Personas Tapas California sushi tacos

On April 8, join Coleen Christie at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and feast your senses at Rare Finds: A Feast For The Senses, offering culinary creations from some of Canada’s top chefs, mixologists and brewmasters.

Starri Chow
[Chef Starri Chow, Sheraton Wall Centre]

Rare Finds promises to be the most stimulating, meaningful and enjoyable event of the year (and one that I’m honoured to be a part of for six years going). Come celebrate the resilience of the community we serve and help those living with rare diseases.

Nearly three million Canadians will be affected by rare disease in their lifetime. The Rare Disease Foundation focuses on linking science and clinical practices using an innovative approach to revolutionize rare disease care.

The Microgrant program aims to solve specific problems that reflect patient priorities and care with peer-reviewed grants that provide a small amount of funding to applicants affiliated with Canadian institutions and on the front lines of rare disease care.

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Check out some of these fabulous auction items!
Microgrant (valued at $3,500) – Fund a care-focused one-year research project!

Indocino (valued at $2,000) – Handsome custom suit with three shirts and accessories of your choice

Photobin Photography Session (valued at $450) – Includes a pre-shoot consultation, coached in-studio photo session, one 7″x10″ print, in-studio purchasing session and $75 credit to use toward the purchase of additional photos

The Butler Did It (valued at $1,200) – Gourmet four-course dinner for up to eight people including a chef and professional server (including appetizers for your cocktail hour)

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[Rare Finds, 2014]

Orca Airways Ltd. & Black Rock Oceanfront Resort (valued at $1,420) – Round trip airfare for two from Vancouver South Terminal Airport toTofino/Long Beach Airport, plus two luxurious two nights in a one-bedroom lodge suite for two

Sutton Revelstoke Mountain Resort & Selkirk Tangiers Heli-skiing (valued at $4,025)
– Three-night Ski & Stay package in a deluxe one bedroom suite with three days of unlimited lift access on the mountain
– Single-day Heli-Ski package for two with Selkirk Tangiers Heli-Skiing
– Full buffet breakfasts, rentals, avalanche training, safety gear rental, ACMG/UIAGM guiding services, guaranteed four runs
– Apres heli-ski reception with the group

Holland America Line (valued at $12,000) – Valid on any Holland America Line cruise (of up to 12 days) for two people

Eleanor Chow Waterfall
[Eleanor Chow Waterfall]

Rare Finds 2017 Chefs

Chef Adam Pegg | La Quercia
Chef Dan Olson | Railtown Catering
Chef Jeremy Kersche | Fable Kitchen
Chef Steven Courtney | Alpina Wine Bar
Chef Jaroslaw Faryna |  Copper Chimney Restaurant
Chef Karan Suri | Fairmont Waterfront
Chef Starri Chow | Sheraton Wall Centre
Chef Karen McAthy | Blue Heron Cheese
Master Chocolatier, Chocolate Arts Greg Hook & Chef Mark Pennington | Cacao Barry Chocolate Arts
Eleanor Chow Waterfall | Cadeaux Bakery
Chef Faizal Kazzam | Terroir Kitchen
Chef Steve Fecho

Eric, Steel & Oak
[Eric Moutal, Steel & Oak Brewing]

Craft Beer Brewers

Don Farion | Bomber Brewing
Jason Meyer | Driftwood Brewery
Eric Moutal | Steel & Oak Brewing Company
Kerry Dyson | Bridge Brewing Company

Mixologist Eric Scott
[Mixologist Eric Scott]


Eric Scott | Sheraton Wall Centre
Julia Diakow | Sovereign Canada

Louis Gervais Chilled Vichyssoise

Help us revolutionize the world of rare disease care and give hope to families across the country. Purchase your tickets today and experience a magical night filled of unique entertainment, tasty offerings and rare auction items.

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Proceeds from Rare Finds will support the innovative mircogrant research program.

Julia Diakow, Sovereign Canada
[Mixologist Julia Diakow]

Rare Finds 2017 – A Feast for the Senses

Date: Saturday, April 8, 7 pm to 11 pm
Dress: Cocktail/Smart Business
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre, Pavilion Ball Room, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $150, VIP $200 (VIP includes valet and gift); available online
Note: No paper tickets will be issued. Ticket purchases will be recorded on the event guest list.

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