For Immediate Release
Media Contact:

Dana Harris
Executive Director, BCHF

Online B.C. Tourism & Hospitality Auction
now OPEN

For Immediate Release

June 22, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce its latest online auction is now open for bidding. Auction items include large format bottles, a large selection of premium wines, a personal tour and tasting at Mission Hill Family Estate, accommodation at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and more. Click  here  to view the complete list of items, register on Givergy, and then place your bids!
The online auction is a fundraising initiative held in conjunction with   Reconnect 2020 . Organized by BC Event Management, this hybrid event, includes both an interactive live-streamed element and an in-person event. It is the first event to be approved by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health for complying with the city’s new Covid-19 protocols and will therefore be a model for the hospitality, tourism, meeting, conference, and event industries.

You can attend Reconnect 2020 for FREE using Zoom HERE , and engage via chat (no voice or visual interaction from guests). In-person attendees at Reconnect 2020 will be welcomed at the 35,000 square foot Harbour Convention Centre’s where numerous Covid-safe practices will be in effect. Their experience will include individual seating pods where they’ll enjoy a catered meal and beverages. Tickets for the in-person event can be purchased  here.

Virtual guests can watch the event FREE on youtube on the Reconnect 2020 you tube page

The online auction will accept bids until 6pm on June 30. The auction proceeds will benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), Canada’s only charity that assists hospitality workers during their time of need.  
Funds raised by the auction will help the BCHF continue to provide last-resort assistance for hospitality workers in financial crisis due to a serious health condition. The charity also offers a scholarship program that fosters the next generation of hospitality industry leaders.
Click  here  to purchase a ticket for the in-person event.
Click  here  to see more details on the event. Reconnect 2020 is a joint initiative of the Harbour Convention Centre and BC Event Management.
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Auction Information
Ready for online bidding here
Auction closes June 30 th at 6 pm
Reconnect 2020
Saturday, June 27 2020
5:00 – 7:00pm

Virtual attendance FREE
In-person attendance $149 per person

Harbour Convention Centre
760 Pacific Boulevard (False Creek), Vancouver

About the BC Hospitality Foundation
 The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a medical issue. Each year hundreds of hospitality workers across BC face financial challenges and have nowhere else to turn. The BCHF helps them when all other options have been exhausted. In addition, the BCHF offers a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality workers and industry leaders.