The Vancouver Executives Association
2019 Annual Charity Lunch benefitting…

December 11, 2019 • 11:30am to 3:00pm • Four Seasons Hotel

Why Attend?


The Vancouver Executives Association (est. 1920) holds an annual holiday Charity Lunch. Several hundred attendees (many of whom are established local business owners and their guests) come to enjoy a range of food and drinks at a stunning venue. This event is a lot of fun and gives you a great opportunity to meet some of Vancouver’s influential business leaders while supporting a great cause. All are welcome.

The event itself is a great deal of fun. Dress code is business casual, dressy or anything festive - some people really go all out. Lunch will be served from a set menu with accommodations made for guests with dietary requirements. There is a cash bar with both non-alcoholic and alcoholic options.

The main focus of the event is a huge raffle of 100 prizes including a grand prize of $2500 cash. Yes, it takes about 3 hours to get through all of the prizes. And no, you won't be bored. Table games and some long-standing rivalries between various VanEx members makes for a lively (and perhaps even raucous) atmosphere.

Proceeds from both, the sale of seats to attend the event and the sale of raffle tickets go towards supporting Aunt Leah’s Place. A successful event will raise as much as $20,000.

But we can’t do this alone. We need your help to make the event a success.

How You Can Help

Attend
Reserve Seats/Tables


This event is a lot of fun and provides an opportunity to meet some of Vancouver’s influential business leaders while supporting a great cause. Many companies use this event as their staff holiday celebration in lieu of organizing another event. All are welcome. Everyone will have fun. So, feel free to extend an invitation to anyone you know that might want to attend a classy lunch while supporting a worthy cause. Reserve your seats now!

Play
Raffle Prizes and 50/50


This is a raffle draw like no other. Most tables will win multiple prizes. Several attendees will leave with too many prizes to carry. We recommend buying at least 10 raffle tickets per attendee. Tickets are $10 each. The prizes range in value from $100 to a grand prize of $2500 dollars. Good odds and high-value prizes make the event a lot of fun. There is also a 50/50 draw with proceeds benefiting the charity. You can buy tickets online leading up to the event.

Donate
Raffle Prizes


We always need more prizes that are valued over $150. Housewares, tools, spa packages, jewellery and gift cards are always welcome. Tickets to local events and sports are very popular. Cash prizes are also well received. Gift baskets are always quite popular. Alcohol is not permitted due to gaming regulations. All prize donors are announced during the raffle. To donate prizes, please email our Executive Director, Patricia Tait, at [email protected].

About Aunt Leah's Place


Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. Our vision is to create an environment where all children connected to the foster care system have equal opportunities akin to what parented children receive.

The 2018 Youth Homelessness Count for Metro Vancouver confirms that the Aunt Leah’s Place mandate is more relevant than ever. Of the 681 youth and children experiencing homelessness, 50% were currently or had previously been in foster care, and 11% cited ‘aging out’ of care as one of the main reasons they experienced homelessness for the first time.

Aunt Leah’s provides holistic, wrap-around services and supports including; housing, education, employment, essential life skills, food security, physical and mental well-being.

One of the reasons Aunt Leah's was selected for 2019 is because 92% of the funds donated are applied to programs. And, for the third time, Aunt Leah’s Place was selected as a Top 10 Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence (Ci). Ci found Aunt Leah’s to be one of the most effective Canadian charities in combating issues such as hunger, homelessness, health and improving education. To put that in perspective, an investment of a $100 gift to Aunt Leah’s Place is likely to produce over $650 in value.

About Aunt Leah's Programs

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The Link

The umbrella program for all services and supports Aunt Leah’s offers.

The Link acts as the intake umbrella program for all of Aunt Leah’s services and resources for former foster youth, offering youth in/from care an experience that is more akin to that of their parented peers. The Link has scaled itself organically and sustainably since 2006 to serve over 300 youth and their dependents per annum in multiple domains.

For youth in transition, The Link works to provide a continuum of care and planning past age 19, by the same trusted people who cared for them before the age of 19. As of September 28th, 2018, Link became and an accredited life skills program through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), meaning that eligible young adults from foster care can receive extra funding through Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) to attend programming through Branches AYA Life Skills Program.

Read more on the Aunt Leah's website

The Link

The umbrella program for all services and supports Aunt Leah’s offers

Housing

Supportive housing for youth transitioning out of foster care and young mothers in need.

Aunt Leah’s highlights strengths, identifies needs and advocates for resources that lead to academic success for foster youth. Thanks to generous donors and education partners, we can eliminate barriers to stable housing through our Housing Education Link Program Subsidy (HELPS) and provide in-house bursaries to cover the cost of supplies and tuition.

Jobs are the primary mechanism for alleviating poverty in society. Very few young people are given first job experiences due to merit – instead, adult allies mentor and integrate them into the workforce. Often, youth from care do not have the social and familial network to get these vital first job experiences. We respond to this systemic issue by connecting foster youth with community-minded employers and the wrap around supports of Aunt Leah’s Place.

Read more on the Aunt Leah's website

Housing

Supportive housing for youth and young mothers in need.

Life Skills Training

Providing the essential skills needed to navigate living on one's own.

Aunt Leah’s life skills programs provide valuable resources and teach participants the essential skills needed to navigate living on their own. Youth and mothers learn through community workshops, hands-on experience and expert counsel.

Aunt Leah’s food programs help youth from care, and young moms & their children, avoid hunger plus learn the skills to make nutritious, affordable meals. Aunt Leah’s Food Network helps stock these programs, by collecting and re-distributing foods that only hours previously were for sale on store floors at full price.

Aunt Leah’s offers accessible onsite clinical counselling and health care supports through strategic service partnerships. When young people ‘age out’ of the child welfare system, they often also ‘age out’ of pediatric medical and mental health services as well. An onsite clinic and counselling services helps respond to this issue.

Read more on the Aunt Leah's website

Life Skills Training

Providing the essential skills needed to navigate living on one's own.

Education & Employment

Giving youth opportunities to jumpstart their life.

Aunt Leah’s highlights strengths, identifies needs and advocates for resources that lead to academic success for foster youth. Thanks to generous donors and education partners, we can eliminate barriers to stable housing through our Housing Education Link Program Subsidy (HELPS) and provide in-house bursaries to cover the cost of supplies and tuition.

Jobs are the primary mechanism for alleviating poverty in society. Very few young people are given first job experiences due to merit – instead, adult allies mentor and integrate them into the workforce. Often, youth from care do not have the social and familial network to get these vital first job experiences. We respond to this systemic issue by connecting foster youth with community-minded employers and the wrap around supports of Aunt Leah’s Place.

Read more on the Aunt Leah's website

Education & Employment

Giving youth opportunities to jumpstart their life.

Christmas Tree Lots

Buy a tree to support Aunt Leah's!

Learn more

Tree Lots

For 25 years Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots have been raising money to fund programs that help prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and young mothers from losing custody of their children. Last year we raised over $500,000 thanks to generous community members, sponsors, and volunteers. This Christmas season join the tradition and help give kids a home.

Reserve Your Seats


Attendance is open to the entire Vancouver business community and their friends, family and guests. All are welcome.

Raffle tickets and 50/50 Tickets can be purchased online leading up to the event. We recommend 10 raffle tickets per attendee. If you would like to donate a raffle prize, please email [email protected].

Single Seats

$95 CAD

($40.40 for
VanEx Members )

Half Table (5 seats)

$450 CAD

($395.40 for
VanEx Members)

Full Table (10 seats)

$850 CAD

($795.40 for
VanEx Members)

Sponsors and Supporters

A special thank you to all the VanEx Members, the Aunt Leah's board and staff and the many colleagues, friends and family members who have helped to support this event. We appreciate it and wish all of you a very happy holiday season.

Abris Construction
Automation One
CIBC
CIBC Wood Gundy
Georgia Dental Group
PBC Communications
Phantom Couriers
PWPC Electrical
Verico Nova
Vancouver Executives Association
Yardstick Services