David Foster to be joined by Oprah, Steven Tyler, Goldie Hawn, and more for Oct. 21 gala


Oct. 11, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada – The David Foster Foundation will see more than 30 high-profile attendees gather in Vancouver for the 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert to celebrate three decades of supporting Canadian families.

The David Foster Foundation’s annual fundraising gala helps to raise money for families undergoing life-saving pediatric organ transplants. For the past 30 years, the Foundation has supported the non-medical expenses of more than 1,100 Canadian families. When on this journey, many families have to split their time between their home and a city that has one of Canada’s eight pediatric organ transplant centres. Under these circumstances, the medical system does not support these non-medical expenses such as food, mortgage or rent payments, car payments, and flights.

Celebrity guests that will be in attendance in support of David Foster at the 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert include:

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Steven Tyler
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Jay Leno
  • Bo Derek
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • The Tenors
  • Matteo Bocelli
  • Laura Bretan
  • Terry David Mulligan
  • Russ & Paris Courtnall
  • Geoff Courtnall
  • Michaela Pereira
  • Jim Treliving
  • Trevor Linden
  • Andre Agassi
  • Steffi Graf
  • Melissa Peterman
  • Rick Hansen
  • Erin Foster
  • Sara Foster
  • Tommy Haas
  • Ben Mulroney
  • Brian & Mila Mulroney
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Pia Toscano
  • Shelea Frazier
  • Caroline Campbell
  • William Joseph

About the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert

The 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala is presented by Parq Vancouver, a new entertainment destination in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s energetic entertainment district. Parq Vancouver is home to the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and a first-to-market Autograph Collection Hotel, the DOUGLAS.

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   

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, Honda Canada Foundation, OUTFRONT Media Canada, and Schnitzer 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.