From left to right: Gabryel Harrison with Spring is Constant; Global BC’s Sonia Sunger, evening host and Fred Lee, evening auctioneer; MEI Screaming Eagles Drum Line performing; Bukola singing; DJ Marvel
From left to right: Michelle Porter, Robyn Lalani, and Lucy Greer, Gift of Time Gala Co-Chairs; John and Claire Nicola, presenting sponsors; Gift of Time Committee
Beyond the immediate after Sophia’s death, there are so many pieces of support from Canuck Place; delivering a Canuck Place candle, memory making, attending her funeral, counselling support, and bereavement group. The impact of having someone walk beside us on a journey we don’t know how to take is hard to articulate and is so invaluable to us.
Wes and Marie Toews, Canuck Place Parents
From left to right: Wes and Marie, Toews, Canuck Place Family and Gift of Time Speakers; Deborah Davison, Canuck Place Counsellor; Denise Praill, Canuck Place CEO
From left to right: Marie and Wes Toews with their daughter, Sophia (in frame)
From left to right: Wes and Marie Toews, Canuck Place Parents; Wes and Marie with Deborah Davison, Canuck Place Counsellor during the candle lighting ceremony; Gift of Time ballroom
The funds raised from the Gift of Time Gala will support pediatric palliative care provided by Canuck Place. Last year Canuck Place had a 63% increase in family members staying in our hospices for medical respite care, a 31% increase in community-based and in-hospital care, as well as an 80% increase in care provide in-home, through the Enhanced Community Care Program. 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.