Event



Pause for a cause

Join us for a morning of relaxing yoga, a speaker series of community members and experts in pediatric oncology, and a silent auction to raise funds for Childhood Cancer Canada.

On June 23rd, 2018, at 10:00am (doors at 9:30) a group of McGill Medical students is hosting YogAuction—an outdoor yoga event benefiting Childhood Cancer Canada. This event will take place at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium and will include a 60-minute yoga practice, a speaker series, an auction, and much more! Our keynote speaker is Dr. David Mitchell, Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Funds raised from this event will go directly towards Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC), whose mission is to create victories for Canadian children with cancer through investment in national and collaborative research, educational and community programs.


Keynote

Dr. David Mitchell, Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division at the Montreal Children’s Hospital

Dr.David Mitchell completed his medical education at McGill. He then completed a rotating internship at Dalhousie University prior to returning to McGill to complete his Pediatrics residency at the Montreal Children's Hospital. After his residency, he pursued a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in Seattle, Washington with a particular focus on Pediatric bone marrow transplantation. He then returned to the Montreal Children's Hospital and became responsible for the Pediatric bone marrow transplant program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. In 2014, he was appointed as the Division Director.




Speaker

Jake Shtern

Hi, my name is Jake Shtern. At the age of 5, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. After 130 weeks of chemotherapy and fighting for my life, I am proud to say that I am a survivor. I am so lucky to have had the most amazing and supportive family by my side. I truly believe that if I didn’t have this support system, that I would not be here today. Now, almost 15 years later, I am a healthy 20-year-old boy who believes he can do anything. I am pursuing my dreams of becoming a singer, while studying at Ryerson in Toronto. Having had cancer, I feel as though I am invincible. I learnt that life is valuable and that we shouldn’t take it for granted.




Speaker

Taylor Underhill

Hi, my name is Taylor Underhill and I am currently completing my bachelors degree in Communications and Cultural Studies at Concordia University. I am also a survivor of stage 2B Hodgkins Lymphoma. When I was 14 years old I was diagnosed with cancer and was told that had they not caught it, I’d have likely not survived my flight to Italy that coming week. Eight years later and I am lucky to be in the best health of my life and taking advantage of all opportunities life presents me with. I just returned from two months of backpacking through Asia and Australia with plans to travel to Hawaii and Alaska in the next months.




Yoga

Instructor - François Turgeon

François obtained his certification at the Joy of Yoga studio with Kelly McGrath in 2012. He has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and teaches yoga at the beginner and intermediate levels. His classes are inspiring and safe, with clear instructions to engage participants. François likes to integrate yoga history and Buddhism to create original and instructive classes that revolve around the themes of compassion, self-love, respect of self and others, forgiveness and joy!


Photography

Bethany Wilkes

Bethany Wilkes is a second-year medical student at McGill University. Outside of her studies, she enjoys pursuing photography- a hobby that gives her the opportunity to connect to both the community and the beautiful outdoors. You can follow her photography adventures on Instagram: @bethanywilkesphoto.









Cause



Childhood Cancer Canada

In Canada, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death of children. An investment in childhood cancer can save an average of 71 years of a child’s life, yet only 5% of all cancer research dollars are directed to childhood cancer research. The goal of the event is to bring students from all years of medicine, including friends, family, and the community at large, to take part in an outdoor activity, while raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer. Last year, our colleagues hosted a wine and cheese event which was a huge success with over $3,000 was raised. We hope to exceed this number with this year’s event, but we can’t do it without a little bit of help from our sponsors. Visit childhoodcancer.ca for more information.


Tickets

Safdie

Your YogAuction ticket will include:

  • A Yoga session from a certified yoga instructor
  • A speaker series from experts and community members
  • Access to the online and in-person silent auction
  • Free Safdie towel with first 100 tickets sold.
Get your YogAuction ticket now!


Purchase Tickets



$20 per ticket
$15 for students




Donate to Our Cause



Unable to Attend?

YogAuction is accepting donations for our 2018 event. Your donation will contribute directly to the YogAuction fundraiser towards Childhood Cancer Canada.

Want a tax credit for your donation? Please use this link to donate.


Auction

The online auction is now closed - see you at the event!

In order to participate in the auction, you must first buy a ticket to the YogAuction event or make an equivalent donation. The auction will run online until the YogAuction event, and in-person at the event. The in-person auction will take place from 9:45-10:45am at the Molson stadium. Winners will be announced after the yoga practice and those who are unable to attend will be notified by email or phone.

Diamond

LASIK MD
LASIK MD

Say goodbye to glasses and contacts with a $2000 voucher for LASIK MD, Canada’s only national provider of laser vision correction. Bid now to change your vision and your life!


Restaurant

Ca Lem
Ca Lem

5 lucky winners will have the chance to indulge at one of Montreal's most trendiest ice cream shops in town!

Ca Lem
Ca Lem

5 lucky winners will have the chance to indulge at one of Montreal's most trendiest ice cream shops in town!

Ca Lem
Ca Lem

5 lucky winners will have the chance to indulge at one of Montreal's most trendiest ice cream shops in town!


Ca Lem
Ca Lem

5 lucky winners will have the chance to indulge at one of Montreal's most trendiest ice cream shops in town!

Ca Lem
Ca Lem

5 lucky winners will have the chance to indulge at one of Montreal's most trendiest ice cream shops in town!

Cacao 70
Cacao 70

Got a sweet tooth? Then this is for you! Cacao 70 is offering a 50$ gift certificate to all their locations!


Caffe Farina
Caffe Farina

This beautiful Italian cafe located in the heart of St-Henri that will be sure to cure your cravings for delicious sandwiches, salads and authentic Italian espressos approved by Nonna herself!

Chef on Call
Chef on Call

Chef On Call is a food concept for students, young professionals, and anyone who desires convenient, home-style fresh comfort food on-site or delivered to their door at an affordable price.

Chef on Call
Chef on Call

Chef On Call is a food concept for students, young professionals, and anyone who desires convenient, home-style fresh comfort food on-site or delivered to their door at an affordable price.


Chef on Call
Chef on Call

Chef On Call is a food concept for students, young professionals, and anyone who desires convenient, home-style fresh comfort food on-site or delivered to their door at an affordable price.

Chef on Call
Chef on Call

Chef On Call is a food concept for students, young professionals, and anyone who desires convenient, home-style fresh comfort food on-site or delivered to their door at an affordable price.

Chef on Call
Chef on Call

Chef On Call is a food concept for students, young professionals, and anyone who desires convenient, home-style fresh comfort food on-site or delivered to their door at an affordable price.


Chocolats de Chloe
Chocolats de Chloe

A boutique selling home made sweet treats & bars made from love with high-end chocolate, spices, herbs & fruit purees

Chocolats de Chloe
Chocolats de Chloe

A boutique selling home made sweet treats & bars made from love with high-end chocolate, spices, herbs & fruit purees

Escondite
Escondite

Escondite Cervecería de Barrio is a Mexican restaurant situated in downtown Montreal, that serves Mexican goodies and house crafted tequila cocktails. Indulge in some delicious tacos with a 100$ gift card!


Freshmint
Freshmint

Stay fresh this summer by enjoying 50$ worth of salads at FreshMint

Il Focolaio
Il Focolaio

This authentic restaurant offers a large menu of thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas in a warm space with a terrace facing Square Phillips in the heart of downtown Montréal. Treat yourself or someone special to a delicious meal!

Jatoba
Jatoba

Treat yourself to some Asian cuisine at this beautiful restaurant located downtown! Jatoba offers a refined eatery serving delicious meals including seafood & dumplings


L'Avenue
L'Avenue

5 foodies will have the chance of winning a gift card to one of the best brunch restaurants in Montreal. Gift cards are valid at both locations.

L'Avenue
L'Avenue

5 foodies will have the chance of winning a gift card to one of the best brunch restaurants in Montreal. Gift cards are valid at both locations.

L'Avenue
L'Avenue

5 foodies will have the chance of winning a gift card to one of the best brunch restaurants in Montreal. Gift cards are valid at both locations.


L'Avenue
L'Avenue

5 foodies will have the chance of winning a gift card to one of the best brunch restaurants in Montreal. Gift cards are valid at both locations.

Parma Café
Parma Café

This place is known for their amazing food (they serve coffee, appetizers and mains, desserts and alcohol) - also very affordable for hungry students looking for a place to study downtown!

Parma Café
Parma Café

This place is known for their amazing food (they serve coffee, appetizers and mains, desserts and alcohol) - also very affordable for hungry students looking for a place to study downtown!


Parma Café
Parma Café

This place is known for their amazing food (they serve coffee, appetizers and mains, desserts and alcohol) - also very affordable for hungry students looking for a place to study downtown!

Parma Café
Parma Café

This place is known for their amazing food (they serve coffee, appetizers and mains, desserts and alcohol) - also very affordable for hungry students looking for a place to study downtown!

Pizzaiolle
Pizzaiolle

Fill your tummies up with some delicious pizzas and pastas, buon appetito!


Health & Fitness

Aesop
Aesop

Thanks to the Aesop location in St-Henri, rejuvenate your skin with a kit that includes a body cleanser, a face cleanser and a facial hydrating cream!

Akasha Yoga
Akasha Yoga

Located in the heart of St-Henri, Akasha Yoga studio is offering 1 introductory month of unlimited yoga for new students!

Hard Knox Gym
Hard Knox Gym

Try out some boxing classes at Hard Knox Gym in St. Henri, offering an opportunity to go twice a week for one month with this gift card! Open to all ages and experience!


Idolem
Idolem

Idolem studio offers one lucky winner a 1-month pass for unlimited yoga classes!

Lole
Lole

This iconic Lolë mat proudly bears the brand's famous colours. Beginner and occasional yogis can strike all the basic yoga poses on this reversible mat made of eco-friendly material. Paired with the Lolë 500mL bottle, top quality stainless steel with a heat/cold transfer-resistant design that keeps beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.

Lole
Lole

No wonder this all-purpose Lolë tote bag is the collection's best seller. Thanks to its many compartments, shoe bag, padded pocket for your computer and detachable pockets, it keeps pace with you all day! In signature Lolë yellow, and use the straps to turn it into a backpack any time you're on the go.


Luna Yoga
Luna Yoga

Relax in Old Montreal with 1 month of unlimited yoga and 2 home DVDs!

Moksha Yoga
Moksha Yoga

Moksha Yoga studio (Mtl, NDG, West Island & Griffintown locations) is offering a 1-month pass for unlimited yoga classes!

Moksha Yoga Laval
Moksha Yoga Laval

Moksha Yoga Laval studio is offering a 1-month pass for unlimited yoga classes!


Motive Nutrition
Motive Nutrition

The Love Your Lifestyle Plan is a 12-week online group coaching program created by Vanessa Perrone, MS RD. This program has empowered individuals from across the globe with a habit-based framework to eat mindfully, live healthfully and love their body.

Spin Energie
Spin Energie

Spin Énergie brings to Montreal the new indoor-cycling trend. Their studio offers a full body workout with great music and the most dynamic instructors in town. Their work out is ideal for those who want to stay fit, burn calories and increase their overall energy while having fun.

Studio Bliss
Studio Bliss

Enjoy an exquisite massage by some of the city's best therapists accompanied with a full spa experience on the Plateau (dry and wet saunas, outdoor Nordic Bath and two sunken hot tubs on a rooftop terrace)


United Yoga
United Yoga

This downtown yoga studio is welcoming 3 new students to enjoy 1 month of unlimited yoga.

United Yoga
United Yoga

This downtown yoga studio is welcoming 3 new students to enjoy 1 month of unlimited yoga.

United Yoga
United Yoga

This downtown yoga studio is welcoming 3 new students to enjoy 1 month of unlimited yoga.


Yoga Vieux Montreal
Yoga Vieux Montreal

This beautiful yoga studio in the heart of Old Montreal is offering 5 lucky winners a $100 gift card, valid for 5 yoga classes!

Yoga Vieux Montreal
Yoga Vieux Montreal

This beautiful yoga studio in the heart of Old Montreal is offering 5 lucky winners a $100 gift card, valid for 5 yoga classes!

Yoga Vieux Montreal
Yoga Vieux Montreal

This beautiful yoga studio in the heart of Old Montreal is offering 5 lucky winners a $100 gift card, valid for 5 yoga classes!


Yoga Vieux Montreal
Yoga Vieux Montreal

This beautiful yoga studio in the heart of Old Montreal is offering 5 lucky winners a $100 gift card, valid for 5 yoga classes!

Yoga Vieux Montreal
Yoga Vieux Montreal

This beautiful yoga studio in the heart of Old Montreal is offering 5 lucky winners a $100 gift card, valid for 5 yoga classes!



Entertainment

Laser Quest 10-person pass
Laser Quest 10-person pass

This gift card provides a free event for 10 players (two games) and access to the party room. Fun for groups of children & adults in multi-level, fog-filled arenas!

Laser Quest 4-person pass
Laser Quest 4-person pass

This gift card entitles the winner to four free missions - either four games for one person, two games for two people, or one game for four people. Fun for groups of children & adults in multi-level, fog-filled arenas!

Laser Quest 4-person pass
Laser Quest 4-person pass

This gift card entitles the winner to four free missions - either four games for one person, two games for two people, or one game for four people. Fun for groups of children & adults in multi-level, fog-filled arenas!


Laser Quest 4-person pass
Laser Quest 4-person pass

This gift card entitles the winner to four free missions - either four games for one person, two games for two people, or one game for four people. Fun for groups of children & adults in multi-level, fog-filled arenas!

Osheaga
Osheaga

Win 1 pair of tickets to one of the world's largest music festivals! The tickets are valid for all 3 days.


Contact



For general inquiries, contact the YogAuction committee at yogauction@gmail.com.



Sarah Zahabi


Karmin Yu


Antoine Ricard-Lacombe


James Mattina


Olivia Monton


Jerry Zheng


Amanda Try


Laurel Walfish


Sponsors


      Special thanks to our diamond sponsor:



      Special thanks to our gold sponsors: