Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation 21st Annual Moonlight Gala Raises over $588,000(NET) for Delta Hospital

November 13, 2019


On Saturday, November 2nd Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation hosted the 21st Annual Moonlight Gala at Tsawwassen Springs, and raised over $588,000 (NET) in support of cancer care at Delta Hospital.


The SOLD OUT event brought together 350 business, community, government and medical leaders who were immersed in an Arabian Night full of exotic entertainment and a three-course meal worthy of a Sultan. Once again, Sportsnet 650 radio personality and Tsawwassen resident James Cybulski led the way as Emcee for a night of fun and fundraising.


“This year’s Gala was a resounding success,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “We want to thank everyone who sponsored, donated and attended our Gala to help raise this considerable amount of money. Special thanks go out to the Gala Committee headed by co-chairs, Don Sangster and Maury Kask, and all the volunteers who made this incredible event possible.” 


The Foundation wants to thank this year’s lead sponsors, Shato Holdings (Venue Sponsor), Port of Vancouver (Tribute Sponsor) and Cascades Casino Delta, Ocean Trailer and Westland Insurance (Platinum Sponsors).


As part of the evening’s festivities, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation had the honour of recognizing the staff of Delta Hospital as this year’s Tribute Award recipient for their outstanding care, commitment and generosity within our hospital and our community. To celebrate this remarkable group of people, the Foundation showed a fun ‘Caraoke’ Tribute Video, sponsored by Port of Vancouver. Tom Corsie, Vice President, Real Estate for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, presented the award to Teresa O’Callaghan, Executive Director, Delta Hospital who accepted the tribute plaque on behalf of the Staff of Delta Hospital.


After dinner, the entertainment and fundraising continued as Ian Paton, Delta South MLA dazzled with his auctioneering for a fast-paced live auction.  An overwhelming display of generosity followed during the Fund a Need call out in support of cancer care for Delta Hospital. The evening ended in the Genie Lounge with music by DJ Jai of GirlOnWax, 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 22nd Annual Moonlight Gala in 2020, please contact Special Events Manager, Sharla De Groote at 604-940-9695 or