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“Usually stories start at the beginning, a round circle that brings you to an ending that fits, and makes sense. Unfortunately, our family’s story doesn’t work that way. The beginning quickly became an end faster than made any logical sense to us, or to our doctors. There was no rule book to the birth of my first, my entrance to motherhood. So, I think by starting at the end, you might get a better picture for how it all came to be, the love and loss of our child, and how a beautiful big house came to save us. The joys we were given in our few short hours at Canuck Place were simple; A soft bed, large windows with a small breeze. A warm cup of coffee in mismatched, handed-down mugs. A side table that could have been from my own home. Stairs that creaked with the weight of our bodies. Blankets that were soft and washed with care. A guitar. Sunlight. These small and simple details don’t seem like much in a busy day, but for me and my husband, holding our son in his final hours,these joys are my best kept memories.” Gift of Time 2020 Family Speaker, Katie Jameson
Dear Friends and Guests, Thank you for joining us virtually for the 16th Annual Gift of Time Gala presented by Nicola Wealth. We are honoured to have your support as we celebrate 25 years of timeless love at Canuck Place Childrenâ€™s Hospice. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, and we are incredibly grateful for the caring community of generous supporters, sponsors, and volunteers who made this event possible. Thank you to our presenting partner, Nicola Wealth, we are grateful for your extraordinary commitment to this event and Canuck Place children and families. Thank you to our Gift of Time Gala Co-Chairs, Emily Lazare and Jill Donaldson and the exceptional volunteer Gift of Time Committee who, once again, contributed their creativity and passion to make this new experience one that is both memorable and impactful. We acknowledge and appreciate your determination and resilience. We would like to thank Canuck Place mom Katie for sharing the story of her son Lochlan, who passed away at Canuck Place. Your support ensures families like Katieâ€™s across the province receive the care they need where and when they need it most. With much gratitude,
Margaret McNeil Chief Executive Officer
Peter Glowacki Board Chair
NICOLA WEALTH IS HONOURED TO SUPPORT THE TREMENDOUS CARE PROVIDED BY THE TEAM AT CANUCK PLACE CHILDRENâ€™S HOSPICE For over 25 years, Nicola Wealth has helped accomplished families and individuals across Canada navigate their wealth planning to build legacies with purpose, delivering the stability, security, and resources they need to focus on goals and aspirations that extend beyond wealth.
Vancouver | Kelowna | Richmond | Toronto www.nicolawealth.com
A Privilege to Present the
Gift of Time
Today, we face a significant challenge to worldwide health and economic stability. While this has given us all renewed appreciation of our health and relationships, we must be reminded that Canuck Place families continue to face a unique and deeply powerful challenge every day. Since the beginning of this year, Canuck Place has provided care for 701 children and families in their hospices and assisted countless families with in-home and in-hospital care. At the same time, they have experienced a 25% increase in new patients and family referrals to the Canuck Place Program. While many things have slowed as a result of the pandemic, unfortunately, the need for specialized pediatric care persists. Typically, the Gift of Time raises approximately 10% of the Canuck Place annual budget, a very difficult goal to achieve this year without your help. Now is when your support can make the most significant impact for hundreds of Canuck Place children and their families. We encourage you to generously donate the amount you would have spent to attend the live gala and register to participate in this yearâ€™s virtual event and auction. We at Nicola Wealth are honoured to be the presenting sponsor of this yearâ€™s Gift of Time, and know that with your support, Canuck Place, their leadership, and their staff, will meet each family, every day, with compassion, resilience, courage, and integrity. On behalf of everyone at Nicola Wealth, thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoy a wonderful evening. Sincerely,
John Nicola Chief Executive Officer Nicola Wealth
Vancouver | Kelowna | Richmond | Toronto www.nicolawealth.com
AN I NCREDI BL E COM M U N I T Y O F CA R E â€” T H A N K YO U ! Tonight we are celebrating 25 years of exceptional care at Canuck Place. We are so fortunate to have a community of incredibly generous and compassionate people like you, who make a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses, and families who love them. This year we celebrate an exceptional group of people who have given their time, gifts, and dedication to Canuck Place children and families for 25 years.
CAMARA VAN BREEMEN, Nurse Practitioner DOREEN LANDRY, Registered Nurse Canuck Place nurses, Camara and Doreen have been caring for children and families since the doors opened. For 25 years, they have walked alongside families as they navigate one of the most difficult experiences any parent can imagine.
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Oncology Nurse Brenda Eng builds a plan to make pediatric palliative care possible in BC and rallies the community support of George Jarvis, Marketing Executive, Arthur Griffiths, Vancouver Canucks child and family owner, and Ian Haysom, on program Vancouver Sun editor-in-chief.
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Canuck Place hosts its first fundraising gala The Gift of Time
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CANUCKS FOR KIDS FUND For over 25 years, committed friends at the Vancouver Canucks and Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) have provided vital funds and shared their incredible name “Canuck”. Annually, over 4% of CPCH funding is granted by the CFKF. In addition to the incredible magical moments made possible for children and families by Vancouver Canucks staff, ownership, players and alumni, we are inspired by their heart, commitment and generosity. Daniel and Henrik Sedin with Canuck Place siblings
CITY OF VANCOUVER 25 years ago, the City of Vancouver joined the growing vision to build North America’s first freestanding children’s hospice. They committed to leasing Glen Brae manor to Canuck Place for $1 per year, for 50 years.
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Dave Lede House begins 24/7 inpatient care, making 13 patient beds and 8 family suites available for BC & Yukon Dave Lede House opens. Outpatient programming is offered, including Recreation Therapy, Counselling, and Bereavement Groups
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Nancy Chan Enhanced Community Care program is formalized. Complex care at home is provided and expands throughout the province
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TO T HE I N C RE DI B LE GI F T OF TI ME COMMU NI TY The Gift of Time Gala presented by Nicola Wealth has raised over $13.5 million for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice since 2005 and we’re honoured to continue that legacy through this year's virtual experience. Even though it looks a little bit different and we can't get together in person, we have been humbled by the unwavering support of the Gift of Time community. On behalf of the Gift of Time committee, we thank you for standing with us to support the important work of Canuck Place Children's Hospice. We are thrilled you are joining us for this year's virtual event celebrating Canuck Place's 25th Anniversary. We have an incredible selection of silent auction items, amazing food, wine, and cocktail partners, the raffle prize of your deams, and an inspiring program featuring one of the strongest moms we know sharing her journey with Canuck Place, Katie Jameson. You won't want to miss it! Now more than ever, Canuck Place care is so important to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Thank you for joining us to celebrate their strength and supporting the 25 years of exceptional complex care Canuck Place provides in-home, in-hospital, and in-hospice. We hope this evening always reminds you that love is timeless. —Emily Lazare and Jill Donaldson 2020 Gift of Time Co-Chairs
G IF T O F T I M E CO M M I T E E Carrie Paleologos Darcie Crowe Golnaz Mindell Harv Phandal Dhanda Heather Finlayson Jill Brumwell
Karley Rice Lee Rennison Lucy Greer Michelle Armstrong Michelle Meier Michelle Porter
Robyn Lalani Ssonia Ong Timothy Cuffe Tristan Jagger Victoria Emslie
EV EN IN G PR O G R A M MASTER OF CEREMONIES Chris Gailus CANUCK PLACE NURSES Camara van Breemen, MN, NP & Doreen Landry, RN GALA CO-HOSTS Riaz Meghji & Thailey Roberge GALA COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS Emily Lazare & Jill Donaldson CANUCK PLACE MOM Katie Jameson CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY In honour of Lochlan Jameson and all of the children at Canuck Place CANUCK PLACE MEDICAL DIRECTOR Dr. Hal Siden FUND-A-NEED FOR CANUCK PLACE Riaz Meghji PLUS many appearances from some very special guests!
“We spent exactly 22 days in the NICU with him, listening to doctors explain new medications, and watch him get sicker and sicker. This was our first experience of parenthood, and it wasn’t what we imagined. When I think back on it, I wonder, was there any joy? Were there any moments of happiness? And when I dig past the heartbreak, the answer is always yes.” Gift of Time 2020 Family Speaker, Katie Jameson
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“We come back to Canuck Place each year on Lochlan’s birthday, which might actually seem strange, because he wasn’t born there, he died there three weeks later. But the way we remember this house is with a re-birth, a second chance at saying goodbye, one where we saw his hair touch sunlight and move in the breeze.” Gift of Time 2020 Family Speaker, Katie Jameson
FUND-ANEED 1 Your gift this evening will support the greatest needs at Canuck Place, so we can continue to provide critical care to vulnerable children and families across the province. Tonight you support:
Pandemic Response $25,000
Children at Canuck Place face diseases and conditions that donâ€™t stop or ease in a pandemic. Pediatric patients at Canuck Place are medically vulnerable, and their parents are acutely aware of the challenges and complications presented by COVID-19. Our strategic response to provide vital services during these uncertain relies on our Nancy Chan Enhanced Community Care program which provides in-home care, virtual care through telephone and video conferencing, as well as a 24-hour nursing line.
Rest & Renewal $10,000
When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, parents and caregivers are faced with intensified 24-hour responsibility. Quality of life is threatened by very real tensions including financial pressures, relationship challenges, as well as physical and mental health challenges like fatigue and distress. Our Medical Respite program allows children the opportunity to receive clinical care for complex illnesses, pain and symptom management, recreation therapy and counselling, while their families receive much-needed rest, renewal and support.
Comfort in Grief $5,000
Ever-changing emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs are overwhelming and can seem insurmountable for children and families facing end-of-life. Our counselling team builds on innate strengths in order to help families adjust to each stage of grief. We offer our hands and hearts to the families we serve; helping them find hope in the midst of despair, and letting them know they are not alone.
Medication & Supplies $1,000
No parent wants their child to suffer â€” ever. Clinicians at Canuck Place currently manage more than 190 different conditions, each presenting with their own complex and diverse medical needs. Our team administers over 150 medications requiring specialized medical equipment and specific supplies, ensuring children on program receive the medication they require when they need it the most, and at no cost to the families who love them.
A Million Moments $500
Through cherished memories, shared experiences and sacred mementos, our Recreation Therapy program empowers children and families to build precious memories together, and celebrate life. Our goal is to help children celebrate the everyday experience of being a child, providing opportunities for connection, excitement and fun! We host a variety of activities on and off-site throughout the year, including daily recreational options in our fully accessible play areas and play therapy rooms. For families who have reached end-of-life, this team facilitates the making of keepsake items including jewellery such as fingerprint necklaces, hand or foot molds, hair locks, or professional photographs.
Excellence in Care Any Amount
Canuck Place physicians are internationally recognized experts in pediatric palliative care. Members of the medical staff at BC Childrenâ€™s Hospital, as well as the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Palliative Medicine at UBC, they are active in cutting edge research, policy development, and training. They are consulted regularly for their vast knowledge, wealth of experience, and specialized expertise. Passionate individuals who care deeply about the children and families they serve, our physicians exemplify best practices and the highest standards in the field of pediatric palliative care.
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HOW TO USE THE GIVERGY MOBILE PLATFORM FOR BIDDING 1. VIEW giftoftimeauction.com: Enter the auction URL in your smart phone’s browser. 2. THE AUCTION ITEM LIST: Start by having a look through the auction items. For more info and an image of each item simply tap the auction item. 3. PLACE YOUR BID: Enter the amount you want to bid and then press ‘Place Bid’.
4. LOGIN/REGISTER: If your details have not yet been captured then the system will ask you to register before accepting your bid. 5. CONFIRMATION: Congrats! Your bid has been accepted. 6. SMS NOTIFICATION: If you are outbid you will receive an SMS with a quick link to bid again. Good luck!
SI L E NT AUC TION RULES
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Please visit giftoftimeauction.com for full item description and list of restrictions. Silent Auction item bids may be placed electronically via your computer or mobile device. Bids will be accepted in the order they are entered into the bidding system and the final bid winners will be noted at the end of the night. The opening bid amount and minimum bid increments are identified on each auction item screen. You may raise your competitor’s bids as often as you wish. Canuck Place, in presenting this Silent Auction, makes every effort to properly describe all Silent Auction items. All items are sold “as is”, and Canuck Place neither warrants nor represents and shall in no event be responsible for the correctness of the description, genuineness, authorship, provenance, value or condition of the property. No statement contained in the description of the Silent Auction item or made orally at the auction or elsewhere shall be deemed to be warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. Payment must be made in full immediately following the closing of the Silent Auction. Payment may be made using Visa, MasterCard, Amex or personal cheque made payable to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
Payment by the successful bidder should be made via the link emailed upon closing of the auction or at the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Development Office as soon as possible following the item’s sale. Winning bidders in the Lower Mainland will be contacted to arrange delivery within the two weeks following the event. Winning bidders outside of the Lower Mainland (West Vancouver to Abbotsford) will be responsible for arranging and incurring the cost of shipping. Unpaid items will be sold to the next highest bidder if not paid and claimed by October 31, 2020. The Gift of Time Gala and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will not be held responsible for unclaimed merchandise after November 15, 2020. All sales are final. There will be no exchange or refund on items by the Gift of Time Gala, or the donor, except where specified. The Gift of Time Gala and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice reserves the right to withdraw, at their discretion, any lot from the auction. Tax receipts will not be issued for auction items purchased. Participation in the auction constituted acceptance by the bidder of all the rules and conditions as set out in this document.
Delivery of auction items outside the Lower Mainland will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.
PLATINUM CIRCLE 1. One Year of Date Nights Estimated Value: $1,645
3. Holland America 7-Day Cruise for 2 Estimated Value: $5,000
Donated by: Pepino’s, Savio Volpe, The Keg, Joe Fortes, La Buca, Nook, Ask for Luigi, Tableau Bar Bistro, Homer St. Cafe & Bar, La Quercia, Wildebeest, and Bodega on Main
Donated by: Holland America Line
Treat yourself and the one you love to a year of incredible date nights. 12 of Vancouver’s most iconic and noteworthy restaurants have teamed up to treat you to unforgettably delicious and romantic experiences with your special someone.
2. Invisalign Treatment Package Estimated Value: $8,000 Donated by: Dr. Charity Siu, ClearView Orthodontics Dr. Charity Siu is a certified orthodontic specialist offering Invisalign for children, teens, and adults. Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign treatment includes initial examination, diagnostic records, and treatment planning. Restrictions: Must have good dental health and see local general dentist for regular routine care. See auction site for more details.
Choose any cruise for 2, up to 7 days in length, in an ocean-view stateroom. You’ll experience extraordinary dining, spacious staterooms, elegant surroundings, and new discoveries while being pampered by an award-winning crew. Restrictions: Package does not expire. Airfare taxes, onboard charges, shore executions and hotel services are not included. See auction site for more details.
4. 2-Night Stay at the Wickaninnish Inn Estimated Value: $1,100 Donated by: The Wickaninnish Inn Located on Vancouver Island’s magnificently rugged west coast, the Wickaninnish Inn is minutes from the picturesque village of Tofino. Surronded by ocean with an old growth forest as a backdrop, the Wickaninnish Inn offers panoramic views of the open Pacific, nearby islands, and the natural sweep of Chesterman Beach. Your winter storm watching or spring season getaway includes 2 nights of accommodation in a deluxe guest room, including complimentary valet parking & wi-fi. Restrictions: Blackout dates may apply. See auction site for more details.
5. Cybersecurity Assessment Estimated Value: $50,000 Donated by: Forecight Cybersecurity The Forecight Cybersecurity Assessment will provide a dedicated Chief Information Security Officer to test and strengthen your organization for future cyberthreats. As a result, corporations can clearly identify ongoing or past intrusions, determine cybersecurity program weaknesses, and effectively respond to future incidents at scale. PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Cybermaturity Audit: In-depth appraisal of information security maturity against your industry and compliance obligations. Technical Security Audit: Proactively examine, identify, and remediate technical vulnerabilities within your corporate network. Build an Action Plan: Identify areas for improvement and design a blueprint To increase cybermaturity progress over time. Restrictions: Winning bidder can leverage the donation value towards other Forecight Cybersecurity services based on their organization’s requirements.
6. 2-Night Stay for 6 in a Harrison Lake Cottage Estimated Value: $1,100 Donated by: Alex Gens Enjoy sheer relaxation on the ultimate local waterfront getaway on Harrison Lake. An unparalleled view, wraparound porch, and an interior full of antiquities, and home comforts make this cottage truly unique. Less than 2 hours from Vancouver, this cottage sleeps 6 and offers additional amenities such as a BBQ and a sauna. Harrison Hot Springs is a hidden jewel providing ‘off the beaten path’ activities, such as forest bathing, kayaking, and their worldfamous BC hot springs. Restrictions: Availability is subject to rental vacancy.
7. Delicate Knot Diamond Ring Estimated Value: $2,000 Donated by: Maharani Jewels Dazzle with this stunning Delicate Knot diamond ring that contains 0.33 carats of exquisite, sparkling diamonds in a 10K yellow gold setting. Stunning on its own, this ring is also perfect as a stackable piece.
TH A N K Y O U TO O U R S IL E N T AU CTI O N D O NO RS Alex Gens
Coates Portrait Design
Coco's Family Kitchen
Keg Restaurants Ltd.
RS Sports Agency
Anna's Cake House
Dana Mooney Art
Kidstropolis Family Fun Place
David & Cynthia Enns
Watermark Beach Resort
St. Lawrence Restaurant
Ask for Luigi
Kristie Robin Photography
Blue Ruby Jewellery
Domestic Objects/ Sarah Jagger
Bodega on Main Breville Canada Browns Restaurant Group
Sid Dickens Inc.
Starbucks Coffee Canada
Dr. Charity Siu, ClearView Orthodontics
Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa
Sutton Place Hotel
Dr. Dhar & Harv Dhanda
Legends Haul Grocery Delivery
Tableau Bar Bistro
The Adventure Group
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Eminence Organic Skin Care
Caffè Umbria Coffee Roaster
Fayaz & Salima Manji
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Four Shadows Winery
The Wickaninnish Inn
Fox & Ivory Creations
Hill's of Kerrisdale
Mission Hill Family Estate
Celsia Floral Ltd.
Holland America Line
Homer St. Café & Bar
Velofix Group of Companies
Hungerford Salter Interior Design
Onyx Productions Inc.
West Coast Kids
Innovative Fitness Kitsilano
Osteria Savio Volpe
White Rock Optometry Eye Clinic
JAK's Beer Wine Spirits
Pepino's Spaghetti House
TallGrass Natural Health
Wilde Style Equestrian Wildebeest
Y OU MA K E C AN U C K PL AC E CARE P O S S IB L E AN D W E WAN T T O S AY T H ANK Y O U Canuck Place Children’s Hospice gratefully acknowledges the following companies and individuals for their generous donations of $1,000+ in support of the Gift of Time gala presented by Nicola Wealth. MOTHERS OF GIFT OF TIME
FRIENDS OF GIFT OF TIME
Elaine & Daren Sanders
Andrew & Jenn Kirker
Andrew & Lynn Kemper
Michael Brittain & Shana Alexander
Andrew Peller Estates
Michelle Porter PREC
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Niki Dal Bello
Bram & Alissa Rogachevsky
Paul & Melissa Meehan
Coast Capital Savings
Piers Cunnington & Fei Disbrow
Darren & Emily Lazare
Pippa Morgan & Ken Ecker
Dr. Sally A. Donaldson
DLC Investments (2007) Ltd.
Graeme & Martha Martindale
Tom & Joanne Webster
TurF Mother’s Day Event
Helen Edwards Houssian Foundation
DOCTORS OF GIFT OF TIME Dr. Heather Finlayson Inc.
Lauren Gehlen and Jamie Houssian
Dr. Daniel Hou
LMS Reinforcing Steel Ltd.
Dr. Salim & Robyn Lalani
MacDonald Realty Polar Swim
Dr. Gary Nakhuda
Malcolm & Suzanne Steenburgh
Dr. Kevin Ong Inc.
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The Globe And Mail is proud to support the Canuck Place Childrenâ€™s Hospice annual Gift of Time Gala
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Thank you to our family speaker ParkJameson, Georgia Insurance Katie is proud to sponsor Canuck Place for sharing Lochlan’s Children’s Hospice and the story with us 2019 Gift of Time Gala this evening.
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