Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 October 6, 2014

The BC SPCA is excited to announce its first-ever Vancouver fundraising gala, slated for Nov. 1 at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Offleashed: A Whole New Breed of Gala is an evening inspired by the love we feel for our canine companions and promises to be a one-of-a-kind event featuring some of Vancouver’s most celebrated chefs and performers.

Upon entering the venue, guests will be led on a unique journey through various sensory experiences, featuring distinctive mood-setting décor and live performances by the Aeroisa dance society, celebrated recording artist Mary Zilba and Grammy-award winning musician Chin Injeti.

Guests will also be treated to the culinary creations of six of Vancouver’s most celebrated chefs, including Angus An, chef and owner of Maenam; Curtis Luk, Top Chef Canada contestant and head chef at Bambuddah; Hunter Moyes, head chef at The Parker; Hamid Salimian, co-founder of NextJen; Thompson Tran, formerly from Bishop’s restaurant; and Paul Haldane, head chef at Trafalgar’s Bistro.

“In addition to raising urgently needed funds for the organization, we want to provide our guests and supporters with a truly memorable evening,” says Craig Daniell, CEO of the BC SPCA.

The event will also feature a silent and live auction, the latter which includes a luxurious trip for two to acclaimed Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and a custom canine portrait by renowned Vancouver artist Athena Bax.

Tickets are $200 and doors open at 5:30 pm. All proceeds from the evening will fund critical animal welfare work including sheltering and adoption programs, cruelty investigations, farm animal protection, wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary services, advocacy and youth programming. 

To purchase tickets to or for more information on Offleashed, please call Theresa Blancaflor at 778-968-4657.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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