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​Building Our Future Together at the 2018 Starlight Gala


An outpouring of support was demonstrated by donors, sponsors, volunteers and community leaders at the 20th annual Richmond Hospital Foundation Starlight Gala on Saturday, October 27, helping to raise $738,000 (net) in support of high quality, local health care in Richmond.

Thanks to the philanthropic efforts of many generous donors, funds raised during this Starlight Gala’s “Leadership Challenge” will help fund Foundry Richmond, a new youth health centre with specialized care for young people in our community. The new centre will provide primary care, public health, mental health and substance use services, as well as social services all under one roof for the first time in Richmond.

“The Starlight Gala guests demonstrated the deep sense of community that sets Richmond apart. People help each other with an open, generous heart and that generosity and passion for local health care was in evidence at the Starlight Gala,” said Christine Brodie, Chair, Starlight Gala Committee. “Foundry Richmond will bring together many, very committed youth organizations in Richmond, to help youth overcome personal challenges with specialized care and services. We thank everyone who helped to take action to bring the new centre one step closer to reality.”

 “Thanks to the leadership of donors and the impact they make, Richmond is truly on the cusp of a new era in local health care” said Natalie Meixner, President and CEO, Richmond Hospital Foundation. “We thank everyone for their combined leadership and financial contributions to the Richmond ‘community of care.’”

The Starlight Gala’s sold-out crowd included 450 guests and more than 200 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who enjoyed a special performance by Lucia Micarelli, an internationally renowned featured soloist and violinist, whose performance was highlighted by her trademark emotional vulnerability, reminding us all how important health care is for ourselves and our loved ones.

For over 30 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised over $80 million to help purchase vital medical equipment, improve patient care services and upgrade facilities at Richmond Hospital and our community of care in Richmond.

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2018 Starlight Gala Committee Members 

Christine Brodie
2018 Starlight Gala Committee Chair

Silent Auction Sub-Committee
Maryam Bawa - 
Leslie Coley-Donohue - Co-Chair
Marie Bateman

Sharron Cooke
Patty Friesen
Shelley Leonhardt
Yvonne Lo
Lavina Mahal
Karin Shoker
Janie Syle
Taz Virani
Joann Wong Bittle
Carol Young 
Vivien Tangsoc
​Lynn Walters

Sponsorship Sub-Committee
Susan Ness -
Anne Yu - Co-Chair
Timothy Hsia
Alexis Singh
Bobby Singh
Loren Slye

Wine & Spirit Wall Sub-Committee
Clara Chow - Chair
Elizabeth Ho
Serena Lee
Joe Liu
Stan Liu 
Lyle Walters

2018 Starlight Gala Sponsors

Thank you to all of our supportive sponsors who ​helps to make this inspirational evening possible! 


Barry & Laurie


Cowell Auto Group


​Hira Gaunder & Family
Hayden Logo Color New

Patient Story Video

Dupuis Langen Group 


RCG 2017


Elite Wealth


TD Bank

Centrepiece Sponsor 

Japan Airlines Logo RGB HR

​Dinner Wine

Nightingale Electric


William & Karen

Guest Photos

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Health Care ​Display


Health Care Staff Concert

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Terry & Linda

Sponsor Meet & Greet 




Venue Sponsor

Bold Properties

Wine & Spirit Wall

Bower Property Management


G&F Financial Group

LTA Holidays - Logo + Chinese 

   ReMax Patsy Hui

VivaGrand Developments

Viva Pharmaceutical Logo   


brooke logo design


with compliments from 
Sandy So and Ron Benoit  



CNS Law Corporation

Morgan & Company Consulting Inc.


​Chen and Xue LLP



Great Canadian Gaming Corporation  


Legacy Liquor store logo

Richard Lam

Tech Web

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Ming Pao Daily News
Orient Star Logo


Sing Tao Daily

Candian City Post

Please donate online today, or call us at 604.244-5252 to support high quality local health care in Richmond.

For event inquiries or if you would like to make a donation for the Starlight Gala, please contact:

Verna Yu
Associate Director, Special Events
604.244.5252 |