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October 4, 2023

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Event runs from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Surrey City Hall
13450 104 Ave
Surrey, BC
V3T 1V8

Event Details

The 2023 Evening of Inspiration builds upon the 2022 public launch of BC Cancer’s Foundation most ambitious campaign to date – GoBeyondBelief

As we celebrate the astounding generosity of supporters like you, there is still much to be done on the path to a world where cancer is powerless.

We all know someone who has or is courageously facing cancer. Join us as we continue to go Beyond Belief for you, your families and communities across the province.

Beyond limits, beyond barriers, beyond impossible.

We invite you to join us for a memorable evening, filled of hopeful conversations, the latest from world-leading BC Cancer experts, live music and delicious refreshments. We look forward to seeing you.


Presenting Sponsor


Regional Sponsor

Surrey Board of Trade


Dr. Howard LimDr. Howard Lim
Medical Oncologist
BC Cancer – Vancouver

Howard Lim is a medical oncologist at BC Cancer specializing in gastrointestinal cancer, and a Clinical Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.

Through his work at BC Cancer, and leadership in genomic based research, Dr. Lim is helping to revolutionize our understanding of cancer diagnosis, while seeking to pioneer a new — and personalized — approach to treating cancer. Dr. Lim is also passionate about training the next generation of physicians, serving as the past director of the BC Cancer Medical Oncology Residency Program.


Sarah Roth, President & CEO, BC Cancer FoundationSarah Roth
President and CEO
BC Cancer Foundation

Sarah has had a 26-year career as a fundraising professional. She has been the CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation for eight years, in which she has elevated the BC Cancer Foundation’s revenue to record heights in all lines of business.

She previously worked for Boston Children’s Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she was a part of two multi-billion dollar campaigns, and spent eight years as the assistant dean of development and alumni relations in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine.


Dr. Mindy SidhuMindy Sidhu
Director, Retail Banking | Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union Member, BC Cancer Foundation Fraser Region Transformation Council


Live Performance

Tyson Venegas

Tyson VenegasCanadian singer-songwriter Tyson Venegas’ passion for music developed early on first playing piano at 4 and by singing in a series of talent competitions that had him perform on the stage of Carnegie Hall by age 10.  Before he turned 15, Ty’s vocal capacities were featured on television shows in Los Angeles, Manila and Tokyo.

As his knowledge of great songs initially deepened preparing for singing competitions, Tyson began to expand his ability to create his own music. Ty’s focus has been to create around themes that represent and reflect his generation encouraged by creative professionals in Los Angeles, London, New York and Nashville.

At 17, the scope of Tyson’s talents became apparent, as he became a contestant on Season 21 of American Idol winning the platinum ticket in Las Vegas for the series premiere in Feb 2023. Tyson was chosen to be in the American Idol Top 10 and performed in the finale with Elie Goulding. He concluded his participation on American Idol 2022 with over 20 Million views of his videos on line.

In June, Tyson graduated high school and began preparing material for his first full-length album to be recorded in London UK late Oct 2023 for international release in early 2024.


Tyson wins the platinum ticket on premiere episode of American Idol:

Ty performs Fire with Elie Goulding on Season Finale of American Idol