Over 900 guests gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday Nov 7th, and over $3.3 million was raised, making the 20th Anniversary of the Night of a Thousand Stars Gala a glowing success.

Night of a Thousand Stars Gala is a very special night for us,” says Barbara Grantham, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “It’s our opportunity to honour the health care teams who work tirelessly to improve the health and well-being of British Columbians, as well as recognize the leadership of the philanthropic community who are transforming health care in this city and throughout the province.”

The $3.3 million raised will fund an interventional (or hybrid) operating room (OR) at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) that will contain sophisticated radiological imaging equipment. Functioning like a “one-stop surgery shop,” an interventional OR eliminates the need to transport patients to a different location for imaging, which saves critical time. The money raised will also support other urgently needed equipment at VGH, UBC Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Community Health Services across Vancouver.

A heartfelt thanks to our donors, sponsors, health care partners, supporters, Gala Committee and volunteers. Together, we are significantly improving specialized adult health care for all British Columbians.

If you are interested in supporting the 2016 Night of a Thousand Stars, Email us or phone 604 875 4676 for more information.


Chair – Devi Sangara 

Elayna Diemert
Bruce Diemert
Gisele Desmarais
Mary Eby
Ellen Flanders
Cindy Gill
Helen Hall
Lilian Hudson
Patricia Lok
Bryce Margetts
Nancey Nanji
Mary Lee Newnham
Harjeet Sangara
Mike Steventson
Nancy Stibbard