March, 2019 - For 27 years now, the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society has presented our Annual Ball, a gala event held annually each spring that receives incredible support from our community.
We are grateful for all the sponsors, donors and volunteers who help make our Annual Charitable Ball such a complete success!
With the funds we raise through your generous support, the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society is able to fund our Nutritional Snack Program that helps feed hungry kids in Burnaby's schools, support our CPR Training Program, and assist many organizations and non-profit societies in our community that provide valuable services to those in need.
We are proud to contribute both time and money to these groups and it could not be done without our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers who make our Annual Charitable Ball a highlight event.
Please visit our Photo Gallery for photos from past events.
27th Annual Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Gala Ball, Saturday, April 13, 2019
Our 27th Annual Gala Ball was an overwhelming success this year as our supporters and sponsors showed their generosity helping us to raise funds to support our Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society that helps over 60 charities, programs and non-profits in our community.
This spectacular sold out evening, emceed by Jill Krop from Global BC, had hundreds listening to Mayor Mike Hurley of Burnaby as he delivered an inspirational after dinner talk to guests resulting in a number of standing ovations. Guests also recognized the important role long time presenting sponsor Scotiabank plays in helping the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Gala Ball and were pleased to hear from Scotiabank’s Burnaby Branch Manager Angela Zheng. Ms. Laida Falsetto, Burnaby Citizen of the Year and teacher at Byrne Creek Secondary, thanked the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society for their efforts in helping feed hungry school kids with their Nutritional Snack Program. And well-known local teenager Casey Wright made a special appearance with his dad, photographer Larry Wright, to thank the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society for their support.
The popular Silent Auction was a hit and the fun-filled Live Auction, featuring a huge list of travel, sports memorabilia and the ever-popular Dinner catered by Burnaby Firefighters, had guests out-bidding each other as Ritchie Bros. Auctioneer Rob Giroux entertained the crowd.
The evening culminated in a fabulous live performance by Bobby Bruce’s Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band’s tribute performance to the music of Neil Diamond that had guests on the dance floor till after midnight.
Many thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel, including Chef David Ferguson, who provided superb hospitality and fabulous food for the evening.
Keep this event on your calendar for next year as it sells out quickly. And Save the Date, September 11, 2019, for the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Annual Golf Tournament at Burnaby’s Riverway Golf Course.
26th Annual Charitable Society Ball
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Posted: July, 2018
25th Annual Charitable Society Ball
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Posted: May, 2017
24th Annual Charitable Society Ball
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Posted: April, 2016
With additional thanks and appreciation to our Special Musical Guest "Little Albert" Maligmat, direct from Hawaii, and to our photographer Shaun Madigan - view photos from the Ball here.
View the photos taken by photographer Shaun Madigan at the 2015 Annual Charitable Ball here.
The Burnaby Firefighters would like to acknowledge the sponsors of the 2010 - 18th Annual Charitable Society Ball.