The Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation was thrilled to welcome more than 300 guests to the lavish ballroom at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel in Vancouver, on Friday, February 5, 2016 for our inaugural fundraising Gala.
Guests were welcomed to the Gala by the energetic Langley Ukulele Ensemble, and then entertained by the smooth tones of the Max Zipursky Trio during dinner. Our host, Roland Gahler and auctioneer, Marc Bergevin got the fundraising rolling with a fast-paced Live Wine Auction during the reception, while acrobatic painter, Amanda Shaztka created her unique style of aerial artistry overhead. Throughout the evening guests bid generously on the many Silent Auction items – from wines and hockey tickets, to vacations and one-of-a-kind experiences. A spirited Live Auction featuring original artwork rounded out the evening’s festivities.
This inspiring event was an outstanding success raising more than $500,000 for the Foundation. Thank you to all of guests, sponsors and volunteers who made this evening so memorable. Join us to relive the highlights in the photo gallery!
“One seed can grow a forest, one child can change the world, one idea can inspire a generation.”