Auction for the Wild 2023

Sunday, November 5, 2023 - Saturday, November 18, 2023
Invermere Branch
online and on display at the Columbia Valley Centre, November 18, 5-8:15pm

Wildsight Invermere’s online Auction for the Wild goes LIVE on November 5 (8am)!

Bidding ends at 8:15pm on November 18. All items will be on display at the Columbia Valley Centre at the 10th Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Much effort went into putting together this unique collection of 50+  items that reflect the Columbia Valley’s wellness, artistic and outdoor community. 

We are grateful to all our friends and the businesses that have donated services and items. As you check them out, please know that they are more than just “things”; many come filled with rich stories and a love for the wild.

Alberta artist and conservationist Maureen Enns has donated artwork from her time spent in Kamchatka in the far east of Russia.  She and Charlie Russell spent 10 summers there, among the densest population of brown bears in the world. 

How about Mt. Everest? No, we’re not offering a trip to Nepal. But you can tap into the experiences of Pat Morrow, successful summiteer on the first Canadian Everest Expedition in 1982 and Wilmer resident, by bidding on his photo workshop.

Following on the mountain theme is a quilt made specially for the auction by the Valley Piecemakers. This awesome group of women like to pool their creativity for special causes, like supporting environmental issues.

And do you love Jumbo Wild? The Columbia Valley Hut Society is once again donating a two-night stay at the Jumbo Cabin. Talk about a place that comes with history! 

We’re hoping that you’ll be inspired to give generously during this, our annual Wildsight Invermere fundraiser. Your support helps keep our environmental and educational initiatives going. Programs like responsible outdoor recreation, climate change resiliency, restoration at Lake Enid, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep conservation & biodiversity. 

Will you help make this year’s fundraiser our most successful to date?