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This is the Galas Category

Vancouver’s charity gala events and fundraisers


Athletics 4 Kids Boxing Gala at Hard Rock Vancouver

Posted: January 19, 2017 

Athletics 4 Kids Boxing Gala at Hard Rock Vancouver Supporting kids in sport, and kids who can't afford sport, is all part of the fight that the people at Athletics 4 Kids (A4K) believe in. Known for their glamorous boxing gala events here at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club, the gang behind the ring decided that a second battle might be in order. This time, thanks to the good people at the Hard Rock Casino, guests enjoyed another magical ...more

Whistler Film Festival 2016

Posted: January 19, 2017 

Whistler Film Festival 2016 If you've never attended the Whistler Film Festival you are missing out. Missing out on the opportunity to see the Canadian premiere of soon-to-be-nominated Oscar films. Missing out on meeting A-List actors, directors and screenwriters - and missing out on some of the most enjoyable seminars, workshops and parties around. Proudly sponsored in part by Turner Media Canada, we are already anxiously awaiting next year's exciting event. Join ...more

Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Gala

Posted: November 25, 2016 

Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Gala The 5th Annual Christmas on the Shore was held at the Beach House Restaurant in West Vancouver. The night was full of sparkle and good cheer as guests came together to donate to this very worthwhile charity which has, for over 60 years, provided education, support and counselling to families in need across the North Shore community. Thanks to the generosity of the Fuller family (of Earls ...more

Chinatown Foundation Gala

Posted: November 25, 2016 

Chinatown Foundation Gala It was one of the biggest galas of the year raising over $2.5 million dollars. Restoring Vancouver's Chinatown was the cause celeb and the who's who of Vancouver turned out to help. This sold out event was held at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel and thanks to the generosity of some of West Vancouver's most prominent families, the night was a complete success. Congrats to all ...more

First Blossom LGH Fundraiser

Posted: November 22, 2016 

First Blossom LGH Fundraiser The First Blossom of HOpe fundraiser was held recently at the Chateau Versailles Design Centre in West Vancouver. An elegant cocktail style event, the night helped raise funds for the Lions Gate Hospital HOpe Centre in support of youth mental health care on the North ...more

Fraser Riverkeepers Gala

Posted: November 22, 2016 

Fraser Riverkeepers Gala Swim. Drink. Fish. The message was as crisp and clear as the waters they are trying to protect. The Fraser Riverkeepers Gala, held at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, was a delight for all the senses. Fabulous food, famous faces and a live music lineup that rivals most award shows - this was a night to remember as every detail helped remind us that our waterways, rivers, oceans and ...more

St. Paul’s Hospital Brilliant Gala for Mental Health

Posted: October 5, 2016 

St. Paul’s Hospital Brilliant Gala for Mental Health It was like walking into a living art gallery. The St. Paul’s Foundation’s Brilliant gala, held at the Rocky Mountaineer, was a magical from start to finish. Guests were invited to walk into a "Gallery of Wonders" where models dressed as famous works of art decorated the venue. Supporting mental health and addiction programs, the evening raised 1.5 million and included a vibrant live auction, fashion show and live dance ...more

Shine Gala for Lions Gate Hospital

Posted: September 24, 2016 

Shine Gala for Lions Gate Hospital It was a feast for the eyes - and the heart.  The inaugural Shine - No Stigma featured a fashion and dance extravaganza staged by hundreds of volunteers who rallied together to raise funds and awareness for mental health and addiction while addressing the stigma of mental illness. Held at the Commodore Ballroo all proceeds go to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Lion’s Gate Hospital, HOpe ...more

Vancouver Leo Awards – BC’s Oscars and Emmys

Posted: August 24, 2016 

Vancouver Leo Awards – BC’s Oscars and Emmys Leo Awards Vancouver - I've always said they're like our own version of the Oscars and Emmys. The Leo Awards, now in their 17th year, celebrated the best in BC with all the red carpet glam that goes with Hollywood North. Held at the Hyatt hotel - actors, directors, writers and producers strutted their stuff for the cameras and for the right to hold a coveted Leo Award. Three star-studded nights ...more

Deighton Cup at Hastings Park Vancouver

Posted: August 24, 2016 

Deighton Cup at Hastings Park Vancouver Deighton Cup Vancouver - It was a day of horse racing like no other. The Deighton Cup at Hastings Park in Vancouver hosted the best dressed in the city at this summer's most elegant outdoor party. Hats and haute couture were the name of the game as VIP champagne booths lined the track while live music, and live betting, kept guests in the swing of things. Partial proceeds went to support the Variety - The ...more

Kay Meek Centre Gala in West Vancouver

Posted: July 21, 2016 

Kay Meek Centre Gala in West Vancouver Kay Meek Gala West Vancouver's most elegant theatre of art, culture and music - the Kay Meek Centre - welcomed dignitaries and guests to its annual fundraising gala. A beautiful garden reception with food by Mangia E Bevi was followed by a rollicking performance by The Second City. MC Vicki Gabereau introduced new incoming executive director Rob Gloor and the evening was capped off with a dessert reception and meet and greet with the ...more

Waterfront Gala in NorthVancouver

Posted: July 21, 2016 

Waterfront Gala in NorthVancouver North Shore Waterfront Gala The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver provided the perfect setting for a formal evening of fundraising at the second annual North Shore Waterfront Gala. Champagne, dinner, silent auction and more were all part of the event which was founded by sponsers Cargill, Kinder Morgan, Fibreco, Neptune Terminals, Richardson and Western Stevedoring. Monies raised go to support the north Shore Neighbourhood House and the Learning ...more

Daffodil Ball 2016 Canadian Cancer Society

Posted: June 24, 2016 

Daffodil Ball 2016 Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball - Celebrating their 20th anniversity, the Canadian Cancer Society's glamorous Daffodil Ball was held at the spectacular Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. A VIP champagne reception, with live music by Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, kicked off the night. Then there was the formal dinner, digital silent auction, the legendary cake live auction and dancing into the night. Raising an amazing $1.3 million, this gala continues to impress as it helps advocate ...more

Lions Gate Hospital LGH Gala 2016 at Capilano Golf

Posted: May 25, 2016 

Lions Gate Hospital LGH Gala 2016 at Capilano Golf Lions Gate Hospital Gala - It was a perfect summer evening at Capilano Golf and Country Club as guests gathered for one of the most important galas of the year. The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation's annual gala is always a stunning affair complete with champagne reception, silent and live auction items and fabulous food. A record breaking $1,303,819 was raised which will go towards helping build BC’s first-ever Youth Concurrent Disorders ...more

Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver

Posted: July 27, 2014 

Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver It has to be one of the most colourful and fashionable events in Vancouver. Add in the bow ties, fanciful hats, champagne VIP lounge, luxury cars and horse racing and it's easy to see why it's also one of the hottest parties of the summer. The Deighton Cup, produced by the good folks at The Social Concierge, was held last weekend at Hastings Park. Local celebs and socialites were easy ...more

River Rock Resort Celebrates 10 Years in Vancouver

Posted: June 23, 2014 

River Rock Resort Celebrates 10 Years in Vancouver It's a month long party out in Richmond as the River Rock Casino Resort holds their Diamond Celebration and 10 year anniversary party. A special VIP evening was held last week as dignitaries, politicians and invited guests were treated to a glamorous evening at the conference centre. The birthday theme included gourmet food and extra special party items like hot dogs, cotton candy and a full ice cream sundae station. ...more

Rick Mercer Headlines Kay Meek Centre Gala

Posted: June 17, 2014 

Rick Mercer Headlines Kay Meek Centre Gala The Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver is a community gem. Loved for its plays and performances, it has become a place that supports the professional arts and the people in a small community known for its close-knit nature. Last week, it was time for the annual gala fundraiser. This year superstar Canadian comic Rick Mercer headlined the event with his one-man show and lots of laughs. The evening also ...more

Heart and Stroke Golden Heart Gala Dinner

Posted: June 16, 2014 

Heart and Stroke Golden Heart Gala Dinner The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Golden Heart gala dinner was held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver last week. A black tie affair, the night featured live and silent auction items, entertainment and a five-star dinner all served in the hotel's lavishly decorate ballroom.   - - - 01 - Gala chair and Olympian Charmaine Crooks and husband Anders welcome guests to the reception. 02 - Honourary chairs Jane and Peter Scott. 03 - Stéphane ...more

Lift the Children Gala for Africa

Posted: June 16, 2014 

Lift the Children Gala for Africa Can you imagine having no schools or hospitals? How about no crops or food? Sadly, this is real life for entire populations of people living in Africa. It is also the life many children are born into with little hope for the future. Lift The Children is trying to change all that. With 10,000 children in more than 80 orphanages, Lift The Children is an organization "dedicated to seeking out ...more

Love Her Ovarian Cancer Gala Vancouver 2014

Posted: June 10, 2014 

Love Her Ovarian Cancer Gala Vancouver 2014 It was a celebration of women, fun and fashion at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel last week as guests gathered to join in the fight against ovarian cancer. Still considered the most fatal of all women's cancers, the 2014 Lover Her Gala celebrated the memory of those we've lost while helping to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Canada (the only national charity dedicated solely to overcoming ovarian cancer). Despite the ...more

Brian Jessel 2014 Cabriolet Gala

Posted: June 8, 2014 

Brian Jessel 2014 Cabriolet Gala Brian Jessel may be known for his luxury car dealerships, but he is also known for throwing some of Vancouver's best charity parties. The Cabriolet Gala is one of the hottest parties of the year and in the past has featured names like Jay Leno, CeeLo Green, Colin James and the Barenaked Ladies. This year it was time for high fashion to take centre stage as designer Gianni Maanaki showed ...more

Samba Till Sunrise Gala for Kids

Posted: May 12, 2014 

Samba Till Sunrise Gala for Kids Spring is gala season! So what better way to celebrate than to raise money for your school. That was what the parents at West Vancouver's Ecole Pauline Johnson did last week via their talented Parents' Advisory Committee (PAC) with the Samba Till Sunrise fundraiser and art auction. Hollyburn Country Club was decked out in colours as everyone got into the theme. But what made this event extra special was the ...more

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala

Posted: May 9, 2014 

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala The Athletics for Kids (A4K) annual boxing gala was held last week at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. Helping raise money for kids who cannot always afford to play sports, the association's annual event is a glamorous affair complete with Las Vegas theme, sit-down dinner, auction items and live sanctioned boxing bouts. Famous sports names, glamorous showgirls and some knock 'em sock 'em action are all part of the fun. ...more

Heart of Gold 2014 Pre-Gala Reception

Posted: May 7, 2014 

Heart of Gold 2014 Pre-Gala Reception The Heart of Gold Gala, held in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation - BC and Yukon chapter, will hold its 10th Anniversary fundraising event later next month. In preparation for the big night, a private VIP reception for donors, committee members and guests was held yesterday at the super chic downtown home of Janelle and Kyle Washington. The stunning views and sunlit patios were the perfect backdrop for ...more

Children’s Wish Foundation Inaugural Gala at Vancouver Art Gallery

Posted: March 14, 2014 

Children’s Wish Foundation Inaugural Gala at Vancouver Art Gallery The Children's Wish Foundations of Canada, BC and Yukon Chapter, held their inaugural gala this past week in spectacular surroundings at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Entitled simply "Wish", the night was a wonderland of light and glamour as invited guests enjoyed pre-dinner cocktails and canapes in the gallery's top floor terrace. After it was time to proceed downstairs for an elegant dinner by Hawksworth Restaurant. Live and silent auction items ...more

Vancouver Police Gala

Posted: March 4, 2014 

Vancouver Police Gala There were police cars everywhere, sirens, flashing lights, and even live gunfire. The Vancouver Police Foundation's Night Patrol Gala was held last week at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Riot police and helicopters escorted guests to their tables just before emergency responders arrived with dogs and machine guns to put on a very realistic hostage takedown. It was an exciting beginning to a night that also honoured the VPD's Vancouver Police ...more

Golden Globes 2014 – Cat Calls

Posted: January 13, 2014 

Golden Globes 2014 – Cat Calls The first big awards show of the 2014 season, the Golden Globes, is officially over. As always, everyone was talking about the red carpet hits and misses, the big winners, and the big sinners. American Hustle walked away with the most hardware and Cecil B. DeMille honouree Woody Allen didn’t show up, but the gossip doesn’t stop there. Here’s how this Cat called it: Too Many Shots of U2’s Bono I seriously ...more

Vancouver’s Best 2014 Parties and Gala Events

Posted: January 7, 2014 

Vancouver’s Best 2014 Parties and Gala Events Get out your social calendar and let's plan to party. As the new 2014 year begins there is lots of fun to be had. Many regulars are back, including wine festivals, art galleries and theatre openings. And there's lots of places for live entertainment and food too. Pick the ones you like for dressing up, or down, but best of all, there are lots of chances to help give to ...more

Amica Helping Hands Gala Means Giving

Posted: December 9, 2013 

Amica Helping Hands Gala Means Giving Galas and giving go hand in hand at this time of the year. And never more so than with the great folks at Amica Mature Lifestyles and their Helping Hands Gala. Held at the Four Seasons hotel, guests were treated to a spectacular 70s themed evening complete with crazy costumes, auction items, live music and a 70s themed food event that featured specially made Cracker Jacks and Pop Tarts for ...more

Family Services Christmas on the North Shore

Posted: December 2, 2013 

Family Services Christmas on the North Shore North Shore Family Services is known for its outreach and for the many programs it runs to help families all across our community. They also provide especially important services over the holidays, including the North Shore Christmas Bureau campaign which helps ensure that no child goes without during this special season. Last week, the Fuller family graciously donated use of the Beach House restaurant in West Vancouver to hold an ...more

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