Monday, September 18, 2006

Spirit Bears In The City

Okay, maybe we’ve been out of the loop for plenty of months now, and admittedly we sure had great fun adventuring around areas of the city spotting "bears" all over (!) in various popular locations, people mingling around, likely as we were, wondering what the heck they were there for!

Once we were actually able to walk about and catch a glimpse at the information for their purpose on the plaques mounted in between their big burly feet, we began pointing them out, those “Spirit Bears in the city”, conversation fixtures all about town.

Of the 114 bears lovingly named, created and enhanced by local artists, these will all be placed up for a grand auction fundraiser (see below), with all proceeds deposited into the “Lion’s Children’s Charities”. This was exciting news to us, as we have a nephew and niece who have greatly benefited by the Easter Seal housings in both Vancouver and Edmonton!

This is hardly a paid endorsement, but as sightseeing people, it was most enjoyable seeing those bears we did, then we noted the online web address to view the rest.

All the information for the auction itself, the artists involved et al, is detailed and noted on this website HERE!

A photo index of all the bears are HERE!

In front of the hotel – Nazzy Bear!!!

We invite you to browse the site and perhaps get involved in this special cause for children. Here are more details below;

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We are very excited to announce 'The Great Spirit Bear Auction & Gala'. Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 and get ready to come to the greatest party of the year and raise your 'paws' to bid on some amazing Kermode Spirit Bears. This will be your chance to own one of these majestic pieces of artwork so truly unique to the British Columbia's northern forests.

The Great Spirit Bear Auction & Gala will take place at The Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina. Approximately 30 'Spirit Bears' from the Greater Vancouver and Whistler areas will be auctioned live by Barry Scott of Maynards Auctioneer House. The remainder of the Bears will be auctioned at other gala events across the province and online. Proceeds raised from the Vancouver auction will benefit the BC Lions Society's Easter Seal Services and the Canucks For Kids Fund.

We're giving you lots of time to gather together your colleagues, friends, and sponsored artist(s) and book your table for what is sure to be a sold-out event. Tickets may be purchased for:

Individual Tickets @ $150 each
Table (10) people @ $1500/table