Delta was in Full Bloom under the Moonlight - 19th Annual Gala Raises over $455,000 (NET) for Delta Hospital

November 07, 2017

On Saturday, November 4th the magic of the Midnight Garden blossomed for Delta Hospital Foundation’s Moonlight Gala presented by MK Delta Lands Group, and raised over $455,000(NET) for Delta Hospital. It was a record-breaking evening thanks to the support of our sponsors and 340+ enthusiastic and generous guests in attendance.
Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go towards Emergency Care at Delta Hospital including a much needed mobile ultrasound and two lifepack defibrillators. Thanks to all the support received through the Moonlight Gala participants, we will do our part to ensure our Emergency Department medical staff is well-equipped with the best tools to perform life-saving care that individuals who live and work in Delta depend upon on a daily basis.
The Delta Firefighters Charitable Society was acknowledged as this year’s Tribute Honouree for their significant contributions to Delta Hospital and our community. After a fun tribute animation video, made possible by Tribute Sponsor Port of Vancouver, Ben Lewis a Director of the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society accepted the tribute plaque on behalf of all the Delta Firefighters who volunteer their time to make this community great.
The early sell-out Gala was held at the beautiful Tsawwassen Springs thanks to support from Venue Sponsor Shato Holdings Ltd. The venue had been transformed into a magical garden at midnight with fireflies, shimmering florals, and hypnotic Full Moon Lounge. A live statue fountain and garden sprites watched over all as everyone enjoyed an al fresco dining experience surrounded by twinkling trees and intoxicating florals. Sports radio personality and Tsawwassen resident James Cybulski once again led the way as Emcee for the night of fun and fundraising.
After a sumptuous three course dinner, the entertainment and fundraising continued with a fast paced live auction led by auctioneer, South Delta MLA, and City Councillor Ian Paton, followed by an overwhelming display of generosity during the Fund a Need call out for priority ER equipment. The evening ended in the Full Moon Lounge with music by Tony Barton, Sharp Dressed Man.
“This year’s Gala had the most sponsors, number of attendees, and most money raised in the history of the 19 year old event. It was a huge success that would not have been possible if not for our Presenting Sponsor MK Delta Lands Group, Venue Sponsor Shato Holdings Ltd, Tribute Sponsor Port of Vancouver, and Platinum Sponsors Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited and Ocean Trailer, and all other sponsors, auction donors, event volunteers, Delta Hospital Foundation Board & Staff, Moonlight Gala Planning Committee, and it’s Co-Chairs Pam Paton and Don Sangster” said Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director of Delta Hospital Foundation. “We couldn’t do it without each and every one of you.”