With the addition of 55,000 square feet of amazing exploration space at Vancouver Aquarium this summer, the Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala, Night at the Aquarium, presented by PCL Construction Group, will be an event you won’t want to miss. Taking place on June 19, Night at the Aquarium is a celebration of our oceans and raises funds to support the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education efforts, including its national sustainable seafood program Ocean Wise™.
Be among the first to experience the Aquarium’s expansive new venue, which will be the stunning backdrop to this year’s Night at the Aquarium. Vancouver’s top philanthropic and corporate leaders will be joined by passionate Ocean Wise chefs, like Executive Chef Ned Bell of YEW Seafood + Bar and Chef Rob Clark of The Fish Counter, as they delight guests with diverse culinary experiences.
Guests are invited to bid on unique live and silent auction items such as an unforgettable fishing and wildlife adventure at Langara Island Lodge. You will be whisked away on a charter flight to a luxurious four-night, all-inclusive stay where the best salmon and halibut fishing on a private boat awaits you. There are also once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as accompanying the Aquarium’s head veterinarian for a day on his weekly rounds to get the clinical low-down on the animals under his care.
As a non-profit society, the Aquarium’s signature gala raises funds for critical programs such as its Marine Mammal Research Program, which conducts groundbreaking research on endangered southern resident and threatened Bigg’s (transient) killer whales and its Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, which rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 100 stranded animals a year. Funds also directly support national direct action programs such as its Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup™ program which brings together 58,000 Canadians a year to keep shorelines free of litter and its national sustainable seafood program, Ocean Wise™, which helps to protect depleting seafood stocks.
Signature gala supporting ocean conservation
When: Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park
Main event: $300 per ticket
VIP reception: $3,000 for a reserved table of eight
Available at www.nightattheaquarium.org or 604 659 3527