Royal Columbian Hospital SHINE Gala

Trudy Robertson, clinical nurse for Fraser Health Authority and Kathleen Fyvie, nurse practitioner with trauma services.Adreinne Bakker, president and CEO for Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, Wade Winkler, gala co-chair and Minister of Health Margaret MacDiarmid. Karen and Tim Delesalle, real estate developer and last year's honorary chair of the...

Trudy Robertson, clinical nurse for Fraser Health Authority and Kathleen Fyvie, nurse practitioner with trauma services.

Karen and Tim Delesalle, real estate developer and last year’s honorary chair of the gala.

Adrienne Bakker, president and CEO of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation; Wade Winkler, gala co-chair; and Minister of Health Margaret MacDiarmid.

VP of Forrest Marine Ltd. Mike Forrest and wife, Karen.

From the title sponsor, Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society (from left): Miles Ritchie, Jeff Clark, Chief Shaun Redmond, Craig McDirmid and Rob Lamoureux join the Belle Puri, CBC news reporter and board chair.

Dr. Gerald Simkus, program medical director of cardiac sciences at Fraser Health Authority, and Dr. Cathy Flanagan, Fraser Health Authority rheumatologist.

Owner of Westcoast Greenhouses Ltd., Ron Van Marrewyk, with wife, Stephanie Van Marrewyk, personal trainer for corporation of Delta.

Board director and surgeon at RCH Dr. Lawrence Turner and wife, Bev, join co-chair and board director Erin O’Halloran and boyfriend, Quinn Provost.

RCH Foundation board director Steve Osachoff and donor Angie Osachoff.

CEO of Southern Railway Frank Butzelaar and wife, Allison.

Spokesman for the foundation Johnny Gahir and wife, Lisa.

Sayeeda Hudani, MD and regional department head for hospitalist program, and Diana Stancu, hospitalist.

The Plenary Group’s Matthew Coady; Ana Calin from CIBC; and the Plenary Group’s Graeme Silvera.

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation SHINE Gala
March 28, 2013
Vancouver Convention Centre

The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation hosted its sixth annual SHINE gala, raising $280,000 for the hospital. More than 400 guests attended the event emceed by CBC Radio One’s On the Coast team, Stephen Quinn and Lisa Christiansen. The evening featured dining, jewel-studded live and silent auctions, and late-night dancing courtesy of Jesse Cahill’s NightCrawlers, with special guest Jim Brynes.

Special guest the Honourable Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, minister of health, shared her gratitude for RCH’s expertise in caring for her rare and serious meningitis infection in November 2009. Following her story, she reaffirmed the Ministry of Health’s commitment to the redevelopment of the Royal Columbian Hospital and prioritized the rebuild of the ailing Sherbrooke Building, which houses Mental Health and Substance Use services and patients.

“It is amazing to see what we can accomplish together,” said Adrienne Bakker, RCH Foundation president and CEO, addressing the many donors and sponsors in the room, including firefighters representing title sponsor, the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society, and staff of Winvan Paving Ltd. and Mainland Sand and Gravel Ltd. Funds raised through the event will support the work of the RCH Foundation in helping the hospital care for seriously ill and injured patients from across British Columbia.