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Handbags for Hospice Durham 2023

In support of Hospice Whitby

Handbags for Hospice Durham 2023

In support of Hospice Whitby

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October 25, 2023 6:00 PM EDT to 8:30 PM EDT
Deer Creek Golf Course
2700 Audley Road, Ajax, ON  L1Z 1X4

Welcome to our 5th annual Handbags for Hospice!

Join us for an evening of excitement, laughter and charitable giving.

Handbags for Hospice Durham is our annual fundraiser that brings community together to raise funds to build a new 10 bed hospice residence in Whitby, that will provide comfort, care and compassion for all of Durham Region!


Join us at Deer Creek Golf Course for an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired and entertained.

Tickets: $75

Virtual Access Tickets: $25

Can't attend in person? Join us online through the live stream link


Golden Ticket Raffle

This exclusive Louis Vuitton Capucines handbag was purchased right around the corner from the Deighton office in Vienna, Austria - a city known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene.

The LV x YK Capucines MM Handbag was designed by the brilliant Yayoi Kusama, a 94-year-old Japanese artist often referred to as ‘the princess of polka dots'. Kusama states, "Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment". The LV x YK Capucines handbag features a unique, distinctive print. Its mesmerizing pattern was inspired by Kusama’s “Infinity Net,” a series of paintings that originated in 1959, establishing Kusama in the contemporary art scene. The repetitive, rhythmic character of her work is reproduced on sumptuous black Taurillon calfskin. Inside the handbag you will find Kusama's lucky pumpkins, a symbol of her childhood and life, affirming that pumpkins bring her 'poetic peace'. A stylish and one-of-a-kind bag that’s sure to be prized by collectors, presented to an extraordinary cause.

Tickets: 1 for $100 or 3 for $250

Product Details:

12.4 x 7.9 x 4.3 inches (length x height x width) Black

Taurillon bull calf leather with Infinity Net print Cowhide-leather lining

Gold-color hardware

Inside LVxYK signature

LV signature initials

Snap hook to secure contents

Compartmented interior

Inside zipped pocket with pumpkin-shaped pull

4 protective metal base studs

Strap: Removable, not adjustable

Strap drop: 16.5 inches

Handle: Single

This reference is either made in France, Spain, Italy or in the US


Live Auction

Event Highlights

Silent Auction featuring stunning Handbags and other fabulous items

Live Auction bringing high-octane energy and entertainment, Layne the Auctionista is returning to host the live auction

Golden Ticket Draw Louis Vuitton is back and better than ever. Purchase one of 250 tickets for a chance to win

Our Hosts

We are thrilled to welcome back local radio personality Terry Johnston as our entertaining emcee.

Of course the evening wouldn’t be complete without the return of Layne the Auctionista who will be on stage to help raise money through that classic Layne philanthro-tainment! 

New this year - Gift in Kind Tax Receipts

When you donate a new handbag (or other auction item), you can now receive a gift in kind tax receipt.

In order to receive a gift in kind tax receipt, kindly attach the original purchase receipt along with your contact information. The gift in kind tax receipt will be issued for the amount paid, not the retail value. All approved receipts will be issued after the event. 


Are you dedicated to making a positive impact in your community? Join us as a Handbags for Hospice Sponsor!

Click here for packages

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy a ticket and access the event?

Click Log In or Sign Up in the top right corner of your page

Click Create an account, and make sure to add in your credit card details. By adding your credit card details now, you'll be able to easily click to donate or bid in the moment!

Once you've added your details you're ready to go! From here you can purchase event tickets, golden tickets, bid, donate, and watch the live stream on Trellis with ease!

P.S. – Write down your PASSWORD!

P.S.S. - Don't forget to add a phone number to get notified about the event or whenever you get outbid on auction items!

Do you already have an account? 

If you joined us last year and purchased a ticket and/or bid for items, you already have an account.

But do you remember your password? Now is a great time to Log In and make sure you know your password so you have time to reset it if needed!

I purchased my virtual ticket, now what?

Now that you have purchased your ticket, your account is set up and you have access to bid on items in our amazing Silent Auction that is open now, purchase a Golden Ticket and make a donation!


A link for the Live Event will be sent out via email to guests who have purchased a ticket, on the afternoon of the event.

It’s a great idea to log into your account before the show so you are ready to join us in real time and are ready to bid on the Live Auction and make a donation during our Fund the Need segments!

I am going to the Live Event. Will I be placing my bids online too?

Yes! As a Guest, you will be bidding online with the rest of our guests. Please bring your mobile device to the show! You can follow the steps in the "How do I Buy a Ticket and Access The Event" section and make sure your account is set up!

Silent Auction FAQ's

How do I bid on an item?

By now you should have your account set up! Log into your account, click Silent Auction on the top right of the screen. To bid on an item, click the “view and bid” button.

How do I bid anonymously?

Bidding anonymously is easy! Sign up or log in to create your account. Once logged in, click on your name in the top right corner. Select My Account and look for the checkbox to Bid Anonymously. The system will assign you a fake name.

When do I pay for the item I won?

It's done automatically! When the auction closes or you have placed a “Buy It Now” bid, your credit card will be charged for any won items, based on the card details you shared before you placed your first bid. You'll be notified of this charge to your account by email and text notifications.

How will I know if I’ve been outbid?

When you are outbid on an item, you will receive an email letting you know you’ve been outbid. You also have the option to enable text notifications for quick updates or browser notifications.

How will I know if I’ve won?

When the auction is closed, you will receive an email notifying you of the item you won.

What happens if two people bid the same amount with automated bidding?

The first person to set up their bids with automated bidding will win the item when the auction closes. We'd encourage you to set up automated bidding early so you have the best chances of winning!

Where do I pick up my winning item?

If you attend the event, you can pick up your purse directly after the show.

If you joined us virtually, you will receive an email with pick up details! 

Organized by
Hospice Whitby
Bringing hospice residence care to Durham Region. Built by the community, for the community.
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