Online auction will bring cheer to VIU students

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island University’s 2014 Holiday Auction has more than $25,000 in prizes up for bid this week.

Vancouver Island University has got some gift ideas, just in time to find the perfect presents for the ‘hard-to-buy-for’ people on your list.

Vancouver Island University’s 2014 Holiday Auction has more than $25,000 in prizes up for bid this week.

An annual fundraiser for VIU, the Holiday Auction includes a private seafood feast prepared by VIU’s culinary students; lunch with award-winning authors and VIU faculty members Kathy Page and Susan Juby; Vancouver Canucks tickets; dinner with VIU president Ralph Nilson and his wife, Suzie Nilson, in VIU’s fine dining Discovery Room; a week’s stay in a Sayulita, Mexico vacation suite and more.

Money raised in the auction support students and learning spaces at the university, said William Litchfield, director of advancement.

“We encourage the community to support VIU with bids on these great auction prizes, many which showcase the university and the great experiences to be enjoyed in the region,” Litchfield said.

Bids in the Holiday Auction at www.viu.ca/auction are open until 4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 28).