Position: Associate Director, Business Banking Market Development – Western Canada
Why I joined the committee: As an immigrant I feel so fortunate to call Canada and especially Vancouver home and I am deeply passionate about supporting and participating in organization that make this great community an even better, healthier, and more inclusive space for all. I strive to leave the world a better place than I found it.
Organization: Pan City Enterprises Inc.
Why I joined the committee: I am a 4-time gala co-chair and Board of Director of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. I’m very passionate about leaving a positive sustainable impact and, therefore, devoted a significant amount of my time volunteering in leadership roles with many great non-profit healthcare organizations. We need to close the care gap. What’s more important than our health?
Organization: Cameron Group
Why I joined the committee: The pandemic showcased how our health care professionals are there for us every day, ensuring that we have access to the care we need even when their resources are stretched to the limit. The Vitality Gala brings our community’s leaders and philanthropists together to show our support by helping fund the future of BC health care and equip our incredible health care workers with the resources they need to save and improve lives.
Company: BlueShift Advisory
Organization: WA Architects Ltd.
Position: Vice President
Organization: Talk Shop Media
Why I joined the committee: As an anchor and reporter for Global News, I was often asked to MC galas and other fundraising events. But I prefer working behind the scenes. The committee allows me to quietly use my power for good.
Position: Managing Partner
Organization: Griffin Transportation Services Inc.
Why I joined the committee: As a local business owner it is very important to me to volunteer my time and give back to my community. My aunt and a couple dear friends spent a lot of time at VGH receiving lifesaving care and I want to pay it forward.
Position: CEO/co-owner Rosemary Rocksalt Bagelry
Organization: Co-owner/co-founder Nurse Next Door Homecare
Why I joined the committee: I am a mom to 4 boys, fierce friend, wife, sister, daughter, explorer, mentor, business owner and entrepreneur. I am volunteering on the gala committee to make a positive impact on the healthcare system and people that’s constantly giving. My mother has been a patient of VGH through several surgeries and would not have received the utmost care she did without the healthcare, support teams and the machinery needed to assist in the surgeries she required. We are grateful and are paying it forward.
Position: CEO & Financial Strategist
Why I joined the committee: Sadly, many of my family members and friends have been affected by cancer so I am passionate about supporting the cause and being part of an initiative that will be part of the solution to beating cancer.
Organization: ATF Canada
Why I joined the committee: I have always taken a strong interest in giving back to the community I live in. I have successfully chaired and worked on committees for special events and fundraising initiatives and sit on the Board of the BC Epilepsy Society with a special interest in fundraising. I am very proud to be able to be a part of this fundraising gala as healthcare is vital to our community and I am privileged to be a part of making a difference to our community in this way.
Organization: CapriCMW Insurance
Position: Partner, Lawyer
Organization: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Position: Vice President, Canada
Why I joined the committee: Engineering and Construction Executive with a passion for fitness and automobiles. I’m volunteering on the Vitality Gala Committee, as my mom is a cancer survivor, and my dad is open-heart surgery survivor. I am supporting this cause as I want to ensure that our world-class health care workers in BC are equipped with the tools and training they need to save and improve lives for other families as well.
Position: Executive Assistant to Regional Managing Partner
Position: Mortgage Broker, Partner
Organization: Win Lui Group DLC Clear Trust Mortgages
Why I joined the committee: I wanted to use my influence and network of contacts to help raise money for a charitable foundation that helps saves lives and I am very grateful to have been involved with the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation.