Febulous! Party Like It’s 1867 Auction Items

Wondering what’s up for auction this year at Febulous! Party Like It’s 1867? Scope out the full auction list and Buy-In Party options below! Are you unable to attend but still want to bid on an item? Or perhaps you’d like to put down an early bid, contact Sarah Ball at sarah.ball@guelph.ca to reserve a bid!

Purchase your Febulous! Party Like It’s 1867 tickets here.

Live Auction Items

Read Between the Wines

Donated by: Guelph Museums Advisory Committee

This book lover’s package includes eight must-read Canadian books, curated by Guelph Museums Advisory Committee, and four bottles of wine. Cozy up to the fire and dive into books that weave together unique perspectives of Canada’s past, present, and future.

Value: $320

TIFF with Tammy

Donated by: Toronto International Film Festival, Tammy Adkin

Tap into Tiff with Guelph Museums’ very own TIFF enthusiast Tammy Adkin! This package includes 6 tickets for regular screening films during the opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival (September 8 to 10, 2017), a TIFF 2017 program book, and a $500 Hotels.com gift card.  Tammy will be your TIFF concierge,  helping you select films, ordering your tickets, and providing on-the-ground orientation to the TIFF festivities. She’ll provide “outsider” tips on shows to see, and places to be for celebrity sightings – if you’re into that.  To get you warmed up, TIFF has provided 8 tickets for regular screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox to be used before August 1.

Value: $900

House Party with Ambre McLean

Donated by: RONA Wayne Filsinger & Sons Guelph, Royal City Brewing Company, and M&M Meat Shop.

Host the ultimate house party for 12 with an exclusive performance, in your home, by Canadian recording artist Ambre McLean.

McLean’s genre-defying style and live looping performances have been described as mesmerizing.  Her four albums feature an eclectic mix of blues, rock, jazz, rap, soul, and more.

A finalist in CBC’s Searchlight competition, Ambre has toured nationally and internationally, while maintaining a home base in Guelph.

With the music well in hand, your party will be complete

with appetizers from M&M Meat Shop ($100 gift certificate) and 25 pints of Royal City Brewing Company beer ($100 value).

Need to spruce up your home before guests arrive?  We’ve got you covered with a $400 gift certificate to RONA

House party date to be determined between the successful bidder and Ambre.

Value: $1000

Cruise Canada

Donated by: Holland America Lines

Explore amazing places, including the cradle of Canadian Confederation, during a 7-Day Canada and New England Discovery cruise for two on board Holland America Lines. You will sail in style in – at minimum – an unobstructed ocean-view stateroom.

Departing Montreal, cruise along the St. Lawrence River and make the most out of your stops in Quebec City, PEI, and Nova Scotia before ending in Boston.

You may choose any sailing date, based on availability.  And, you have time to plan, as the certificate does not expire. If the Canada-New England itinerary doesn’t float your boat, you may use the Holland America Line certificate for any 7-day cruise for two to Alaska, Caribbean, and Mexico.

Fine Print: The cost of transportation to and from points of embarkation, hotels, taxes, transfers, and shore excursions are not included.

Value: Up to $4158

Backyard Bluegrass & BBQ

Donated by: Sleeman Brewery, Platters Catering

Kick off summer in style. This package includes performance by five-piece Bluegrass band  The Stompin’ Flyers, $100 worth of cold Sleeman brews, and a catered BBQ for 10 provided by Platters Catering, including all linens, equipment, and staff.

Date:  Sunday, June 25 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm, band plays 4 to 5 pm.

Value: $1500

Canada by Rail

Donated by: VIA Rail

Celebrate Canada’s 150th by riding the rails. This package includes a $500 VIA Rail travel voucher to get you started on your Canadian exploration and one piece of carry-on luggage.

Value: $600

Pots & Petals

Donated by: Sweet Violets, The Keg, The Kitchen Door, Buon Gusto, Bin 23

Flowers and food make for some great date nights. Enjoy the romance of each season, with four seasonal bouquets from Sweet Violets, paired with dinner at The Keg ($100), Buon Gusto ($50), Bin 23 ($50) and two tickets to a cooking class at The Kitchen Door with Katie Franks.

Value: $350


Buy-In Parties

We have curated several exclusive experiences and hope that you will join us for one…or more!  Find a party you’re interested in and “buy in” to secure your spot. Each with a limited capacity, Buy-In Parties are available until all lines on the sheet have been filled. Prices are listed per person.  If you want the whole party for yourself, be the first to purchases all available spaces.

Tai Chi and Chai Tea
Cultivate health and harmony through Tai Chi led by Guelph Museums Advisory Committee member Linda Kearns. Afterward, enjoy Chai tea (or Guelph Museums signature tea blends) in the peaceful atmosphere of the McCrae House backyard. Maximum 12 participants.
Date: June 24, 2017 Time: 10 AM
Per Person: $20
Whole Party: $240

‘Owl Night Long’ Paint Night
Join artist Debbie Thompson Wilson for paint night at Guelph Civic Museum. For the beginner painter or the expert, create a masterpiece guided step by step, in a relaxing environment. Light refreshments provided. Maximum 12 participants.
Date: March 7, 2017 Time: 6:30 to 9 PM
Per Person: $45
Whole Party: $540

Behind the Scenes at Ontario Veterinary College
Join OVC Dean, Dr. Jeff Wichtel, on a tour of Canada’s oldest veterinary school. Visit large and small animal clinics, explore the museum collection, and experience other behind-the-scenes exclusives. Maximum 10 participants.
Date: May 6, 2017 Time 10 AM
Per Person: $20
Whole Party: $200

Traditional Spaghetti Meal with Firefighters
An all-inclusive fire hall experience including lunch with the firefighters and fire chief, a private tour of the station, and a ride in the aerial truck. Maximum 6 participants.
Date: April 22, 2017 Time 10 AM
Per Person: $40
Whole Party: $240

Canada Blooms Tour
Join horticulturist and Canada Blooms speaker, Rodger Tschanz, on a behind-the-scenes morning garden tour at the Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest flower and garden festival. Following the tour, explore the rest of the festival and listen to Rodger’s presentation, “New Plant Varieties and the Trial Gardens”. Round trip transportation between Guelph and Toronto is included. Maximum 10 participants.
Date: March 18, 2017
Per Person: $80
Whole Party: $800

Bird Banding at Guelph Lake Nature Centre
Master bird bander Dave Lamble will be your guide as you count and band birds at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. Learn about challenges to the bird community with Monica Young and Jeremy DeWaard of the University of Guelph, and Kevin Kerr of the Toronto Zoo. And take a guided bird hike to feed the chickadees with Greg Meredith, Guelph Lake’s environmental educator. Maximum 20 participants.
Date: March 5, 2017 (Rain date – March 27, 2017) Time: 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Per Person: $50
Whole Party: $1000


Find your way to the chandelier on the second floor that is laden with envelopes.  Each envelope contains a mystery prize with a minimum value of $20. Charge $20 to your bid number to purchase your “pick” and reveal your mystery prize.

Guelph Museums gratefully acknowledges the support of each of our donors.


Posted by Sarah Ball on February 14, 2017