Delta was Ablaze under the Moonlight!

November 06, 2018

PHOTO: Maury Kask, Moonlight Gala Commitee Co-Chair, Ingrid Barnes, Board Chair, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, Don Sangster, Moonlight Gala Committee Co-Chair.

 

Delta, BC – On Saturday, November 3th the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation hosted the 20th Annual Moonlight Gala at Tsawwassen Springs, and raised over $739,000 (NET) for Delta Hospital. The Foundation was pleased to announce $629,000 at the end of the evening but were surprised with additional $10k, and then, thanks to an anonymous donor who generously gave $100k, the new grand total was brought to $739,000. It was a record-breaking evening thanks to the support of our sponsors and 360 enthusiastic and generous guests in attendance.

Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go towards the purchase of a new CT Scanner for Delta Hospital. Through all the support received, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is now much closer to the $1.7 million committed for this vital piece of medical equipment for Delta Hospital’s busy Medical Imaging department.  The current CT scanner at Delta Hospital is nearing the end of its lifespan. This hardworking machine is running at full capacity, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 “The Gala was an overwhelming success,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “We thank our attendees, sponsors, auction and prize donors, event volunteers, and the Gala committee organizing members. We could not have done it without all of their amazing support.” 

As part of the evening’s festivities, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation was thrilled to recognize the Toigo family as this year’s Tribute Honouree for their significant contributions to Delta Hospital and to the community. After a heartwarming video, made possible by Tribute Sponsor Port of Vancouver, Elizabeth Toigo and 2 of her sons, Peter and Ron, accepted the tribute plaque on behalf of the Toigo family.

This year’s theme of Fire & Ice set imaginations ablaze and delighted all who were in attendance. The evening included spectacular décor, amazing entertainment and a scrumptious 3-course dinner. Once again, sports radio personality and Tsawwassen resident James Cybulski led the way as Emcee for the night of fun and fundraising.

After dinner, the entertainment and fundraising continued with a fast paced live auction led by auctioneer and South Delta MLA, Ian Paton. An overwhelming display of generosity followed during the Fund a Need call out for a new CT scanner for Delta Hospital. The evening ended in the Crystal  Lounge with music by DJ Pri of GirlOn Wax, accompanied by Sax Player Karla Sax and Percussionist Pher.

The Moonlight Gala is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event. For opportunities to support the 21st Anniversary Moonlight Gala in 2019, please contact Interim Special Events Manager, Khara Robertson at 604-940-9695 or khara.robertson@dhfoundation.ca