April 12, 2019
Fundraising Gala Dinner
MindFlow Performance Fundraising Gala Dinner
The MindFlow Gala Dinner will provide a fun space, to create enduring relationships, build personal connections & be entertained
The event will welcome after-dinner speakers, improv comedy, music, locally-sourced farm-to-table food & fund raising activities to support our charity partner, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
In 1903, a Cincinnati businessman, Irvin F. Westheimer, started a child and youth mentoring movement, that would grow to affect millions of lives around the world.
When the young professional saw a boy rooting through a garbage can, he took him under his wing and became his “big brother.” He encouraged his friends to do the same with other boys and young men from father-absent homes. Before long, the Big Brother movement was born.
Four decades later in 1957, five caring businessmen met in the boardroom of a bakery at the corner of Boundary and Kingsway for the first meeting of Big Brothers of BC. With a strong desire to support the children and youth in the Lower Mainland, founding board members Cecil S. Walker and well-known men’s clothier Murray Goldman got involved with Big Brothers shortly after the mentoring movement came out west.
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver was established in 1978 and now runs prevention-based mentoring programs in Burnaby, Delta, Surrey, New Westminster, the North Shore, Richmond, the Tri-Cities and Vancouver, with a satellite agency along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. Their vision is to put a mentor into the life of every child and youth who needs one and today, the young people who need a mentor come from all walks of life.
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver has a mission to support child and youth development through essential volunteer-led mentoring programs. There is a recognition that the mentor-mentee relationship is a shared, meaningful experience for both the child and the Volunteer. Everyday experiences mean BIG impacts for the child, the Volunteer and the community at large.
1885 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC, V5N 3G5, Canada .