A response from the organizations Jim has helped...

Jim has a passion for the kids and the families that stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta. We have been working with Jim for several years for our illuminate Gala. We love having Jim join us as the VIP guests that are in the room really enjoy watching how he interacts with everyone. Jim has a natural talent getting the crowd involved, making bids and donating at our event. Jim has a talent and flair when it comes to working the room and his efforts to raise money for the House during the live auction are impressive. Jim is a true professional and his energy is contagious. A very special thank you to Jim for your time and your enthusiasm to support our families that are staying at the House with their children receiving vital medical treatment.

Sandi Ferchau

Events Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta

You will not meet a nicer guy than Jim Giroux, his enthusiasm is contagious. Jim has done several events for the CJAY Kids Fund and Gerry Forbes Secret Wish and all of them have been successes.

Jim thanks for all your help and caring.

Gerry Forbes


Jim Giroux has been the live auctioneer at our Helping Families Handle Cancer Art Exhibit for the last 2 years running. We knew that we needed a personable and outgoing auctioneer to help us auction off the wonderful donations we receive, such as plane tickets or a house boating weekend, and Jim was the perfect match.

He is exciting to watch, engaging with the crowd, and we really felt like he raised top dollar for the items we auctioned off. The money he managed to raise to date has gone straight into our Care Program which helps us financially support our families who have a child battling cancer at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, by paying for their household bills and living expenses. We would highly recommend Jim to anyone ever in need of a successful and exciting auctioneer!

Carie Stock

Helping Families Handle Cancer

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Jim Giroux at a few of our fundraising events in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Not only is Jim professional, energetic and passionate, his generosity allowed us to raise additional funds for the kids and families in our community. Thank you Jim, for your kindness and on-going commitment to children’s health.

Melissa Chappell

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jim Giroux at several fundraising events in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital over the past 5 years. The passion and energy he brings to each event coupled with his generosity and dedication to our cause has been instrumental to the success of our events.

Melissa McKenzie

Associate Manager, Community Initiatives & Events, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

Just wanted to extend a huge thank you from Parkinson Alberta and myself for all your help and support yesterday. We had such a great experience with you and really enjoyed the energy that you brought to our auction.

Katie von Hansen

Event and Volunteer Coordinator

I don’t think I’ve ever properly thanked you for what you do. It was an epiphany last night seeing you work the crowd. You are a team at the top of your game. I know for certain that your efforts easily added 30% to 40% to the event, if not more.

You are a master of your craft Jim. You are a seasoned pro and a pleasure to watch in action. You and your team are an inspiration to me to become better at what I do.

Let it be known that your efforts and talents were honestly noticed yesterday. If there is ever anything I can do for you, say the word and I’ll make it happen.

Thanks again and hope to see you for the 10th year.

Well done my friend, well done…

Ben Jeffery

Astral Media Radio GP

Working with Him simply assures your success. He has handled our event the last three years with outstanding results. We don’t hesitate to hire him again and again because we know the auction is in very capable hands!

Natasha Sorobey

Clearwater Academy Annual Gala

I am writing thank you for the tremendous work you did with our Rotary club of Calgary North Valentines gala. Your efforts put us over the top of our fundraising expectations for the evening and our guests well entertained. We sincerely hope that you continue your support for this event, which is a key fundraiser for us.

Richard E. Edwards

BDO Canada LLP

Jim Giroux & Auction Depot have been exceptional with JDRF’s Hope Gala. High energy, captivating and moving auctioneer who engages a room and helped us make the biggest impact from our night. We put our success in Jim’s hand and he greatly exceeded all expectations. Thank you Jim & Auction Depot!

Myles D. Rusak


Thanks again for helping out on Wednesday. I know you worked magic by being there and you worked magic on stage.

I don’t know what else to say, you’ve been there since day one and I know in my heart that you’ve “helped” raise more than we know… if ya know what I mean and I think you do.

Ben Jeffery

Astral Media Radio GP

This was our first experience with Jim as an auctioneer and he helped make the Calgary Chapter Crohn’s & Colitis Canada’s 2014 Black Gold Gala a success. Our new fundraising initiative this year was applicably titled “Royal Flush” which followed an enjoyable and vigorous live auction. Jim’s professional and energetic demeanour engaged the crowd to bid in the live auction and the Royal Flush and in no time, our fundraising goals were met and surpassed.

If you want an auctioneer where you know you will get results, we would recommend Jim. When a lot is riding on a fundraising event you want to make sure that the outcomes are positive and we can’t thank Jim enough for assisting us in reaching our ultimate goal – to raise funds to find a cure!


2014 Black Gold Gala

I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you once again for being our emcee and auctioneer at CNIB’s Outta Sight Golf Classic on Monday. You did an amazing job as always!

This year’s tournament has raised approximately $40,000 for CNIB’s programs and services for people who are blind or partially sighted. CNIB provides services, support, and training on specialized equipment for people like Karon Argue, allowing her to resume her career as a children’s book illustrator.

Jim, thank you for being a part of the day, and for your contribution towards making this year’s golf tournament the most successful to date.

Pam Swan