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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation – Time To Shine Gala


Karats in the Gold Leaf Fazioli Piano


Swarovski Crystals on Event Programs


Bushels of Cherry Blossoms Framing the Photo Backdrop

We had the distinct pleasure of producing the inaugural De Beers Time to Shine Gala for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. This black-tie event was a unique opportunity event designed to target a new audience of philanthropic guests. 


The inaugural reveal of cheque showcased the fundraising efforts from the gala, over $1.3 Million was raised for the foundation! 

The Time to Shine gala was hosted on the third night of the Chinese New Year – the day of celebration welcoming the year of the Sheep. The event featured a five-course menu designed by world-renowned international chefs. In between courses, guests enjoyed performances from three young Vancouver talents all under seven years old performing on a gold Fazioli piano! The event was designed to create a feel that was unique, classy, and luxurious in execution and design. The main purpose of the gala was to inspire guests, and the elegant evening was an outstanding success!


The reveal was set on centre stage with all board members set to flip the 5ft wide cheque. Classical background music played while a confetti cannon shot gold confetti into the audience. All event creative was designed in the theme of “extraordinary experience” to match the novel and exquisite gala title.


Time to Shine Gala has become the talk of the gala season – and is now a headliner as one of Vancouver’s most high-profile gala events.

A second Whizbang moment was when every single guest in the room fell so in love with the floral centrepieces that they hand-carried out (in their ballgowns) the 35lbs+ arrangements to their cars.


”e” incredibly produced this top-notch event from creative, venue, food and execution which demanded meticulous planning and attention to detail; and the ”e” team delivered on all fronts. Their boundless energy and enthusiasm, and their can-do attitude were infectious. I am completely blown away by their excellence in executing the extraordinary De Beers Time to Shine Gala, and I would wholeheartedly recommend their excellent services to anyone!

 Kitty Cheung – Development Officer, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation


Vancouver, British Columbia

Non Profit