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About the Gala

Burnaby Hospital Foundation invites you to our 9th Annual Gala, Under the Tuscan Stars presented by the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society. On October 27, join us as we take a journey to experience the rich and diverse culture of Italy, rooted in their strong sense of family and community. Mingle with our loyal supporters, including physicians, sponsors, corporate and community philanthropists, and elected officials. Revel in the sights and sounds of Italy at our cocktail reception, followed by a delicious multi-course meal, live entertainment, dancing, and auctions – all in support of Burnaby Hospital’s redevelopment campaign.


Date: Friday, October 27, 2023

Time: Reception starts at 6:00 pm

Location: Italian Cultural Centre

3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4


We would be delighted to work with you to explore a sponsorship option that meets your organization’s philanthropic objectives. For more information, please contact Teresa Zaitsoff, Senior Officer, Annual Giving.


As the fundraising organization for Burnaby Hospital, our purpose is to ensure that our beloved community hospital is equipped in every way with modern medical tools and technology to help advance the health of all generations.

Everyday heroes surround and inspire us and drive our passion for what we do. 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. Every donation counts.


We need your help to transform our community hospital into a state-of-the-art campus of care that will meet the growing healthcare needs of Burnaby and surrounding areas for generations to come.

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


TV Personality, actor, and award winning host on HGTV. Todd has spent nearly the last decade 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.


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.  

Thank you to our generous sponsors