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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Congratulations to Vernon Bennington, who won our early-bird prize package! Please contact us to collect it. Thanks again to Jeweliette, BierCraft and Luxe Beauty Lounge for providing items for this prize.
If you missed out on this prize, don’t worry. We have loads of really interesting items for you in our silent auction and raffle. The choir is rehearsing some new and exciting pieces to perform, and our volunteers are getting ready to make you feel welcome. What are you waiting for? Get your tickets today.
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.
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.
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.
Derek Mah has a degree in Physiotherapy from UBC, and worked as a physiotherapist previously. He’s now a lawyer with Murphy Battista LLP, representing people who’ve been hurt in accidents. Derek looks forward to attending the Spinal Chord Gala on November 2nd, when he’ll be representing his firm, a generous GOLD SPONSOR of our event.
Tickets are $100 each (with a tax receipt for $80). You can get free tickets by becoming an event sponsor!
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.
Our fifth annual Spinal Chord happens the evening of Saturday, November 2, 2013 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 or order online.