Unmasked: from palette to palate.
At a time when Dr. Bonnie Henry is advising us to tighten our social circles, we invite you to grasp the opportunity to delve into scintillating literary discussion and local musical talent, drink good wine, nibble delicious treats, while supporting the Lyceum, an arts centre you believe in.
Moving our unique fundraising gala online this year, we are not only raising funds for our program scholarships, but are also trying to ensure that the Lyceum continues to operate.
On Friday, November 20th, dress up a little (top only), grab the wine glasses and have a night out, all while following Bonnie Henry's guidelines.
The event will LIVE stream via Zoom
The Silent Auction is already LIVE. View items and place your bids now! (No ticket needed.)
Pick your Gift Basket!
Peruse the options below and tell us what tantalizes your taste buds the most...
Sweet Baskets will contain treasures like Granny Blake's toffee, chocolates, cheesecake and coulis, shortbread, a signed book, and more.
Savoury Baskets will be full to the brim with crackers, cheese, charcuterie, chutney & jelly, roasted nuts, cashew hummus dip, a baguette, olives, a signed book, and more.
All baskets include a bottle of wine & a beautiful Lyceum face mask!
*Free delivery (Kitsilano, Point Grey, Downtown and Tsawwassen only) or curbside pick-up, if you prefer.
Line-up for the Evening
Unwrap your gift basket and savour the mouth-watering treats that we carefully selected for you. Sit back with a glass of wine and be ready to be blown away by the talent that the Lyceum draws and grows. A 10-year-old pianist, philanthropist and Lyceum student will launch the evening where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the most talented authors the city has to offer. We challenge you not to fall in love with their voices as they read to you fragments of their writing and answer some of your questions. Halfway through the evening, prepare to be bewitched by the ethereal mesmerizing sound of a locally grown music group that has been touring North America to much acclaim.
Christianne met Verity as a two year-old and knew right then and there that this child would do something truly special. Her ideas were big, her dreams full of possibility and her passion immutable. Eight years later, Verity is an accomplished philanthropist committed to her community. She has harnessed her indisputable skill at the piano and presented it as a way to garner support for Kinbrace, an organization that provides housing and support to Canada's most vulnerable newcomers. Prepare to be amazed as Verity launches our online gala with fingers flying over the keyboard.
Sisters Lauren and Kate Kurdyak and their life-long friend Kaitlyn Hansen-Boucher makeup Vox Rea (formerly known as The Katherines), who as a band are as home grown as they come. Attending the Lyceum's early writers' workshops, the girls nurtured seeds of songs here, watching them grow into breathtaking musical life forms.
John Vaillant is known for exploring local and global environmental issues through his work, weaving them into stories as rich as their titles suggest. His 2010 work, The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival is a mixture of investigative journalism, social history, geography and natural writing. It won a number of awards and was selected for the 2012 edition of CBC Radio's Canada Reads.
Follow him on Twitter @John Vaillant
Danielle R. Graham
Danielle R. Graham is a Toronto Star and Globe & Mail national best-selling multi-published cross-genre author with HarperCollins.
From romantic and sweet to edgy and historical, D.R. Graham's novels blend genres and break boundaries. Danielle is also an art and play therapist in private practice. Her romance, suspense, and psychological thrillers deal with issues relevant to teens and new adults in love, transition, or crisis.
Follow her on Twitter @drgrahambooks
Robyn Harding is the author of the international best-selling book The Party and as a champion for local literature, is an invaluable member of the Vancouver arts scene. Her new thriller, The Swap made its way onto the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail's (Toronto) bestseller list. If this wasn't impressive enough, Robyn has also written and executive produced an independent film.
We were lucky enough to host Danny Ramadan for one of the Lyceum's Meet the Author evenings last year and it's safe to say that he was truly unforgettable. Danny is an author, public speaker and LGBTQ-refugees activist. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won the Independent Publisher Book Award, The Canadian Authors Association's award for Best Fiction, and was shortlisted for an Evergreen Award, Sunburst Award and a Lambda Award.
Grant Lawrence is the only author in the history of the BC Book Prizes to win the Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice twice and really, nothing more needs to be said, except Lawrence didn't stop there. He is the host of the CBC Music Top 20, and is known for his work with the ground-breaking Radio 3, having hosted the first-ever original CBC podcast.
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Virtual Silent Auction
No ticket needed, everyone can join our epic silent auction from home!
Bid on a number of exciting offerings ranging from an over-night space at Times Square Suites Hotel, to a politically-sharpening lunch with David Eby, to a custom-designed summer camp made just for your child, plus so much more! As always, our creatives have come together with unique offerings inspiring Christmas gifts that are truly one-of-a-kind.
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