Over 600 bidders logged in to the Able Auctions website Saturday night to support a first-ever “joining forces to fight Covid19 charitable auction” raising $60,000! 

Saturday, May 23, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fighting Covid Together is an online charity auction event taking place at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.  The event brings six charities together under one umbrella for one night, united in one cause – to spread the word about what charities supporting frontline workers and volunteers are up against during the COVID-19 crisis.

The concept for Fighting Covid Together came about when Howard Blank, known for mixing his love for philanthropy and his skill for hosting and auctioneering, wanted to do something to help all the charities he cares so much about. He turned to his friends at Able Auctions and event expert Tracey Wade and Fighting Covid Together took shape.


Fighting Covid Together will be unlike any other event and has never been done before.  It will be live, upbeat, fast paced, and will help charities who need the public’s support right now.  The format is simple and is based on Able Auctions’ proven track record in industrial auctioneering.  It will consist of a live audio auction online for each of the six charities involved hosted by Howard Blank and Event Guests can bid in real time on items after viewing pictures and descriptions. 

Hosted by:

There is no cost for Guests and no costs for the six charities involved thanks to the generosity of Able Auctions, Howard Blank, and Tracey Wade.  COVID-19 has presented many challenges to charities, but it is time for us to join together for a common cause – to help.

We hope you will join us!

How to Participate/bid

  1. Visit AbleAuctions.ca to CREATE AN ACCOUNT by clicking on”Sign Up for Online Bidding” to start the process.
    1. You can also sign up through the Catalogue view and click on GET APPROVED TO BID.
  2.  Once your account is verified by email, you will be able to REGISTER AS A BIDDER for this auction. After you have filled in all of your information it may take up to 24 hours for Able Auctions to confirm your registration. 

*NOTE: First-time Able Auctions bidders must sign up by 4:00pm on Friday (the day before the auction) in order to complete your bidder registration.

3. Tune in LIVE on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7:00pm via the AbleAuctions.ca website.  Bid on your favourite items in this exciting and dynamic live fundraiser. You will also be able to support with a direct financial donation, Fund-a-Need style.

Participating Charities

Media Contacts: Howard Blank (604) 928-6066  howard@howardblanklive.com
Laura Ballance (604) 771-5176 laura@lbmg.ca