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Raising the Bid is committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients to build lasting relationships. We are proud and honored to have worked with so many brilliant people in the past 14 years. From opulent evening fundraising galas to record donations at golf tournaments, we are extremely proud of the amount of money we've help raise for such deserving causes.

You and Me for Memories - Alzhemer's
You and Me for Memories - Alzhemer's

An Evening to Remember Gala Dinner & Dance is their major fundrasing event. With amazing support, their highly successful galas over the past 3 years have raised over $200,000, all of which went directly to support of Dr. Bergeron's Alzhemer's research at the University of Ottawa.

The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society

More Than Just Desserts! Featuring complimentary sampling from some of the area's top restaurants, wineries and breweries, this night is sure to leave a great taste in your mouth! If that's not enough, you'll also be treated to great live entertainment, contests and our popular live and silent auctions.

Quality Entertainment
Quality Entertainment

Each year, more than 700 couples choose Quality Entertainment for their wedding day and more than 500 other clients book us for their corporate events, Christmas parties, receptions, socials, banquets, school dances, family parties, barbecues and galas.

Kanata Chamber of Commerce
Kanata Chamber of Commerce

Their mission is to help create a positive business environment and contribute to the success of the Kanata, Goulbourn & West Carleton business community by providing leadership, representation, information and networking opportunities.

Ottawa Humane Society
Ottawa Humane Society

Each year the Ottawa Humane Society cares for more than 11,000 lost, abandoned, neglected or abused animals who have nowhere else to go. We provide leadership in animal welfare to help build a compassionate community and a brighter future for Ottawa’s animals.

CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc.

Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, CBRE, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm. The Company has approximately 31,000 employees, and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting

Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Orleans Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a collection of Orléans-based business people who realize they can accomplish much more together than on their own. As a result, they learn more, earn more, make more connections among local businesses, increase their contacts with area leaders and save money by taking advantage of our members-only discount program.

Meeting Professionals International
Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the leading global community that is shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. The Ottawa Chapter of MPI is the largest organization of conference planners and suppliers in Canada’s National Capital Region, with more than 300 members in Ottawa and Gatineau.

Variety - The Children's Charity
Variety - The Children's Charity

Variety of Ontario helps young people overcome disabilities and other barriers. The charity is a world-recognized authority, offering integrated sports and life-skills programs that develop children and strengthen communities. Through our programs and services, Variety makes a profound difference in the spirit and lives of children and young people with disabilities and their families in the greater across Ontario.

World Partnership Golf - Aga Khan
World Partnership Golf - Aga Khan

World Partnership Golf was launched nationally in 2000 by Aga Khan Foundation Canada as a fun and engaging way for Canadians to raise funds and awareness about international development initiatives that help poor and vulnerable communities in Africa and Asia.

Four Points By Sheraton - Gatineau
Four Points By Sheraton - Gatineau

Warm and Genuine Smiles. Leave your worries at the door once you arrive at the Four Points by Sheraton & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa. Once you meet the friendly and helpful staff and kick back in the hotel’s relaxed atmosphere you’ll know you made a great choice. We also have a fantastic location in Gatineau, part of Canada’s Capital Region. We’re right across the street from the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the IMAX Theatre, and across the river from downtown Ottawa.

Polo for Learning
Polo for Learning

Polo for Learning is a fun, fast paced family event offering an afternoon of professional polo while raising money for local children's charities. Funds raised through the event are donated to charitable organizations in the Ottawa region who provide opportunities for children to develop confidence, self respect, connectedness to nature and involvement in community. Polo for Learning supports charities that improve the quality of life for children in areas of education, health and community.

Weekend to End Women's Cancers
Weekend to End Women's Cancers

It’s a Weekend to remember those lives we have lost to breast or gynecologic cancer and a Weekend to celebrate the lives we are saving. This is a Weekend creating hope for every woman’s future. With over $120 million raised, The Weekend has made groundbreaking strides in the fight against women’s cancers and thousands of lives have been saved along the way.

Friends For Life
Friends For Life

VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFE SOCIETY IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHICH ENHANCES THE WELLNESS OF INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH VERY SERIOUS ILLNESSES, BY PROVIDING COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

5 to 10 a day For better health
5 to 10 a day For better health

The Mix it up! campaign is a social marketing initiative aimed at helping Canadians of all ages eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle to better their health. The campaign focuses on simple and practical ways to add a variety of fruits and veggies to every meal and snack.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

For eight decades, thousands of Sacred Heart graduates have been ordained for priestly ministry, with hearts patterned after the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. They have been sent out into the vineyard of the Archdiocese of Detroit, and in the fertile fields of dioceses and archdioceses throughout the country. Throughout the world, Sacred Heart graduates have served, or are currently serving, the people of God in the nations of Poland, Western Samoa, Cameroon, Brazil and China.

TESTIMONIALS

We brought on Ryan to our auction at the suggestion of a colleague, and it was one of the best decisions of the year! Ryan was the perfect fit for our event, adding a unique energy and atmosphere that I have never seen out of an auctioneer. Reading the mood and vibe of the crowd, he was able to really enhance the entire experience for our audience, all while significantly increasing the revenue we got out of our auction. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend Ryan for any charity auction, and we plan to have him as a featured part of our event for years to come.”

Jason Hussak, The Arthritis Society

Ryan Watson at Raising the Bid is a fantastic auctioneer. He helped us raise $13,280 with a handful of auction items. His enthusiasm is catching, and he can drive the price of the item above its value easily. He manages a live auction professionally and effectively. He is serious about raising money for worthy organizations.”

Emily Stypulkowska, Ottawa Humane Society