Ronald McDonald House family: Jayden Desa; dad David Desa; honouree Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation VP; Quinton Desa; mom Shauna Desa; and Joe Hargitt, Ronald McDonald House development director.

Ronald McDonald House family: Jayden Desa; dad David Desa; honouree Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation VP; Quinton Desa; mom Shauna Desa; and Joe Hargitt, Ronald McDonald House development director.

Christian Chan, The Burrard Group VP; honouree Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation VP; Erica Chan, photographer; and Peter de Zwager, The Burrard Group project manager.

Christian Chan, The Burrard Group VP; honouree Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation VP; Erica Chan, photographer; and Peter de Zwager, The Burrard Group project manager.

Andy Bates, McDonald's franchisee; Jas Bates; Daphne Johnson; and Sid Johnson, McDonald's franchisee.

Andy Bates, McDonald's franchisee; Jas Bates; Daphne Johnson; and Sid Johnson, McDonald's franchisee.

Andrew Hoffman, Leith Wheeler VP; and Peter Snell, Gowlings LLP partner and past chair of Ronald McDonald House.

Andrew Hoffman, Leith Wheeler VP; and Peter Snell, Gowlings LLP partner and past chair of Ronald McDonald House.

Andrea Raso, Clark Wilson LLP partner; and Alan Monk, Alan Monk Law principal.

Andrea Raso, Clark Wilson LLP partner; and Alan Monk, Alan Monk Law principal.

Les Zacharias, Freedom 55 regional director; and Duncan Robinson, Duncan C. Robinson Wealth & Estate Planning principal.

Les Zacharias, Freedom 55 regional director; and Duncan Robinson, Duncan C. Robinson Wealth & Estate Planning principal.

Rosalie and Joe Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation president and local philanthropist.

Rosalie and Joe Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation president and local philanthropist.

Jing Chen, supporter; Sheila Kern, Ronald McDonald House director of communications; and Katherine Chou, supporter.

Jing Chen, supporter; Sheila Kern, Ronald McDonald House director of communications; and Katherine Chou, supporter.

Erin Pedersen, Brown-Forman sales rep; and Chase Stampe, Brown-Forman provincial sales director.

Erin Pedersen, Brown-Forman sales rep; and Chase Stampe, Brown-Forman provincial sales director.

Monique Mehl, HUB International Insurance business development project manager; and Barbara MacPhail, HUB International Insurance COO.

Monique Mehl, HUB International Insurance business development project manager; and Barbara MacPhail, HUB International Insurance COO.

Gillian Segal, Gillian Segal Design principal; Adam Segal, Stork Craft VP; Justin Segal, UrtheCast international business development manager; and Yael Chastny, UBC student and gala committee member.

Gillian Segal, Gillian Segal Design principal; Adam Segal, Stork Craft VP; Justin Segal, UrtheCast international business development manager; and Yael Chastny, UBC student and gala committee member.

Michael Green, Michael Green Architecture principal and Ronald McDonald House architect; and Sahra Samnani.

Michael Green, Michael Green Architecture principal and Ronald McDonald House architect; and Sahra Samnani.

Brian Mickelson, criminal defence lawyer; and Wally Oppal, Thompson Rivers University chancellor and former B.C. attorney general.

Brian Mickelson, criminal defence lawyer; and Wally Oppal, Thompson Rivers University chancellor and former B.C. attorney general.

Ronald McDonald House family: Jayden Desa; dad David Desa; honouree Gary Segal; Quinton Desa; and mom Shauna Desa.

Ronald McDonald House family: Jayden Desa; dad David Desa; honouree Gary Segal; Quinton Desa; and mom Shauna Desa.

Ronald McDonald House family: Jayden Desa; dad David Desa; Quinton Desa; and mom Shauna Desa.

Ronald McDonald House family: Jayden Desa; dad David Desa; Quinton Desa; and mom Shauna Desa.

Patricia McGill; Tony McGill, ITC Construction Group co-founder and Ronald McDonald House builder; John D'Eathe, ITC Construction Group board director; and Lane D'Eathe.

Patricia McGill; Tony McGill, ITC Construction Group co-founder and Ronald McDonald House builder; John D'Eathe, ITC Construction Group board director; and Lane D'Eathe.

Jen Schaeffers, CKNW Orphans' Fund executive director; Karen Khunkhun, CFOX Morning Show host; Jennifer Dolnik, gala chair; Lynn Gervais, Toptable Group communications director; and Fiona Forbes, Shaw TV host.

Jen Schaeffers, CKNW Orphans' Fund executive director; Karen Khunkhun, CFOX Morning Show host; Jennifer Dolnik, gala chair; Lynn Gervais, Toptable Group communications director; and Fiona Forbes, Shaw TV host.

A Night to Dream Gala: Ronald McDonald House BC 2014
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
October 09, 2014

More than 500 guests attended the A Night to Dream Gala presented by Freedom 55 Financial at The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. As the premier fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House, over $440,000 was raised to support families who require life-saving treatment for their children. In June 2014, a new 56,000-square-foot Ronald McDonald House was built on the campus of BC Children's Hospital.

The evening began with a champagne reception and bidding for silent auction items including a signed guitar by Paul McCartney. Masters of ceremonies for the evening were Kristi Gordon and Steve Darling from Global TV. Dinner in the ballroom was followed by keynote speeches and live entertainment. A live auction ended the evening featuring Howard Blank as auctioneer.

Ronald McDonald House BC is a “home-away-from-home” that provides an affordable place to live for seriously ill children and their families while the child is undergoing medical treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. The new house can accommodate 73 families each night, along with play time, family dinners and bedtime stories.