A Spectacular Evening To Benefit The Conservation Of Our Oceans
On June 18, 2015, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre celebrated its ninth annual Night at the Aquarium, presented by PCL Construction Group, raising more than $360,000 at its signature fundraising gala. Nearly 500 guests attended the annual philanthropic event, set against a backdrop of its stunning galleries, which were transformed into a memorable experience for guests. Proceeds from the enchanting evening will go towards the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs, ranging from its Marine Mammal Rescue Centre to a groundbreaking project to disentangle sea lions along the B.C. coast who have been ensnared by marine debris.
Guests started off their evening with a glass of sparkling wine, courtesy of Segura Viudas, and then took their pick from a selection of premium wine and spirits from 15 local and international producers. New to the gala this year was the team from Walter Caesar who delighted guests with their Ocean Wise™ recommended Caesar mix accompanied by a candied salmon garnish from the Hardy Buoys.
Taste buds were tantalized by an array of delicious Ocean Wise™ dishes, from sake-cured white sturgeon and Northern Divine caviar buckwheat noodle salad from executive chef Frank Pabst at Blue Water Café, to pomegranate marinated Albacore tuna kissed with coconut jalapeno remoulade by executive chef Nico Schuermans at Chambar Restaurant. Guests at the VIP reception dined on mouthwatering canapés and late-night snacks crafted by Vancouver Aquarium executive chef Tim Bedford.
The live auction portion of the evening was emceed by local man-about-town Fred Lee, and live music featuring Vancouver’s premier event band, Side One, had guests dancing the night away. The room was abuzz as guests indulged in friendly competition as bids were placed at the live and silent auctions.
Night at the Aquarium would not be possible without presenting sponsor PCL Construction Group, gold-level sponsors Deloitte, LNG Canada, Pedersens, RBC PH&N Investment Counsel, Xerox and silver-level sponsors BDO, Beedie Development Group, CN, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership and Odlum Brown. Our thanks are also shared with the amazing Ocean Wise partners who donate their time in support of our conservation efforts. Through their time and generous support, the event partners, volunteers, guests and supporters make this night an unforgettable success.
Ticket sales are final. Must be 19 years of age or older to attend.