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2022 Fall Gala & auction

Event details:

Saturday, October 8 at 5pm

Catholic Church Parish Hall

1002 L Avenue

La Grande, Oregon

Join us to celebrate the Greater Hells Canyon Council with a return to our in-person Fall Gala. We'd love to see you at a fun-filled event, featuring a local foods dinner, music by Brian Mandella, and a presentation about our work.


The event will include a a teaser for upcoming screenings of the film Elemental, including a panel discussion exploring the traditional role of fire as a management tool and the myriad ways fire is currently influencing our local forest ecosystems. GHCC Connections Coordinator Christina deVillier will facilitate the panel featuring Meadow Wheaton and the Rural Cinema Project, along with Tiyana Casey, Indigenous Relations Liaison for the Camas to Condors Partnership, and Paula Hood from Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project. The Gala will also be an opportunity to meet and get to know the new staffers at Greater Hells Canyon Council.

Online auction runs from October 4 -10, plus an event-only silent auction. Bid on vacation and adventure packages, artwork, and the Gala featured work by Baker City photographer Danielle Bernard.

Gala tickets are $40. Premium tickets are $60 and include a GHCC-branded MiiR 12oz Camp Cup and a 5-pack of notecards featuring the landscape photography of the Greater Hells Canyon Region by Danielle Bernard.

Don't Miss These Featured Auction Packages​ and More...

These are just a few of the amazing items that we are auction off this year. One of these featured packages below will go to the Golden Raffle winner on October 8 (see above or click here to purchase tickets).


We are honored to work with so many individuals and businesses who support our work in the Greater Hells Canyon Region.

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5 day rafting trip for 2 on the snake or lower salmon river

Take the rafting trip of a lifetime with OARS - a 5 day trip for 2 people on the Lower Salmon or Snake River. The auction package winning bidder can select the river trip of their preference. Snake River trip through Hells Canyon includes a flyover of the canyon. Trips can be booked for any opening in the 2023 season. Additional restrictions apply.

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3 Nights at Good Bear Ranch for up to 8 people

This one-of-a-kind log home tucked into the base of the Elkhorn Mountains is located on 250 acres bordered by the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Grab this 3 night getaway in this gorgeous home that sleeps 8 with a gourmet kitchen, pool table, and incredible views. Close to the Elkhorn Crest trailheads with shuttle access options. Restrictions apply.

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2 Nights at barkinG Mad Farm B&B for 2 people

Come see what makes winter so special in the heart of the Wallowas. Barking Mad Farm B&B combines the quiet serenity of the gorgeous Wallowa Mountains with a fantastic lodging experience in a restored farmhouse that gives you the best of outdoor wonder and indoor comfort. Close to Wallowa Lake and trailheads into the Eagle Cap Wilderness, as well as many dining options in Enterprise including Terminal Gravity. Restrictions apply.

In addition to these featured auction prizes, additional auction items have been generously donated by:

Sawyer - Six Moon Designs - Wallowa Lake Lodge - CNOC Outdoors - Weston Mountain Lodge - Merrell -

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort - The Trailhead - Blue Mountain Outfitters - Side A Brewing - Triple Crown Coffee -

Patagonia - Go Wild: American Adventures - Migration Brewing - Wild Carrot Herbals - Fairie Beads - Plant Works -

artwork by numerous local artists, photographers and artisans including Danielle Bernard, Robin Coen, Laura Grace,

Danae Yurgel, Sue Orlaske, Jo Mahoney, Denise Stone, and Larry Olson - additional items donated by

Norm Cimon, Neil Evans, Mike Higgins, and Brock Evans

The online auction ended at 7pm Pacific Time on Monday, October 10.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Congratulations to the auction winners!

This year's featured Gala artwork, Wild, Steep, with Mystic Canyons Deep, by Danielle Bernard, is an awe-inspiring photograph of Hells Canyon from the Snake River Overlook.

The framed piece will be available to the highest bidder at the auction.

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Danielle Bernard is a landscape and wildlife photographer from Baker City, Oregon. You can see more of her work in her online gallery at

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thank you to our Fall Gala Sponsors!

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You're cordially invited to

Greater Hells Canyon Council's Fall Gala

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