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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020   |   AT THE PIPE SHOP, 115 VICTORY SHIP WAY, NORTH VANCOUVER   |   11:00AM – 3:30PM

A LADIES LUNCHEON

 

Now, more than ever, us women need to stand together as warriors and each do our part to ensure that each and every mother, child, daughter and friend is heard, held and supported.

 

The North Shore Crisis Services Society (NSCSS) has been doing just that and have supported women and children fleeing domestic abuse for over 40 years. Sadly, the need for our services has not diminished, and we continue to turn away hundreds of women each year.

 

All proceeds from our fifth annual Gala of Grace will go towards a new second-stage house for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

 

Join us at this vibrant celebration! Gather your girlfriends, coworkers, and the special women in your life, put on your prettiest Spring party dress, and enjoy an afternoon of laughter, love and community engagement.

 

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Learn more about the NSCSS here.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Welcome reception with a live soulful performance by Amanda Wood

 

  • Silent & live auction with carefully curated selection of local treats and lovely things

 

  • Emcee TV host and producer, Fiona Forbes

 

  • Wine Wall raffle, Smart Sweets candy bar and our Insta-famous Selfie Sofa

 

  • Luncheon keynote by Lorie Corcuera, workplace and leadership coach and author of upcoming book “Love First”

 

  • Three-course luncheon prepared by Chef Joel at the Pinnacle Hotel

 

  • And you’ll go home with our oh, so popular swag bags

2020 GALA OF GRACE LINEUP

Lorie Corcuera
Lorie’s life purpose is to live WOW and LOVE completely. She is has spent over 20 years fulfilling this purpose through guiding and inspiring Leaders, teams, and organizations to create meaningful workplace cultures and life experiences. Lorie will share a story from her upcoming book “Love First: The Rest Will Follow” of a time when she and her younger sisters for almost a decade endured numerous counts of violence, living in and out of women’s shelters and how this experience gave her the strength for her life’s work of ensuring that all human beings at work and at home feel seen, heard and cared for.
Amanda Wood
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a fierce, powerhouse voice, Amanda Wood brings the subtle whispers of Norah Jones and the soulful range of Alicia Keys to all of her music, and wows the Gala of Grace crowd every time.
Fiona Forbes
Fiona Forbes is a TV powerhouse with over 20 years experience both in front of the camera as a host and behind the scenes as a producer. Over the course of her career, she has interviewed A-listers to Prime Ministers, rock stars to astrophysicists and everything in between. Fiona is currently working as a freelance TV Host and Producer in her hometown of Vancouver.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

Dear Gala of Grace sponsors and attendees,
In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the Gala of Grace committee has decided to postpone the April 24th event to ensure the health and safety of all our guests and volunteers.

 

The event will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 3. Same location, same time and same lineup.

 

If you purchased a ticket and can attend on the new date, you don’t need to do anything but update your calendar. If you can’t make the new scheduled date, please email us at info@galaofgrace.ca for a full refund by March 31. We cannot issue a refund after that date. Any refunded tickets will be re-sold to those on our waitlist.

 

A special thank you to all our sponsors, vendors and volunteer guests. When we reached out to reschedule, every single one of you were more than accommodating and happy to reschedule your commitment.

 

We are in this together.

 

This mantra is one we hold very dear at the Gala of Grace and it is more fitting than ever right now.

 

Stay well.
Pat Kelly

 

Director,
Gala of Grace