Gala Fundraiser & Tribute

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The gala is a significant fundraiser for us, as a non-profit organization, through which we are able to raise funds for the development and delivery of our community programs offered by Gibsons Public Market and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre. This is the day where we all come together and celebrate the wonderful community we are building on the Sunshine Coast.

During the evening, we pay tribute to one of our valued community members for their deep commitment to the public good. This is a fun and exciting celebration, with jazzy entertainment and lively auctions. We have door prizes, raffle tickets, special speakers and of course a delicious dinner, presented by Emelle’s Market Bistro, our in-house, award-winning bistro.


This year we are proud to pay tribute to Wayne Rowe for his outstanding service to our community in the practice of law, business and civic politics. Mark your calendars for September 29, 2018, and join us in celebrating the community we are building together.



The second annual online auction goes live on September 15, 2018. Sunshine Coast businesses, friends and community members have been generously donating online auction items for our upcoming Gala 2018 Fundraiser and Tribute. With over 80 great donation items, there is sure to be something for everyone!

How to participate in our online auction: 

Follow the link below to our online auction page. Once there, choose from the many amazing items and place your bid. The auctioned prize will go to the highest bidder. The winner will be contacted by one of our staff to collect the prize.

All proceeds from our online auction will go towards the development and delivery of our community and educational programs offered at Gibsons Public Market and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.

We are thankful to all of our online auction donors for their generosity and support.

Click on the link HERE to view online auction items.


Contribute to the success of our once-a-year marquee event, raising funds earmarked for our community and educational programs. We make it easy for you to provide meaningful support. You will be recognized in materials leading up to the event, during the event and in the months following as we implement our programs.


We are grateful to our corporate sponsors, our donors, and friends for their generosity and support in our upcoming Gala 2018.

To download our sponsorship package, click on the following link: Gala 2018 Sponsorship Package















Bruce and Lis Welch // Pam Robertson and Pete McDonald // Dolores Houghton // Greenlane Homes // Eagle View Heights


Humphries Family // Debbie and Amadeu Amaral // Peter Kvarnstrom


Unni Claridge // Mikal and Andree Fisher // Pamela McElheran and Steve Bailey // Doug and Sheila Rogers // Gerry and Nancy Zipursky // Anne Niklewicz and Rainer Borkenhagen // Patricia Gray and David Doucette // Franziska Kaltenegger // Anastase Maragos // Charmaine and George Bayntun // Sunshine Coast Credit Union

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