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Photo shows people on stage at the Feast of Fortune gala, holding a large cheque
L-R: Sing Yeo, Honorary Chair and Founder, Scotiabank Feast of Fortune; Dick Vollet, President & CEO, St. Paul's Foundation; 2023 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune Committee members July Lu, Rachel Chen, Clara Chin, Peggy Davies, Jin Fan, Dr. Janet Kow, Helen Yu; Andrew Wilkins, District Vice President, Scotiabank; Glenn Ives, Chair, St. Paul's Foundation.
Building for the Future

16th Annual Scotiabank Feast of Fortune Gala raises a record-breaking $3.58 million for Providence Health Care’s Clinical Support and Research Centre


Funds raised will support the future of research and innovation in a state-of-the-art complex connected to the new St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus

VANCOUVER, BC, February 13, 2023 – The 16th annual Scotiabank Feast of Fortune welcomed 399 prominent guests from the Greater Vancouver philanthropic community to an exciting, in-person event for the first time in two years. Hosted by St. Paul’s Foundation, the event saw $3.58 million raised, with proceeds supporting the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC) on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus – greatly surpassing the Foundation’s fundraising goal. 

The exciting twist of the evening was when two donors, Peter Bull, a Providence Health Care board member, Chairman of The West Pender Property Group, and the President of P.M. Bull & Company Ltd., and Terry Hui, President and CEO of Concord Pacific‎ Developments Inc., stood up and excitedly pledged $1 million each, a move that received a standing ovation.

“We’re proud to be celebrating the 2023 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune with our guests in person this evening,” said Dick Vollet, President and CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation. “The record-breaking funds raised tonight will go toward building the most advanced research facility in Western Canada, helping to usher in a golden age of research, discovery, and innovation. Thank you to all our generous donors and sponsors for their exceptional show of support.” 

The CSRC is a purpose-built research and innovation complex that will enable the most significant transformation in health care in BC’s history. Connected to the new St. Paul’s Hospital via a sky bridge, the CSRC represents the future of medicine. Everything about it – from its size to its technology – will inspire a virtuous circle of collaboration between patients, researchers, clinicians, academia, and industry partners. The new St. Paul’s Hospital together with the CSRC will provide the most innovative delivery of integrated health care and research in BC, Canada, and beyond.

This year, long-time partner of the gala, the Chinese Restaurant Awards, have returned, bringing five notable chefs who prepared creative and tasty treats for guests.

Since its beginnings in 2008, the Scotiabank Feast of Fortune gala – a philanthropic celebration of the Lunar New Year – have raised over $12.2 million to fund life-saving diagnostic tools, surgical equipment, research, and more for Providence Health Care. 

About the Clinical Support and Research Centre 

The Clinical Support and Research Centre – a keystone of the Jim Pattison Medical Campus – is located right next door to the new St. Paul’s Hospital. This world-class research and innovation hub will include state-of-the-art wet and dry labs, networked biobanks, clinical trial facilities, and the research centres of excellence currently found at St. Paul’s. The CSRC will be a place where discoveries from the lab are fast-tracked to patients’ bedside, to communities across BC, and beyond. To donate or learn more, visit

About the new St. Paul’s Hospital
The new St. Paul’s Hospital is the single largest opportunity in Canada to develop a sustainable, globally competitive hospital and health care ecosystem from the ground up. With an undeveloped 18.4-acre site in downtown Vancouver, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver patient-centred care in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest technology and supported by leading-edge research, medical education, and innovation. To donate or learn more, visit

About St. Paul’s Foundation

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support innovative and compassionate care at Providence Health Care’s 17 health care sites in BC, including St. Paul’s Hospital. The funds we raise help put patients and long-term care residents first through a collaborative, integrated approach that includes the best in clinical care, world-class research, and education. Through fundraising and strategic partnerships, the Foundation supports Providence Health Care as a founding member of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, helping to build on its long history of innovation, leading research, and advancements in care for the people of BC and beyond. To donate or learn more, visit

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Sarah Burgess

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

St. Paul’s Foundation

Cell : 604-653-6933