"I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS..."
Every year, Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a signature fundraising event, our Treasures of Christmas Gala, to raise the funds necessary to provide compassionate, quality care for people with life-limiting illness and grief support for our community.
2020 has been a year full of unexpected change and continued perseverance. Like you, we have worked hard to adapt in this ever-changing world. To ensure the safety of the communities we serve, we knew our signature event would have to look different this holiday season. We committed to create an amazing, interactive and safe event that our communities could enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
We are excited to welcome you to our first ever, I’ll Be Home for Christmas Virtual Gala! On Saturday November 21st from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, dress up in your best festive wear and join us online! The evening will include exciting entertainment, inspirational stories, a breathtaking mix of spectacular Christmas trees, an extensive online silent auction and a delicious dinner you can order delivered to your doorstep.
We have seen firsthand the amazing things that happen when caring communities come together to support an important cause. We are so grateful for your ongoing support and cannot wait to bring this stunning Virtual gala to our community.
LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Friday November 20th, @ 3pm PST
The event will be LIVE via YouTube Live Stream!
Ticket holders will receive the hyperlink by email on Friday November 20th, 2020
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION
Monday October 19th, 2020, at 12:00 noon PST
Saturday November 21st, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PST
We’re bringing our epic silent auction to you at home this
year! Bid on a number of exciting items, from relaxing spa
treatments, amazing gift boxes to top-notch fitness, travel and golf experiences, plus so much more!
OUR YEARLY IMPACT
people in our community has been touched by
Crossroads Hospice Society
Grief support group sessions held
Patients stayed at Crossroads Hospice
Individual grief support sessions provided
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
DINE @ HOME - CULINARY EXPERIENCE
SPONSORED BY PACIFIC COAST TERMINALS
We are proudly collaborating with our exceptional culinary partner, Christine Catering Company, to bring you a fresh, innovative and tasty Dine @ Home experience. Our Exclusive Menus, created by Christine, were crafted with love and will enhance your gala viewing experience.
A portion from every order will be donated back to Crossroads Hospice Society.
Deadline to order is Thursday November 19th @ 3:00 pm
Dine @ Home
CLICK HERE to view Menu No. 1
CLICK HERE to view Menu No. 2
PLACING YOUR ORDER
CLICK HERE to place your order with Christine Catering.
Delivery will be between 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the TriCities (Port Moody, Coquitlam & Port Coquitlam) on event day. Delivery will be an additional $10.
Delivery in Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge will be between 12:00 pm - 4:00pm on event day, and will come with heating instructions. Delivery will be an additional $12.
OUR GIVING TREES
Giving Trees are a special part of our Gala and a unique and wonderful way to pay it forward.
What are Giving Trees?
Giving Trees are part of our exciting silent auction. Beautifully designed and decorated Christmas trees will be auctioned off in support of Crossroads Hospice Society. The successful bidder will have the opportunity to make a personal impact on hospice care while making a difference in the lives of others.
Who Benefits from the Giving Trees?
100% of the funds raised from the Giving Tree Auction will go directly to Crossroads Hospice Society while the gifts under the trees will grant wishes for this year's special recipients in our community. Our first recipient is the Enchantment Project, an initiative that endeavors to provide high school graduates in need with formal attire so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. For our next recipient, we partnered with Tri-City Transitions who supports families experiencing domestic violence. The gifts under the tree from this Giving Tree will support a family in need.
Tax receipts will be issued for the full amount to each winning bidder for their generosity!
VIRTUAL TREE OF HEARTS
The Virtual Tree of Hearts provides an opportunity to remember and celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us during the holiday season. The Tree of Hearts is a lovely way to give thanks for the lives and treasured memories of family and friends who are no longer with us.
You are warmly invited to dedicate a heart ornament to honour someone special. The Crossroads Hospice Team will fill out the hearts in memoriam on our Tree of Hearts in time for the Virtual Gala.
In early December, the personalized memory hearts will be relocated to an outdoor lit tree at the Crossroads Hospice Labyrinth Healing Garden in Port Moody on Ioco Road for all to visit through February 2021.
BEST FESTIVE ATTIRE CONTEST
We want to see YOU dressed in your best festive attire!
Enter our Best Festive Attire Contest by posting a photo of yourself all dressed up to Instagram and Facebook!
Tag and follow @CrossroadsHospiceBC accounts, plus use the event hashtag #CHSVirtualGala2020.
You will be entered to win an exciting prize and your photo will be featured on both our Instagram and Facebook accounts. The contest closes at Saturday, November 21, at 9:00 p.m. PST. The contest winner will be notified by Instagram and Facebook direct message on Friday, November 27th!
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS
Consider setting up a private video chat party live with your friends to enjoy the event together!
Here's how: Download one of the following apps to separate device from our broadcast: HouseParty, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Face-Time or WhatsApp!
BID ON A SONG & PLAY IT FORWARD
Bid on a song you want to hear Musician Peter Tam to perform during our 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' Virtual Gala! Each bid is $5 and all proceeds supports Crossroads Hospice Society; thank you in advance for playing it forward! The Top 3 songs with the most bids will be preformed live, during the event!
SONGS FOR BID
VIRTUAL GALA PROGRAM
CLICK HERE TO VIEW our I'll Be Home for Christmas Virtual Gala Digital Program. Learn more about Crossroads Hospice Society, our incredible sponsors and virtual event!
We decided to make our program digital this year to save paper and be conscious of event costs.