Beyond the Book, VPLF’s inaugural gala raised a stunning $585,000 to support spaces, programs and services for children and teens across Vancouver.  Co-Chairs John & Dana Montalbano and Christian & Carol Chia, together with emcee Ali Hassan and auctioneers Fred Lee and Rob Heffel, inspired guests to give generously in support of the expansion and renewal of the Children’s Library as well as programs such as Alligator Pie, Reading Buddies, and the award-winning Man in the Moon.

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Odlum Brown, to our Creators Circle, Allwest Insurance, Beedie, BMO, Dilawri, and Open Road Auto Group, and to our Inspiration Circle: Concord Pacific, the First Light Foundation, the VPL Foundation, and Sandstorm Gold Royalties.

Read more about about the gala here.