Photos: VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Time to Shine Gala

Doctors, local celebrities and community-builders show up to support health care at this star-studded celebration.

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Time to Shine Gala- June 3rd, 2023

1. Alice Chung, Echo Wu and Judy Leung chaired the 2023 Time to Shine Gala presented by Peterson and Viva Pharmaceutical.

2. Anson Realty principals Stephen and Grace Kwok were among the Chinese Canadian community leaders giving back big-time to transform health care in B.C.

3. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation CEO Angela Chapman thanked the 400 guests for raising $4,123,500 in support of world-leading talent such as Dr. Brian Kwon, a spine surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital.

4. Julia and Donald Leung of Donald’s Fine Foods ignited the evening of giving with a donation of $1 million. Major gifts also came from Johnny Fong, John and Linda Wong, Rick and Lauren Ilich and Jason and Emily Ko.

5. After a pandemic pause, the gala returned with television personalities Todd Talbot and Lisa Wu hosting the marquee fundraiser at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

6. Singer Shannon Chung and pianist Libby Yu performed at the sold-out soiree. Over seven years, the Time to Shine gala has raised over $22.6 million in support of Vancouver Coastal Health’s most urgent needs.