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We are an international team based in Ottawa, Canada, specializing in charity and benefit fundraising through live and silent auctions. Our seasoned auctioneers and experienced emcees create energetic and entertaining experiences that exceed fundraising goals and keep guests coming back year after year.

Our team's passion lies in generating large donations and helping our clients make a significant impact in their communities. With years of experience, we have refined our skills and techniques to ensure that every fundraising event is a success. We are dedicated to providing personalized and tailored services that meet the unique needs and goals of our clients.
Ryan E. Watson
Principal Auctioneer & Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)

In his role as the Principal Auctioneer at Raising the Bid, Ryan collaborates closely with our clients, guiding them through the event planning process and seamlessly seeing it through to its conclusion. His overarching objective is clear - to surpass previous fundraising benchmarks, all while leaving your guests with an indelibly positive and memorable experience.


"Through the Kanata Chamber of Commerce I have had the pleasure of working with Ryan (Raising the Bid) on several fundraising auctions and I look forward to many more. Ryan has an innate ability to get the audience’s attention and his energy and powers of persuasion are second to none! The recent auction we did for the Kanata Food Cupboard will allow us to present to them our largest donation cheque to date. Ryan has one of the most aptly named companies, because “raising the bid” is exactly what he did for us."

"Thanks to Mr. Watson and many generous supporters of Sacred Heart, this year's auction raised a record $106,450!

Mr. Watson led guests in an entertaining live auction of items including a trip to the Vatican, artwork from Peter Max, along with other exciting trips and gifts."

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