15th annual gala raises almost half a million dollars

More than 400 guests and business leaders raised more than $475,000 toward Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on September 28. This year's l A Night to Dream Gala was presented by Beedie Development Group. Guests gathered for a cocktail reception and silent auction bidding before entering the ballroom for dinner.

As Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon’s premier event of the year, A Night to Dream Gala helps raise crucial funds that keep its doors open year round. Each year, hundreds of families from across B.C. and the Yukon travel to Vancouver in search of life-saving treatment for their children. Through generous donations and fundraisers like A Night to Dream Gala, Ronald McDonald House is able to offer a home away from home, a community of support and a restful space for families to heal better together. Since its inception, this sold-out gala has raised more than $2.5 million for the seriously ill children and families that call Ronald McDonald House home.

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Richard Pass, Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon CEO; and Lindsey Turner, Bold Ink Strategy principal and gala chair

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Karl Antonius, Boreal Metals Corp.president, CEO and director; Catherine Jones, board member; and Jamie Greenough, PI Financial investment & commodities/futures advisor

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Christina Tanti, gala committee member; and her husband, Tony Tanti, former professional ice hockey player

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Logan Lay; Dani Kiselbach; and Diane Adkins, Ronald McDonald House board of governors

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Desha Sekhon; and her husband, Suki Sekhon, CRS Group president

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Robin Gill, Global National anchor; and Gemma Bishop, Avenue PR senior account manager

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Tina Rowntree, Vancouver Aquarium’s Night at the Aquarium chair; and her husband, Bert Hick, Rising Tide Consulting president

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The gala committee members

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Paul Thomas, C-SPAN SVP and GM; and his wife, Ally Thomas

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A live band performed for guests

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Laura Gale, HR professional; Duncan Robinson, investment advisor; and Lauren Robinson, Highline BETA COO

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Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corp.VP; and Josephine Nadal, former board member

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Lorne Segal, Kingswood Properties Ltd. president; and his wife, Melita

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The gala

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The silent art auction including Johnny Cash and U2 autographed albums

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The silent art auction featuring Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening

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A U2 autographed album as part of the silent auction

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