Wanna Grab Lunch with a Sci-Fi Star?

Online charity auction could have you eating with stars of Firefly, Sanctuary or Stargate.

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Amanda Tapping (left) and Robin Dunne.

It might be the most expensive lunch you ever buy, but you'll be able to tell your grandchildren you ate with a star. That is, if you win one of the opportunities currently on offer via the eBay auction for Once Upon a Cure.

This charity event to raise funds for research into Hunter Syndrome is taking place at the Sutton Hotel in Vancouver this Saturday evening and includes among its special guests stars of many of the most popular science fiction shows ever to appear on the small screen.

They include Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins, and Christopher Heyerdahl (Stargate and Sanctuary), Robin Dunne and Robert Lawrenson (Sanctuary), Robert Carlyle, Julia Benson, and Jennifer Spence (Stargate Universe), Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki (Supernatural), Jewel Staite (Firefly and Stargate: Atlantis), Paul McGillion (Stargate: Atlantis), Colin Ferguson (Eureka), and Anne Marie DeLuise (Smallville).

The lunches with Amanda Tapping, Staite and McGillion, Robbins and Lawrenson, Stargate's David Hewlett and his wife, as well as women of sci-fi Benson, Christine Chatelain, and Sharon Taylor are up for bid in an online auction that is currently running on eBay in association with the event.

Other items up for grabs include a crossbow and guantlets from Stargate: Atlantis, signed photos of David Helwett, Zac Efron, Robin Williams (with a leather copy of the script of The Final Cut), Dominic Keating, and Connor Trineer and director's chairs (or chair backs) signed by cast members of Sanctuary and Stargate Atlantis.

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The Once Upon a Cure Gala takes place at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver on Saturday, September 24. Tickets are $250 each or $1900 for a table of eight. More information can be found on the event's website or @onceuponacure. Hunter Syndrome (MPS II) is a rare degenerative disorder that affects children. Until recently children afflicted with the condition could be expected to live only until their early teenage years but new research is offering the hope of extending that.

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Michael Simpson is a freelance writer, editor, presenter, researcher, instructor, gadget freak and sci-tech consultant based in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. Formerly from the UK, he’s converted from tea to coffee and written and presented on film, TV, science, nature, technology,…

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