Paying tribute to TELUS and Darren Entwistle


Gibsons Community Building Society is proud to announce TELUS and its President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, Honorary Chair of our Board of Governors, as the recipients of the 2019 Gala Tribute Award.


Since the inception of the Gibsons Public Market, Mr. Entwistle and the TELUS team have graciously offered their unwavering support in helping to bring to life our vision for a welcoming community space for residents and visitors of the Sunshine Coast.


The TELUS team believes wholeheartedly that doing well in business and doing good in the community are mutually inclusive, which is evidenced through their enduring commitment to creating healthier, stronger and more caring communities.


Please join us in celebrating these remarkable community builders at the Gala Fundraiser and Tribute on Saturday, September 21.



About the Event

The 5th Annual Gibsons Community Building Society Gala Fundraiser and Tribute presented by TELUS will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Gibsons Public Market.

As one of the Sunshine Coast’s most anticipated events, the Gala Fundraiser and Tribute attracts more than 225 guests: business and community leaders, many of whom split their time between the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of the Gala. Your generous contribution helps increase net dollars raised through this event, making you a valued partner in supporting the Society’s bold vision to create a vibrant hub of Coastal life. Guests give generously so that the Gibsons Community Building Society can continue to fund community and educational programs at Gibsons Public Market and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.

The Gala brings together caring sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers who share our values and are looking to make a real impact in the lives of Coastal residents and visitors alike, showcasing the Sunshine Coast and supporting community economic development.

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the Gibsons Community Building Society 2019 Gala Tribute and Fundraiser are on sale now and space is extremely limited. Be sure to join us on September 21, 2019 at Gibsons Public Market for what is always a magical evening of celebration, merriment and good cheer. Tickets are $175 per person and come with a tax deductible charitable receipt for $125.

Reserve your seat by emailing

Call for Volunteers

Gibsons Community Building Society is a volunteer-powered organization built on community spirit and we’re looking for a few more friends and neighbours to join our Gala team. We have many spots available, leading up to the event and on the night of the Gala. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining our awesome team of volunteers, please contact our volunteer coordinator Sally Abbott (, or sign up online.

Thank you very much!

2019 Gala Fundraiser & Tribute Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous support of our corporate and community partners.