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Toronto's Finest Auction 2009 for Bachelors and Bachelorettes

— May 19, 2009 — Luxury
Toronto’s Finest Auction is one of the innovative ways that Princess Margaret Hospital raises money for cancer research.

In this event, some of Toronto’s hottest bachelors and bachelorettes are auctioned off. Winners receive exotic date packages that include events like skydiving, golfing and dinner at chic restaurants. There is also a silent auction.

This year’s event was hosted by TSN Sportcentre’s Bryan Mudryk and Roger’s Sportsnet co-host Evanka Osmak. Featured talent included the firemen from the firefighter calendar and the Feverettes burlesque troupe.

The gallery above includes highlights from the night.
Trend Themes
1. Experiential Fundraising - Creating unique and exciting package experiences for auction winners, such as skydiving and gourmet dinners, can disrupt traditional methods of fundraising.
2. Celebrity Auctions - Auctioning off the time and company of popular local celebrities, like Toronto's hottest bachelors and bachelorettes, creates an exclusive and sought-after event for donors.
3. Silent Auctions - Utilizing silent auctions alongside live auctions can attract a wider range of participants, providing opportunities for individuals who may not be able to bid at live events.
Industry Implications
1. Nonprofit - Innovative fundraising ideas like Toronto's Finest Auction can provide a fresh approach for nonprofit organizations in raising funds for various causes.
2. Event Planning - Organizing unique and engaging events, including celebrity auctions and experiential fundraising, offers event planners an opportunity to create memorable experiences for attendees.
3. Hospitality and Tourism - Partnering with businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry, such as restaurants, hotels, and adventure companies, allows for the creation of enticing auction packages for events like Toronto's Finest Auction.
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