YANA Big Love Benefit

In homes across the Comox Valley and beyond

The 2021 YANA Big Love Benefit Silent Auction is now LIVE! Your Big Love Benefit Ticket gives you access to the online-only silent auction AND to the virtual gala on February 26th.

You don’t want to miss out on this year’s auction, packed with over 250 generously donated items valued at almost $70,000. There is something for everyone, from adventure packages, local art, home and garden, and everything in between. You won’t be disappointed!

The February 26th Live Broadcast will begin with an interactive virtual cocktail hour at 5:30pm.  The evening will include prizes and draws, time to enjoy food, fun and celebration, heart-felt photo and video presentations featuring our courageous YANA families, and of course time to virtually browse and bid on hundreds of generously donated silent and live auction items and packages.  

Join the community of supporters rallying behind YANA families in whichever way suits you best!  

View the live stream broadcast in your “Core Bubble” (immediate household) in one of 2 ways:

  • Gourmet Home Parties. These parties are $750.00 and include a gourmet antipasto/charcuterie board, delicate desserts, 40 Knots bubbly to toast, and the ingredients for the Big Love 2021 Signature Cocktail by Wayward Distillery. Please contact YANA if an alternate menu option is required.
    You and those in your core bubble (maximum 6 immediate household members total) view the live-stream broadcast on a smart TV or laptop etc, and bid on the auction items from each person’s personal hand-held device.
  • “Live Broadcast & Auction Link” by donation. Make a tax-receipted donation and receive the link to view and bid in the Silent Auction (starts February 16) and to the Live Broadcast on February 26. All donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000 total, by our incredibly generous Donation Matching Sponsor, Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. Sit in your pajamas, create your own lavish themed dinner, or do anything in between. View the live broadcast event on your computer or TV and bid on silent & live auction items, all from the comfort of your home.

All ticket holders will be emailed:

  1. The link to the online auction that begins February 16 and closes during the broadcast on February 26.
  2. The link to the February 26 Live Stream Broadcast.

In light of the most recent extension of the Provincial Health Orders, and no specific reconsideration date given, the restaurant Broadcast Viewing table option originally offered has been removed as of February 10, 2021. Please see full announcement here.  All restaurant table ticket holders are being contacted with details on the ticket conversion options available.

We are extremely grateful for the flexibility, generosity and unwavering commitment of YANA supporters everywhere! Thank you for participating in the Big Love Benefit!

** Extreme flexibility is the key. We’re asking that you please view your ticket price as a donation to YANA.  We will continue to plan for the current best-case scenario, and be prepared to adjust according to provincial and regional COVID restrictions as needed. In the event that the only option is 100% viewing from home in family-only groups with no food service component, a charitable tax receipt for the full ticket price will be issued.

The winning ticket number for the WESTJET TICKETS draw (BC Gaming Event Licence #127963) was 210177.
The winning ticket number for the 50/50 draw (BC Gaming Event Licence #127739) of the $10,461 prize was 140515.
Email notifications have been sent to all purchasers, and the winners have been contacted. 
Thank you to everyone who supported YANA families by participating in the draws!

The Comox Valley has embraced the concept that it takes a community to raise a child. We are grateful for our sponsors, donors, and many supporters who make this evening grand. Special thanks to our sponsors who help us create a memorable evening and a successful fundraiser! We are so grateful for your generosity!

 

Looking Back

2020

On every great team, each player puts their hand in for the cheer, and voices rise together to shout their rally cry. Each person in the circle knows if they play their role selflessly, with passion and determination, the result will be a source of huge pride for everyone involved.  And so it is with the 2020 YANA Big Love Benefit! Thank you to every sponsor, donor, attendee, volunteer and supporter who put their hands in and raised a record-breaking $166,000 at this magical event. This was a big BIG win for YANA families in our community!

Thank you Ali Roddam Photography for the gorgeous images below capturing the electricity of the night, Jabin Postal Films for the beautiful video allowing everyone to see exactly what the Big Love surrounding YANA means to our community, and Karen at McKinnon Photography for sharing the touching story of one of the beautiful YANA families we all come together to support.

2019

The electricity, the magic, and the generosity surrounding the 2019 Big Love Benefit was astounding.  YANA supporters throughout the Comox Valley and beyond showed their fierce community spirit coming together to raise an incredible $158,000!  Heaps of big love to everyone that had a hand in this record-breaking year!  View Karen McKinnon’s 2019 video presentation here.  Enjoy photos of the evening by Ali Roddam below!

 

2018

What a night!  We are thrilled to announce a record-breaking net fundraising total of $122,000!  Sponsors, donors, volunteers, guests and online auction shoppers showed their big, big love for YANA families in connection with our February 23rd Big Love Benefit. Sincere thanks to all contributors! Our hearts are full!

2017

We are deeply grateful for the love and community spirit surrounding our annual gala event. Thank you to all contributors! Together, we raised $91,000 for local children and families.  Check out some snapshots from the evening.

2016

The love shared at the 2016 Big Love Benefit was big indeed and we are incredibly grateful for everyone’s contribution. Thank you to all guests, volunteers, donors and sponsors. Have a peek at some of the photographs provided by McKinnon Photography.

2015

We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 YANA Dinner & Auction was a huge success! We appreciate everyone’s contribution. Our community really came together to make this happen and to show support for YANA. Thank you to guests, volunteers, donors, and sponsors. It was an amazing night!  Scroll through the gallery below to see some of Ron Pogue’s photographs from this special evening and see more pictures here.

2014

Photographer Ron Pogue captured the magic of our 2014 YANA Dinner & Auction. Scroll through the gallery below to see some of the images from the event and see more pictures here.