Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC invites you to spend One Night in Havana this spring at an exciting and enchanting gala. Step into the old world glamour, where colours and music play with your senses, as the culture envelops you and takes you to a new horizon.
Cuba will welcome you into an era past; old Hollywood married with colonial structures and rum barrels. Take in the sensual dancing and vibrant personalities as you weave your way through the engaging offerings of food, drink, murals and cultural experiences.
when: Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver (1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now for $250 ($225 for Variety BC members)
I had the chance to speak to the One Night in Havana gala Committee Chair, Jill Sinclair, who assured me that this will be the “un-gala” gala of the year!
“The biggest thing was that when they told me the government will not sponsor a hearing aid for a child,” Jill said she was incredulous when she learned about the kind of support Variety BC offers children in this province. “I’ve lived in the Lower Mainland my entire life and I had no idea of the extent of help that Variety provides.”
Jill is a business and life coach and author of Date Did What?. Her book is about the perils and hilarity of dating and relationships and is the inspiration for her show on Pulse FM (Tuesdays at 7:00pm).
From the most basic health needs like wheelchairs and therapies, to larger programs like the Sunshine Coaches, Jill was impressed by the gap that Variety BC fills for healthcare in this province. She is now dedicated to raising awareness and has graciously come on board to ensure this fabulous fundraiser is a smashing success.
“This event is just going to transport you to Havana, Cuba and it’s just going to be absolutely mind-blowing.” Jill describes the scene at the Pinnacle with classic cars at the entrance, cigar rollers, salsa dancers, rum carts, and entertainment that will dazzle.
“I’m super excited to have this committee, with these people on board, and to further raise awareness.”
RSVP to the Facebook event here to get reminders and be sure to pick up your tickets. There are several tables already sold out and we’d love to see you there!
About Variety BC
Variety – the Children’s Charity steps in where health care ends, providing direct help to children with special needs in BC and the Yukon. For over 50 years Variety has ensured children have the support to reach their potential. Funding from Variety helps to cover costs for medical care and services, mobility equipment, specialized therapies and developmental programs not covered by private or public health plans. For more information, follow Variety on Facebook.
Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC