Proceeds from the VINEart Gala help all those accessing our services, including women and families across the Bow Valley to build their own thriving futures, free from violence.
Join us for a stellar evening of delicious food and wine, inspiring entertainment, and a live and silent auction full of exceptional items and experiences to bid on. Proceeds from VINEart benefit the day-to-day operations of our existing shelter program as well as ongoing planning for the Higher Ground Project.
YWCA Banff remains committed to shaping a safe and inclusive Bow Valley that empowers women and their communities for a better future. With limited revenues from the hotel and uncertainty of government funding since the onset of the pandemic, as well as significant increases to the demand for our services, the YWCA Banff needs support more than ever.
Individual Tickets: $275
Table of 10: $2500
Event ticket sales are now closed.
Online sales are now closed for the raffle.
2023 Raffle Winner
Congratulations Aarti Rattan!
Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket for this year’s VINEart Gala & Auction! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Stay tuned for next year’s raffle and your chance to win big!
The Gift of Flight and Big Island Vacation Experience
You could win:
One roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination!* To be used by March 18, 2024
A five-night stay for two guests, including breakfast at the majestic Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii!
- Prize value: $9670
- Ticket price: $100 per ticket
- Draw date: March 18th, 2023 at Fairmont Banff Springs
- Only 200 tickets available
- Licence #: 631780
- *No cash value, fees, taxes, surcharges not included. For contest details, including blackout dates, view all contest rules
Frequently Asked Questions
The theme of VINEart Gala & Auction 2023 is Silver Lining.
It’s been a challenging few years for our community, especially for individuals and families in crisis in the Bow Valley. The need for our programs and services has more than doubled over the last two years and our social enterprise hotel was closed to allow us to focus on providing essential services.
The pandemic showed us how fragile our social systems can be. Our community is calling for stronger networks of support to prevent and address gender-based violence, poverty, housing, shelter, and economic insecurity in the Bow Valley. It also showed us how resilient we are as a community and how we can pull together to support each other in times of crisis.
In the height of the challenges over the past few years, YWCA Banff was steadfast in supporting our community. For many, YWCA Banff is the silver lining during turbulent weather. We are a beacon of hope and act as a catalyst for individual and community growth.
How Does the Silent Auction Work?
When you arrive at VINEart Gala & Auction, register your cellphone number at the registration table. You will then receive a link by text message to our online silent auction portal – Givergy.
You will be able to view and bid on silent auction items using your cellphone. We will also provide one tablet per table to view and bid on silent auction items.
Please note, it is recommended you bring a cellphone to the event.
Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel - Room Rates & How to Book
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel has generously provided a discounted room rate for VINEart Gala & Auction 2023.
Discounted Rate: Starting at $285.00 per room (per night) + taxes
Check-in Time: 4:00 p.m. MST
Check-out Time: 12:00 noon MST
How to Book Rooms at the Discounted Rate
To book a room at the discounted rate please call Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at (403) 762-2211 and mention you are booking a room for YWCA Banff’s VINEart Gala & Auction.
Parking & Directions
For Guests staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel:
Guests have the option of self-parking at $32.00 per day or valet parking at $46.00 per day.
For guests NOT staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel:
Guests can park in the parkade where there is a $13.00 per hour charge or they can valet park their vehicle for a $50 charge.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
405 Srpay Avenue
Banff Airporter Shuttle Service
Banff Airporter is providing a free shuttle service for guests who are travelling from Canmore for the event.
Canmore Pick-up: 5:15pm
Fairmont Pick-up: 11:00pm
Fairmont Pick-up: 11:55pm
If you would like to access the shuttle service, please email your name, how many guests are included, address, and phone number to by March 10th, 2023
VINEart Gala & Auction is a black tie optional event.
- Dietary Restrictions
Can I Pay with Cash?
Cash, debit cards, and credit cards are accepted.
- Tax Deductible Portion of VINEart Tickets
Thank You Sponsors!
- Presenting Sponsor
Official Airline Sponsor
- Official Wine Sponsor
- Champagne Sponsors
Authentic Wine & Spirits
Banff Ave Brewing Co.
Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival
Basecamp Resorts Canmore
Black Sheep Wine Imports Inc.
George Stephen & Associates
Gold Medal Marketing
Mount Engadine Lodge
Mountain Event Rentals
Paul Zizka Photography
Sunshine Village Ski Resort
Wild Life Distillery
The difference in my emotional state from the time I arrived, to the time I left, was a full circle. It was so wonderful to have a clean, quiet, safe place to heal, but the thing I appreciate the most was having the counsellors to speak to. You truly changed my life for the better, now and for the future.Former Client
For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Ebony Rempel at or 403-760-3207
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