The Soirée gala raises $116,000 for Family Services of Greater Vancouver

On Thursday, October 27, Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) hosted The Soirée, presented by The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, which raised $116,000 in proceeds. More than 200 dynamic influencers, business and community leaders, including FSGV's CEO, Maria Howard joined together for the event at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver, B.C.

Back in person after a two-year period of virtual fundraising, the signature event took a cue from classic circus entertainment, featuring a delightful display of elevated carnival bites and roving performers. This year’s entertainment was provided by Bill Costin, a classical and jazz pianist and composer; Cookin’ With Brass, a horn-forward, seven-piece funk bank; and NZR Productions, an international circus company that specializes in awe-inspiring performances. To complete the evening, guests enjoyed a spectacular live auction and raffle.

Through generous donations and fundraisers The Soirée, FSGV is able to provide critical programs and services to individuals and families in vulnerable circumstances across Greater Vancouver.

See below for photos from the successful evening...

Cooking with Brass, a horn-forward, seven-piece funk bandFour EyesCooking with Brass, a horn-forward, seven-piece funk band

(LEFT) Kari Yuers, President and CEO, Kryton International Inc. and (RIGHT) Pauline O’Malley, B2B Business Development Strategist, Creator of the RevTurbo Selling System.Four EyesKari Yuers (left), president and CEO, Kryton International Inc. and Pauline O’Malley (right), B2B business development strategist, creator of the RevTurbo Selling System

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Louise Turgeon, Business Advisor of Turgeon Business Consulting; Leona Kolla, President of LEADcoach Canada Inc.; Ken Gracie, Co-Founder of Gracie Waddell Fund; and gala attendee Christine Owen.Four EyesLeft to right: Louise Turgeon, business advisor of Turgeon Business Consulting; Leona Kolla, president of LEADcoach Canada Inc.; Ken Gracie, co-founder of Gracie Waddell Fund; and gala attendee Christine OwenLEFT) Michael Newman, Gala Emcee and Global BC News Community Reporter, and (RIGHT) Maria Howard, CEO of Family Services of Greater Vancouver.Four EyesMichael Newman (left), gala emcee and Global BC News community reporter and Maria Howard (right), CEO of Family Services of Greater Vancouveratalie Kadi, Owner of Envision Improvements Inc.Four EyesNatalie Kadi, owner of Envision Improvements Inc.

Event entertainment by NZR ProductionsFour EyesEvent entertainment by NZR Productions

Event entertainment by NZR ProductionsFour EyesEvent entertainment by NZR Productions