Carmen Ruiz y Laza, Zoomer Media host of Carmen TV on Joy TV; Matthew Sauder, Mycroft Holdings president; and Marjorie-Anne Sauder.

Carmen Ruiz y Laza, Zoomer Media host of Carmen TV on Joy TV; Matthew Sauder, Mycroft Holdings president; and Marjorie-Anne Sauder.

Jamie McTavish; Karen Flavelle, Purdy's Chocolates CEO; Don Lindsay, Teck president and CEO, and BC Children's Hospital Foundation capital campaign chair; and Jennifer Mackenzie.

Jamie McTavish; Karen Flavelle, Purdy's Chocolates CEO; Don Lindsay, Teck president and CEO, and BC Children's Hospital Foundation capital campaign chair; and Jennifer Mackenzie.

Lee Nicholas, physiotherapist; and his wife, Teri Nicholas, BC Children's Hospital Foundation president and CEO.

Lee Nicholas, physiotherapist; and his wife, Teri Nicholas, BC Children's Hospital Foundation president and CEO.

Caron Strahlendorf, BCCHF pediatric oncologist; and her husband, Graham Bullen, consultant.

Caron Strahlendorf, BCCHF pediatric oncologist; and her husband, Graham Bullen, consultant.

Janice Podmore; David Podmore, BCCHF chair, and Concert Properties Ltd. CEO; Stephanie Carlson, volunteer; and Doug Gordon, BCCHF board member.

Janice Podmore; David Podmore, BCCHF chair, and Concert Properties Ltd. CEO; Stephanie Carlson, volunteer; and Doug Gordon, BCCHF board member.

Rena Dhir and Robin Dhir, Twin Brook Developments president and COO.

Rena Dhir and Robin Dhir, Twin Brook Developments president and COO.

Michael Lam, Lam Lo Nishio Chartered Accountants partner; and his wife, Annie Lam.

Michael Lam, Lam Lo Nishio Chartered Accountants partner; and his wife, Annie Lam.

Lisa Hudson, BCCHF board member; Sheila Kern; and Phil Kern, Powerex manager of term trading.

Lisa Hudson, BCCHF board member; Sheila Kern; and Phil Kern, Powerex manager of term trading.

Global TV's Chris Gailus and Jill Krop emceed the Crystal Ball.

Global TV's Chris Gailus and Jill Krop emceed the Crystal Ball.

Joe Torres, retired; and his wife, Sharon Torres.

Joe Torres, retired; and his wife, Sharon Torres.

Matt Skinner and Natasha Sangra, Crystal Ball volunteers; and Sherry Doman, Crystal Ball sponsorship co-chair.

Matt Skinner and Natasha Sangra, Crystal Ball volunteers; and Sherry Doman, Crystal Ball sponsorship co-chair.

Ryan Beedie, Beedie Development Group president; and his wife, Cindy Beedie.

Ryan Beedie, Beedie Development Group president; and his wife, Cindy Beedie.

Million-dollar campaign donor Sylvia Chen, BCCHF governor and Don Lindsay, BCCHF capital campaign chair.

Million-dollar campaign donor Sylvia Chen, BCCHF governor and Don Lindsay, BCCHF capital campaign chair.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation 27th Annual Crystal Ball
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
November 28, 2013


Over 400 guests raised $2 million at the 27th annual Crystal Ball, presented by Beedie Living, held in support of the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Proceeds from the gala pushed the Campaign for BC Children total to just over $200 million, reaching the goal for the construction of a new hospital.

Guests walked the red carpet and were photographed by the Christmas fundraising trees prior to entering the reception ballroom, where several silent auction items were on display for bidding before the dinner and the live auction.

"We promised our guests an extraordinary evening and I’d have to say they delivered,” said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Since 2008 the Crystal Ball has raised over $6 million to support the construction of the new BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to this event and the support of over 80,000 residents of the Yukon and British Columbia, we are celebrating the conclusion of a capital campaign that will have an impact on the care delivered to generations of children."