Hundreds of thousands raised at Ridge Meadows Hospital Gala

Theme was Paris and Pearls for sold out event

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised at the 30th anniversary Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Gala that took place recently.

The theme this year was Paris and Pearls and guests at the popular event raised more than $240,000 for the foundation, including the live auction that raised $27,825.

Foundation board chair Ron Antalek emceed the event that sold out with 300 guests.

Sophia Hassanali was chair of the event this year and worked with 18 more on the gala planning committee to make the event a success.

Hammond Jewellers continued their long-standing tradition of supporting the gala as the jewellery raffle sponsor, donating two stunning prizes this year.

H&I Roofing, owned by the Rai family, made a $15,000 contribution toward a Securview DX Mammography Workstation for the Medical Imaging Department at Ridge Meadows Hospital.

“The amazing community support in the room that evening gave me goosebumps, it was a wonderful feeling,” said Michelle Boileau, development officer with the hospital foundation, who is looking forward to next years event.

“It will be hard to top this one, but we are looking forward to the challenge,” she said.

• If you would like to be involved in the 2019 Gala, please contact Michelle Boileau at 604-463-1801 or michelle.boileau@fraserhealth.ca for sponsorship opportunities.


Just Posted

Strong turnout of volunteers to search for missing senior

Ted Vanderveen disappeared in rural Maple Ridge on Nov. 28

Search and Rescue team will take your Christmas tree

Drop off at Jim Robson Way location, or arrange pickup

Not raining on Santa’s parade tonight

Maple Ridge parade announcer says big crowds always appear, rain or shine

Not enough focus on economy in throne speech – Dalton

Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP supports leadership of Scheer

Going Green: A low emissions Christmas

‘Create memories, not garbage’

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

SkyTrain strike to begin Tuesday with ‘full shutdown’, CUPE says

BCRTC president says job action is ‘completely unacceptable’ to use SkyTrain users ‘as leverage’

Flames finally beat Sockeyes for third straight win

Junior Bs acquire high scoring forward from Island team

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

Owners of hotels on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside fight $1 expropriation in court

Vancouver City Council voted to expropriate the properties for $1 each in November

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Most Read