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The Gala is made possible by you

The Heart & Stroke Gala event will shine a spotlight on Stroke; the need for research, importance of FAST, and the need for rehabilitation and recovery services; proceeds from the gala will support stroke research and recovery programs in B.C.


Gala donations are always greatly appreciated; we'd love to feature your products or services at the 15th Annual Gala Auction to help raise funds to beat stroke!


Join us at the 15th Annual Heart & Stroke Gala. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can still participate, bidding on the silent auction, make a donation to support Gala or volunteer at the event!


Sponsorship opportunities available, starting from $5,000 (Red Sponsor). Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about partnering with the Gala.

Our Gala Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all of our sponsors
Presenting Sponsor
BC Lions
We are thrilled to introduce the BC Lions as the presenting sponsor of the 15th Annual Heart & Stroke Gala! Our Sincere thanks to Lions' owner Amar Doman for his philanthropic vision an leadership, and ongoing support of Heart & Stroke over the years. 

Heart & Stroke Gala Committee

2022 Gala Co-Chairs: Amber Belzer & Danielle Dyer
Thank you to our fabulous 2022 Heart & Stroke Committee members for the generous gift of their time to make this an extraordinary event. We believe volunteers are the heart of the foundation.
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Amber Belzer

Gala Co-Chair

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Danielle Dyer

Gala Co-Chair

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Alyssa Klimek

Committee Member

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Avyn Duimel

Committee Member


Fareeha Salahuddin

Committee Member

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Melody Lu

Committee Member

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Rebekka Schultz

Committee Member

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Nancy Nickerson

Committee Member


Naz Deegan

Committee Member

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Thank You

Thank you to all Heart & Stroke Gala volunteers. You make everything we do possible. Your time and contributions are invaluable. When we beat as one, we accomplish so much!

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Together, we will beat as one! 

Support Stroke Research in BC

Your support is helping us to create a healthier future for everyone in Canada.
Here is the work of Heart & Stroke that you're helping to drive forward.
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Champion critical research

We rally the best scientific minds around critical heart and brain issues. Their research breakthroughs help advance diagnosis and treatment, repair damaged hearts and minimize debilitating effects of strokes.

Forge successful partnerships

We identify crucial issues that will lead the better health outcomes for people across Canada and build teams to tackle these challenges. Our partnerships with hospitals, universities and health institutions help close gaps in patient care.

Create healthier environments

We advocate to leaders and policy makers so everyone in Canada can lead healthier lives, reducing their risk of heart disease and stroke. We push to change laws (on issued like youth vaping), improve health policies and beat health inequities.

Trigger systems change

Hospitals need support. We collaborate to build evidence that helps them improve current and future patient care, reducing the devastating toll of heart conditions and stroke.

Fund crucial initiatives

As Canada’s largest non-governmental funder of heart disease and stroke research in Canada, we ensure continuous financial support to enable breakthroughs. And we drive innovations to confront challenges like high blood pressure and cardiac arrest.