Event Information

Firstly, thank you for your generous support!

You do not need a physical ticket or print out for event night. We simply need all guest names provided to us in advance for our registration table when you arrive.


If we do not have all guest names associated with your party, please send them as soon as possible to ensure a smooth registration process for all on event night.

If any of your guest names change, please try and send them by end of day Wednesday to ensure they are seen. If you do not get confirmation, you can let our staff/volunteers know the name of the person you are replacing and they can make the change when you register on event night. 

Please send any guest info/changes to: jgilbert@thecarpenterhospice.com

What do I wear?

We ask that guests please wear semi-formal attire at minimum, but encourage you to get all dressed up if you would like to!

What time do doors open?

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. When you arrive, you will be welcomed to Paradise Island and then you will be required to register with our wonderful staff and volunteers to receive your table number and event program that has your Live Auction bid number on it.

What time is dinner?

Dinner service will begin at 6:45 p.m. There will be an announcement when you are to take your seats. We ask that you please promptly make your way to your table so we can ensure the fun stays on track!

What's on the menu?

Appetizers: Coconut shrimp, ham/pineapple skewers, jerk chicken skewers, mango roll

Salad: Wedge of Iceberg lettuce, mandarin slices, pickled red onion, red pepper and pineapple drizzled with a mango/honey dressing

Soup: Julienne of tortilla, chicken, celery, onions, hot peppers, and cilantro in a tomato broth

Mains: Braised short ribs simmered with carrots, celery, onions in a red wine and beef stock, served with au jus sauce (smooth), curried rice (with chopped carrots, chickpeas, peppers) & green beans, red peppers & onions

Vegan/Vegetarian Option: Portobella mushroom, grilled eggplant stacked in a tomato sauce & served with rice & green beans

Dessert: Key lime pie and coconut cream pie

Those that provided allergies and dietary restrictions, they will be passed along to the venue. 

Where do I park?

Parking is free. There is a large lot at the back of the Burlington Convention Centre and some spots up front and at the side. We would also like to remind you to not drink and drive.

Fun Activities

We have some great activities throughout the ballroom. They are outlined below. All activations will accept cash, cheque, debit or credit. We do encourage that you please consider contactless payments as much as possible. (debit/credit)

Ticket to Paradise

$100 per ticket

You don’t want to miss this one! If your ticket gets pulled right before the Live Auction, you will join Layne, the Auctionista up on stage to take one of the packages off the board to claim as your very own! The more tickets you buy, the better your chances!

Unlock Your Treasure

$50 per key

Who doesn’t love treasure?! Purchase your keys early and hang onto them in a safe place. After the Live Auction is over, you will get to try your key to see if it opens the lock. If it does, you will win the over $1,000 treasure! What’s in the package, you ask?

  • Women’s Citizen Watch ($425 value)
  • The Macallan Sherry Oak 12-Year-Old Scotch ($160 value)
  • Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch Whisky ($330 value)
  • $100 in Sir Corp gift cards ($100 value)

Lucky Luggage

$20 per piece

These adorable cardboard creations look like little pieces of luggage. Instead of dirty clothes inside, it contains a gift card or certificate valued at $25 or more! Thank you to the number of restaurants and businesses that supported this by donating these gift cards/certificates. These are VERY limited, so be prepared to buy them early.

Online Silent Auction

Opens: Tuesday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Closes: Thursday, February 2nd at 10:00 p.m.

With this being our 20th anniversary, we wanted to include the community in our celebration. This online silent auction is open to all of you, but also everyone in the community that were not able to join in the celebration. 

A separate email with link will be sent Tuesday evening when the Online Silent Auction opens so you can register and bid. This registration is only for the Online Silent Auction. You do still need to register with our staff on event night.

Please note: Items will be on display at the event. If you are the winning bidder, we will contact you after the event to arrange receipt of your item(s).

House & Home Campaign

Campaign Goal: $25,000

In that same Tuesday evening email, you will receive details about our House & Home Campaign.

Carpenter Hospice is often called Carpenter House because of its home-like setting. All House & Home donations will directly support Carpenter Hospice. Every donation of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.