For Children We Care raises an astonishing $6.1 million, Roaring Twenties Heart & Stroke fete is all heart and Ballet BC host its first dance party in 25 years.  

FOR CHILDREN WE CARE GALA

Jane Young and Susan Chow After two false starts due to the pandemic, chairs Jane Young and Susan Chow finally saw their 25th For Children We Care Gala benefitting BC Children’s Hospital go off at the Hotel Vancouver.

Malcolm Berry and David ChoiBC Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Malcolm Berry with FCWC event founder David Choi. The inaugural benefit generated $300,000.

Caden TeneyckeNow 17 and bound for UVic, Caden Teneycke credits the BC Children’s Hospital orthopeadic team for his good health after undergoing more than 20 surgeries since he was born.

Lisa Wu and Paul HaysomPhoenix TV’s Lisa Wu and Global BC’s Paul Haysom welcomed 650 guests to the record-setting night.

Patsy Hui and Denise Hui

FCWC honorary chair Patsy Hui and her daughter Denise were among the 14-member, all-female committee that orchestrated the gala’s silver anniversary celebrations.

HEART & STROKE GALA

June 10, 2022 

Amber BelzerGlobal BC traffic reporter Amber Belzer co-chaired the Heart & Stroke Gala’s Roaring Twenties bash and fete.

Alex Kraubner, Jana Berengel and Katherine MatlaschewskiSpeakeasy Sweeties Alex Kraubner, Jana Berengel and Katherine Matlashewski set the tone with their Gatsby-era song list.

Amar and Natalie DomanBC Lions team owner Amar Doman and his wife Amar and Natalie Doman put the “roar” in the Roaring Twenties event as title sponsor of the charity dinner and dance.

Nathania Fung, Danielle Dyer and Devi SangaraNathania Fung, co-chair Danielle Dyer and honorary chair Devi Sangara saw $800,000 raised for people living with or at risk from heart disease and stroke.

Lynn Colliar and Glen EnnisReady to dance with his partner Lynn Colliar, rugby player Glenn Ennis once successfully underwent a quadruple bypass surgery.

BALLET BC 35th ANNIVERSARY GALA

June 4, 2022

Julian Scott and Samantha CunliffeChairs Julian Scott and Samantha Cunliffe orchestrated Momentum, Ballet BC’s first fundraising gala in more than 25 years.

Medhi WalerskiBallet BC artistic director Medhi Walerski ensured that all sponsors were acknowledged on his made-to-thank tuxedo.

John ClarkExecutive director John Clark raised a glass to partygoers for helping mark the company’s 35th anniversary and for raising over $350,000 to support its growth, including a new home on Granville Island.

Alex MerrellAlex Merrell’s canned cocktails—called The Classics—were an instant hit with Ballet BC revellers. The co-founder and creative director is finding momentum of her own seeing her all-natural drinks in 150 stores.

UPCOMING SOCIAL CALENDAR EVENTS

August 27

Reveal: A Night in All White

An extraordinary summer finale hosted by Paolo and Clara Aquilini in support of children on the autism spectrum. canucksautism.ca

September 24

A Night of Miracles

The South Asian community’s biggest night returns with a Moroccan-themed affair to support B.C. families battling childhood diabetes. bcchf.ca