Danny Hooper Productions

4 Sarah McLachlan tickets fetch $44,000!

The good folks at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton must be thrilled with the results of the fundraising auction held recently in conjunction with their 25th Annual Charity Golf Classic.

There were some amazing items on the auction block, which always makes my job easier. Tickets to an up-coming Eagles concert; a chance to join our Edmonton Oilers on a road-trip to Vancouver; and a week in a luxurious penthouse suite in Oahu, Hawaii.

But the one item that surprised us all was the sale of 2 tickets to see Sarah McLachlan perform next month at a private concert in the $23 million former mansion of Edmonton business tycoon Sandy Mactaggart.

When the pair of tickets sold for a whopping $22,000, I quickly asked the event organizers if they could arrange for a second pair. When they gave the thumbs-up, I was then able to double up on the item, selling the second pair of tickets to the second-high bidder who matched the original bidder’s offer, thereby raising a total of $44,000 off this single auction item!