Event Photo Gallery
Here are just a few photo galleries of events that West Coast Authentic has attended and conducted auction services. We find that the most rewarding part about our auction business is the amount of money that is donated to charities through our efforts at fundraising events. Each year hundreds of thousands of dollars are donated through auctions conducted by West Coast Authentic.
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Some Pictures of Our Past Functions: Most Recent to Oldest.
- 2012 Bro Jake Open
- West Coast Authentic provided silent auction services at the 2012 Bro Jake Open was held on July 5, 2012 at Redwoods Golf Course in Langley and $22,500 was raised for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES 2009:
July 31st - August 9, 2009
One of the biggest events to hit Vancouver in years. When WCA was asked to come and enjoy the games and set up our items we couldn't wait.
REGISTERED ATHLETES PASSES 10,000 MARK FOR 2009 WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES.
Burnaby, BC (July 10, 2009): It's official. More than 10,000 athletes are coming to British Columbia for the 2009 World Police and Fire Games (wpfg). The best attended Games in WPFG history were the Barcelona games in 2003 with 10,576 athletes.
- BC HALL OF FAME GAME:
July 25, 2009
A great event in Penticton to help raise money for Penticton minor hockey. Current N.H.L. players Duncan Keith, Shea Weber, Dany Heatley, Chuck Kobasew, Jarome Iginla, Ryan Smyth, Justin Poggie, ex N.H.Lers Dave Babych, Paul Reinhart, Cliff Ronning. Coached by Pat Quinn and Tom Renney. Sales where great and it was fun to see and talk to the players again.
- CANUCK PLACE:
July 17, 2009
What a great event in support of Canuck Place. The event was held at Mayfair Lakes golf course in Vancouver. The theme was 1980's and even Michael Jackson came out to see what was going on.
Canuck Place provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness and support for their families throughout British Columbia. Thanks to Paul Nijjer for the invite and look forward to working with you again.
- PLAYBOY GOLF TOURNAMENT:
July 16th, 2009
Well sometimes you have to do jobs you just don't want to do do. HAHA It was a absolute blast not only be a sponsor but to meet some very cool and interesting people. The charity we picked to donate to was Breast cancer. Congrats to the winner of the longest drive that took home a signed Jarome Iginla jersey we had donated. My 3rd time golfing and i still was terrible but for some reason we couldn't get the smiles off our faces.
- VIP PARTY FOR PLAYBOY GOLF:
July 16th, 2009
The VIP party for Playboy golf was held at the Republic in down town Vancouver. Silent auction was on hand to raise money for Breast cancer. The night was a great success and we closed Vancouver down. Alex, Ben, John and myself would like to thank the staff as well as special thanks to Tyler and Steve who went out of there way for us.
- SPECIAL OLYMPICS / MOTIONBALL GALA:
Febuary 7th, 2009
WCA was very touched to be invited to host the silent auction for Motionball to raise much needed money for special Olympics. It was an amazing event and was great to see and meet lots of the Olympians.
The Annual motionball 6 Degrees of Separation Vancouver Gala took place on Saturday, February 7th. Held at the Commodore Ballroom, the event was themed "Give a Little Bit of Your Heart" and featured a Live Valentine's Day date auction. Motionball's mandate is to introduce the next generation of donors, volunteers and sponsors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events.
To date, motionball has donated over one million dollars to Special Olympics Canada.
With 1,000 people in attendance, the event was a huge success.
- BCHL ALL STAR GAME IN VERNON:
January 14th, 2009
Coastal beats Interior in Vernon If this year's All-Star Game in Vernon was any indication, the Coastal Conference may be a step ahead of their Interior rivals when the postseason rolls around.
In one of the more lopsided contests in recent memory, the Coast jumped out to a large first period lead and tagged the home squad with a 13-5 loss in front of nearly 1500 fans at the Wesbild Centre.
One big winner during the event was the Kings' Vos, whose name was selected in a draw at the All-Star Banquet to win a Vancouver Canucks jersey signed by Mats Sundin that West Coast Authentic provided.. The jersey had been the focus of an auction battle won by Victoria Grizzlies coach Geoff Courtnall, who then raffled it off amongst the players. The bitter irony: Vos, a native of Hamilton, Ont., is a lifelong Maple Leafs fan.
- BCHL ALL STAR BANQUET:
January 13th, 2009
Lots of laughs, drinks, jokes and great speeches. Vancouver alumni players Darcy Rota, Orland Kurtanbach, Geoff Courtnall were in attendance as well. Geoff Courtnall won a Mats Sundin autographed jersey and donated back to the players. Some great young hockey players took in all the activities.
- SWEDEN VS VERNON:
January 4th, 2009
Team Sweden's Under-17 national team came to B.C to learn about Canadian hockey and three teams from the B.C. Hockey League's Interior Conference showed them how tough wins are to come by in the Interior this season.
Team Sweden lost all three of its contests in a three-game tour through Vernon, Westside and Salmon Arm earlier this month.
Vernon opened the tour with a 2-1 shootout win while Westside and Salmon Arm handed the best 16-year-old Swedish players 5-3 losses on back-to-back nights.
- PENTICTON HOCKEYVILLE:
January 2nd, 2009
Just in case you've been hibernating or under the sleepy spell of holiday eggnog and turkey, tonight is the deal of 2009 at the SOEC.
Former Penticton Coach Tommy Bohmer and his Quesnel Millionaires play opponent for the Vees tonight with CBC's cameras in the house for Kraft Hockeyville 2009. Tickets are $5, and kids in minor hockey jerseys get in for Free-Ninety-Nine.
- VERNON MINOR HOCKEY:
WCA is excited to work with so many minor hockey teams around BC. You may have seen WCA at your hockey tournament in Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vancouver, Westbank. Every auction hosts has been more then happy and always make a bit of money to help out.
- SPCA AUCTION AND GALA:
This was our sixth event working with the SPCA. Very nice touch before the x-mas break. Ex NHLer Bob Bourne, 4 time Stanley cup winner with the New York Islanders was also on hand for a few autographs. Thanks for the support Bob.
- 2008 Ramada sale Featuring HOFer Marcel Dionne:
- VERNON WINTER FESTIVAL:
We had lots of fun in the 3 day festival. Tried some great samples and sales for x-mas was greeeeeat.
- MERRITT CENTENNIALS 2008-09 SEASON:
WCA is proud to have added another great city to our tour. Tough year but the centennials never give up. Ben Williamson truly loves his round trips to Merritt.
- SALMON ARM SILVERBACKS 2008-09 SEASON:
Back for another season with the Silverbacks. Its like going home for the weekend. They make us feel worm and fuzzy.
- SURREY EAGLES 2008-09 SEASON:
A great organization. We have tons of fun in the great city of surrey. Always looking for road trips and we sure do it up when we are in the house of the Eagles.
- KAMLOOPS BLAZERS 2008-09 SEASON:
Raising money for the Scholarship program is a great honor. Thanks to Dave and Shane you guys are great and have become good friends.
- VERNON VIPERS 2008-09 SEASON
Its great to work with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL hockey league. We have done many diff kind of events raising money for the team, Womens Transition House, BC Children's Hospital, Kops for Kids. Hedi and staff you do a great job.
- KELOWNA ROCKETS 2008-09
We are pleased to be a sponsor of the Kelowna Rockets Hockey Club. With over 20 events taking place at Prospera Place. We will see many new and old faces.
- NOV 12/2008
WCA was hired on by the Kelowna Rockets to help Honor the Kelowna Packers 50th anniversary. In May of 1958 the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association selected the Kelowna Packers to represent Canada on an international hockey tour. The Kelowna Packers of the Okanagan-Mainline Senior Amateur Hockey League became the first western sports team to be allowed behind the Iron Curtain to play a series of exhibition games.
- KSS FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER
Always a pleasure to help local teams raise money. Met some great people and had some great food, prizes etc. Event was held at YUK YUK'S COMEDY CLUB IN KELOWNA
- ANGELS IN THE NIGHT
This year, through various fundraising events, volunteers scraped together about $15,000 to buy necessities that were dispersed to not only the Gospel Mission, but also the Drop-In Center, the Boys and Girls Club, the Alexander Gardner Center and more.
- KELOWNA SKI SWAP
OCTOBER/2008 Kelowna Ski Swap. Lots of sales and was great to meet Olympic Snowboarder Gold Medalist Ross Rebagliati and his wife. Raised foods for the Kelowna food bank.
- SICA-AGM GOLF CLASSIC
OCTOBER/2008 Southern Interior Construction Association Golf Tournament and Silent Auction. Held at the Okanagan Golf Club-The Quail.
- RON LINDBLAD GOLF AND SUPPER
OCTOBER/2008 The Ron Linblad Golf Tournament is one of our favorites. Great people, great golf and great food. Glad to be part of this one. Held at Salmon Arm Golf and Country Club. Funds raised will help make a better day to a special family.
- KIDS ROCK GOLF TOURNAMENT AND GALA
The first ever Kids Rock Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (KRKCI) is kicking off in the Okanagan Valley August 27th - 31st 2008, with the purpose of raising funds for the Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society?s Camp Goodtimes, and the Kelowna General Hospital.
- CELEBS FOR KIDS LUPIS AND ARTHRITIS
Celebs For Kids, a two-day fundraiser, Aug. 14-15, to help establish the Ross Petty Research Chair in paediatric rheumatology. Celebs For Kids festivities included a golf tournament at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club as well as a poker event and fashion show at the Sutton Place Hotel. The fundraiser wrapped at Richmond's River Rock Casino. The event, featured here, was packed full of entertainment including a live show from painter and entertainer Michael Israel. Many athletes, celebrities and dignitaries participated to support the cause.
- PLAYBOY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Well what can be said about a playboy golf tournament. Fundraising is underway to have a chair established , the Ross Petty Research Chair in Paediatric Rheumatology, the first of its kind in Canada . Helpinh kids with Lupis and Arthritis. We had a blast and the kids are amazing.
- SMILE AFRICA FUNDRAISER
SMILE AFRICA mission is a process of developing and delivering effective literacy and learning programs in Africa. This ongoing process enables us to strengthen the capacity of partner communities to enhance their human resources for sustainable development. Great job done by the team and Chris you are amazing.
- 2008 BC SUMMER GAMES
Attention ! Summer sport enthusiasts. BC Summer games society has announced BC Summer Games 2008 in Kelowna from July 24-27, 2008. Kelowna is hosting BC games for the first time after 1994. We are so happy to be part of this and it sure was fun.
- KELOWNA ROCKETS ALUMNI HOCKEY GAME
Here we are at the Kelowna Rocket Alumni game. My daughters Vanessa, Brianna and friend Sophie were a big help. Brianna won Jason Delormes jersey.
- KELOWNA ROCKETS ALUMNI GOLF TOURN.
Well July 3rd was a blast. With many N.H.L. players and Rocket alumni in attendance lots of money was raised for the Kelowna General Hospital.
- LUKE SCHENN
West Coast Authentic was very proud to do the first signing with future Toronto Maple Leaf Luke Schenn. As well congrats to the Fabian family as they own the first Leaf jersey signed by this years #5 pick in the NHL draft.
Other signings included Chuck Kobasew (Boston Bruins), Blake Comeau (New York Islanders), Troy Bodie (Edmonton Oilers) and Shea Weber (Nashville Predators). Thanks to all that made this event a great one.
- EAST MEETS WEST FUNDRAISER
This event was held for East meets West Orphans Foundation. The aim of this fun event is to raise money to help improve the lives of abandoned children in the world.Tons of fun was had at Roses Pub. Once again Alex great job.
- RELAY FOR LIFE KAMLOOPS
Wow what a feel good event this was. June 14, 2008 RELAY FOR LIFE to raise money for cancer patients. Our heart goes out to you all.
- KIN CLUB FUNDRAISER
An amazing night was had in Vancouver on May 23,2008. Thanks to Peter and Lindsay from the Kin Club for the invite and the two ladies below for the pic. I did get my butt kicked at the poker game but it was nice to raise some funds for a most deserving cause.
- 2007 RAMADA SALE
This was our 1st Annual Christmas Sale held at the Ramada. Thanks to Alex and Cindy Draper who took care of the whole event from ground floor up. "Alex, this was your first event. You asked to do it. All I said was "Yes". You put your heart into it and it worked out amazing. I thank you." As a side note to others - when good people want to help, believe in them and don't hold them back.
- KELOWNA ROCKETS 2007-08 SEASON
A huge thank-you goes out to the Kelowna Rockets for the opportunity to showcase our product at numerous Rocket Home Games. You rock Anne-Marie!
"GO ROCKETS GO"
This was our first game. Thanks again to Steve Naka and Alex Draper for the hard work.
Some other events at the Kelowna Rockets Games
- NOVEMBER/2007 KELOWNA MEN'S DINNER
Wow! Our first event and what a blast it was! WCA raised over $7,000 for the Kinsmen. Many thanks to Darryl, Jamie and everyone else that made this event a BIG success. To top it off, Alex gets to meet a long time hero of his Byron Dafoe.