The second annual Charity Auction was held on November 30, 2010 at the «Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel» in Montreal, Canada. This year’s auction was billed as the «Tretiak & Kovalev Event», due to the support of the charitable foundations of Vladislav Tretiak and Alex Kovalev.
Annually since 2002 The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association CERBA holds a Charity Auction to raise funds to support childrens’ hospitals, social shelters for children and teenagers, orphanages, Russia’s Special Olympic Committee, and children’s and senior’s centers. Since 2009 CERBA holds an auction in partnership with Vladislav Tretiak’s Sports Academy Fund.
The year’s auction was billed as the «Tretiak & Kovalev Event» which was attended by over 400 guests from the Canadian-Russian Business Community and numerous fans and former «Canadian Hockey Greats».
Yvon Lambert, a former hockey star with the Montreal Canadiens was the auctioneer for this evening.
For the second year in a row Wolfgang Spillner, President of Albacor Shipping Holding bid on, and won the top item to be auctioned. At the last year event which took place in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Mr. Spillner won a special diamond-gold ring commemorating Russia’s victory at the 2009 World Hockey Championship. This year Mr. Spillner bid on, and won the top item to be auctioned, the personal ring of Vladislav Tretiak commemorating the historical 1972 Russia-Canada Ice Hockey Series. Vladislav Tretiak received this ring as the most valuable player for Russia during this series.
Mr. Tretiak came to Mr. Spillner to personally hand over his ring and thank him for his participation in Charity Auction.