The Celebration of Care Gala is back! Raising over $11 million over the past five events, the generosity of our supporters has changed the lives of countless patients in Surrey. The Celebration of Care Gala remains the largest and most celebrated gala in Surrey, captivating a crowd of over 600 social, business and medical luminaries.  

All funds raised at the 2023 Celebration of Care Gala will be going towards supporting children’s mental and physical health services at Surrey Memorial Hospital. With 41% of all children living within the region served by Surrey Memorial Hospital, our young patients need your support now more than ever.  

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 6pm
Location: Aria Banquet and Convention Centre

Tables are now sold out!

If you are interested in joining our waitlist, please contact us at

We are excited to present this year’s theme, A Sweet Escape. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed into the French Court and the Royal Garden, our two reception areas, where guests can enjoy a cocktail and some appetizers.

The night will include a variety of entertainment – live music, stunning performances, and walking human art; as well as a delicious dinner that celebrates the diversity of cultures that call Surrey their home. Bringing a never-before-seen theme to the Lower Mainland, A Sweet Escape is a fanciful and magical event guaranteed to surprise and indulge your senses!



Sonia Sunger

Introducing our event co-emcee, Sonia Sunger! Sonia Sunger is the co-anchor of Global News Morning & Global News at Noon and has 15 years of experience as a broadcast journalist. Sonia joined Global BC in 2013 and was part of the diligent team that brought BC1 — the province’s first 24-hour news channel — to the airwaves.





Dr. Imran Ratanshi

Introducing our event co-emcee, Dr. Imran Ratanshi! Dr. Ratanshi is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and the Lead Reconstructive Craniofacial Surgeon and Microsurgeon for the Fraser Health Authority. He has traveled extensively to work with world leaders in micro and super-microsurgery in the US, South Korea and Japan, and brings this global exposure to his practice.





Fred Lee

Fred Lee‘s fabulous sense of humour and unique style makes him our ‘Man About Town.’ The Social Butterfly steps out and shares with audiences all of Vanhattan’s A-list happenings, red carpet parties, must-attend galas and fabulous fundraisers. Fred is a regular contributor for the Province Newspaper and Boulevard Magazine. Fred has contributed for the CBC, BBC, National Post, Vancouver Magazine and BC Business. Fred, along with fellow CBC colleague Margaret Gallagher, hosted the national CBC Radio One food show Flavour of the Week.





Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove is a highly entertaining, multi-faceted, six-piece dance band with five talented lead vocalists, who can cover everything from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, and from AC/DC to Shania Twain. One of the few bands in the country who can confidently take requests all night long, while keeping the dance floor packed, people engaged…and all with a sense of humour and fun!

We look forward to seeing Dr. Strangelove take the stage at our gala after-party!


Check out photos from our previous gala