Join us on Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30-7:00 PM for Megaphone's Happy Hour Fundraiser and Hope in Shadows 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Together (with mocktails, music and Megaphone!) at 312 Main, we’ll celebrate 20 years of Hope in Shadows, congratulate our 2022 Vendor of the Year and hear from YVR President and CEO, Tamara Vrooman. It’ll be a special evening to gather and explore our past, present and future accomplishments as we work towards economic justice.
Be an early bird and buy your ticket by August 31st to receive $5 off!
Tickets are $50 for in-person and $35 to tune into the livestream. Note that the livestream will be hosted on Youtube and will begin at 6:00PM. In-Person tickets include refreshing mocktails and tasty appetizers supported by our caterer and sponsor Savoury Chef.
5:30PM - Doors Open
You’ll be greeted by friendly Megaphone vendors and storytellers who will usher you inside and give you a lay of the land.
5:30-6:00PM - Mocktails, Music and Megaphone!
Grab a mocktail, pick up some canapes, enjoy tunes from DJ Tracey D and visit Megaphone vendors and storytellers who will be sharing about all things Megaphone with you. You can view beautiful Hope in Shadows photos and calendars from the past 20 years, find out where your nearest vendor is located, have a listen to Megaphone's podcast and more!
DJ Tracey D (and Megaphone's Program Manager): Award-winning DJ, Tracey Draper (aka Dj Tracey D) has been playing music since 1998. Their style includes a mix of circuit house, progressive and ol skool for any occasion. Since the beginning of their mixology, they were not content to merely mix two songs together – their sets included sampling, re-edits, and self-made remixes. Tracey has played the main stages and opened for some of Vancouver’s finest event projects alongside some of the most talented DJ’s in North America and across Canada. Recently, their white label remixes have been featured on www.circuitandanthems.com
6:00PM - Program Begins and Livestream Starts!
We'll gather together to hear from our keynote speaker President & CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), Tamara Vrooman, about how social and economic justice go hand in hand.
Tamara Vrooman is a transformational leader with a strong financial background who understands the intrinsic link between a strong and sustainable economy and a healthy
Tamara is currently CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), Canada’s second busiest airport. Prior to this, Tamara was President & CEO of Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union with $28 billion in assets, and Deputy Minister of Finance for the Province of British Columbia and as Secretary to the Treasury Board and CEO of the Public Sector Employers Council.
Her expertise has been sought by organizations, leaders and governments at all levels—regional, provincial, national and international—whether on the economy, social change, or environmental sustainability, and often at the intersection of all three. Most recently, Tamara was appointed Simon Fraser University’s 12th Chancellor.
Tamara chairs the board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank and the Rick Hansen Foundation, in addition to other board roles. She is the recipient of the Order of British Columbia (2019), Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy (2016) and BC CEO of the Year Award – Major Private Company, Business in Vancouver (2015) among many other citations.
6:20 PM - Vendor of the Year Award!
The 2022 Vendor of the Year Award will be presented to this year's stand-out vendor who has shown dedication to the job, been a community ambassador and upheld the values of Megaphone (cheers, shouts of affirmation, celebration!)
7:00 PM - The Finale
We'll wrap up the evening with a huge thank you and an opportunity for you to continue to be a part of changing the story on poverty with Megaphone.
Information about getting to 312 Main Street
312 Main is at the corner of Main and E.Cordova. The entrance is on E.Cordova Street (same side as the Vancouver Police Station). Buzz entry is required and a Megaphone vendor will be at the door to let you in. There are steps up to glass sliding double doors on Main Street, but this is not the entrance - turn the corner onto E.Cordova to find the entrance.
There is Vancouver street parking around 312 Main Street and there is also an Easy Park lot a block away (just before Columbia Street) at 107 E.Cordova.
Masks will be encouraged at the event. We will have them available and stations for hand sanitizing.
312 Main St
Vancouver, BC V6A2T2
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