22nd Annual Holiday Gala

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at the Peak of Christmas

A Truly Magical Experience
Thursday November 24th, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Grouse Mountain Chalet
(Please allow 15 minutes beforehand for the Skyride trip up the mountain)

We are Pleased to Welcome Back Tabled Seating and a Buffet Dinner for the
22nd Annual Holiday Gala

We invite you to join us at Vancouver's preeminent spectacle of holiday magic - now celebrating over two decades of success! It's your exclusive opportunity to view the premiere of the SOS Children's Gingerbread Village before the general public, and the perfect way to kick off the holiday season in style and elegance.

The exciting venue format for this year's Gala features tables and chairs for all guests, with a delightful buffet dinner and dessert. Global BC Personality Amber Belzer will be the Master of Ceremonies for this special evening.

The 22nd Annual Holiday Gala takes place atop beautiful Grouse Mountain, the Peak of Christmas, and is a festive evening featuring fine wines, craft beer, and delicious food - all in support of a good cause. After your magnificent Skyride up the mountain, be among the first in the Lower Mainland to wander through the famed SOS Children's Gingerbread Village. The enchanting Village sets the standard for gingerbread works of art in Vancouver, and the level of detail used by local culinary experts in their creations is astounding.

At the Holiday Gala, you will be treated to a wonderful experience of live entertainment, captivating live & silent auctions, and a 50/50 draw – this is a night you don't want to miss.

With over 200 guests expected to attend, including all our key partners, the most rewarding part of the evening is that net proceeds go directly to SOS Children's Village BC's programs and homes for local foster children, and for homeless youth who are struggling to live independently.

Dress code: Cocktail Attire 

Purchase Your Tickets Online:

$99 EACH
Includes: A delicious buffet dinner with dessert, wine and beer, and live entertainment. (A Skyride and parking pass, a $52 value, are also included in the ticket price.)

Online ticket sales are now closed. You can still purchase gala tickets in person at Grouse Mountain's Guest Services building on November 24th. Registration volunteers will be present to assist you from 5pm to 8pm.



Holiday Gala Entertainment

Amber Belzer - Emcee

After spending time in corporate administration and dreaming of a job in the music, news, and infotainment business, Amber graduated from BCIT's Radio Broadcasting program with honours.

Holding on-air jobs around BC, with 2 years as afternoon drive host on SUN FM, she moved to Vancouver reporting on 1410 CFUN and AM730 before taking off for Global News Morning.

She keeps Vancouverites moving with her bird's eye view from the helicopter reporting traffic and breaking news stories.

In her spare time she indulges her inner foodie, rides a motorcycle, and can be found out exploring locally or abroad.


Her Brothers - Music

Her Brothers is a Canadian alternative rock band from Vancouver. Together since 2008, Gabe Penner (lead vocals, guitar), Josh Penner (bass guitar), and Levi Penner (drums) have performed at a variety of venues and events along the West Coast of North America including fairs, cafés, community events, universities, and churches. Opening up for big name acts such as Jerry Doucette and Dal Richards as well as winners of “Best Performer” and “Best Band”.

Between January and March 2013, Gabe traveled through southeast Asia with a film crew documenting stories and experiencing life as it is for millions in that corner of our world. The images of poverty, women being offered for sale, and the attitudes of people who thrive off a caste system designed to keep gifted and amazing human beings from reaching their potential, will be indelibly etched in Gabe's memory. “All I could think was, “What if this was my little sister?’ It’s only a matter of place and time, and that shouldn’t have to dictate someone’s future.”

With a dream to lead and inspire men to stand up for, encourage, and become positive male influences in the lives of women in our world who either don't have a voice or simply can't speak up for themselves, the name Her Brothers just made sense for them considering Gabe, Josh and Levi are also the older brothers to their own sister. “It’s time that men stood up in the fight for women’s rights and gender equality,” adds Gabe.

"History has been made at the final Langley Has Talent competition.  For the first time in the contest's five-year history a rock band has taken the top spot." - Langley Times


Thank You to our Holiday Gala Sponsors

Venue Sponsor:

Media Sponsors:


Platinum Plus Sponsor:

Live Auction Sponsors:


Beer Sponsor:

Gingerbread Village Presenting Sponsor:

Platinum Level Gingerbread Village Sponsors:

Aztec Maintenance                 

Gold Level Gingerbread Village Sponsors:


North Van Host Lions Club


If you would like to sponsor the event or donate a silent auction item, or sponsor a gingerbread house in the SOS Children's Gingerbread Village, please contact Douglas Dunn at 604-574-2964 ext. 102 or email



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