More than 600 guests attended the A Night to Dream gala at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on October 20. Presented by Beedie Development Group and the CRS Group of Companies, the event raised more than $415,000 to provide a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Silent auction items included a meet and greet with Ryan Reynolds on the set of Deadpool 2 and a Dallas Stars VIP trip package. The gala chair was Lindsey Turner, Shark Club VP marketing; gala emcees were Kristi Gordon and Lynn Colliar from Global News. Grammy-nominated Dan Brubeck performed with the Dan Brubeck Quartet.

Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families and  vital partner in the delivery of family-centered care. Of the 80,000 patients who visit BC Children’s Hospital every year, 68 per cent of them live outside of Vancouver. Most have no place to stay while receiving the life-saving medical care they require. At Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon, these are the children and families that are cared for every day.

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Richard Pass, Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon CEO; and Jane Talbot, BC SPCA director of branch operations

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Johanna Krawchuk; her husband, Steve Krawchuk, McDonald’s restaurant owner; and Sarah Catliff, Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon development director

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Raj Lally, Lally Farms manager; Amardeep Sangha, Saira Trucking owner; and Raminder Lally, Lally Farms manager

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Shelley Ferris, recreationalist; Cathy Radcliffe, designer; and Jen Wells, nurse

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Gala emcees Kristi Gordon and Lynn Colliar from Global News

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Mike Huot, Kazlaw Injury Lawyers trial lawyer; Deanna Embury, Blended Whole Foods CEO; and Gary Segal, Kingswood Venture Capital Corp. president

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Doug Ramshaw, Vendetta Mining director; and Tina Mihoc, DLA Piper Canada LLP lawyer

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Ian Cullen, CIBC director; and his wife Vanja Cullen, Metro Vancouver HR advisor

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The Dan Brubeck Quartet perform in the ballroom

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The JW Marriott parq Vancouver hotel team

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Teresa Mew, Ingenuity Works VP; and Ming Lam, KMC Consulting Inc. founder

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Dan Howe, Overwaitea Food Group VP marketing, communications, loyalty; and his wife Eva Cipera

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A Night to Dream Gala

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Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon CEO Richard Pass addresses guests

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A Night to Dream Gala

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Zynth & Co. models Catherine Aria and Julia North