70th Anniversary Gala

PHABC 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner

November 20th, 2023

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver


The Public Health Association of British Columbia (PHABC) is thrilled to invite you to our 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner, a momentous occasion celebrating seven decades of dedicated service to public health. Join us for an evening of elegance and reflection, as we not only honor our past but also set our sights on the next 70 years of advancing public health in British Columbia.


An Evening of Excellence

Enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner prepared by the talented chefs at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar accompanied by live musical entertainment. The event will feature special guests in the field of public health including Canadian journalist André Picard and Dr. Bonnie Henry. Together, we’ll pay tribute to our remarkable achievements, offer recognition to past-presidents and important members of the association, and most importantly, honor the tireless dedication of the entire public health workforce. We extend a warm invitation to our valued partners, collaborators, and dear friends to join us in this special occasion, as we come together to celebrate and pay tribute to the often underappreciated public health workforce. Let this night be a beacon of appreciation, shining a light on this vital sector that deserves recognition and upliftment.


Featured Speakers

André Picard

André Picard is one of Canada’s top health and public policy observers and commentators. He is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer for more than 30 years. He is also the author of numerous books and has received much acclaim for his writing and for his dedication to improving healthcare, including earning him the National Newspaper Award as Canada’s top newspaper columnist.


Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dr. Bonnie Henry was appointed as Provincial Health Officer for the Province of BC in 2018.

As BC’s most senior public health official, Dr. Henry is responsible for monitoring the health of all British Columbians and undertaking measures for disease prevention and control and health protection.

Most recently, Dr. Henry has led the province’s response on the COVID-19 pandemic and drug overdose emergency.


Dress Code & Menu

Attire for the evening is semi-formal, with black-tie optional. Dinner will be prepared by the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, known for their excellence in fine dining and locally-sourced ingredients. See below for menu options.



Roasted Tahini Cauliflower Soup

Sesame, crispy cauliflower


Slow Roasted Beef Striploin

Broccolini, roast potatoes, frisée salad, red wine jus

Roasted Salmon

Sauté of autumn vegetables, crushed olive oil potatoes, lemon tarragon emulsion



Shortbread crumble, raspberry

*Vegan and vegetarian options available upon request. All menu options will be altered to accommodate food allergies/dietary restrictions.



Tickets are sold as single seats or a table of 8. Please see below for pricing. You do not have to be registered for the conference to attend the gala dinner. Those who register by November 8th, 2023 will receive their ticket by mail. Those who register after November 8th will be able to pick up their ticket in-person at the event.

Individual Ticket $150.00
Table (8 seats) $1000.00

*prices listed not including GST


Registration for this event is now closed.


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