From left to right: Global BC’s Sonia Sunger, evening host and Fred Lee, evening auctioneer; MEI Screaming Eagles Marching Band performing
From left to right: Lucy Greer, Heather Finlayson, and Robyn Lalani, Gift of Time Gala Co-Chairs; John and Claire Nicola, presenting sponsors
Canuck Place floated into our lives like a summer wind, warm and comforting. Their compassion and expertise allowed us to spend time at home with Alejo and savour our time with him. With their support, loving care, and access to call the 24-Hour-Clinical-Care line, we knew we were not alone.
Erin and Federico, Canuck Place Parents
From left to right: Denise Praill, Canuck Place CEO and Erin and Federico Angel, Canuck Place family and Gift of Time Gala family speakers
From left to right: Erin and Federico Angel with their son Alejo (in frame)
From left to right: Mary Coleman, Canuck Place Counsellor, Erin and Federico Angel, Canuck Place Parents, and Nadine Lusney, Canuck Place Clinical Nurse Specialist; Gift of Time attendees bidding on auction items and Fund-A-Need.
The funds raised from the Gift of Time Gala will support pediatric palliative care provided at Canuck Place. Last year Canuck Place had a 33% increase in inpatient admissions of children and families requiring pediatric palliative care and a 14% increase in outpatient community care. Patients on the Canuck Place program are the most medically complex and ill children in the province and funds from the Gift of Time Gala ensure families have special moments.