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CANCER
SOCIETY BALL

SAT / 24 JUNE 2017

HORNCASTLE ARENA

 
 
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THE CAUSE

This year more than 22,000 New Zealanders will learn they have cancer. This is why the Cancer Society must raise more funds each year so it can support as many of these people as possible through their cancer journey.  A listening ear; an information booklet or reputable website; a turban or a beanie to help with hair loss during treatment; practical assistance in navigating our complex and, sometimes, confusing health system; motel-style accommodation for patients receiving treatment at Christchurch Hospital; or transport by a volunteer driver to reduce the stress of daily travel and provide companionship en-route to medical appointments are among the regular services freely offered by the Cancer Society. 

We could not provide these much appreciated services and programmes in the community without your special support of our annual Cancer Society Ball. Your continued endorsement of our work provides hope for those 60 New Zealanders each day who receive a cancer diagnosis.  Living with cancer can be very hard, but finding help and support shouldn’t be, and your attendance at our Ball will ensure we can be there to support those people who hear the words you have cancer

Click here for more information.

 
MAKE YOUR MARK!

For the last two years, Christchurch has gathered at the Harcourts' Cancer Society Ball to produce
some pretty amazing record-breaking moments. 

In 2016, $170 000 was raised for the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast Division ($50 000 more than 2015, which was a record-breaking fundraising total in itself). We owe it all to our generous sponsors and suppliers, a room full of passionate bidders & golden ticket buyers, and all of those who joined us from outside of the Ballroom through the online silent auction. 

So... How about we push for a 2017 fundraising hat-trick? It's time to make your mark on the lives of those living with cancer.

TICKETS

PREMIUM TABLES OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!

LIMITED STANDARD TABLES STILL AVAILABLE

As Canterbury's most-loved Ball, it should come as no surprise that tickets don't hang around for long.
This year, we're expecting a rapid sell-out as we bring something new and exciting to the table... Literally.

For the first time in Ball history, we are offering you and your glamorous crew the chance to experience the
Harcourts' Cancer Society Ball like never before.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BALLROOM SEATING PLAN

 

ALL TABLES WILL BE TREATED TO

• A gourmet, three-course dinner catered by Vbase, created by three of the best chefs in town - Dan Shanks, Jonny Schwass and Richard Till.

Professional and friendly table service and an open bar, offering a range of complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including Deutz MC Marlborough Cuvee for the whole night (you asked, we listened)

• Awe-inspiring moments of live entertainment, including a live band to keep you on your feet until the clock strikes 12.30am (you get half an hour longer than Cinderella...)

• Access to the ballroom's late night Absolut Elyx cocktail lounge

• The opportunity to contribute to the Cancer Society through the Harcourts' Live Auction, digital silent auction, Youngs Jewellers' Golden Ticket and more...
 

... And extra perks for 'PREMIUM TABLES'
*SOLD OUT*

• The best seats in the house (the front two rows)

• An upgraded beverage offering that includes Nakd Luxury Sparkling Water and four complimentary bottles of Mumm Champagne served to your table across the evening

• An exclusive invitation to a pre-Ball VIP shopping evening featuring champagne, canapés and all that glitters at Youngs Jewellers on New Regent Street (there's a diamond to complement every ballgown... Treat yourself)
 

Plus, all premium tables will go into the draw to be upgraded to the 'BMW Platinum Table', chauffeured to and from the ball in style thanks to BMW.

TABLE PRICES

STANDARD TABLE OF 10  /  $2 560 - LIMITED TABLES STILL AVAILABLE

PREMIUM TABLE OF 10  /  $3 070 - SOLD OUT

 

(prices above include GST and Eventopia online booking fee)

PLEASE NOTE: table purchases are non-refundable. However, if you
are unable to attend, A table transfer MAY BE ARRANGED PRIVATELY
BETWEEN YOU AND AN alternative table buyer. please ensure you
EMAIl ball@cancercwc.org.nz to let us know of any transfers.

 
THIS YEAR'S BALL

Key details to ensure you make it
to the ballroom...

Saturday 24 June
6.30pm - 12.30am
Horncastle Arena, Addington
Black Tie 

 

INTRODUCING YOUR HOST
FOR THE EVENING

Wonder why this bearded guy looks so familiar?

Ben Hurley writes for, and regularly stars on, the show 7 Days, has featured on Comedy Gala and hosted the New Zealand Music Awards, and now Ben will be running the show for Canterbury's most-loved Ball.

We're excited.

THE HARCOURTS'
LIVE AUCTION

Trips around the world, tickets to every show at Horncastle Arena for a year, brand new wardrobes and so much more. The live auction has never been this extravagant. Don't expect the ordinary.

 

 

THE DIGITAL
SILENT AUCTION

We've going digital - again! Get ready to bid from your couch, Canterbury...

Bidding now live! 

Would you or your company like to add to our auction list? 
Click here to send us an email.


YOUNGS JEWELLERS' 
GOLDEN TICKET

Feeling lucky? Across the evening, we will be handing out $20 Golden Tickets for those who wish to get their hands on all that glitters from Youngs Jewellers
This year's gem is a stunning 18-carat Rose Gold Morganite and Diamond ring
worth over $3500...
 


BELLE & BEAU
OF THE BALL

We say it every year. It's never too early to start planning which stylish, elegant and  unique outfit you'll be gliding around the Ballroom in this June. We've got big rewards for this year's Belle & Beau, so it pays to stand out... Just saying.

This year we're putting Sergios Menswear Merivale and The Colombo in charge of hunting down the 2017 Belle & Beau of the Ball (because they definitely know a thing or two when it comes to looking the part).


YOU'RE GOING TO NEED SOME SERIOUS DANCING SHOES

For the first time ever, we're pleased to welcome Hipstamatics to the ballroom stage. You can expect all the classic bangers to come out on the night, played in the truly unique style of this 10-piece funk/soul band, with guitars, drums, saxophones, trombones, trumpet, flawless soul vocals, trumpet, keys and bass.
Good luck with remaining seated...

We have some extra live musical surprises up our sleeves for this year's Ball guests - but what would be the fun of giving away all of our secrets?


THE BMW
PLATINUM TABLE

If you and your guests have decided to indulge in this year's Premium Table upgrade, you're automatically in the draw to win the BMW Platinum Table to be chauffeured to and from the Ball behind the wheel of a luxury BMW. Ooo la la.

 


AN EPIC DINING
EXPERIENCE

Once again, Vbase will be putting on a show-stopping night full of culinary delights and professional table service. Their head chef Dan Shanks will be calling in a couple of his local food mates, Jonny Schwass and Richard Till, to contribute to the three-course meal.

Massive shout out to our other amazing partners, Bidfood, who will be providing all the meat for our 1200 Ball guests. 

 


HIRE A SERGIOS SUIT
TO HELP FIGHT CANCER

Hey Gents - Sergios Menswear Merivale has your ultimate
feel-good look covered for this year's Ball.

Here's the deal...

Hire a dinner suit, shirt and bowtie from Sergios for $189 and $50 from each Ball hire will go towards raising money for the Cancer Society. 

So hop into the changing room, and get suited up to fight the cause!


NEW YEAR,
NEW VENUE

We're moving with our favourite host partners Vbase from Wigram Airforce Museum to their other happenin' venue - Horncastle Arena. It's time to make room for more guests and more spectacles. 

(Psst... Click here to get your
ins with Vbase's incredible
venue offerings)


ABSOLUT ELYX
COCKTAIL LOUNGE

Following the live auction, the doors to our super classy cocktail lounge will open for all Ball guests.

Mingle inside the laid-back lounge and be treated to a delicious selection of Absolut Elyx cocktails. 





 


STAY AT THE COMMODORE HOTEL AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAUSE

Forget going back home... Make a night of it and continue your Ball experience at The Commodore Hotel (where our MC and 10 piece band are hitting the hay).

Book your stay for two on Saturday 24 June for just $289 and $50 from your stay will go towards the Cancer Society to support those touched by cancer. This package deal includes accommodation in a business level room, pre-drinks, transport to and from the Ball, cooked breakfast the next morning and more.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DETAILS

 

SILENT AUCTION

We’ve going digital - again! With the help of some amazing supporters, our ever-growing
list of silent auctions is looking nothing short of phenomenal.

Bidding is open to anyone, regardless of whether you're coming to the Ball or not. 

REGISTER NOW TO BID

TEXT cancersocietyball17 followed by your full name to 3840

FOR EXAMPLE:  CANCERSOCIETYBALL17 Ben Hurley

Online bidding is open now and closes Saturday 24 June (Ball night!) at 10pm.

 
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LIVE AUCTION


BID BIG AND MAKE YOUR MARK!

It's no secret the Harcourts' Cancer Society Ball is known for its luxurious line-up of
'money-can't-buy' experiences that get temperatures (and bids) rising in the Ballroom.

You'll be in good hands with the experts from Harcourts, who will be stepping in once again
to take hold of the auction reigns to raise some seriously good money for the Cancer Society.

AUCTIONEERS

Ned Allison - Harcourts Grenadier
Kyle Sutherland - Harcourts Gold
Mark McGoldrick - Harcourts Holmwood
Roger Dawson - Harcourts Grenadier

 

The Live Auction packages for 2017 are...
 

#1

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A day of laughs with 7 days...

According to our Ball host, this is the best live auction of the evening.

Fly return for two to Auckland, courtesy of Air New Zealand, and hang out with the entire hilarious 7 Days crew – including Ben Hurley as well as other previous Ball hosts Michelle A’Court and Jeremy Corbett.

You will also be invited to sit front row at the filming of 7 Days to see New Zealand’s funniest people live in action.

the meet and greet is valid for the month of october 2017 only.

Generously donated by Mediaworks and Air New Zealand

 

#2

A full pantry and a polished home for your family and another's...

After your own personal chef in your kitchen every night of the week? While this might this might be a bit of pipe dream, Nadia Lim has created the next best thing, the delicious and nutritious My Food Bag.

Nadia’s tasteful skill of bringing beautiful produce, healthy recipes and delicious flavours together at home can be all yours!

This package includes 3 month’s worth of My Food Bag for you and your family, as well as another 3 month’s worth of My Food Bag to be donated to another family touched by cancer. To top it off both families will be receiving 12 hours worth of cleaning services from Goodnest to keep the abode sparkling clean.

Generously donated by
My Food Bag and Goodnest

#3


Your most eventful year yet...

Looking for a bit of extra entertainment this year? Christchurch’s largest indoor entertainment venue, Horncastle Arena has your year of experiences covered, thanks to our host partners, Vbase.

Bid big to score double tickets to every ticketed event at Horncastle Arena for an entire year. 

Who knows which big stars will appear on the big stage in the next 365 days?

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TERMS
AND CONDITIONS

Generously donated by
Vbase


#4

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A Day at the Polo...

Fancy a Day at the Polo but don’t want to go solo - plus great hair for a year?

Well, you’ve come to the right auction item. This is your opportunity to go all out with nine of your best mates. We’re talking a guaranteed great hair day, pre-drinks to get you in the swing of things, a table at the Polo with VIP hosting by party people Mods... Plus six event ready packages from Mods for you to use over the course of the year.

A Day at the Polo Package includes:

  • A table of 10 at this year's Ronald McDonald House South Island's “A Day at the Polo” on Sat 9 Dec.
  • 10 People to have their hair styled at Mods Merivale before the big event
  • Pre-Drinks for the event held at Christchurch's newest and hottest joint, Sister Kong.
  • A further six event ready packages from Mods Merivale to use over the course of a year (hair and makeup for one person)

Generously donated by Ronald McDonald House South Island, Mods Merivale and Sister Kong


#5

Suit yourself with the
best get-up in town…  

Be the Beau of every event in the social calendar this year, with the help of Sergios Menswear’s Merivale.

Gone are the days of suits too long in the arms, frayed pants and scuffed shoes.

Bid successfully on this auction item and you’ll walk out of Sergios the suave guy that everyone wants to know (and be), thanks to a brand new ensemble including…

  • A made-to-measure suit from Sergios' selection of imported fine merino wool fabrics
  • A classic pair of handcrafted English leather Loake shoes
  • A Loake shoe care kit packaged up in a classy leather case

OFFER VALID FOR 12 MONTHS, NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR STORE CREDIT.
 

Generously donated by
Sergios Menswear Merivale


#6

A swing of golf and lunch with Andrew Mehrtens...

An auction item to suit the all-round sports fan to a tee! 

Start the day at The Clearwater Resort with a round of golf, before making your way to a delicious lunch at the resort.

Don’t worry we won’t let you go it alone, this package is for you and two friends, accompanied by one of New Zealand’s top Fly-half’s, the one and only Andrew Mehrtens!

Remember to bring two pairs of pants, just in case you get a hole in one…

Generously donated by Peppers Clearwater Resort, Clearwater Golf Club and Andrew Mehrtens

 


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A year of treatments and transformations...

Make time for yourself this year and book out your calendar with this stunning transformation package.

This package will leave you feeling relaxed and re-energised with the following restorative treatments...

  • 6 tailor-made laser hair removal procedures valued at over $1200 (to suit either male or female) aswell as six monthly 9-stepmicrodermabrasion sessions at The Cosmetic Clinic
     
  • An annual yoga pass at Apollo Power Yoga to get you strong and stress free
     
  • A hot scissor cut and blow wave every six weeks for an entire year at Mods Hair Merivale.
     

Generously donated by
The Cosmetic Clinic,
Apollo Power Yoga &
Mods Hair Merivale


#8

The dinner party
of a lifetime...

Got a special event to celebrate or just want to get a little bit fancy with your friends and family at your very own dining table? 

After flying around the world cooking up a storm in the kitchen of top restaurants and cruising the high seas as renowned chefs on super yachts, The Vagabond Chefs are now back in Canterbury to provide the region with worldly, delicious food offerings. This is your opportunity to dine like royals inside your home with 9 other friends. Andy and Morgan from The Vagabond Chefs will take over your kitchen to create a refined 7-course degustation menu, personalised to you and your guests tastes, including...

  • Dishes created using top quality produce from South City New World
  • Each course will be beautifully complemented with a wine pairing from North Canterbury winery, The Boneline
  • Mrs Bottomley’s Flowers will use seasonal flowers and foliage to transform a chosen room in your home into a beautiful intimate setting.

Bon Appetit! 

Generously donated by
The Vagbonds Chefs, South City New World, The Boneline and Mrs Bottomley's Flowers


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BMW Alpine xDrive
 
Start your engines... The BMW Alpine xDrive is back this winter (August 2017) and we've shotgunned your seats behind the wheel of BMW's latest exceptional range of high performance vehicles. Experience the thrill of the Ultimate Driving Machine navigating the most challenging ice driving conditions our country has to offer. 
 
Your exclusive BMW Alpine xDrive Experience, for two people, includes: 

  • Two nights’ accommodation at the luxurious Millbrook Resort, Queenstown
  • Millbrook Resort shuttle service to and from Queenstown Airport
  • Welcome cocktail function and briefing on arrival night
  • Helicopter transfer from Millbrook Resort to the testing facility
  • An adrenalin packed day driving BMW vehicles at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds
  • BMW Alpine xDrive Awards Dinner, Millbrook Resort
  • BMW Alpine xDrive branded winter vest

CURRENT DATES AVAILABLE FOR ALPINE X DRIVE DATES 2017: 6 - 14 August. WINNER WILL GET TO SELECT from event dates (subject to availability). FLIGHTS TO QUEENSTOWN NOT INCLUDED. participants must hold a full drivers licence. prize valued at over $4200.

Generously donated by
Christchurch BMW & BMW NZ


#10

A styling session to last the seasons...

Struggling to find inspiration inside the dreary void of your wardrobe and need a new look that’s more ‘you’? Enter Bridget Hope from Magpie Style!

Bridget is offering one lucky lady a personal styling session, as well as a few indulgent extras including…  

  • A $5000 Paula Ryan new summer wardrobe
  • A champagne lunch with Paula Ryan and Bridget Hope at The George
  • Expertise fashion advice to best suit your body shape and lifestyle

Generously donated by
Magpie Style


#11

Ultimate year of dining in Canterbury...

Canterbury’s culinary scene is a bustling metropolis of quality restaurants and cafés - and we’ve got the excuse you’ve been waiting for to dine out at the best in the business for an entire year. This auction item, worth well over $7000, includes a meal for four people, including drinks, at a never ending line-up of the city’s hottest food hangs.

You’ll get to indulge in something new and delicious every month, whether it’s breakfast and coffee at the Melbourne-inspired café, Uncommon, a luxurious lunch on the outskirts of town at Black Estate, a fine dining experience at NZ Restaurant of the Year, Roots Restaurant, and more lip-smacking goodness.

Generously donated by over 25 of Christchurch's best hospitality establishments

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF
CAFÉS AND RESTAURANTS

 


 

SCROLL DOWN FOR AUCTION ITEM #12 (our PREMIERE Live Auction Item)... 

THE PREMIERE LIVE AUCTION ITEM...

Fly To Anywhere In The World*with Singapore Airlines

Pack your bags – it’s time for another adventure… And this time there will be plenty of legroom along the way, thanks to one of our longest running supporters of the Ball. Fly business class for two with Singapore Airlines and experience the best parts of the journey.

Revel in all the exclusive benefits and luxuries aboard a Singapore Airlines aircraft, including…

• A delicious selection of gourmet food and wine from world-acclaimed chefs and expert wine consultants

• Relax and enjoy Singapore Airlines’ spacious, comfortable seating, which doubles as a fully flat bed,
with a fantastic entertainment multiplex.

Paris, Barcelona, Sri Lanka or the Maldives… What part of the world will you see next with Singapore Airlines?

* FLIGHTS ARE VALID TO SELECTED DESTINATIONS IN ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH AFRICA AND EUROPE. 
DOES NOT INCLUDE AMERICA'S OR AUSTRALIA / ISLANDS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Generously donated by Singapore Airlines

CONTACT

Cancer Society of NZ Canterbury - West Coast Division

Email ball@cancercwc.org.nz

Phone 03 379 5835

Visit 97 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch
 

Follow the Cancer Society Ball on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.

 

Don't miss out on all of the Ball goss.

Add yourself to the Cancer Society Ball contact list by sending your
email address to ball@cancercwc.org.nz.  

PARTNERS

A special thanks to all of our supports who help make the Harcourts' Cancer Society Ball 2017 possible.

 
 

Supporting Partners

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