Butter Photo Booth brings out the best


We had such a great time with the Butter Photo Booth at the gala on October 22 – see for yourself! (click the thumbnails to see full-size images).


Captured by Butter Studios

Check out these beautiful shots of last weekend’s gala by the amazing photographers at Butter Studios! Click on the thumbnails for full-size images.

Butter album cover

Excited about the gala this Saturday? So are we!


Here’s some information you should know:

Programme for Saturday October 22, 2016.

6:45 pm Doors open
7:15 Performance by FUSE Wheelchair Dance
7:35 pm Welcome  |  Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers
8:15 pm Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers
8:25 pm First raffle draw  |  Decadent Descent begins
8:45 pm Performance by the Vancouver Cantata Singers
9:15 pm Second raffle draw
9:25 pm Silent Auction Table 1 closes
9:35 pm Silent Auction Table 2 closes
9:45 pm Silent Auction Table 3 closes
10:30 pm Gala ends

What should I wear?
Spinal Chord is a great opportunity to shine in your sequins and dazzle in your tux. Cocktail attire is definitely appropriate. A free 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!]sc-102

Where can I 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. Some wheelchair accessible parking is available on the East and West sides of the Blusson Spinal Cord 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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What can I bid on this year?
Get a head-start on the amazing prizes you want to bring home by previewing our list of silent auction items up for bid, including a safari package for two, a Steinway in-home experience, designer clothing, a year’s worth of pies, gift certificates and memberships and lots more from our generous sponsors.

Will there be food?
We’ll have a selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres by Platinum Sponsor The Lazy Gourmet, and an oyster bar by Bronze Sponsor Curious Oyster.

vancouevrweddingphotographyedwardlaiphotogrpaher-110I’ve heard that there’s a dessert event at the Gala. What is it?
Our Decadent Descent starts at 8:25. As you descend along the 200 metre ramp wrapping around the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre atrium, you can enjoy an assortment of chocolates, cheeses, cupcakes, artisanal marshmallows, and other delicacies. This year’s Decadent Descent features dessert by ArchimallowsGusto Chocolate, Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery, Sweet Obsession, Jessica Kruger, and Lazy Gourmet.

Will drinks be available?
A variety of beverages will be available for purchase. Soft drinks will be available at no charge.

How can I pay?
We will be accepting cash, cheques, Visa, or Mastercard. There’s a TD Canada Trust ATM at the corner of Broadway and Willow (one block away) if you need cash.

Can I still buy tickets?
Tickets are still available online or in person.

Proceeds support spinal cord injury research at ICORD and the artistic endeavors of the Vancouver Cantata Singers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this worthwhile event, please contact us.

Amazing auction, coming up!

Thanks to our very generous sponsors, we have some really exciting items ready for your bids in our silent auction. Here’s a sneak peak:


Six days and six nights

at Zulu Nyala’s Heritage Safari Lodge in South Africa. Enjoy cool lounges, a wide veranda, stunning views, sparkling swimming pools, and attentive hospitality. Includes 3 meals and 2 game drives per day in open Land Rovers with an experienced ranger. An experience of a lifetime!


The perfect outfit

by local designer Chloë Angus, her fan sleeve dress will become a wardrobe staple, and you’ll look like royalty in her gorgeous spirit wrap.


The Steinway in Home Experience

Enjoy the wonderful sound of a completely hand-made Steinway & Sons grand piano in an intimate setting with one of Vancouver’s top pianists. Tom Lee Music will arrange for delivery of the piano to your home or office, professional tuning, and two 45-minute performances by a professional pianist. Valued at $3,000.


An original for your collection

“Hearts on Fire”, 36” x 30”, acrylic on canvas with KRink, 2016, valued at $2,000. Renowned Vancouver artist John Ferrie is inspired by his love of Vancouver and life on the west coast. Images flow in whimsy – sweeping brush strokes, fearless colour choices, and intricate detail.


Tickets galore!

Vancouver Opera, Bard on the Beach, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver Whitecaps, Vancouver Bach Choir, and so many more.


Fill up your jewelry box

with gorgeous pieces from Elsa Corsi (donated by Jeweliette), Adornation | for life, Elena Okon, Lesley Finlay, and others.

Tickets are available now

Image-1Tickets for our 8th annual Spinal Chord Gala on October 22 are now available. Just $110 for a fantastic night of beautiful music, delicious refreshments, and great company, in a spectacular setting. We hope to see you there!

$80 tax receipt issued for each ticket.


2015 Gala Tickets are now available

Gala tixTickets for the 7th annual Spinal Chord Gala on our new date, Saturday October 24th, are now available. Still $100 (with $80 tax receipt), your ticket includes live jazz and choral music throughout the evening, tasty hors d’oeuvres by Lazy Gourmet, a complimentary drink, and selection of special desserts. Not to mention sparkling company and some covetable raffle prizes & silent auction items.

Need convincing? Check out some photos from last year’s event, or this excellent video.