Oct. 6, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada – David Foster, 50-time nominee and 16-time Grammy Award-winner, has announced Carly Rae Jepsen will join the star-studded lineup for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala on Oct. 21, 2017.

Jepsen joins a lineup that includes Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, and Laura Bretan. Tickets for the concert portion of the gala at Rogers Arena – headlined by David Foster – start at $49 Cdn, with best viewing options at $119 Cdn (plus fees), and are available through Ticketmaster.

Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno, and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets – including TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, People, Stereogum, Vulture, Complex, and Noisey – declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum-selling single, “I Really Like You.” One year later Jepsen released E*MO*TION Side B as a gift to her fans and saw it immediately rise on the charts. Jepsen’s US debut album Kiss featured the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States.

Each year, the event brings celebrity friends from around the world together for one unforgettable evening full of remarkable performances and surprise guests, all curated by Foster— one of music’s most successful producers. This year’s annual gala is a standout, as it celebrates 30 years of raising funds to support the non-medical expenses of Canadian families with children undergoing life-saving organ transplants. As well as being an important fundraising event for the David Foster Foundation, the annual gala assists in building awareness of the need for increased organ donor registration across the country.

The David Foster Foundation has assisted more than 1,100 Canadian families with children in need of major organ transplants and provided millions of dollars in direct family support. The average cost to support one family is $10,000 throughout their transplant journey. The closest pediatric centres for British Columbia transplant families are BC Children’s Hospital, Stollery Hospital (Edmonton), and SickKids (Toronto).

The 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala is presented by Parq Vancouver, the newest hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of downtown Vancouver. From its second-floor entrance at Gate G of BC Place, to its floor-to-ceiling windows and an impressive culinary lineup, Parq Vancouver connects in every way to the dynamic culture and energy of the city. Marking an introduction to Western Canada and bridged by The Parq, 30,000-square-foot, sixth-floor outdoor park, and all of the resort’s amenities, Parq Vancouver features JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel.

30th Anniversary Gala Partners:

  • Presenting Partner: Parq Vancouver
  • In Partnership: TELUS, Aquilini Group, and WestJet
  • Luxury Sponsor: Bedat & Co.
  • Red Carpet Sponsors: Boston Pizza, S.G. Cunningham Limited, Bonnie & John Buhler
  • Media Partners: Canada Wide Media Ltd., Global Television, PostMedia
  • Invitations & Graphic Design: PALETTERA
  • Wine Sponsor: Inniskillin
  • Craft Beer Sponsor: Bomber Brewing
  • Liquor Sponsors: Nutrl Vodka & Tempo Gin   

For information on the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala, visit www.davidfosterfoundation.com.  

About Parq Vancouver:

Fresh on the scene as a leading international entertainment destination, Parq is at the heart of downtown Vancouver’s energetic entertainment district. Built to meet LEED Gold Standards, Parq Vancouver’s dynamic offerings include two luxury and lifestyle hotels within one complex, Western Canada’s first JW Marriott Hotel and a first-to-market Autograph Collection Hotel, the DOUGLAS. Parq Vancouver offers locals and guests instant access to a wide range of amenities, including 72,000 square feet of world-class casino space spanning across two floors and featuring 11 private gaming salons, a 30,000-square foot rooftop park, more than 60,000 square feet of well-appointed, flexible meeting and event space, and eight chef-driven restaurants and lounges from the world’s foremost international restaurant developers and James Beard Award nominees restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, and her Canadian husband, Chef Kim Canteenwalla. For more information or reservations, please visit ParqVancouver.com.

About the David Foster Foundation

David Foster is a proud Canadian, Recipient of the Order of Canada, Officer of the Order of Canada, 50-time nominee and 16-time Grammy Award winner (including three for Producer of the Year), three-time Oscar nominee, Golden Globe winner, seven-time Juno Award winner, Emmy award winner and has the distinguished honour to have his star on both the Canadian and Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is the man behind the biggest hits, with more than half a billion records sold. In 2015, the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria recognized Foster as their Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.

Foster launched the David Foster Foundation in his hometown of Victoria in 1986. Across Canada, the David Foster Foundation financially supports families for all non-medical expenses while their children are undergoing lifesaving organ transplants. Thanks to its annual fundraising efforts and the generous support of national partners like TELUS, WestJet, Aird & Berlis, LLP, Schnitzer, and Honda Canada Foundation, and OUTFRONT Media Canada, families receive support for expenses incurred when travelling away from their homes to be with their child during transplant.

In 2014, the Slaight Family Foundation, Newton Glassman Foundation in partnership with Catalyst Capital Group Inc., Jim & Sandi Treliving, and Tan Sri Dr. Francis Yeoh joined TELUS as the Foundation’s $1 million Life Legacy members.

The Foundation also promotes organ donor awareness and registration in both Canada and the United States. For more information, visit www.davidfosterfoundation.com.  

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