No Place Like Home

November 4, 2022


About the Gala

In past years, Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s annual gala has transported you around the globe to visit places like Nashville, India and China and this year we are bringing the celebration to another awe-inspiring location – Burnaby. Our home has so much to offer, from thriving local businesses to majestic mountains, so after a few tough years, let’s celebrate the place we live, work and play.


As the fundraising organization for Burnaby Hospital, the Foundation’s purpose is to ensure that Burnaby Hospital is equipped in every way to advance the health of all generations that will help maintain the vibrancy of the entire community. 

When you choose to donate to Burnaby Hospital Foundation, we understand the reason lies close to your heart. It’s our job to connect you to what matters the most; we want you to have a meaningful giving experience. We uphold a genuine commitment to keep you aware of the impact your donation has on others, the difference it makes, and the power it has to change people’s lives.


Check back soon for more details!

Emcee: Todd Talbot

TV Personality, actor, and award winning host on HGTV. Todd has spent the past 8 years hosting the international hit show Love It or List It, Vancouver. 

Through multiple TV, Digital, and media platforms, Todd shares his passion for responsible home ownership to inspire positive changes in peoples lives. Todd also travels Canada and the US to inspire smart investment, renovation and design choices, and create wealth through real estate. Todd lives and promotes a ‘created life’ encouraging himself and others to be conscious of how we design, build and most importantly LIVE, in our homes and communities. Todd currently lives in Vancouver with his wife Rebecca and two kids, Ashlyn and Kesler. As a family, they have launched ‘Eh Frame’ a lakefront build and online shop with a classically Canadian twist.

Auctioneer: Howard Blank

Howard Blank is a long-time member of the entertainment and gaming sector. Howard has devoted his career to making a difference through assisting numerous philanthropic organizations in British Columbia and across Canada.

Howard currently serves as CEO of Point Blank Entertainment Ltd., Ambassador for Innovative Fitness, and Ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC.

Howard has received many accolades and awards and is recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, Paul Harris Fellowship, and the British Columbia Community Achievement Medal from the B.C. Lt. Governor.  


Burnaby Hospital Foundation needs your help to transform a beloved community hospital into a state-of-the-art facility that will meet the growing healthcare needs of Burnaby and surrounding neighbourhoods for generations to come.

The highly anticipated redevelopment will significantly expand services available for patients and families and boost the number of beds by almost 50 per cent. When the project is complete, the campus will have two new patient care towers and a cancer treatment centre.

Phase One focuses on four services that are critically important for all local families: emergency, surgery, maternity and mental health.