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We are very proud to have been a part of many successful events throughout the past 19 years.  Ensuring we deliver and exceed expectations for our clients consistently, is of the utmost importance. 
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The Annual Ottawa Humane Society FurBall Gala
​A fundraiser for The Ottawa Humane Society

National Gallery of Canada


The annual FurBall will call upon the debonair charms of secret agents and will be a stylish kickoff to mark the Society's 125th Anniversary. You needn't be a secret agent to realize this will be one beautiful event not to miss.


Raising the Bid Auctioneer in Ottawa helps The Humane Society at Furball 2013


As an active volunteer with the OHS, I, along with my family have adopted and fostered numerous animals over the last several years. I know first-hand how important the work of the Ottawa Humane Society is in our community. Each year, the OHS rescues and cares for more than 11,000 neglected, abused, stray and homeless animals.

Laureen Harper, Honourary Chair, 2013 FurBall
OHS foster volunteer

A Taste for Hope
​A fundraiser for Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation

Jean Pigott Hall at Ottawa City Hall


The THEME IS FOOD.  In celebration of 30 years of service for the most vulnerable men and women in our community, Shepherds of Good Hope will host an extraordinary culinary event with a live and silent auction.  This first-of-its-kind event will take place  as part of Winterlude festivities. You can join us in Jean Pigott Hall at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. All proceeds from this event will go towards the $100,000 kitchen revitalization project where last year 700,000 meals were served.


Raising the Bid Auctioneer to help raise funds for Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa
Raising the Bid helping to feed children under the poverty line breakfast before the school bell rings on Ottawa, Canada
Annual MPI Ottawa Charity Auction & Dinner
​All proceeds benefiting the School Breakfast Program

The Ottawa Convention Centre


MPI Ottawa and our fellow industry professionals at CSAE in an evening out for a good cause. The Annual MPI Ottawa Charity Auction and Dinner will take place following the CSAE Tête-à-Tête Tradeshow. There will be a Live Auction. Silent Auction, and a Ticket Raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Ottawa School Breakfast Program. This is one of the best attended events of the year – with over 650 guests.

Raising the Bid is looking forward to conducting the auction for the third year in a row.  With last year being one of the largest donation collections for the program, this years goals are set even higher!



"On May 25, 2012, the Orléans Chamber of Commerce held its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament.  During our dinner, we held a live auction in which Mr. Ryan E. Watson, of Raising the Bid, was our auctioneer.  His expertise, enthusiasm and charisma ensured that the group was thoroughly engaged and motivated to participate in the auction, outbidding each other while having a fantastic time!  This was our Chamber’s most successful golf tournament, and we fully believe that Ryan played an integral role in this success!  On behalf of the Orléans Chamber of Commerce, we highly recommend Ryan’s services and believe his talents will ensure that your Live Auction is both entertaining and profitable... by Raising the Bid to its highest potential!"

Jamie McDonald, Orleans Chamber of Commerce

"Ryan is hands-down the best special event auctioneer I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  His skills as an auctioneer are superb, but it is his creativity, confidence and personality that makes him an absolute star.  I highly recommend Ryan for your event."

Nancy Cole CMP, Cardinal Path Training Academy

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