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Benefit Auction 2019

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: 6:15 pm

Location: Studio Bell, 850 4 Street SE

Very limited tickets remain. Please call us at 403-543-5122 for last minute tickets.

Join us for the National Music Centre’s single largest fundraising event, inviting philanthropic and business leaders from Calgary and across Canada to come together in celebration of music and to support the development of programs at NMC.

All proceeds will benefit the National Music Centre’s charitable program areas, helping drive our mission of amplifying the love, sharing and understanding of music in Canada.

Charitable registration number:
136407574RR0001


Since the inaugural Benefit Auction event in 2016, over $2.8 million has been raised in support of the National Music Centre. At this exclusive invite-only event, guests have come to enjoy:

  • Floor-shaking performances by power-house charitable band Benevolent Artists National Charity (BANC) and surprise special guests like Tom Cochrane (2016), Randy Bachman (2017) and Brett Kissel (2018)
  • Mouth-watering multi-course dinners, including wine pairings and expertly crafted cocktails
  • A highly anticipated live auction orchestrated by the acclaimed Danny Hooper; and
  • The exquisite architecture of Studio Bell, embellished with dazzling lighting and décor

2019 will see the experience amped up to 11, with a brand-new concept honouring and celebrating Canada’s music legends in collaboration with CARAS (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).


Auction Packages

Fishing Trip at Eagle Pointe Lodge

Located just 48 km north of Prince Rupert, BC, and 88 km south of Ketchikan, Alaska, the private Eage Pointe Lodge (not open to the public) offers unsurpassed fishing and relaxation in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by Jim Carter and Heather Shaw, your party of four will fish the rich waters with expert guides, explore the virtually untouched Wales Island area, and watch for otters, orcas and other wildlife. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail party at the owner’s cabin. This unique trip combines personalized service and the creature comforts with a true wilderness experience.

Trip Dates: July 30 – August 2, 2020

  • Return private transportation (jet & float plane) Calgary to Eagle Pointe Lodge for four
  • Three nights of accommodation at Eagle Pointe Lodge
  • All meals (plus gourmet dinner) and drinks included
  • Welcome cocktail party at owner’s cabin
  • BBQ on scenic point lookout (weather permitting)
  • Expert-led guided fishing experience (tips at discretion of guests)

Complete 2019 Grey Cup Experience

Experience the energy of the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw, taking place at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on November 24th, 2019. With four lower level corner tickets, your party of four will be close to the action as West meets East in the annual battle for Canadian football supremacy. Your complete 2019 Grey Cup experience includes accommodation at your choice of first-class hotel in Calgary, daily breakfast, and an onsite host to ensure you’re fully taken care of while you’re away from home.

Grey Cup Package Dates: November 22 – November 25, 2019

  • Three nights of accommodation for four at selection of first-class hotels in Calgary
  • Four lower level corner premium tickets to the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary
  • Halftime show by four-time Grammy Award-Winner Keith Urban
  • Breakfast daily
  • Roadtrips on-site host
  • Roadtrips custom ticket holder and lanyard

Package organized by Roadtrips, the Ultimate in Sports Travel

Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards 2020

The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) are Canada’s highest honours in the performing arts. Over the past 27 years, these prestigious awards have recognized a stellar array of Canadian artists for their outstanding contributions to culture in Canada and abroad. Past recipients have included: Leonard Cohen, Michael J. Fox, The Guess Who, and many others. Your once-in-a-lifetime trip for two includes special, invitation-only access to the Rideau Hall ceremony hosted by the Governor General, accommodation at the Westin Ottawa, VIP tickets to the 2020 GGPAAs, a private tour of the National Arts Centre and gourmet lunch at their newly renovated 1 Elgin restaurant, and dinner for two at the top-rated Riveria Restaurant Ottawa.

Trip Dates: April 23 – April 26, 2020

  • Return premium West Jet flights Calgary to Ottawa for two
  • Three nights’ accommodation at the Westin Ottawa (includes daily breakfast)
  • Two tickets to the private, invite-only Rideau Hall Ceremony hosted by the Governor General
  • Two VIP tickets to the 2020 GGPAAs (includes cocktail reception, dinner, awards show & VIP after-party)
  • Private tour of National Arts Centre (NAC)
  • Lunch for two at newly renovated 1 Elgin restaurant inside NAC
  • Dinner for two at top-rated Riveria Restauraunt Ottawa

Azuridge Estate Wellness Getaway

Arrive in the beautiful Alberta rolling foothills action hero style, and stay for a weekend of relaxation, music therapy, and health and wellness with Transformational Coach & Author Sean Liv. This flexible package can be used as either a romantic couple’s retreat for four couples ora girl’s wellness getaway for four, with included spa treatments. No matter your preference, your party will enjoy premium accommodation and dining at Azuridge Estate Hotel, and a host of activities intended to balance mind, body and spirit at the Estate’s newly launched Flourish – The Liv Well Spa and surrounding 13 acres of resplendent natural beauty.

  • Pickup from downtown Calgary in a private helicopter, return via luxury vehicle
  • One-night luxury accommodation for up to eight at Azuridge Estate Hotel
  • Breakfast and gourmet dinner included
  • Private lunch cooking class with world-renowned Chef Yoshi Chubachi
  • Two-hour music bowl therapy session and spa treatments* at onsite Flourish – The LIV Well Spa
  • Eight wellness gift bags valued at $450 each

*Spa treatments only included with package configuration of girl’s wellness retreat for four. Spa services are available for parties of five or more at an additional cost to the buyer. Blackout dates for trip may apply, subject to Azuridge Estate Hotel capacity.

Celine Dion Concert in Vancouver

Your party of four will fly off on a private jet with Jim Carter and Heather Shaw to experience one of the most widely respected superstars in pop music history, the legendary Canadian vocal powerhouse Celine Dion, live in concert at the Rogers Arena in April 2020. Your unforgettable experience will include premium seats at the Rogers Arena, a pre-concert cocktail party, and luxury accommodation at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Concert Date: April 17th, 2020

  • Return private flights Calgary to Vancouver (for up to four) in a private jet
  • One-night luxury accommodation at Fairmont Pacific Rim
  • Premium tickets to Celine Dion: COURAGE WORLD TOUR at Rogers Arena, Vancouver
  • Pre-concert cocktail party hosted by Heather & Jim at their Pacific Rim residence

2020 Seven-Day Iceland Excursion

Velkomin á Íslandi! (Welcome to Iceland!) Remarkable landscapes, picturesque natural beauty, and unexpected adventure await at every turn in this land of Ice and Fire. From lavish hotels to personalized private-guided touring, this seven-day trip for four will take you across Iceland and its famed Golden Circle in the utmost luxury. Your party will enjoy food and culture walking tours in Reykjavik, snowmobiling and horseback riding in and around Iceland’s magnificent national parks and waterfalls, and a full day of luxurious comfort and blissful relaxation at the famed Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

  • $1,500 travel credit per person (four total) to fly to Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Accommodation for four in Reykjavik (Konsulat Hotel by Hilton) and Grindavik (Retreat at Blue Lagoon)
  • Seven days of private-guided luxury touring and 24/7 support
  • Tastings (traditional Icelandic cuisine) with drinks included
  • Full day of relaxation at Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
  • Airport transfers included

2020 5-Day British Music Experience

Experience England’s historic hometown of the Beatles in Liverpool and tour the places that they frequented in their early years including the Cavern Club, Paul McCartney’s childhood home and more. Meet the Beatles former personal secretary Freda Kelly in Liverpool and hear firsthand accounts of Beatles history. Then, train to London and enjoy a music tour of the city including a visit to the Beatles Abbey Road studios as well as a concert of choice at London’s incredible O2 Arena.

  • $2,000 travel credit per person (four total) for return flights, and train from Liverpool to London
  • Four nights’ premium accommodation provided
  • Guided music tour of Liverpool with Freda Kelly, Beatles former personal secretary
  • Four tickets to premium concert of your choice at London’s O2 Arena, examples include:
    • Barry Manilow at The O2 on June 4, 2020
    • Elton John at The O2 on November 6 or 7, 2020
    • Queen and Adam Lambert, multiple dates June, 2020
    • Andrea Boccelli at the O2 on October 16, 2020

El Mocambo 2020 Grand Reopening

Toronto’s El Mocambo is one of North America’s most iconic music venues. The venue has played a pivotal role in the development of popular music since the 1940s, presenting artists as diverse as the Rolling Stones, April Wine, Blondie, the White Stripes, and so many other Canadian artists as well. The club was scheduled to permanently close in 2014 but was purchased by a Canadian investor, Michael Wekerle, who has since preserved and renovated the building and famed venue, scheduled to re-open in early 2020.

  • VIP access and red carpet treatment for four to El Mocambo’s Grand Re-Opening in 2020
  • Three nights’ premium accommodation for four in Toronto provided
  • $1,000 dinner credit for four at your choice of 5-star restaurant in Toronto

San Diego Winter Escape

Say farewell to the Canadian winter and fly down to San Diego with your party of six, where you’ll enjoy a three day getaway at the award-winning Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa, rated the #1 Luxury Hotel in California! Across your three incredible days in San Diego’s perfect year-round weather, you’ll enjoy golfing, relaxing spa facilities, and a San Diego harbour cruise with included food and drinks. Cap off your warm weather experience with a major concert of your choice in the area.

  • Return premium West Jet flights Calgary to San Diego for six
  • Three nights’ accommodation at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, three deluxe rooms for up to six
  • Activities including golf, spa treatments and a San Diego harbour cruise with food and drinks
  • Local transportation and other meals excluded
  • Six tickets to premium concert of your choice in the San Diego area, examples include:
    • Andrea Bocelli at Pechange Arena on December 8, 2019
    • Chance the Rapper at Pechanga Arena on January 15, 2020
    • Celine Dion at Pechanga Arena on March 31, 2020

King Eddy Stampede 2020 Rooftop Party

Experience the energy of the greatest outdoor show on Earth from the restored rooftop of Calgary’s iconic blues bar, the King Eddy. Located just 600 meters from the Stampede Grounds, the King Eddy boasts breathtaking sights of the Stampede fireworks, gorgeous views of downtown, and an up-close and personal look at the exquisite architecture of Studio Bell. With capacity for up to 250 guests, the King Eddy Rooftop is perfect for corporate receptions, modern outdoor weddings, artist release parties, and much more!

  • Exclusive Stampede 2020 date choices for King Eddy Rooftop venue rental (July 8th or 12th)
  • Capacity for 190 guests (up to 250 with adjacent indoor space)
  • Includes a $1,500 beverage budget
  • Includes AV and technician
  • Flexibility to utilize space outside of Stampede 2020 dates, if desired

Catering and beverage costs for event excluded, package only valid for Stampede 2020 season, blackout dates for use outside of Stampede 2020 event apply. If production goes above and beyond standard set-up, buyer will be responsible for hard costs incurred by NMC

Jens Lindemann Private Concert

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical experience from this award-winning Canadian trumpeter in an evening of great music and fun right in your home. Jens is a Juno and Grammy nominated artist who has performed all over the world as a soloist, with chamber groups and jazz bands and in 2014, he received the Order of Canada. Jens will perform in the comfort of your own home with a small group of musicians to create a one-of-a-kind experience of music and conversation for you and your guests.

  • Private house concert by Jens Lindemann & friends
  • $2,000 toward beverage costs courtesy of Pacific Wine & Spirits
  • $2,000 toward catering provided by the National Music Centre’s catering partners

Join Us In Creating a Spectacular Evening

Thank you to all our 2018 sponsors and auction donors. If you’re eager to join us in 2019, please contact Dmytro Petlovannyi at dmytro.petlovannyi@nmc.ca or view our sponsorship brochure by clicking below.

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