Thanks again to everyone who came to the Spinal Chord gala on November 2nd, 2013. Did you have your picture taken at the Gray Fox Photography photo booth? Check out the full album here.
Excited for Spinal Chord tomorrow? Here is a timeline of some things to look forward to during the night!
|7:35||Welcome & Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers|
|8:15||Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers|
|8:55||Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers|
|9:25||Auction tables begin closing|
Be sure to get your bids in for our fabulous silent auction items, donated by our generous sponsors.
Wondering what to wear? Spinal Chord is a great opportunity to shine in your sequins and dazzle in your tux. Cocktail attire is definitely appropriate. A coat check will be available for overcoats and umbrellas.
[Makeup hint: if you are moved to tears by beautiful music, consider waterproof mascara for the evening!]
Wondering where to park? If you are driving to the gala, there is plenty of pay parking available at the Fairmont Medical Building. Metered street parking is also available along 10th Avenue. Paid accessible parking is available on the East and West sides of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre–the ticket machine is located near the entrance to Heather Pavilion, just across the East parking lot from the Blusson Centre. Better yet, leave your car at home and come by train (the Broadway Canada Line station is 3 blocks east of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre) or cab so you can relax and enjoy yourself.
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Medtronic of Canada Ltd. is a trusted Canadian leader delivering innovative health system solutions and advanced medical technologies to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for cardio & vascular, diabetes, neuromodulation and surgical technologies. Medtronic is a market-leader in technologies for spine surgery, and has been a strong partner with the clinicians at ICORD in surgical education and research for spinal injuries. We are very grateful to Medtronic, presenting sponsor of the Spinal Chord gala for the second year in a row.
Make something old new again! If you have something metal that could use refinishing, this is for you. Patio furniture, household appliances, automobile parts, art, light fixtures, table and chair frames, recreational equipment, bicycle or wheelchair frames…if it’s made of metal, Linex Powder Coating can powder coat it. Powder coating is applied electrostatically and is then cured under high heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin.” It creates a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint – your metal items will look good as new for a lifetime! Value: $500.
Our home team, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, is generously donating a 2013 authentic team signed jersey. Show your support for the Whitecaps FC, the Vancouver Cantata Singers and ICORD when you bid on this silent auction item.
ICORD researchers will assess your physical fitness, design a customized fitness program for you, provide 2 fitness training sessions, and then give you another assessment so you can see how much you’ve improved.
Your new fitness partners will be Megan McGillivray (left), a PhD student in rehabilitation sciences at UBC with a background in kinesiology, and Dr. Amanda Chisholm (right), a postdoctoral fellow at ICORD with a PhD in rehabilitation sciences from the U of Toronto and certified Exercise Physiologist with extensive knowledge in fitness assessment and training.