The Gala raises funds to provide care for children with life-threatening illnesses across B.C. and the Yukon
Vancouver, B.C (September 20, 2023): Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is pleased to announce that the 19th annual Gift of Time Gala presented by Nicola Wealth will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Parq Vancouver.
Donors, sponsors, and supporters of Canuck Place will come together for a spectacular night to raise funds for pediatric palliative care for children and families across B.C. and the Yukon.
This year's Gift of Time Gala, hosted by Global BC’s Sonia Sunger, will feature an exceptional dinner, exclusive live and silent auctions, inspiring entertainment, including youth performers from the MEI Screaming Eagles Drum Line and Bukola, and dancing with DJ Marvel. Gala attendees will also be introduced to Canuck Place parents Marie and Wes Toews who will share their family’s story and care experience at Canuck Place.
All funds raised at the Gift of Time Gala will support complex medical care for over 871 children facing life-threatening illnesses and their families, across B.C. and the Yukon. For more information, please visit thegiftoftime.org.
EVENT: 19th Annual Gift of Time Gala
DATE: Saturday, September 23, 2023
LOCATION: Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver B.C.
TIME: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Program begins 7:30 p.m.
GIFT OF TIME GALA CO-CHAIRS: Michelle Porter, Lucy Greer, and Robin Lalani
GIFT OF TIME GALA COMMITTEE: Brandy Ridout, Briana James, Chantal Darvell, Elyssia Patterson, Faisal Vallani, Jaclyn Dayson, James Temple, Katie Dunsworth-Reiach, Marayna Dickinson, Mimi DeSerres, Polly Reitze, Rebecca Rawlinson, Sarah Ho, Sarah Lo, Stephanie Bonn, Tita Cool, Victoria Emslie
GIFT OF TIME GALA DESIGN COMMITTEE: Peter Wilds, Rebecca Rawlinson
About Canuck Place Children’s Hospice: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is B.C. and the Yukon’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 871 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families from five provincial health regions receive Canuck Place inpatient and community care (in home/in hospital). Canuck Place operates 13 patient beds and 8 family suites through two hospices in Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include in-hospice medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, provincial 24-Hour Clinical Care Line, music and recreation therapy, education and art, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care. With donors, research initiatives, our talented team, patient family partners, and over 261 volunteers, we care for children with short lives and the families who love them. canuckplace.org