The GLOW Gala

On Saturday, October 17, it was our honour to be the venue sponsor for the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation’s GLOW Gala, benefiting their Newborn ICU.

The inaugural event was emcee’d by CTV news anchors Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen, with a special guest performance by singer-songwriter, Sarah McLachlan.

The sold out gala took place in the Crystal Pavilion Ballroom, which was decorated with white sheer wall coverings, white linens and chiavari chairs, hurricane candleholders and a beautiful floral centrepiece on each table.

Such ambience set the mood for a delicious dinner, starting with Chef Bob Wiles’ Chardonnay poached lobster salad with organic baby beets and avocado green godess, followed by Alberta grain fed beef tenderloin with golden potato mille feuille, roasted celeriac and baby yams, Okanagan cherry compote and meritage jus.

And of course, we can’t forget the dessert! Guests enjoyed crunchy chocolate mousse, garnished with crisp pineapple flower, Matcha dusted meringue filled with lemon curd and coconut cream and garnished with fresh fruit.

Guests generously took part in the silent and almost live auctions, as well as the wine pull. By the end of the night, $1.2 million dollars was raised for the BC Women’s Newborn ICU! Money raised will go towards next generation, start-of-the-art neonatal technologies.

What an incredible night! Pan Pacific Vancouver was proud to be a part of such an amazing fundraiser.