For the fifth year, local charity One Girl Can is hosting the IWANTtoBE event on April 25th

Event posterThe fast-paced, inspiring IWANTtoBE event returns this spring in support of local charity One Girl Can, bringing together a community of like-minded Vancouverites, all in the name of eradicating poverty and gender inequality in Africa through education.

Last year’s event filled the space with 400 local professionals and influencers who came together to raise $350,000 and, as a result, provided 180 scholarships to African girls to attend high school and university.

Alt eventThis year, One Girl Can is taking their event to a new level, with a surprise special guest travelling all the way from Kenya. CEO and founder Lotte Davis says, “Many people in our community have been with us since our very first event five years ago. Their belief in our cause has changed thousands of lives, and our special guest will be proof of just how transformative their support can be. When you invest in one girl, the benefit extends far beyond her, impacting her family, her community and her country.”

FionaThe event—emceed by local TV personality Fiona Forbes and made possible by lead sponsors TD and Beedie—also features an enviable line-up of silent and live auction items. With two incredible African safaris, local weekend getaways, restaurant vouchers and much more, guests will have plenty of opportunities to bid in support of girls’ education in Africa. Attendees will also receive a gift bag from AG Hair, valued at $85, and delicious drinks and food by Granville Island Catering.

Attendees“As our community in Vancouver has been rapidly expanding, the same has been happening in Kenya and Uganda,” says Davis. “I’m really looking forward to bridging these two communities together in a meaningful way through our special guest. I think people will feel really connected to the tangible impact their support is having.”  

Tickets for One Girl Can’s IWANTtoBE event are available online, with updates posted regularly on Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks to event sponsors TD, Beedie, KPMG, Mirabel Vineyards, Odlum Brown, Great Little Box Company, Blubird, Clio, Deloitte, Univar, Contemporary Office Interiors, Hub International, Southern & Associates, iA Financial Group, AG Hair, Miss604, BCLiving, LIVING Magazine and Business In Vancouver for making this night possible.