We invite you to join First Call and Trevor Linden for an evening of celebrating young people and advocates working to improve our foster care system. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative and the Trevor Linden Foundation to highlight this important
Our annual fundraising galas are an occasion to celebrate our child and youth advocacy as well as to raise much-needed funds to ensure we can continue to put BC’s children and youth first. We hope you can join us for an evening filled with good food, good company, and the voices of inspiring and resilient youth and a valued community leader.
What to Expect: Our Annual First Call Gala features a delicious Indian buffet dinner, a silent auction full of amazing gifts, services, tickets to arts events, getaways and more, a raffle for exciting prizes, time to mingle with old friends and new friends, and a chance to celebrate with Trevor Linden and youth leaders the young people and advocates working to improve our foster care system.
Date/Time: Thursday, February 11th, 5:30 pm – 9 pm (Doors open, buffet dinner and silent auction begins at 5:30 pm, silent auction and buffet close and program begins at 7:15 pm.)
Location: Fraserview Hall, 8240 Fraser St @ Marine Drive, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
Tickets: $65 or $35 for those on a fixed income, reserved tables of 8 are $500.
Please purchase/register all individual tickets and group tables of 8 online at http://firstcallgala2016.bpt.me
Menu: A delicious (mild) Indian buffet and pop and chai are included with your ticket. There will also be a cash/credit card bar with wine and beer. There will be gluten-free and vegan/dairy-free dinner buffet options; however, we cannot guarantee that there was no cross-contamination.
Accessibility: The Fraserview Banquet Hall is fully wheelchair accessible. Please let us know when purchasing your ticket if you will require an accessible seat by answering the questionnaire at checkout. If you have any questions or require further specifications on accessibility we’d be happy to provide more information.
Parking: There is ample free parking in the lot beside the Fraserview Hall.
Transit: Fraserview Hall is a 7-minute bus ride from the Marine Drive Skytrain station (at Cambie) on the Canada Line.
Tax receipts: We can issue tax receipts for donations made at the event (please address cheques to Vancity Commmunity Foundation – First Call). Unfortunately, due to the administrative cost we cannot issue tax receipts for a portion of event tickets.
Sponsorship: If you or your organization is interested in joining with our visionary sponsors to support this event, please contact Sarena at 604-709-6970 or email@example.com to see our sponsorship benefits package.
Social Media: Tweet us your gala photos and thoughts to @FirstCallBC!
For more information please call 604-709-6962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at www.firstcallbc.org/gala/
TREVOR LINDEN & FOSTERING CHANGE
A professional hockey player originally from Alberta, Trevor Linden is one of Canada’s most respected athletes. He was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 1988 and during his 20 year career was recognized for his leadership, commitment, talent and character both on and off the ice. In 2014, Trevor returned to hockey and was named the Vancouver Canucks’ President of Hockey Operations & Alternate Governor, NHL.
In addition to his many on-ice accomplishments, Trevor was named the recipient of the Order of British Columbia (2003) and the Order of Canada (2010). Trevor is also a partner in Club16/Trevor Linden Fitness. His dedication to the community continues through the projects of the Trevor Linden Foundation, supporting youth development programs that encourage young people to discover their strengths and realize their potential. He and his wife Cristina live in Vancouver and you can often find them cycling or on the slopes in Whistler and the Okanagan.
Trevor and the Trevor Linden Foundation have been lending their support to the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative to improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. You can learn more at www.fosteringchange.ca