other uses.

Donated by Arctic Co-op

Valued at $650

Starting bid at $300

Bid increase $50


Ice Cave – This photo was taken on the Baffin Bay floe-edge near Pond Inlet, Nunavut in June 2016. Below the bird cliffs on Bylot Island you can discover the beautiful caves.

Fine art print on canvas – 10″ x 16″

Donated by  Michelle Valberg

Valued at $450

Starting bid at $250

Bid increase $50


Canada Goose Women’s Freestyle vest (Size large; White)

This vests’ fashionable padding, down insulation, and warm pockets mean it can be worn comfortably as an outer layer on mild winter days. Comes with a Students on Ice patch!

Provided by the Students on Ice Foundation in partnership with Canada Goose

Valued at $450

Starting bid at $200

Bid increase $25

 


A dynamic and joyful beluga depicted in stylized planes and carved in soapstone by artist Pauloosie Padluq from Kimmirut.

6”h x 7”l x 3”w

Provided by the Students on Ice Foundation in partnership with Arctic Co-op

Valued at $450

Starting bid at $250

Bid increase $50


Behind the Scenes Tour of the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Research and Collections Facility!

Discover Canada’s impressive national collections of plants, animals, fossils and minerals, which are housed in an area equivalent to five hockey rinks! See some of the museum’s 14.6 million natural-history specimens and its scientific labs – including the National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada!

This tour will take place at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Research and Collections facility and will be conducted by the Museum’s Vice-President of Research and Collections.

Donated by the Canadian Museum of Nature

Valued at $400

Starting bid at $150

Bid increase $50


Martin Lipman is an Ottawa-based professional photographer with over 20 years of experience in culture, science and natural history imagery. Recognized for his commercial photographs and most recently for his work in the Arctic with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Lipman won an Applied Arts photography award for Nature/Landscape photography. His work has been featured on Radio Canada’s Descouvertes, Canadian Geographic, Agence-France Presse and the BBC. His photographs have also been featured in a number of books about climate change, the Arctic and palaeontology.

One matted original photo entitled “Patterned Ground Photograph II” from Sirmilik National Park 16″ x 11″

Donated by Martin Lipman

Valued at $300

Starting bid at $150

Bid increase $50


Carved in soapstone, this small whale was created by artist Johnassie Uppak from Sanikiluaq in 2015.

4”h x 6”l x 2”w

Provided by the Students on Ice Foundation in partnership with Arctic Co-op

Valued at $250

Starting bid at $100

Bid increase $50

 


Nestled in Chelsea, Quebec, Les Fougères offers incredible local, seasonal cooking, served in an airy space filled with natural wood and includes a bar and patio. Enjoy an ambient dining experience with this $200 gift card.

Donated by Les Fougères

Valued at $200

Starting bid at $80

Bid increase $20


 

A set of two beautifully carved brooches. The first, a goose brooch entitled “Wings Down” is made from caribou antler and was crafted by artist Andrew Kowmagiak Nowdluk. The second, a bear brooch, is made from caribou antler and was crafted by artisan Qaumagiaq

Anonymous Donor

This set is valued at $150

Starting bid for the set is $50

Bid increase for the set is $10


The Limited Edition Canada C3 commemorative coffee table book.

“This is no ordinary coffee-table book. It is the journey of a lifetime—coast to coast to coast, from Toronto to Victoria. Ingeniously designed, beautifully written, and with stunning photography,Canada C3the book—captures Canada C3—the expedition—with such clarity you will believe you were there. And, in a way, you were.” – Shelley Ambrose, Executive Director and Publisher, The Walrus

There in English copy and one French copy available in the auction.

Donated by the Students on Ice Foundation

Each are valued at $150

Starting bid for each is $75

Bid increase for each is $25


A VIP Brewery Tour Voucher for 4 along with a bottle of the C3 beer with special hand made C3 label. Visit includes an in-depth tour, tasting, t-shirt and pint glass for each participant! Package does not include transportation. Participants must be of legal drinking age.

Donated by Beau’s Brewery

Valued at $150

Starting bid at $50

Bid increase $20


Become a member of the Canadian Museum of Nature and show the world you have a wild side! Explore all that the Museum has to offer such as fascinating educational exhibits curated by world renowned specialists. Get up close and personal with the smallest life forms to the biggest animals!

One (1) year family membership to the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Donated by the Canadian Museum of Nature

Valued at $145

Starting bid at $80

Bid increase $10


The Toronto Raptors are off to a hot start for the 2018/2019 season and hope to continue their success when the Atlanta Hawks come to Toronto on January 8, 2019. Get close to the action with this pair of tickets donated by our friends at Actual Media – publishers of Water Canada and producers of the Canadian Water Summit

Donated by Actual Media

Valued at $125

Starting bid at $80

Bid increase $15


Take home this beautiful handcrafted sealskin bracelet and a pair of caribou antler earrings, made by Caitlyn Baikie.

Donated by Caitlyn Baikie

Valued at $120

Starting bid at $60

Bid increase $10


Experience fine dining at very reasonable prices at Algonquin College’s Culinary School “Restaurant International” and its well-appointed dining room, or drop in for a glass of wine in our lounge. Restaurant International offers table d’hôte menus at both lunch and dinner, with lunch menus changing weekly and dinner menus changing nightly.

Dinner for four. (Alcoholic beverages and Gratuity not included.)

Donated by Algonquin College

Valued at $120

Starting bid at $80

Bid increase $20


The ultimate Alex Cuba musical package!  Enjoy this incredible donation that contains a full discography with five Alex Cuba CDs and a comfortable and fun Alex Cuba t-shirt!

Donated by Alex Cuba

Valued at $120

Starting bid at $50

Bid increase $10


Frozen in ice: a colourful window in time! Get to know one of the amazing Ice Age species that once roamed North America. This unique coin captures a herd of Mammuthus primigenius—the iconic woolly mammoth—in detailed engraving and selective colour under a frosted chunk of ‘ice.’

Donated by the Royal Canadian Mint

Valued at $110

Starting bid at $50

Bid increase $10


 

Handmade beaver fur warmers – a set includes 2 hand warmers and 2 foot warmers (size large)

Treat yourself to incredible warmth and comfort with all-natural fur foot warmers. Fur is one of our most useful natural resources and an intrinsic part of our nation’s heritage, history and culture. Each pair is uniquely handcrafted with sheared beaver fur in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Two sets of beaver fur warmers are available.

Donated by Aurora Heat

Each set valued at $100

Starting bid for each set is $50

Bid increase for each set is $20


2 passes (5 classes each) to Metta Movement and Meditation Studio.

Metta Movement and Mediation Studio offers a selection of dynamic movement classes to support healthy, flexible, adaptable and resilient bodies. They also offer secular mindfulness meditation classes to support sane and minds. They believe mental and physical health are best achieved in the company of others and, ideally, in a nourishing environment that encourages us to live a balanced, friendly and healthy life. Their boutique indoor studio is 820 square feet and has a soft floor for landing safely in bare feet. It is built with natural materials and has minimal traditional fitness equipment so there’s ample space for free movement and creative circuit training. They have change rooms, showers and a cozy Espresso House & Smoothie bar to relax in before or after class.

Donated by Metta Movement and Meditation Studio

Valued at $100

Starting bid at $50

Bid increase $10


  

A $100 gift card that can be used at any of the following restaurants operated by Stephen Beckta – Beckta Dining and Wine Bar; Gezellig; or, Play: Food and Wine. Enjoy extraordinary food with a side of fun!

Donated by GGFL: Chartered Professional Accountants

Valued at $100

Starting bid at $50

Bid increase $20


 

Beautiful Destruction by Louis Helbig

Published by Rocky Mountain Books, Beautiful Destruction is a 300-page coffee-table art photography book of the oil/tar sands in Northern Alberta, Canada, challenging conventional notions of art and beauty. Photos were taken over the course of 5 years by author/artist Louis Helbig from his plane.

Donated by Louis Helbig

Valued at $100

Starting bid at $50

Bid increase $20


 

A night out in the Byward Market!

Enjoy dinner at The Grand Pizzeria and Bar and 3 passes to the Anthropocene Exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada.

Anthropocene exhibit: Explore the impact of human activity on Earth through photography, film installations and interactive technologies. Anthropocene is a major contemporary art exhibition featuring new works from the collective of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. Through a variety of techniques, the three Canadian artists have created a spectacular and compelling visual experience inviting reflection upon the environmental and ethical issues surrounding our exploitation of Earth’s resources. Presenting some thirty new photographic prints along with high-definition murals by Burtynsky and film installations by Baichwal and de Pencier, Anthropocene explores the effects of human activity on the planet in artworks that are at once subtle and striking. Bringing us images of places such as the Dandora landfill in Nairobi, log booms on Vancouver Island, and the Gotthard Base railway tunnel in the Swiss Alps, the collective takes an unprecedented look at the pervasive and complex repercussions of our modern way of life. Expires February 24, 2019.

The Grand Pizzeria and Bar: Combining old world traditional recipes with a modern décor, is an authentic southern Italian Restaurant with the centrepiece being traditional Napoletana Pizza from Naples, Italy, cooked in a specially-constructed, wood-burning oven. This oven is situated in the middle of the dining room with our Pizzaoli working behind perfecting all of our pizzas.

Donated by The National Gallery of Canada & The Grand Pizzeria and Bar

Valued at $95

Starting bid at $50

Bid increase $15


 

Date Night!

Enjoy a night out at Metropolitan Brasserie and 2 passes to the Anthropocene Exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada.

Anthropocene exhibit: Explore the impact of human activity on Earth through photography, film installations and interactive technologies. Anthropocene is a major contemporary art exhibition featuring new works from the collective of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. Through a variety of techniques, the three Canadian artists have created a spectacular and compelling visual experience inviting reflection upon the environmental and ethical issues surrounding our exploitation of Earth’s resources. Presenting some thirty new photographic prints along with high-definition murals by Burtynsky and film installations by Baichwal and de Pencier, Anthropocene explores the effects of human activity on the planet in artworks that are at once subtle and striking. Bringing us images of places such as the Dandora landfill in Nairobi, log booms on Vancouver Island, and the Gotthard Base railway tunnel in the Swiss Alps, the collective takes an unprecedented look at the pervasive and complex repercussions of our modern way of life. Expires February 24, 2019.

Metropolitan Brasserie: For hundreds of years, Parisians and tourists alike have flocked to the great brasseries of Paris. Now, in the heart of Ottawa, is the city’s own French Brasserie with the city’s largest fresh oyster bar. Featuring fresh oysters and daily creations from Chef de Cuisine Mike Poliquin, there is something for everyone at Métropolitain Brasserie.

Donated by The National Gallery of Canada & The Metropolitan Brasserie

Valued at $80

Starting bid at $40

Bid increase $10


Get up close and personal with Nature! Eight (8) general admission tickets. Each ticket entitles you to free admission on the day of your choice to the Canadian Museum of Nature.

(Offer does not include special exhibition, 3D movie and special events)

Donated by the Canadian Museum of Nature

Valued at $60

Starting bid at $30

Bid increase $10


Get an early start on your holiday baking and enjoy this collection of products from Camino – a Canadian brand of fair trade and organic food products, owned by La Siembra Co-operative, based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Established in 1999, La Siembra Co-operative became the first registered importers of Fairtrade Certified cocoa and sugar in North America and today works directly with 18 producer co-ops, supporting more than 36,000 family farmers in 9 countries.

Includes Whole Brown sugar, Golden Cane sugar, and Mini Chocolate Chips from the Cuisine Camino product line, Maple Hot Chocolate, Camino Minis, and two bars of Camino chocolate.

Donated by La Siembra Co-operative, creators of Camino

Valued at $50

Starting bid at $25

Bid increase $5


Jaime Koebel is an incredible Ottawa-based artist and staff alum from the Students on Ice 2015 Arctic Expedition. She completed these beautiful hard drawn works on the 2015 expedition in Greenland.

Donated by Jaime Koebel

Valued at $50

Starting bid at $15

Bid increase $5


Canada Goose striped toque with pom pom and limited edition Heart of the Arctic coin set.

Two sets available.

Donated by Canada Goose & David Gray

Eat set valued at $50

Starting bid for each set is $20

Bid increase for each set is $10


“Original Highways” signed copy by Roy MacGregor

Expanding on his landmark Globe and Mail series in which he documented his travels down 16 of Canada’s great rivers, Roy MacGregor tells the story of our country through the stories of its original highways, and how they sustain our spirit, identity and economy–past, present and future.

Donated by Roy MacGregor

Valued at $30

Starting bid at $15

Bid increase $5


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