Mark your calendars! YWCA Banff's VINEart Gala and Auction will be taking place on Saturday, March 16th, 2024.
We are looking forward to being able to share more exciting details with you soon but in the meantime, SAVE THE DATE!
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.
Frequently Asked Questions - VINEart 2023
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
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
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