Sounds of the Season 2012

Silent Auction Items

It's the Sounds of the Season silent auction! On Friday December 7th, join us in the Atrium of the CBC Broadcasting Centre here in Toronto and place your bid on a selection of wonderful prizes, all in support our local food banks.

Dwight Drummond's Jamaica 50 package

Selected by Dwight Drummond

Donated by Appleton Estate, GraceKennedy and Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc.

Dwight Drummond

CBC News Toronto co-host Dwight Drummond wants to give you a taste of Jamaica! Warm up the season with this selection of goodies from one of the world's favourite Caribbean destinations and Dwight's island of birth. The package includes:

    -A bottle of Appleton Estate, Jamaica's luxury sipping rum with remarkable finesse and complexity that has been aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 21 years
    -A gift basket from GraceKennedy featuring a selection of snacks, beverages, spices and ingredients to make an authentic Jamaican meal from jerk sauce to coconut water
    -An autographed copy of the beautiful coffee table book, Jamaicans in Canada: When Ackee Meets Codfish. Jamaicans in Canada, which profiles 250 successful individuals in our country including CBC's very own Dwight Drummond
    -Official Jamaica 50 merchandise, marking the nation's 50th anniversary of independence as celebrated this year with CBC Toronto as a proud media sponsor
    -Plus, Dwight's list of his favourite Jamaican cultural hot spots in Toronto!

Anne-Marie Mediwake's Parenting Package

Selected by Anne-Marie Mediwake

Donated by Kids' CBC, Parents Canada and Owlkids

Anne-Marie Mediwake

Take home this special package just for parents - and their little ones! As a mother of 5-year-old triplets and the co-host of CBC News Toronto, Anne-Marie Mediwake knows how busy the holidays can be so she's put together this special collection of family-friendly gifts for you to enjoy. This Parenting Package includes:

Join Matt Galloway at The Nutcracker

Selected by Matt Galloway

Donated by the National Ballet of Canada

Matt Galloway

It's the season where magic and fantasy comes together! Place your top bid for a chance to join Matt Galloway, host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio 99.1, in a cameo walk-on role during The Nutcracker on December 19, 2012, 7:00 pm at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. You'll join Matt on stage as a Cannon Doll - a colourfully costumed character who shoots a cannon into the audience in Act I of The National Ballet of Canada's celebrated production. You will also receive (4) tickets for friends and family to watch your on stage debut. Don't miss this unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to participate in Toronto's most beloved holiday tradition with your favourite CBC Radio personality!

Jill Dempsey's Ultimate CBC Fan Pack

Jill Dempsey

This is a CBC package like no other! Once again, Metro Morning's newsreader Jill Dempsey has put together the ultimate package for our biggest CBC fans. This prize is jam-packed with merchandise and unique experiences with our popular CBC Radio and Television programs.
If you're the top bidder, you and a friend will have the rare opportunity to:

    -Sit in on Toronto's number one morning show, Metro Morning, and enjoy Jill's homemade breakfast with the CBC Toronto team
    -Get a behind-the-scenes tour during a live taping of CBC Radio's Q hosted by Jian Ghomeshi
    -Plus, tour the popular Dragons' Den set including a meet and greet with the Dragons!

    Your package also includes:

Nil Köksal's Luxe Life Package

Donated by Shamila Fine Jewelry and SOMA Chocolatemaker

Nil Koksal

Treat yourself or that special someone with these incredible handcrafted offerings in a package created by Nil Köksal, television host of CBC News Toronto Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 11pm. Nil discovered these treasures in one of her favourite Toronto neighbourhoods -- The Distillery District. The sparkle and sweetness of these two items add a touch of luxury to the everyday to whoever places the winning bid.

Place your highest bids on these coveted gifts:

    -Green Onyx Slice Earrings with sterling silver hooks from Shamila Fine Jewelry. In a nod to Nil's Turkish heritage, they are from the designer's Lokum Lale Luxe Collection.
    These elegant, minimalist, yet bold accessories will add just enough sparkle for the holidays!
    -A kilo of luxurious Soma Fine Chocolate. Voted "Best Chocolate" by Toronto Life and NOW magazines, who could resist handmade pure chocolate?!

Samsung GALAXY Tab Package

Selected by Mike Wise

Donated by Staples

Mike Wise

Stay informed on the latest news by watching CBC News Toronto at 11 pm with your host Mike Wise. The Mike Wise package includes a Samsung GALAXY Tab that will keep you ahead of the curve with mobile technology. The tablet takes mobile integration to a whole new level and comes with all kinds of cool features including:

    -A sleek 10.1" LCD touchscreen
    -Dual-core NVIDIA processor
    -32GB storage, Wi-Fi-N and Bluetooth 3.0
    and -2MP camera on the front and a 3MP camera on the back

For those of you who like to multitask, the Samsung GALAXY Tab seamlessly builds presentations, sends emails and helps you take photos of all of your best moments. Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services.

Scott Regehr's Hockey Night in Canada Package

Created by Scott Regehr

Donated by CBC Sports

Scott Regehr

Canada is passionate about hockey and together with CBC Sports and Metro Morning's Scott Regehr, this package keeps you connected to the iconic program that connects Canadians to the sport they love. Show your love for the game through this package which includes:

    -Hockey Night in Canada Jacket
    -Hockey Night in Canada baseball cap
    Hockey Night in Canada key chains
    -Hockey Night in Canada puck and
    -a limited edition autograph copy of Hockey Night in Canada: 60 Seasons signed by Glenn Healy, Kevin Weekes and PJ Stock

Acrylic painting by Susan Marjetti

Donated by Susan Marjetti

Susan Marjetti

For a 5th year, Susan Marjetti is auctioning off one of her own original acrylic paintings for Sounds of the Season. Susan is the manager of CBC Toronto. She paints for the sheer joy of painting. "I don't think I'll be giving up my day job," Susan quips before turning serious."But my mom encouraged me to paint as a child. Every week she took me to art lessons for years. I lost my mom last year at this time to Alzheimer's. Painting has been one of the many life-long gifts she has given me. To this day, I try to make time for it, every single day, and it helps me to feel closer to, and honour, her memory."

Claire Martin's CBC Outerwear Package

Selected by Claire Martin

Donated by the CBC Shop

Claire Martin

CBC News Toronto's senior meteorologist Claire Martin has you covered for all your local and national forecasts - and breaking weather stories. Donated by the CBC Shop, the CBC Outerwear Package includes stylish merchandise that people love all year round! Enjoy this 70s Retro prize pack including:

    -A 70s knit toque and scarf,
    -a full zip hoody,
    -an auto folding umbrella,
    and -a 70s Tee.
    Be casual and comfortable every day of the year. For more great gift ideas, visit the CBC Shop

Jim Curran's Stained Glass

Donated by Jim Curran

Jim Curran

As promised when he retired at the end of March, Jim Curran is returning to Sounds of the Season with his latest stained glass creation. This year, the window features bright orange and warm yellow flowers with an added touch of whimsy - a visiting butterfly. As our legendary traffic reporter, Jim helped Toronto drivers navigate their way to work and back home again for almost four decades, most recently on CBC Radio 99.1's Metro Morning and Here and Now. Special thanks to "Fantasy in Glass" for supplying solder for the window.

Here and Now Package

Selected by Joan Chang and Robert Fisher

Donated by Richmond Station Restaurant and The King Edward Hotel

Robert Fisher Joan Chang

On weekday afternoons, CBC Radio One's Here & Now provides listeners with the day's hottest local, national and international news, and now you can enjoy a culinary experience in the city through their Good Eats Package. As chosen by traffic reporter Joan Chang, the package includes a $300.00 gift certificate for The Richmond Station restaurant - one of Toronto's best farm-to-table eateries, and a rare opportunity to meet season two Top Chef Canada winner, Chef Carl Heinrich. If you are a morning foodie, you and a guest will get to enjoy a savoury brunch experience at Victoria's Restaurant - in the elegant Sovereign Ballroom at Toronto's historic King Edward Hotel as chosen by veteran radio newsreader Robert Fisher. Your meals will be prepared by Executive Chef, Daniel Schick and his culinary team. Bon appétit!

Mary Ito's Fabulous Fresh Air Package

Donated by In The Twenty Restaurant, Mirvish Productions, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Art Gallery of Ontario and Soulpepper Theatre

Mary Ito

Fresh Air has the most fabulous auction package - made especially for two! Hosted by Mary Ito, Fresh Air is CBC Radio One's weekend morning show in Ontario that delivers an engaging mix of music, interviews with guests, columnists and contributors, as well as news, weather and more. Treat yourself and someone special to a wonderful weekend getaway featuring: :

    -An overnight stay for two in the heart of Niagara Wine Country at Cave Springs Cellars in Jordan, Ontario. Enjoy a Premium Suite with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, continental breakfast at the famed On the Twenty Restaurant, plus, a private VIP wine tour and tasting
    -Two tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on January 13, plus, passes to the Gala Party!
    -Two tickets to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, to hear the Mozart Symphony 40 concert at Roy Thomson Hall, (on either January 16th or 17th, 2013)
    -Four passes to Frida and Diego, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (passes valid until December 23rd, 2012)
    -A pair of tickets to Soulpepper Theatre's 2013 season
    -A Weather Trivia Calendar for 2013 by David Phillips of Environment Canada
    -Three of Mary's favourite books this year: Ru by Kim Thuy, Winner of the Governor General's Award; Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay; and, Canada's Favourite Recipes by Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird
    -A collection of some of the best CDs released this year by Ontario artists and played on Fresh Air.

Garvia Bailey's Date Night Package

Donated by Doll Factory by Damzels, City Dance Corps, Ursa Restaurant, and Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery

Garvia Bailey

Want a night out on the town to feel the heartbeat of Toronto? Well, this Date Night Package has everything you need to experience the magic of the season with that special someone. This unique package is created by Garvia Bailey, host of Big City, Small World, who brings you a cultural connection to life in Toronto through the city's rich music and arts scene. Tune-in every Saturday at 5 pm to CBC Radio One 99.1 FM.

The Date Night Package includes:

    -A limited edition Holiday 2012 dresses from Doll Factory by Damzels, created by Toronto-based fashion design duo Kelly Freeman and Rory Lindo
    -Tango and Salsa dance class vouchers for two at City Dance Corps,
    -A $250 gift certificate for two at the trendy Ursa Restaurant on Queen West
    -A Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery Tour and Taste package for four

Wei Chen's Stratford Escape Package

Donated by The Stratford Festival and The Stratford Tourism Alliance

Wei Chen

Wei Chen, host of CBC Radio One's Ontario Morning, wants to give one lucky winner a chance to take a great escape to Stratford, Ontario. Ontario Morning puts you in the know of all things that are happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe. This package includes:

    -Two tickets to three Stratford productions before July 1, 2013
    -Two return tickets for the new Stratford Direct bus service between Toronto and Stratford
    -One night's accommodation at the beautiful Stone Maiden Inn, a Victorian mansion (circa 1873) with thirteen charming rooms and on-site spa
    -Dinner for two at Pazzo Ristorante and Pizzeria
    -Two Chocolate Trail passes - sample chocolate treats on this self-guided tour,
    -Two Bacon & Ale Trail passes - Stratford has an amazing array of local pork producers and a brewing history dating back to the 1870s
    -Two Stratford Festival DVDs - performances of The Tempest and Caesar & Cleopatra, both featuring Christopher Plummer
    - A copy of the Stratford: Behind the Scenes book

Steven & Chris VIP Holiday Package

Steven & Chris

Have you heard of Canada's most-loved CBC daytime hosts, Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, or simply Steven & Chris? Well ring in the holiday season with them with your very own piece of festive decor from the set of Steven & Chris! This prize includes a fully decorated Christmas tree from Loblaw featured on the show and other wonderful holiday treats! Whether the subject is home décor, health, beauty, cooking, relationships, finance or entertaining, Steven and Chris want to help you add some fabulous to your life. Steven & Chris is filmed in front of a live studio audience at CBC Headquarters in Toronto and airs Monday through Friday at 2 p.m.

Toronto Entertainment District BIA Package

Donated by The Toronto Entertainment District BIA

Toronto Entertainment District BIA

The Toronto Entertainment District BIA is home to many of the nation's most iconic cultural landmarks including the CN Tower, Air Canada Centre and the CBC just to name a few. The Toronto Entertainment District BIA wants to whisk one lucky winner away for a night on the town, and much more. The Toronto Entertainment District BIA Package includes:

    -Two exhibition vouchers for the 'Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style' exhibition at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
    -A $150 gift certificate for the Paese Ristorante
    -The '50 Years of James Bond' CD and book

Sounds of the Season 2013 Package


Are you a big fan of CBC Toronto? Do you visit us every year for our Sounds of the Season charity drive to benefit local food banks? If so, do we have a package for you! Submit your best bid for a guaranteed great time at Sounds of the Season 2013 including:

    -2 reserved seats during a LIVE broadcast of your favourite CBC Radio program in Glenn Gould Studio at Sounds of the Season
    - 2 CBC Toronto prize packs.

Koerner Hall Tickets

Donated by The Royal Conservatory

Koerner Hall

CBC Toronto is a proud media sponsor of several concerts during the Royal Conservatory of Music's 2012/2013 season at Koerner Hall. We are also proud to present this special silent auction prize to one lucky winner! Under the direction of Martín Santangelo, with lead dancer Soledad Barrio, the award-winning Noche Flamenca has become Spain's most successful touring company. "It is the communal spirit of the group that creates such a soulful world, by turns tender and ferocious." (The New York Times) Their deeply emotional performances include the delicious suspense, tension, strength, and drama, flowing movement and visual curves, song and music, that are at the heart and soul of flamenco. Don't miss this show on January 18, 2013, 8:00 pm at Koerner Hall.

CBC Music Holiday CD Basket

CBC Music

Calling all music lovers! Courtesy of CBC Music , and thanks to generous donations from Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI Music and Warner Music, we have the ultimate gift basket of holiday CDs. From Elvis Presley to Mariah Carey to Harry Connick Jr., this auction prize is the perfect soundtrack for the season. CBC Music is a free digital music service designed to connect Canadians to the music they love and includes more than 40 different web radio stations, 12 distinct genre-based communities, Radio 2 ,Radio 3, and several specialty stations. From now until December 28th check out "Seasonal Favourites" a festive collection of yuletide classics and seasonal hits from your favourite artists and "Classical Holidays" the perfect holiday mix for classical fans.

Canada Reads Book Basket

Canada Reads 2013

Give the gift of books this season courtesy of Canada Reads 2013! Literary fans will enjoy this collection from CBC Books' annual campaign to find the year's most popular books as chosen by Canadians. This year's "Battle of the Books" is all about pride of place. Readers recommended their favourite novels to create Top 10 lists for regions across the country, then more than 20,000 Canadians voted to narrow the titles down to shortlist. The panelists, who will each represent a region, chose the titles they'll champion at the Canada Reads 2013 live debates in February. Books will be voted off one by one until the winner is chosen as the book for Canadians to read in 2013. For more information, visit CBC Books - where readers click.

Harbourfront Winter Experience Package

Donated by Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre

Do you dream of doing figure eights on the Harbourfront Centre's Natrel® Rink under the back drop of the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario? Well with the Harbourfront Winter Experience Package you and three of your friends may just get the chance to do that. The Harbourfront Winter Experience Package includes free skate and helmet rentals for a family of four plus a delicious food voucher for Lakeside EATS - Harbourfront's rink-side restaurant. In addition to your winter skating experience, this package will also get you in the mood for spring because it includes a voucher for a fun March Break Camp program at the Harbourfront Centre.

Original Photography by Chris Straw

Chris Straw

Add this lovely, large, framed fine art photographic print "Early Spring Trees" to your home or office décor. The image is of a country landscape north of Toronto on an early spring morning courtesy of Chris Straw. Straw was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1958. He has lived throughout Canada, including the North West Territories, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia. He now lives in Toronto. For more than 25 years he has conveyed stories through words and sound at CBC Radio, currently as a senior director. More recently he has learned to convey stories through photography, and a variety of mixed media expressions.

Murdoch Mysteries Cameo Package

Murdoch Mysteries

Take a trip back to Victorian-era Toronto with CBC Television's Murdoch Mysteries! Become a part of the action with a Murdoch Mysteries walk-on role, where you will shoot a scene from an upcoming episode with cast members, in full costume and makeup. Also enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production including lunch with the cast and crew. You will also receive a prize pack including DVDs of the first four seasons, and a Murdoch Mysteries notebook and watch. Murdoch Mysteries airs Mondays at 9pm on CBC. Season six premieres January 7.

Flower Market, India - Photo Package

Donated by Saumya Gautam

Flower Market - Saumya Gautam

Take an exotic trip to one of India's colourful wholesale flower markets through the India Photo Package. This package includes an 8 ½ x 11 photo, entitled 'Flower market, India' and frame. The picture brings you on a cultural journey to India's flower markets where in the early morning fresh flowers are sold to hundreds of people, smaller flower vendors or intense devotees who buy in bulk directly from the market. This prize was donated by CBC staff Saumya Gautam who gives you a small glimpse of her homeland and Varanasi - one of the holiest Hindu cities in India, and one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.

2011 Sounds of the Season Silent Auction
A CBC fan and food bank patron makes a bid on an item in the 2011 Sounds of the Season Silent Auction.
(Photo: Tanja Tiziana)
Dwight DrummondDwight Drummond with a young guest on CBC News Toronto
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Jim Curran and this year's stained glass windowMetro Morning alumnus Jim Curran is contributing this stained glass window to the silent auction.
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CBC News Toronto co-anchors Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight DrummondWatch CBC News Toronto co-anchors Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond host the show live.
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Kevin Sylvester and his 2012 limited-edition linocutFind out how you can have one of Kevin Sylvester's limited-edition limited-edition linocuts.
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Mary ItoFresh Air host Mary Ito greets fans.
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A packed house in the Glenn Gould Studio.A packed house in the Glenn Gould Studio.
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Please bring a non-perishable item of food to leave behind for the food bank when you join usPlease bring a non-perishable item of food to leave behind for the food bank when you join us.
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Soul InfluenceFans fill the atrium to watch the live broadcast of CBC News Toronto
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Soul InfluenceThe songs of Soul Influence bring the holiday spirit.
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Matt Galloway and Garvia BaileyCBC Radio’s Matt Galloway and Garvia Bailey share a laugh.
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Matt Galloway and Daily Bread’s Gail NybergMatt Galloway and Daily Bread’s Gail Nyberg announce the latest total sum of donations.
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CBC Toronto fans watch live radio in the Glenn Gould StudioCBC Toronto fans watch live radio in the Glenn Gould Studio.
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Robert FisherRobert Fisher prepares to read the news as a choir serenades the audience.
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