The Mission Possible Gala
Save the date! The 2023 Mission Possible Gala will be taking place on November 29 at the Fairmont Waterfront!
Each year, Mission Possible Gala guests gather to celebrate Mission Possible's achievements, recognize program participants, and hear stories of transformation.
Our 2022 Gala celebrated Mission Possible's 30th Anniversary and raised over $268,000. We're excited to see what this year's event brings, and hope to see you there!
The Mission Possible Gala brings together Mission Possible associates, caring community leaders, industry experts and dedicated supporters in celebration of transformational change in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES).
Event Highlights Include:
- Momentum Awards Presentations
- Plated Three-Course Meal
- Live Entertainment
- Live Auction
- Week - Long Online Silent Auction
For the first time ever, even if you're not able to attend the gala in-person this year, you will be able to place sealed bids on all our Live Auction items!
From a pair of tickets to see Taylor Swift and her Eras Tour in Toronto to a Summer Jasper Getaway and more, by placing a sealed bid, you will have the opportunity to have your bid considered during the live auction at our in-person gala on November 29th.
If your bid is higher than those placed during the Live Auction, you will be the winner!
We're also so pleased to welcome Nat and Drew from The Nat and Drew Show on MOVE 103.5 back to host our Gala! They have been supporting our gala since the very beginning, lending their charm to our stage. We are thrilled to have them joining us once again!
Gala guests will also hear from our Chief Empowerment Officer, Matt Smedley, our Momentum Award Winners, and more!
Momentum Award Winners
Momentum Awards are presented to graduates of our Employment Readiness Program who embody the values of Mission Possible by being tenacious, empowering, compassionate, humble, and supportive.
They have experienced challenges along the way to where they are now, but have demonstrated strength and determination.
It is a privilege to have been part of the journey of this year’s award winners. Emma, Gang, Gordon, Sandra, Stephen, and Terrance - congratulations to you all!
Thank you to our Gala Partners!
In 2021, our Gala raised more than $250,000 for our Employment Readiness Program and wraparound support services.
Mission Possible's Employment Readiness Program provides workshops, ongoing skills training, regular & supportive 1:1 coaching sessions, and 6+ months of meaningful work opportunities, while also supporting program participants with wraparound support including housing and food security programs.