RBC Innovators' Ball and eAuction

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2021 eAuction Highlights

The city of Amalfi with mountains in the background.
Eight Day Trip for Two to Italy’s Amalfi Coast

This is your chance to live like one of the region’s (incredibly lucky) locals on this amazing trip for two, discovering the small towns, mountain trails and local customs of this beautiful region.
Value: $4,398
Donated by: G Adventures

The Science Centre seen through a concrete tunnel.
Ontario Science Centre Scavenger Hunt

Bring up to 40 people to participate in a Science Centre Scavenger Hunt. It’s a perfect corporate team-building activity, or a fun and unique way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
Value: $2,100
Donated by: Ontario Science Centre

A vintage car.
Exclusive Experience for Car Enthusiasts

You and a friend can enjoy an exclusive tour of the private Dare to Dream Museum in Toronto, plus take in the museum’s Ultimate Sneaker Collection.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Peerage Capital

A person wearing a wingsuit floating in the air.
ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel Experience

Don a wingsuit and cross-country skis in an exciting half-day adventure with ACE staff, who will take you on a private tour of a climatic aerodynamic wind tunnel—a unique experience that is not open to the public.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Ontario Tech University

A Science Centre host holding a chinchilla while two children look on.
Meet the Ontario Science Centre Animals

Go on a special behind-the-scenes tour (for up to 6 people) with our Science Centre biologist. This is your chance to get up close with Brock the African spurred tortoise, Cinder the chinchilla and other creatures living at the Science Centre.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Ontario Science Centre

A mobile phone.
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

You could own this amazing new phone, complete with a leather flip cover, S Pen and a one-year subscription to the Calm app.
Value: $2,347
Donated by: TELUS

A hockey jersey.
Signed Sports Jerseys

Get your hands on a Toronto Raptors jersey signed by Pascal Siakam or a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey signed by Mitch Marner.
Value: $600 each
Donated by: MLSE

Ira Gluskin
Exclusive Meet and Greet with Ira Gluskin

You and up to two friends won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to have lunch with Ira Gluskin, one of Canada’s most successful investors.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Ira Gluskin

A child petting a tortoise.
Animal Encounters at the Toronto Zoo

Get up close and personal with two animal encounters of your choice. Wildlife and science staff will share information about the animals and provide a tour of the Wildlife Health Centre.
Value: $600
Donated by: Toronto Zoo

A person using a VR set.
HP Reverb G2 VR Headset

This award-winning VR headset developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft—and delivering realistic visuals and immersive soundscapes—could be yours!
Value: $849
Donated by: HP Canada

A LEGO space set.
LEGO® Sets

Build and play with these popular NASA, Star Wars and Jurassic World LEGO® sets. You could own one of four movie or space-inspired bundles.
Value: $70-$140
Donated by: LEGO®

A painting of a dog and two guinea pigs.
Custom Equine or Pet Portrait

Get an original custom portrait (painting or pencil drawing) of your favourite animal family member.
Value: $300
Donated by: Gail Collins, Stick Chicken Studio

An ice rink with people skating.
Ice Time at the Mattamy Athletic Centre

You and 99 of your closest friends can experience one hour of ice time under the iconic rafters of the Mattamy Athletic Centre (former Maple Leaf Gardens)!
Value: $240 - $360
Donated by: Mattamy Athletic Centre

The entrance to the Indigo Kids section of a store.
IndigoKids eGift Card

Use this gift card to buy children’s books or toys that inspire creativity, confidence and learning.
Value: $200
Donated by: Indigo

A four-legged robot.
Altohelix Robot Experience

You and three guests will have an exclusive opportunity to interact with one of the most advanced robots manufactured in the world: SPOT, developed by Boston Dynamics.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Altohelix

The Royal Botanical Gardens.
Toronto Botanical Gardens Membership

Enjoy this family membership for two years, which will also give you reciprocal privileges at more than 250 botanical gardens and arboreta across North America, plus discounts at select Toronto Nurseries.
Value: $110
Donated by: Toronto Botanical Gardens

An Apple iPad.
iPad (7th Generation, 128GB, Gold)

This powerful and versatile iPad is designed for working, playing, creating, learning, staying connected and more—and it could be yours!
Value: $359
Donated by: RBC

A Nintendo Switch Lite.
Nintendo Switch™ Lite (Turquoise + Super Mario™ 3D All Stars)

Discover (or rediscover) three of Mario’s most iconic 3D platform adventures with this handheld Nintendo console. 
Value: $340
Donated by: Nintendo of Canada Ltd.

A resort in the woods under a night sky.
Resorts of Ontario Gift Card

Spend a relaxing romantic weekend getaway or a family vacation full of adventure and exciting activities at an Ontario resort destination of your choice.
Value: $500
Donated by: Resorts of Ontario

The restaurant in the CN Tower.
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower

Spend an afternoon taking in views of Toronto from the CN Tower while enjoying a culinary experience with award-winning wine selection at 360 The Restaurant.
Value: $410
Donated by: CN Tower

A mall on Yonge Street.
Shop ‘Til You Drop Gift Card

Get your holiday shopping done at world-class shopping centres, the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Sherway Gardens, CF Shops at Don Mills and many more.
Value: $500
Donated by: Cadillac Fairview

Three people setting a drone up.
Advanced Drone Pilot Training Package

Prospective drone operators can fast track their pilot career with this exclusive training and certification bundle.
Value: $999
Donated by: Altohelix

A view of Earth from space.
Out-of-This-World Photo on Canvas

Own a unique piece of history with Progress Approaching to dock with the Space Station on a 30x20 canvas, photographed and signed by Commander Chris Hadfield himself.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Chris Hadfield

Prop chairs from a television show.
Set Prop from Station Eleven Series

Part of this sci-fi miniseries was filmed inside the Ontario Science Centre! Own a piece of the set: An adirondack chair (autographed by 3 cast members: David Wilmot, Himesh Patel, Caitlin Fitzgerald), side table and blanket.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Paramount Television Studios

Two children looking at fish in a large aquarium.
Passes to Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Enjoy a trip for 4 to Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto and explore our planet's underwater creatures by journeying through Rainbow Reef, Dangerous Lagoon and Ray Bay.
Value: $200
Donated by: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

A basketball game.
Toronto Raptors Tickets

While wearing your very own personalized NBA jerseys (team of your choice), you and a guest can cheer on the 2019 NBA Champions – the Toronto Raptors—at a regular 2021/2022 season home game in level 100 seats!
Value: $600
Donated by: NBA

Products made from honey and wax.
Beekeeper’s Box, Workshop and Harvest

Take home a special sampling of some of the treasures of the Ontario Science Centre beehives, lovingly prepared by the Toronto Beekeepers Collective. Plus, join an exclusive workshop and the fall 2022 honey crop harvest at the Ontario Science Centre.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Toronto Beekeepers Collective

Chairs beside a pool.
Stay at the Chelsea Hotel

Enjoy a one-night stay in the Chelsea Hotel located in downtown Toronto (includes complimentary underground hotel self-parking).
Value: $420
Donated by: Chelsea Hotel

The Art Gallery of Ontario.
Passes to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

You and three guests can experience the AGO’s collection of close to 95,000 works, ranging from cutting-edge contemporary art to works by established and emerging Indigenous Canadian artists.
Value: $100
Donated by: AGO

An Apple iWatch.
Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (40mm)

Track your workouts and listen to Audio Guided Runs with the Nike Run Club app. This awesome piece of tech could be yours.
Value: $309
Donated by: RBC

A pendant.
Birth of a Star Pendant

You could own this handmade pendant, depicting the birth of a star, from the “Galaxy Collection.” Crafted from K18 (750) Yellow Gold, and enhanced with diamond and rhodium plating, this exceptional piece is designed and manufactured by artisans in Athens, Greece.
Value: $3,590
Donated by: Marianne Gouras & Ron Mock

National Geographic products.
National Geographic Kits by Incredible Play

Keep kids engaged, excited and entertained with STEM-based play. From growing glow-in-the-dark crystals to digging up shark teeth, these engineering and science kits make a great gift for curious young minds.
Retail Value: $150
Donated by: Incredible Play

An aerial view of buildings and a Canadian flag.
2022 RBC Canadian Open Package

Watch the best golfers in the world vie for the RBC Canadian Open title at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario. This package gives access to the historic 1904 Club with the opportunity to purchase premium food and beverage and enjoy indoor air-conditioned seating with large TVs.
Value: $305
Donated by: RBC

The Challenger Learning Centre in the Science Centre.
Mission to Mars

In this NASA-inspired, full-scale, spacecraft and Mission Control model, you can role-play as Astronauts and Mission Controllers to solve problems as you come face-to-face with the challenges and excitement of landing on Mars. Perfect for groups of 14-28 people.
Value: $2,500
Donated by: Ontario Science Centre

Various microsoft products.
Microsoft Bundle

Get your hands on the ultimate Microsoft bundle for your home or office. This package includes MS Office Home and Business 2016 (English & French), MS 365 Home Premium Medialess One-year Subscription (English & French), LifeCam Studio USB Port web camera, Two Xbox One wireless controllers and Ultimate 3 month Xbox Game pass.
Value: $683
Donated by: Microsoft Canada

K'nex sets.
K’NEX Building Bundle

Children will enjoy hours of interactive fun with K’NEX. This building set is a perfect gift for the curious and creative little ones in your life!
Value: $250
Donated by: Kroeger Inc

A sports jersey.
Autographed Blue Jays Jersey and Baseball - Randal Grichuk #15

Baseball fans will want to add this to their collection: An autographed Blue Jays jersey and baseball signed by #15 outfielder Randal Grichuk.
Value: $400
Donated by: Toronto Blue Jays Club

A book cover featuring Andre de Grasse.
Signed Copy of Andre De Grasse Book

Get a special autographed copy of Race With Me!, a new book about six-time Olympic medallist and Canada’s fastest man: Andre De Grasse. You can also enjoy an opportunity to meet the author, Robert “Lucky” Budd, via a personal 30-minute Zoom session.
Value: Priceless
Donated by: Andre De Grasse Family Foundation, Robert “Lucky” Budd, Jan & Ken Field

Fishing flies.
Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club Bundles

Learn the fundamentals of fly fishing or hone your skills with one of two Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club bundles: A one-year subscription to the club with casting lessons for two or four with Brian Teal or a one-year subscription to the club with a box of 24 fly fishing flies.
Value: $100-575
Donated by: Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club

A blender full of fruit.
Ninja Professional Blender and NutriNinja Cups

You could be serving up fancy frozen drinks and smoothies in no time with a new Ninja professional blender. Yum!
Value: $160
Donated by: Coca Cola Bottling Limited

Two books by Dr. Dave Williams.
Signed Copies of Books by Astronaut Dave Williams

You could be adding autographed copies of two books by a true Canadian hero, Dr. Dave Williams, to your collection.
Donated by: Astronaut Dave Williams MD
Value: Priceless