Page 1

Message from the Minister of Health

Our brilliant! event

On behalf of the Government of British Columbia, I would like to extend my best wishes and sincerest thanks to each of you in attendance at the second annual Brilliant! A Show of Love for Mental Health and HIV/AIDS. Tonight you will have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of British Columbians living with mental health issues and HIV/AIDS.

Welcome to brilliant! A Show of Love for Mental Health and People Living with HIV/AIDS, where we join the fashion and creative community in celebrating the progress we’ve made in treating mental health issues and HIV/AIDS.

I know that this evening will be a celebration of love and a demonstration of unity and support for our friends and loved ones who are facing these challenges. Our government is committed to providing the best supports for people facing challenges associated with mental illness. Together, we can reduce the stigma and pain connected with mental illness. We are also committed to supporting and enhancing diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. As part of our vision of an AIDS-free generation, announced $19.9 million in annual funding to support the provincial expansion of the STOP HIV/AIDS program throughout B.C. beginning April 1, 2013. British Columbia is recognized as a global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS and is the only province in Canada showing a consistent decline in new HIV diagnoses. Of course, all of this is made possible thanks to the work and expertise of St. Paul’s Hospital, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, with its exceptional director Dr. Julio Montaner, and the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation – and public supporters like all of you. Your dedication to making a difference in people’s lives is to be commended. Thank you for attending this event, and enjoy the evening.

Through the world-leading care, research and teaching taking place at St. Paul’s Hospital, we have transformed HIV from a death sentence to a chronic condition and helped remove the stigma attached to mental illness. As far as we’ve come, however, more work needs to be done. To that end, proceeds from tonight’s event will support future advances in the treatment of mental health issues and HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital. Thank you to the many sponsors, volunteers and guests who are supporting the cause at tonight’s event. You can learn more about the impact of your support by visiting

Dick Vollet President and CEO St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation

Terry Lake Minister of Health



Our brilliant! event 8:00-8:30 – Welcoming remarks and

live auction 8:30-9:30 – Fashion through the

ages: A celebration of more than 100 years of service provided by St. Paul’s Hospital 10:00 – Silent auction closes

Our brilliant! cause Thank you for joining us at brilliant!, a fundraiser for mental health and HIV/AIDS care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital. St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation is proud to partner with the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) to support this important cause. Partial proceeds from the event will support the to-beco-named CANFAR Chair in HIV/ AIDS Research at the BC Centre for Excellence at St. Paul’s Hospital. Proceeds will also support the

Mental Health Program at St. Paul’s, which serves the needs of a population that includes some of our most vulnerable and marginalized citizens, such as those in need of specialized emergency and HIV psychiatric care.




Our brilliant! cause

Our brilliant! live auction

About St. Paul’s Hospital


LA1: Exclusive Suite for BON JOVI “Because We Can - The Tour”

St. Paul’s Hospital is a globally acknowledged centre for innovation, research, teaching and care and home to the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Every year, St. Paul’s provides compassionate care to more than 380,000 patients from around B.C. St. Paul’s also conducts world-leading research that advances health care both locally and globally and trains more than 2,000 of the health care professionals of tomorrow.

Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is Canada’s only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating HIV and AIDS through research. By funding promising Canadian HIV and AIDS research and promoting prevention through educational campaigns, CANFAR is working to end HIV and AIDS globally. To date, CANFAR has funded more than $18 million towards life-saving HIV and AIDS research.

In the midst of a worldwide trek that has been selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe, Bon Jovi’s “Because We Can” Tour comes to Rogers Arena on October 2nd, 2013. This iconic band is taking live performance to a whole new level with a constantly evolving stage production that transforms on every song. With over ninety high-speed moving elements, it is a kinetic sculpture of light and video, a living and breathing environment to support Bon Jovi on stage as they bring fans more than 30 years of hits and the latest, never-before-seen technology. Selling over 30 million albums worldwide as one of the world’s best selling music artists, you and 13 of your friends can be watching this not-to-be missed concert in your own private suite including $1000 in food and beverages. Donated by: Scotiabank Value: $2200



Our brilliant! live auction

Our brilliant! live auction

LA2: “Fire in the Kitchen” Private catered dinner by the Vancouver FireFighter for 12 guests.

LA3: “The Suntower” by celebrated local artist John Ferrie

With this “Fire in the Kitchen” package, treat you and 11 guests to a gourmet dinner prepared by uniform clad members of the Vancouver Firefighters. After a consultation regarding your taste and preference, the delicious meal is prepared and served entirely at your very own home. Disclaimer: may cause fever spells and uncontrollable grinning – but that’s half the fun.

From the artist regarding the Red Skies collection:

Donated by: Vancouver Firefighters Value: Priceless

“This primary colour symbolizes many things, the foremost being love and passion, and I wanted to envelope my canvas with that feeling, sharing vibrant scenes of Vancouver, this city that I love. Red energizes the paintings in exciting new ways, giving new perspectives on familiar subjects; iconic buildings, streets bustling with cars zooming along, deep rich waters, pulsing lights and sublime red skies over this this ever changing and evolving city.” “The Suntower” began with a flat black gesso’d canvas, outlining the image with black graffiti KRink pen, then applying layer after layer of paint to create the shapes, shadows and light, all warm and inviting in a whimsical style. 48” x 72” acrylic on canvas Donated by: John Ferrie Value: $1800



Our brilliant! live auction

Our brilliant! silent auction

LA4: Deluxe Trip to Asia for Two

Thank you to the following organizations for donating items for our silent auction. Place your bid by visiting the tables in the corner of the ballroom.

Enjoy a fabulous getaway courtesy of Air Canada with two Economy Class round trip tickets from Vancouver to Asia. Three nights accommodation at the luxurious Park Plaza Wangfujing, Beijing. Gift certificate valued at $200 courtesy of Atourz (Your Vacation, Your Way). Two “World Heritage in China” limited edition hardcover books courtesy of the China National Tourism Office. Value: $10000

SA1: 3L Double Magnum 2011 Chardonnay Donated by: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

SA2: One Night’s Stay in a Deluxe Guest room with parking and wifi at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver & Lunch for Two from Le Crocodile Restaurant Donated by: Sutton Place Hotel & Le Crocodile Restaurant Ltd.

SA3: 10 ticket packages for 2013 VIFF Donated by: Vancouver International Film Festival

SA4: Fitbit Flex Donated by: London Drugs

SA5: iPad Mini 16gb WIFI & Logiix Cabrio Case Donated by: London Drugs

SA6: Sennheiser PXC 310 Headphones

Donated by: Boys’ Co

SA9: Ultimate Vancouver Whitecaps Fan Pack Donated by: Vancouver Whitecaps

SA10: One night stay in a deluxe room at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver with breakfast for two in Yew Seafood + Bar or room service Donated by: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

SA11: Dinner for 4 hosted with John Clerides, owner of Marquis Wine Cellars, at Lupo Italian Restaurant with wine pairing Donated by: Marquis Wine Cellars

SA12: Round-trip for two on Helijet’s scheduled service between Vancouver & Victoria Donated by: Helijet

SA13: Two weekend passes to Vancouver Folk Festival for 2014

Donated by: London Drugs

Donated by: Vancouver Folk Music Festival

SA7: One year household membership at the Vancouver Art Gallery

SA14: An executive chocolate attache case by Mink Chocolate

Donated by: Vancouver Art Gallery 10

SA8: $250 gift card to Boys’ Co

Donated by: Mink Chocolate


SA15: A deluxe basket of tea and accessories from Murchies Tea & Coffee Donated by: Murchies Tea & Coffee

SA23: Two vouchers for a Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performance & $200 to Five Sails Restaurant

SA16: Yoga mania: 2 week all access membership to any Yyoga studios & 1 month all access membership to Semperviva Yoga

Donated by: Vancouver Symphany Orchestra & Five Sails Restaurant

SA32: “Skyward” by Kai Bear Roman

SA24: Blue Water Café Seafood Tower Gift Card + Recipe book

SA33: Art pieces by Byron Barett

Donated by: Yyoga & Semperviva Yoga

SA 17: Deluxe Shangri-La Vancouver package Donated by: Shangri-La Hotel

SA18: 2 months unlimited pass & a swag bag full of goodies to The Bar Method Donated by: The Bar Method

SA19: 30 day yoga pass at West coast Hot Yoga Donated by: West Coast Hot Yoga Yaletown Studio

SA20: The Grouse Mountain Private Snowshoe/Ski & Slumber Package Donated by: Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd.

SA21: Windsurfing lesson at Jericho Sailing Centre and a Rafting Adventure Donated by: Canadian Outback Adventures & Windsure Adventure Watersports

SA22: $100 gift certificate at any Sequoia Company restaurants Donated by: Sequoia Group


Donated by: Top Table Restaurant Group

SA25: 4 tickets to a Vancouver Giants game Donated by: Vancouver Giants

SA26: 1 round of 18 hole golf for 4 people at Shaughnessy Golf Course Donated by: Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club

SA27: Vancouver Culture Package - Two museum passes to the Vancouver Aquarium and the Museum of Anthropology Donated by: Vancouver Aquarium & Museum of Anthropology

SA28: 4 tickets to Capilano Suspension Bridge Donated by: Capilano Suspension Bridge

SA29: $50 gift certificate to Trafalgars Bistro & two tickets to Chor Leoni Men’s Choir’s the Star of Wonder Donated by: Trafalgars Bistro & Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

SA30: 2 tickets to the Royal BC Museum & 1 copy of “Free Spirit: Stories of Me and You” book Donated by: Royal BC Museum

SA31: Gift Certificate for Ziptrek Ecotour for 2 people Donated by: Ziptrek Ecotours Inc.

Donated by: Kai Rowan Donated by: Byron Barret

SA34: “Brothers Frimm Frösche” The fairytale fountain in Berlin Donated by: Devina Skuban of Blitz & Shadow Photography

SA35: “Conception” by Lee McIntyre Donated by: Lee McIntyre

SA36: Signature Joe Average design 1996 Commemorative International AIDS Conference Stamps Donated by: Signals

SA37: $300 gift certificate to Union Salon Donated by: Union Salon

SA38: The Kind Dress Donated by: Nicole Bridger

SA39: 8 custom-made recyclable, vintage inspired fabric greeting cards

SA42: Three night stays in a ModeDeluxe Guest Room at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre Donated by: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre

SA43: Two Canucks club seats tickets Donated by: Scotiabank

SA44: 6 bottles of Poplar Grove wine in a signature branded wooden cellar case Donated by: Poplar Grove

SA45: $200 Gift Certificate to Eyes on Burrard Donated by: Eyes on Burrard

SA46: $100 gift certificate to Stratosphere and $95 worth of davines product Donated by: Stratosphere Hair Salon

SA47: 1 year membership to Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness and She’s FIT Donated by: Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness & She’s FIT

SA48: Two Scandinavian Bath Experiences in Whistler Donated by: Scandinave Spa Whistler

Donated by: Green Dipiti

SA40: Gift basket containing $Shop! Card Donated by: Pacific Centre

SA41: Nespresso U machine Donated by: Nespresso 13

Our brilliant! Sponsors & Contributors brilliant! A Show of Love for Mental Health and People Living with HIV/AIDS would not be possible without the generosity of the following people and organizations, who donated money to support our cause, items for our live and silent auctions, and their time, talent and materials for the event. Thank you! In partnership with

Presenting sponsor

To the many others who donated their time, talent, resources or money to brilliant!, thank you! If you would also like to support world-leading care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital, please visit

Bronze sponsors TD Canada Trust Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society Supporters Atomic 2 Lighting & Décor ATS Healthcare Ballistic Arts Media Studio The Barber Shop Bisou Bridal Blair Shapera Custom Clothing Ltd Blanche Macdonald Centre Boys’ Co Brooks Brothers Community Thrift and Vintage Costumes on a Shoestring DanceCo Debut Design

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Special thanks Dean Thullner – Show Producer

Dream Apparel & Articles For People Edward Chapman Woman Harbour Dance Centre Headspace is Salon Lionette The Lip Lounge The Lounge Hair Studio Lure Marshalls Maynards Fine Arts & Antiques Mon Dieu Couture NRT Fashions Stratosphere Sugar Skull Topdrawers Apparel Union Salon Volume Studio Winners Zazou Salon & Spa

Roma Sutra – Fashion Stylist Thi Truong and Christina Zoubos – Assistant Stylists

Dean Thullner 14

David Veljacik

Ashley Berry – Choreographer 15


Thanks to everyone who put their heart into this show of love in support of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation — brilliant! event Program Design — Vancouver, BC  
St. Paul's Hospital Foundation — brilliant! event Program Design — Vancouver, BC