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A Night to Inspire Gala

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 

Join us in person at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

5:30pm-9:30pm

Or join us for a one hour virtual livestream from the comfort of your home

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The 6th annual A Night to Inspire gala is InspireHealth's largest fundraiser and will take place Wednesday, October 27th, in person at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, streamed live to our InspireHealth Center communities (Victoria and Kelowna), and beyond. This event attracts over 350 members of BC's philanthropic community for a night of entertainment, inspiration and giving. 

Guests will be treated to a gourmet meal either in person or conveniently delivered to their homes while bidding on bespoke auction items. The evening program will be hosted by the legendary emcees, Fred Lee, and CTV news anchor Mi-Jung Lee, and feature inspiring performances and motivating patient stories. 

As we come together again, in person and online, we hope to raise $250,000 towards supportive cancer care. Throughout the pandemic, demand has surged for our services, resulting in double the number of annual patient visitations at InspireHealth. Your generosity will provide better options for better health and recovery to people living with cancer in British Columbia. 

About InspireHealth:

InspireHealth enhances the quality of life, physical and emotional health of those living with cancer. We provide compassionate, evidence-informed, person-centered care where the patient plays an active role. As a non-profit we rely on the generosity of donors. Thank you for your support.

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FAQ



What happens if Provincial Health Orders do not allow in person gatherings? Should the in person Vancouver gala need to move to a virtual model due to Provincial Health Orders, those who purchased tickets to the in person event will have their Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 3 course meal delivered right to their home and given access to our live stream evening program.

What is your covid policy? InspireHealth is planning A Night to Inspire gala with your safety in mind and as such, will follow all British Columbia public health orders. All in-person guests will be asked to provide proof of vaccination (both doses received before or up to October 20th) in accordance with British Columbia public health orders. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team at events@inspirehealth.ca.

Do you issue refunds for in-person ticket sales? Should we be unable to host an in-person event in Vancouver due to public health concerns, we will bring the event to you with a three-course meal from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver delivered to you and/or your guests’ home to enjoy alongside the gala virtual live stream.  One of our event coordinators will reach out to coordinate.  If you are unable to join us for an in-person or virtual dinner event your ticket will be converted to a fully tax receiptable donation in lieu of a refund. Please contact hsmith@inspirehealth.ca for more information.

What does a virtual gala mean? A virtual gala is a live stream of our in person gala event in Vancouver. A virtual gala allows our guests to join the event from all over the province, and to participate through the internet instead of in person. Participants will tune into our livestream program (on your TV, laptop or tablet) for a night of inspiration featuring moving patient stories and live entertainment from renowned neoclassical performer Lori-Ann Speed.

Do virtual ticket purchasers have access to the live and silent auction? Yes! As long as the ticket holder registers as a bidder they will have online access to both the silent and live auction. 

How can I join the gala from outside of the centre communities (Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna) ? You can join us virtually! By making a donation, you will receive a link to join the live streamed evening program. Contact events@inspirehealth.ca for more information on outside community center virtual tickets. 

Who will be catering the Inspiring Virtual Evening at-home gala experience? South Vancouver Island and Central Okanagan virtual ticket purchasers will receive a thoughtfully curated charcuterie box for TWO delivered to their homes, or the location of their choosing (limited delivery locations - see ticket page for specifics on delivery locations within your region). South Vancouver Island charcuterie vendor - The Noble Grazer. Central Okanagan charcuterie vendor - TJ Graze.

What does it mean to host a virtual gala? Those who choose to host a virtual gala invite a group of guests to enjoy a live stream of our gala together in the comfort of your own home. Should your group choose to enjoy our virtual stream together in one location, all your charcuterie boxes will be delivered together to the location of the host's choosing (must be located in one of the outlined delivery locations found on our ticket page). If you go this route, we encourage you to dress up and take and share photos of you looking fabulous! 

Do you have tips on hosting a virtual gala? Yes! If you are looking for tips, reach out to hsmith@inspirehealth.ca for more information.

What safety precautions will be in place at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver? The in-person Vancouver gala will adhere to the public health guidelines to ensure guest and staff safe participation. If you live in the Vancouver area and have concerns attending the in-person event, please contact Hannah Smith at hsmith@inspirehealth.ca   

Will I receive a tax receipt for my ticket purchase? In accordance with CRA guidelines, only the portion of tickets less the “value of benefits” will be utilized towards your tax receipt. This will be calculated post event. Please note auction items (unless the purchase price exceeds the value by 30% or more) and sponsorships are not eligible for tax receipts. 

Do you issue refunds for virtual ticket sales? We hope that in the event you aren’t able to join us and have already purchased a ticket, you will consider making a fully tax receiptable donation in lieu of a refund. Please contact hsmith@inspirehealth.ca for more information.