As one of British Columbia's premiere events, the Inspiration Gala has become one of the most important dates in Vancouver's social calendar.

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Location: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Parking: Valet Parking complimentary for guests; please quote Inspiration Gala
Hotel Rooms:  To reserve a hotel room, please call Fairmont Hotel Vancouver at 604-684-3131 and quote Inspiration Gala
Attire: Black Tie

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception + Silent Auction
7:00 pm Dinner + Live Auction + Raffle Draw
10:00 pm After Party Dancing 


Tickets for this event are currently sold out. To be added to our waitlist, please contact Chantelle Dalton at or 604.675.8191.

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2019 Inspiration Gala Committee 

Patrick MacKenzie, CHAIR

Tamara Taggart, O.B.C., PAST CHAIR

Negar Adam

Melanie Auld

Carla Barney

Celeste Burgoyne

Ruth Burstein

Ana Fernandes

Karen Fleck

Jane Hungerford, O.B.C.

Janie Hungerford

Stephen Ing

Natalie Matko

Kelly May

Jenny Newell

Susan Nicol

Claudia Pavao

Rachel Thomas

Paula Thomson

Jas Uppal

Over the past fourteen years, the BC Cancer Foundation's Inspiration Gala has invested over $31 million to accelerate research in lung, pancreatic, breast, ovarian, brain, colorectal, lymphoid cancers, personalized medicine and POG at BC Cancer. The Gala has enabled ground-breaking discoveries in each of these projects, enriching our understanding of cancer, informing new treatment protocols, and helping to save lives.