We are looking forward to a memorable night! Tickets are still available if you haven’t got yours yet.
6:45 Doors open, auction tables open, raffle ticket sales start
7:35 Welcome from host Coleen Christie, anchor of CTV News at 11:30, and performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers
8:15 Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers
8:25 First raffle draw
8:45 Live auction
8:55 Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers
9:15 Second raffle draw
9:25 Auction Table 1 closes
9:35 Auction Table 2 closes
9:45 Auction Table 3 closes
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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Join us this Saturday! Tickets are selling fast, but are still available.
Buy tickets online here or drop in to the ICORD Admin Office (Blusson Spinal Cord Centre 3rd floor).
Spinal Chord is a gala evening in support of ICORD and the Vancouver Cantata Singers. This is your chance to get all dressed up, hear an award-winning choir in the spectacular atrium of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, enjoy fabulous hors d’oeuvres and bid on an array of uncommon silent auction items.
Spinal Chord happens the evening of Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the magnificent Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver. Doors open at 6:45pm. For ticket information, call 604-675-8844 or 604-730-8856.
Sample Canadian-sourced red caviar at our caviar testing bar, courtesy of A.G. North-West Enterprise Inc. Wander over to our oyster boat to taste freshly-shucked raw oysters with a variety of sauces and toppings, and then enjoy a Skyy Vodka cocktail mixed just for you at our martini bar.
ICORD and Vancouver Cantata Singers are delighted to announce that Coleen Christie will return for a second year to host our upcoming Spinal Chord gala on November 3rd. Coleen is the anchor of CTV News weeknights at 11:30 (pm).
Coleen has been a reporter in Vancouver since 1997. She has anchored numerous, live, breaking news events, and also fills-in as co-host on Canada AM, CTV’s national morning show. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Victoria, BC, Coleen earned a B.A. in English and History at the University of Victoria. She is an active member of the community and is involved with a many charitable organizations including Friends for Life, Dress for Success, The BC Cancer Agency, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Arts Umbrella, spinal cord research and Plan Canada. Coleen is also passionate about food and travel. Visit her food blog at coleensdish.ctv.ca, follow her on Twitter @CTVcoleen, and Friend her on Facebook (Coleen’s Dish).
See Coleen in person at Spinal Chord on November 3rd. Tickets available now.
We are delighted to announce that Medtronic of Canada Ltd. will be a presenting sponsor of Spinal Chord 2012. Medtronic is a trusted Canadian leader delivering innovative health system solutions and advanced medical technologies to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life in the areas of cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, spinal and neurosurgery, and ear, nose, throat surgery.
ICORD and Vancouver Cantata Singers are excited to announce that our 4th annual gala will take place on Saturday November 3rd at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre. Plan to join us for beautiful music, delightful company and great food and wine.
Spinal Chord 2011 was an amazing success!
We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors for their continued support, and to all our guests, for making the evening memorable. Special thanks, in no particular order, to:
- The Hong Kong Spinal Cord Injury Fund, our presenting sponsor for the second year in a row;
- Platinum sponsor David Doig, who provided valuable advice, guidance, and enthusiastic support;
- The Vancouver Cantata Singers, whose spectacular voices wowed everyone, and moved many people to tears!
- The Capilano University Jazz Quartet, for filling up the atrium with lively music when the choir wasn’t singing;
- Coleen Christie, for her fantastic and sparkling performance as host for the evening;
- The Lazy Gourmet, for superb food and flawless service (as usual!);
- Sunflower Florist, for their beautiful floral art;
- J.Evan Kreider, Jesse Read and Darren Twiss for capturing the event on film;
- The many staff and volunteers who worked at the event;
- Vancouver Coastal Health Maintenance and Aramark staff for helping to get the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre atrium in top shape before the event.