Road to Port Hardy Silent Auction, Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach realtor Marc La Couvée and Sharyn from the Crown Mansion have organized a silent auction in support of The Road to Port Hardy by Frans Jonker@fransjonker August 16th – 19th. Frans’ 525 km solo unsupported ride from Victoria to Port Hardy is a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. All monies raised remain on Vancouver Island, for the care of cancer patients and their families, as well as to support research.

The Crown Mansion is one of the accomodation sponsors for The Road to Port Hardy. Marc La Couvée is a Silver level sponsor. In Marc’s words: “Having lost 3 family members to cancer, I am proud to be a Silver level sponsor for The Road to Port Hardy”.

The first leg of Frans’ journey will bring him to Qualicum Beach where he will stay for the night before continuing to Campbell River and beyond. An incredibly supportive Oceanside community has donated several items for a Silent Auction to add to The Road to Port Hardy effort. Each of 3 auction lots is valued at $400 or more.


Lot 1. “Island Time” painting by local artist, Shawna Flinkert (donated by Shawna Flinkert) – estimated value $400

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Lot 2. “Sway to the Ocean” glass sculpture by local artist, Karena Donnelly (donated by Karena Donnelly & Shawna Flinkert) – estimated value $400

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Lot 3. Package valued at approximately $500 including:

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·        Gift Basket donated by Infinity Gifts for Your Soul (Parksville)

·        2 x 18-hole rounds donated by Fairwinds Golf Club (Nanoose Bay)

·        2 x 9-hole rounds donated by Memorial Golf Club (Qualicum Beach)

·        Gift Certificate for up to $40 donated by Creek House Restaurant (French Creek)

·        Gift Certificate for $25 donated by Thalassa Restaurant (Qualicum Beach)

·        Photo Sun-Catcher by Sharyn Sadauskas (Qualicum Beach)


All items are on display at Crown Mansion (292 Crescent Rd E, Qualicum Beach) from 7am until 8pm every day from now until August 16. Bidding has already started and will end at noon on August 16 – the day that Frans begins his ride up-island.

We hope you’ll have a chance to take a look at these fantastic items available at auction.  Marc and Sharyn have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the donors involved in making this possible and think you will be too. For more information on The Road to Port Hardy, you can visit the Facebook page: The Road to Port Hardy

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