After a round of golf, we had a wonderful reception and dinner. Our live auction was a huge hit, with a vacation at a magnificent Paris flat, and trips to the Masters, Scotland and Hawaii all up for bids. Our silent auction was the scene of some serious deal-making and breaking (not an unusual pastime for this crowd).

Peter and Tom Volk were our MCs for the evening and the feature speaker, four-time Olympic medal winner Jennifer Botterill, impressed the crowd. The highlight of the evening was Wendy, Graham, Hannah and Ryan presenting a cheque in the amount of $125,000 to Right To Play. A fitting end to a wonderful day in honour of Bill.

  • It was time to get something to eat
  • It was also time to see if we won...
  • And to place our bids
  • Four tickets to spend Sunday at the Masters
  • Including two double-rooms at the Augusta Mansion
  • Courtesy of Coppinwood Golf Club
  • Five nights at the Nethan House St Andrews
  • Courtesy of Merit Golf Vacations
  • One week at the Four Seasons Hualalai
  • Live in Paris
  • In a Belle Epoque apartment
  • Courtesy of Sheila MacVicar
  • Presentation of proceedings
  • At the end, more than one hundred twenty five thousand dollars were raised for Right To Play!
  • We did well, eh?

In addition to the big four auction items shown in the pictures, we had a silent auction for the following items:

  • Great Escapes - A Week in Provence; Courtesy of Michael Sharp, RBC Dominion Securities
  • All You Can Eat Lobster! Courtesy of Kelly Eaton
  • Sporting Moments - Play It Again! Courtesy of Coppinwood Golf Club
  • Fore for Four; Courtesy of Granite Golf Club
  • Creemore’s Greatest Assets; Courtesy of Mad River Golf Club and the Bill Volk Celebration Golf Classic
  • Get your Golf On at Beacon Hall; Courtesy of Byron W. Loeppky, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Hockey Night In Canada; Courtesy of Richard Lachcik, Norton Rose LLP
  • Autographed Wayne Gretzky’s #99 jersey; Courtesy of Kevin Albrecht, CanSport Live
  • Sid the Kid! - Signed jersey by the Captain, Sidney Crosby! Courtesy of Kevin Albrecht, CanSport Live
  • Wonder Women - Canadian Olympic hockey jersey signed by Jennifer Botterill and Jayna Hefford; Courtesy of Right To Play
  • Yourrrrr Out! - Catcher’s mitt and chest protector worn and autographed by Gregg Zaun; Courtesy of Right To Play
  • Raptor Mania; Courtesy of Wes Hall, Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game; Courtesy of Peter Bryant, Jones Brown Inc.
  • This ‘N That - Back Away From the Computer...; Courtesy of Corus Entertainment Inc.
  • Be That Guy; Courtesy of Ermanno Clothier
  • Romance and Renewal; Courtesy of Mary Murphy, Creaghan McConnell Group Ltd.
  • Vintage Wine; Courtesy of Wendy Volk
  • Very Civil; Courtesy of Joe Groia, Groia & Company
  • Tavistock Cup golf bag; Courtesy of RBC Capital Markets
  • Ernie Els’ Moment Tournament Cap; Courtesy of RBC Capital Markets

A million thanks to all our donors and contributors!