Stadium seating tickets on sale now for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala’s concert
Sept. 18, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Hosted by mega-producer and 16-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster, the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, with tickets on sale via Ticketmaster.
The star-studded event will be headlined by David Foster to celebrate three decades of helping Canadian families. Confirmed to join Foster – with more artists to be announced in the weeks to come – are Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, and Laura Bretan. A full line-up of artists is available online at DavidFosterFoundation.com.
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).
“The concert portion of our 30th anniversary gala is going to be one of Vancouver’s biggest nights in music, as David Foster is joined by Steven Tyler and a handful of notable entertainers,” says Michael Ravenhill, CEO of the David Foster Foundation. “It will give Vancouverites a unique opportunity to watch world-class performers while supporting Canadian families from coast-to-coast for years to come.”
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 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala is presented by Parq Vancouver, the newest 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 curated art collection, 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 Park and all of the resort’s amenities, Parq Vancouver features JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel.
The David Foster Foundation has assisted more than 1,000 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).
“For the past three decades, the David Foster Foundation has worked hard to raise the awareness of this cause and educate the public on the importance of becoming a registered organ donor,” says Ravenhill. “More than 90 per cent of Canadians support organ donor registration, but less than 25 per cent of us are registered, and when families face the most difficult moments in their lives – when their child is sick and in need of a transplant – our role is to come alongside the family and take away that financial burden so they can focus all their attention on the child and not have to worry about losing their house or wondering where they are going to get the money to pay their bills.”
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
For information on the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala, visit www.davidfostermiracleconcert.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, award-winning 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, AMJ Campbell, Aird & Berlis, LLP, Schnitzer, and Honda 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.
Video footage from previous galas:
- 2016 Winnipeg Miracle Gala & Concert – http://bit.ly/2pz0hMN
- Featuring Seal, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Michael Bolton
- 2015 Toronto Miracle Gala & Concert – https://youtu.be/1Df4VCmaGEU
- Featuring Stevie Wonder
- 2014 Calgary Miracle Gala & Concert – https://youtu.be/3eQVIjzcZDk
- Featuring Steven Tyler and Jennifer Hudson
- All David Foster Foundation videos (available via YouTube):