Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us last week for our event. Having you and your team there really elevated the entire evening. I wanted to let you know that over the course of the evening we raised $18,500 in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and the James Lee Foundation (Vancouver).
Thank you and your team for all of your help!
You and your team have been really great to work with. Super friendly, organized and prompt response to questions. I liked the items you brought to the venue and the way it was set up –not too crowded and a nice variety. The bidding sheets were all clear and easy to read – very professional. The person who was there was also very nice and professional.
We just wanted to send a quick THANK YOU for all of great work yesterday. The auction really was a success. It is a hard room to connect with and you really did a great job. Thank you so much!
We would love for you to return this year as our auctioneer… you did such a wonderful job last year – so we’d like to keep to a winning formula!
I was pleased with your staff; they were very professional. It was good that they ran everything very independently as I was busy dealing with other challenges.
Wow, you guys are amazing to say the least. Thank you very much!
Thanks so much again for participating in our event the way you do. We set a budget of $100k between the live and silent auction and raised over $150k.
Thank you Allen. You and your son were fantastic and made a big difference to our auction. I hope we can work together again soon!
“Thank you very much for your participation in our event. We are very pleased with your services and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those in attendance.”
Thank you so much for all your work on Sunday! And that of your team. It was wonderful working with you! We have some pretty incredible news to share –our goal was to raise $733,000 and we raised…$850,000! The Live Auction was the most successful ever – it went off so smoothly. Everyone loved it!
“Thank YOU very much for offering such an exciting Silent and Live Auction! I’ve only attended 1 auction before & yours by far was very organized. We received positive feedback about the organization & display of items. The items offered were plenty & varied to all tastes.
You made it appear seamless which was fantastic.
Overall, I thought it was great and I appreciate all your efforts.
It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you next year!”
I’ve followed up with a few of our guests and vendors at the end of the night and everyone loved the items shown!
Thank you very much for all of your help. Its always a pleasure having you guys come down.
Thank you for bringing our event up a notch with your team’s professionalism!
We were very pleased with your team; Christina was terrific along with the rest of the crew.
Thank you so much for your wonderful efforts yesterday. You both did a spectacular job, everyone was very impressed and happy with the funds raised.
You guys were awesome!
Thank you very much for your prompt reports and thank you for a job well-done.
Live Auction Services
The inaugural Parachute Gala went off with a bang, bringing out plenty of Canadian star power including the one and only Canadian funny man, Martin Short, and even The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, himself on May 20th, 2015 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Rare Canadian appearances included Jason Priestley, Deborah Cox, Lawrence Gowan (STYX) and new Toronto Police Chief, Mark Saunders.
AFGI provided live auction services for the evening, with guests participating to benefit Parachute Canada’s efforts to spreading awareness of preventable injuries, particularly brain injuries and children in sports. Live auction items included: a Hockey Player’s Dream: Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp XIV, an Exclusive Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Experience Including 2 Tickets in a Prime Seat Location, A Blue Brothers VIP Concert Experience with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi and a Golf Experience with PGA Tour Pro Ian Leggatt.