Are you new to Brebeuf Bistro?  Have questions about what this event is all about? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Everything you need to know is right here.

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What is Brebeuf Bistro?

Brebeuf Bistro is the school’s largest fundraiser hosted by the Brebeuf Jesuit Mothers Association. Each year we gather together as a community to celebrate our wonderful community and support our school with a live and silent auction. This year, we will gather virtually to participate in the event. Proceeds from Bistro directly impact the students, faculty, staff and programs at Brebeuf Jesuit. The revenue from Bistro allows the Mothers Association to support a wide variety of initiatives at the school—including scholarships and financial aid, co-curricular programs, faculty professional development and special events.

What does a Virtual Brebeuf Bistro Look Like?

Members of the community will be provided a link to join in an entertaining and meaning program online to watch from the comfort of your home, at a small gathering with family or friends, or a location convenient for you. Online bidding will be managed via your cell phone or computer via a link you register for. The online program will also present the opportunity for “watch parties” to live stream so guests can enjoy checking in on other celebrations around the Bistro.

What is a “Watch Party” and should I Host or Attend One?

A Watch Party is a new way for people to watch videos on a streaming service in real time. Once a Watch Party is started, participants can watch the program and interact with others around them at the same moment. A Watch Party can be a “party of one” in your PJ’s on your sofa or you can host a gathering (with appropriate COVID guidelines) to enjoy the online event as a group. We encourage folks to register their Watch Party so we can send updates and instructions. Special links will be sent to share details and we encourage guests to participate in a way they feel most comfortable.

How does the live and silent auction work?

Each year, we have exciting live and silent auction items for you to bid on either alone or as part of a group of friends. In years past, auction items have included vacations, sports packages, Brebeuf “Gems”, jewelry, spa and fitness packages, gift cards and even a puppy! You will receive instructions along with a link to register to bid.

What is the dress code?

Whatever you want it to be…it is your Watch Party!!!

How long does the evening last?

This year’s event will run from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with the silent auction closing around 9:00 p.m.

I have a great item or experience I would like to donate to help support the event. How do I do that?

Please utilize our online donation form.

Can I preview some of the auction items before the event? Can I place bids on them beforehand?

Once the list of auction items is available for viewing, Brebeuf will send out an announcement. Online bidding is expected to begin a week prior to the event.  Several communications will be sent directly to the primary email address on file with Brebeuf and information can be found in our weekly InDepth newsletter. As the event nears, you will be assigned a bidder number through our auction provider, Qtego, which will allow you to utilize your phone for bidding and tracking your bids. A credit card is required.

Do I need a ticket to join the virtual event?

No. Simply click on the link sent out for the event to participate. Since this is not a live event this year and we are not selling tickets, we would welcome a gratuitous contribution (fully tax-deductible) in lieu of ticket purchase. CLICK HERE to donate now!