Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon BC celebrated their 17th annual gala and it was a night to remember

On Friday, October 4, Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon (RMH BC) hosted their 17th annual 'A Night to Dream Gala' which raised a record $680,000 in gross proceeds.

Over 400 dynamic influencers, business and community leaders, including RMH BC's CEO, Richard Pass, joined together for the event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

This year’s gala featured a coveted live auction energetically directed by the talented New York-based Harry Santa-Olalla, and incredible participation in the 'Gift A Night' drive. To complete the evening, gala attendees enjoyed a memorable feast while celebrated Canadian country singer-songwriter, Jojo Mason lit up the room with an exclusive live performance.

This year commemorates the five-year anniversary of RMH BC in its current home on the BC Children’s Hospital Campus, which continues to provide support, compassion and much-needed resources for families who travel to the region seeking life-saving medical treatment for their children.

Through generous donations and fundraisers like the 'A Night to Dream Gala,' RMH BC is able to offer a home away from home, a community of support, and a restful space for families to heal better together. The largest fundraising event annually for the cause, the gala has raised over $3 million since 2014.

1. A Night to Dream Gala Committee

gala(From left to right) Laura Patrick Founder + CEO, Kids Physio Group, Andrea Raso Partner, Clark Wilson LLP, Gold Sponsor, Tricia Cochran Instructor, Centennial College, Kelsey Millman Account Lead, Avenue PR, Gemma Bishop Agency Director, Avenue PR, (Front; seated) Lindsey Turner Committee Chair, Lara Howsam Producer, Global BC News, Alexandra Thompson (far right), operations director and buyer for Wardrobe Apparel


2. Lindsey Turner, committee chair, A Night to Dream gala & Richard Pass, CEO of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon

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3. Shannon Kidd, VP, External Relations and Development & Patrick McGuinty, Board Chair, Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon

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4. Bredenhof Family

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5. A Night to Dream Gala emcees and Global BC News personalities, Michael Newman & Kristi Gordon

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6. JoJo Mason, Canadian country music singer & songwriter

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7. Josephine Nadel, Nanci Segal, Gary Segal, Vice President of Kingswood Capital Corporation, Business and Real Estate Investor (Platinum Sponsor) & Richard Pass, CEO of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon

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8. Chantelle Lister, Corporate Account Manager at Tempest Aviation Group, Steve Reeves, Owner & President of Tempest Aviation Group, Brooke Cunningham & Brent Marshall, Owner o Tempest Aviation Group

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9.Michael Hudson (Canadian professional ice hockey player, retired NHL) with wife Lisa Hudson

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10. Mike Pullen, Michelle August, Courtney Abram, Matt August, President of August Luxury Motorcars, Irene August, Brian August, Brooke Cunningham & Brent Marshall, Owner of Tempest Aviation Group

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11. Jared Bergen, Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society, with wife Rita

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12. Jared Bergen & Scott Rose with the Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society

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13. Alexandra Thompson, operations director and buyer for Wardrobe Apparel, Joshua McVeity & partner Fred Lee, CBC News Personality

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14. Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon Ukelele Club

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15. New York-based auctioneer Harry Santa-Olalla

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