Photos courtesy of Martin Szabo Photography
Night of Wonders 2016
The third annual gala to benefit the BC & Yukon Chapter of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada - which took place on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 - truly lived up to its name as a Night of Wonders.
This stunning evening, presented by Pacific Blue Cross, saw guests enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience from Edible Canada. Autoform Performance was transformed into a unique and magical gala space, which was filled with nearly 200 of Vancouver’s most glamourous and generous business luminaries.
The audience was brought to its feet in a standing ovation when Wish Child Ida Yang performed “Nataliana” on the harp she received as her wish. Guests bid generously on 5 live auction lots, including an Edible Canada Yukon Whisky Dinner, which host Fred Lee auctioned off twice after a bidding frenzy inspired Edible Canada President & CEO Eric Pateman to donate a second package. They also gave from the heart after wish mom Natasha Prokosh shared her family’s story.
All told, the evening raised $250,000 for Children’s Wish, which will support their mission of granting wishes for Canadian children aged 3-17 who are facing a life threatening illness.