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VGH & UBC Night of a Thousand Stars Gala 2016




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For 21 years The Night of a Thousand Stars Gala has celebrated the passion and dedication of  highly skilled medical teams, and the incredible generosity and vision of the donors who support them. This year, the black-tie event brought together 800 guests representing leading BC businesses, organizations and philanthropists for an evening of relationship building, fine dining and an exciting live and silent auction.

This year a record breaking 3 million dollars was raised at the Gala.

As guests walked into the reception space, a string quartet warmed the atmosphere, setting the stage perfectly for silent auction bidding, while guests sipped a glass of bubbly, and wondered what the ballroom holds in store for the evening.

From the moment they stepped onto the event floor, they were fully enveloped in the starry night theme. The goal was to the make the room more intimate, so we used a unique ceiling and centre stage design, and entertainment. Each entertainment piece enveloped the entire room and created a 360-degree feeling, everywhere the guest looked, there was video, a musician or lighting effects. Curated music created energy throughout a night of speeches to help the guest feel engaged at all times.

Throughout the evening, entertainment hits composed specifically for the evening were curated with multimedia content on-screen and choreographed between all stages, and the notes and melodies revised by a local composer. Opera singers opened the evening with an oil “painting” on water on-screen and a film by an artist in Istanbul, who granted the rights to display the video at the Gala.

The final act that brought all the entertainers together to work with our dance band was energetic and an inspiring end to the night. The VGH foundation CEO announced the total funds raised which triggered a shooting star to explode and launch the final entertainment act into action.

From dueling opera signers to a roving violinist paired with DJ tracks, we found a way to bring an edge to a classical theme. Our composer designed music and numbers for all of the acts and speakers.

One of the Night’s highlights included a presentation of the prestigious VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Leadership Award to an individual, family, or corporate supporter in our community for their exemplary philanthropic leadership in advancing health care for all British Columbians. Past recipients include the Ilich Family, Syd and Joanne Belzberg, Robert and Lily Lee, Joseph and Rosalie Segal, Gordon and Leslie Diamond, David and Brenda McLean, Peter Bentley and the late Jack Poole.

The evening ended with Nearly Neil, a tribute to Neil Diamond, pairing Cracklin’ Rose to on screen content and opera singers/a string quartet, starting on the centre stage, and leading people out into the Twilight Lounge, where further dancing and drinks ensued. The Twilight Lounge was installed in the reception space during the show in the ballroom, a surprise room flip for the guests.

The curated entertainment pieces to onscreen multimedia content. “e” worked with local composers, entertainment production managers, local orchestra and string components to customize the entire show from start to finish

The impressive ceiling drape treatment – white drape spanned the entirety of the room, with different lighting fixtures illuminating different parts, making the drape come alive with colour to fit the mood of the room

Screen Trifold design that used curtains between screens to create a full 100ft screen. Curtain was mapped in different looks to match screen content and made the appearance that the curtain was moving and flowing with content throughout the night. Starry night content development was incorporated in all the video collateral with subtle movements, shooting starts and use of the Vancouver skyline to add a new age element. Boarders were designed around speakers and content to streamline the art feel.


Vancouver, BC

Non Profit