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The 4th Annual Gift of Love Gala in Support of Canuck Place

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On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will host the 4th annual Gift of Love Gala presented by MNP, an elegant evening supporting pediatric palliative care in the Fraser Valley and across BC.
This premier Fraser Valley event will be emceed by Breakfast Television’s Riaz Meghji and will feature unique live and silent auctions, musical entertainment including local artist and Canuck Place father Andrew Christopher, as well as inspiring words from Canuck Place parents, and Abbotsford residents, Aaron and Kaitalyne Luyt.

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Gala Co-Chairs, Jennefer Vanderpol, Lisa Fershau, and Marcie Cyr are leading a passionate volunteer gala committee who have connected with the Fraser Valley to make this special event a true team effort. With the support of event partners such as Star 98.3, Country 107.1, and Breakfast Television, the evening promises to be a celebration of love and community.

“Canuck Place is expanding its services out of Dave Lede House in Abbotsford this year so having this community support is truly special,” says Canuck Place CEO Margaret McNeil. “The funds raised at this event by our guests and community partners ensure we can continue to grow and provide complex clinical care to children with life-threatening illnesses and help meet the increasing need around the province.”

Tickets are 90% sold out but the public is invited to purchase tickets at www.canuckplacegiftoflove.ca before they’re gone. All funds raised at the Gift of Love Gala will support the delivery of specialized pediatric palliative care for over 715 children and families facing life-threatening illnesses across British Columbia, with over 40% residing in the Fraser Valley.

 EVENT:  Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Gift of Love Gala
DATE:  Saturday, February 17, 2018
LOCATION:  Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8H8
TIME: Doors open at 5:30 pm –  Program ends at 10:30pm

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 715 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations: Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, music, art and recreation therapy, education, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 300 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them. www.canuckplace.org

 

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Samantha is a freelance journalist and lifestyle blogger based out of Abbotsford, BC. She is a strong mental health advocate who believes it is extremely important to educate others on the stigmas behind depression and anxiety. When she's not working and being consumed by her never-ending chain of emails, you'll find this busy mom chasing after her toddler and tripping on toy trucks.

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