Happy new year! Happy new St. Paul’s!

January 7th, 2021

Scotiabank Feast of Fortune is so much more than a celebration of the Lunar New Year. It’s a critically important fundraiser for Providence Health Care. This year, we will welcome the Year of the Ox and raise essential funds for the transformation health care at the new St. Paul’s.

One hundred years ago, a small, courageous group of nuns from Montreal arrived in Vancouver to care for the City’s Chinese community. The Sisters opened a four-bed infirmary in a little house on Keefer Street. As the community grew, they knew they needed a proper hospital. They launched an ambitious fundraising campaign and in 1946, they opened the doors to Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.

Seventy-five years later, we honour their inspiring legacy as we come together – just a stone’s throw from that little house – to build another hospital for the future: the new St. Paul’s.

The new St. Paul’s will join Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, and our long-term care homes to become the cornerstone of Providence Health Care (PHC).

Transforming health care

From the very beginning, PHC has been on the vanguard of leading-edge research and treatment. It’s a testament to our staff, our culture, and our generous donors that we have achieved so many milestones in facilities that were built for – and in – another era of medicine.

In just five years, the doors will open on the new St. Paul’s at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre: a thriving campus entirely devoted to health care, life sciences, and technology. It’s the place you will want to come if you’re sick; the place you’ll bring your loved ones when they need care.

A world-class hospital for the 21st century built on the same principles of compassion and social justice that the founding Sisters laid down all those years ago.

We have truly come full circle since we rallied together to build MSJ. Now it’s our turn to enhance care for all British Columbians and to carry forward the legacy that started in the little house on Keefer Street.

Imagine 75 years ago, if you were asked to support a new hospital being built on an old sheep farm on the outskirts of the town centre. A place with a mission to treat the sickest and most vulnerable people in the community. A hub of innovation that would have immeasurable impact on our families, on our community, on people across BC. What would you say?

Say yes by participating in this year’s Scotiabank Feast of Fortune!

Putting the FUN in fundraiser

Fundraising for the new St. Paul’s is especially significant now, as we navigate the pandemic. Naturally, the new hospital will incorporate all of our learnings and best practices. And so does this year’s Scotiabank Feast of Fortune.

For the first time, we’re celebrating virtually – tune in for the hour-long celebration from your phone, tablet, monitor, or smart TV. Black tie is definitely optional!

Even though we won’t be in the same room together, the festivities include everything we love best: top-notch entertainment, a tasty collaboration with the Chinese Restaurant Awards, a live cooking demonstration (spoiler alert: it’s all about the art of noodle making!), a fabulous silent auction, a 50/50 draw, and so much more.

And you can’t beat this year’s ticket prices! General admission is just $38. VIP tickets are available for $238 and include a specially-curated VIP gift box delivered to your address anywhere in the Lower Mainland.

– By Kris Wallace

Join us for the Scotiabank Feast of Fortune on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 PM and help transform healthcare for all British Columbians. Get all the latest details, here. Buy your tickets here. And if you are unable to attend, please consider making tax-deductible donation here.