Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is bringing a touch of glamour worthy of Hollywood royalty of days past to Langley on June 1 through its Old Hollywood Gala, presented by CIBC Wood Gundy | The Laurin Financial Group.
Supporting Emergency Response, the campaign to build a new Emergency Department and MRI Suite at Langley Memorial Hospital, this chic event will be hosted at the Langley Event Centre Fieldhouse and expects to welcome up to 450 guests - the biggest gala attendance the organization has ever seen.
Guests will delight in first-class dining and three live entertainment performances, including star sightings thanks to the talents of celebrity impersonator Tracey Bell. Back by popular demand, the wine pull and diamond dig activities will provide hundreds of chances to win great prizes, and over 100 silent auction items will capture the attention of guests interested in anything from art to jewelry to sports and entertainment to fine-dining.
“We’re excited to bring a fresh new concept to the annual gala,” says gala committee member Leanne Laurin. “For years, guests have enjoyed the ‘denim and diamonds’ theme but the community has evolved, and with a bigger and better event and a new venue that can allow our creativity to shine, we have a chance to craft a new and unforgettable night.”
In addition to breaking the mould for the event’s look, the gala committee is also hoping to break fundraising records.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Langley Memorial Hospital get the funds it requires to meet the urgent care need of the community,” says Laurin. “We’re eager to see how the community steps up at the gala and how much closer we can bring the Foundation to the end fundraising goal for the new Emergency Department and MRI Suite.”
Through Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s $15-million Emergency Response fundraising campaign, a new emergency department will be built three times the current department’s size and equipped with the latest technically-advanced medical equipment to handle Langley’s growing and changing demographics. The MRI suite will perform 7,500 exams within its first 12 months of operation and improve access to urgent medical care for residents of Langley and neighbouring communities.
Tickets to the Old Hollywood Gala are available now, at the early bird rate of $200 each, or $1,600 for a table of eight until April 30. After April 30 ticket prices increase to $225 or $1,800 respectively.
To purchase tickets or tables, visit lmhfoundation.com/gala.
Emcee and Entertainment Biographies
Clay St. Thomas, co-host of JRFM’s Mornings with Clay & Karen, Clay is a well-known personality in Langley - for his on-air presence as well as community involvement at galas and community festivals.
Tracey Bell transforms between characters in mere seconds during her diverse, high-energy musical shows. Celine Dion, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli… you name it; she will surprise and delight with her iconic and hilarious celebrity impersonation routines.
Tiffany Desrosiers is a locally-based singer and her captivating vocals breathe life into her song lyrics and melodies. Tiffany will be the entertainment headliner for the gala, and will share her own Langley Memorial Hospital patient story.
About Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
Brought to life in 1985 by the community who recognized a need, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation helps donors fulfil their wish to enable local health care improvements that support better health outcomes and benefit everyone in the community. This past year, in addition to fundraising for a new MRI Suite and Emergency Department, the Foundation has maintained its annual commitment to the hospital to help replace aged and out-of-date equipment, provide training opportunities for medical staff and ease the sometimes stressful patient experience with comfort items.
About the Emergency Response campaign
Emergency Response, the campaign to build a new emergency department at Langley Memorial Hospital, launched May 28, 2018 with two significant donations - $2 million from the Skidmore family and $5 million from the Martini family - and the announced addition of an MRI suite for Langley.
These gifts kicked off the $15-million fundraising campaign – the largest campaign in Langley’s history – and started the Foundation’s public fundraising efforts. To date, 85 per cent of this fundraising goal has been raised. The new MRI will be operational in early 2020, while the emergency department is slated to open in early 2021.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Terra Scheer, Communications | Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
Terra.Scheer@fraserhealth.ca | Direct: 604.514.6188 Cell: 604.613.1943