On January 11, media and sponsors gathered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim for a preview of our annual Time to Shine Gala.

The annual fundraising Gala – to be held at the venue on Sunday, February 5 – aims to raise $2 million toward improving surgery at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital as part of the Future of Surgery campaign. At the preview event, media and guests were given the opportunity to hear about the Foundation’s goal and the impact it will have on health care for British Columbians.

This is the third year for the Foundation’s Gala which attracts prominent guests from the Asia-Pacific community and coincides with the start of Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rooster. This year’s theme reflects renewal and revitalization of the new season, a fitting analogy for the Foundation’s vision of transformative health care.

This year’s gala features a live auction and an extraordinary culinary experience featuring two executive chefs – Chef Nathan Brown, Executive Chef for the Fairmont Pacific Rim and Chef Andrès Delpeut, Executive Chef for Amsterdam’s highly regarded Bridges restaurant. Bridges has been awarded with a Michelin Star and is a favorite among Amsterdam residents, international guests, business executives and celebrities.

The Gala Committee, led by Mrs. Alice Chung from Alive Health Centre, recognized the many donors and sponsors who have made this event possible.

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