2022 65 Roses Gala

Cystic Fibrosis Canada volunteers cheering as they stand in front of the entrance to the 65 Roses Gala.

DECEMBER 9, 2022

The 22nd annual 65 Roses Gala in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada was held on November 19, at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. The 65 Roses Gala: Black & White was a tremendous success, raising almost $300,000 in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada! 

Guests, volunteers, donors and sponsors enjoyed an evening of entertainment, fine dining and dancing to raise funds to support CF research, advocacy and healthcare for the first time since 2019! Excitement was in the air for all who attended with the opportunity to bid on exciting prizes in the silent auction, including the Gift of Flight from WestJet, to testing their luck at unlocking the signature prize – a diamond necklace -worth $5,300! Guests heard from inspiring speakers including Todd Homenuk who spoke about his life with cystic fibrosis and from Dr. Bradley Quon about the national impact of his British Columbia based research.

“Since learning about CF over 24 years ago, we’ve watched the incredible strides that research has made in allowing people living with CF have better quality, longer and more enjoyable lives. This research has been fuelled by thousands of donors, big and small, little by little over many years. We are proud to add to researchers’ ability to continue their important work until CF stands for Cure Found.” Bernard Pinsky, Chair Ronald S. Roadburg Foundation.

“This event would not have been possible without the support of our Gala committee members, sponsors, donors and guests,” said Christy Thomson, Regional Executive Director, Western Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

This year, the generosity of the many organizers, sponsors, guests and donors, made it possible to raise almost $300,000 in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Since 2001, the 65 Roses Gala has raised more than $5 million in support of cyistic fibrosis research, advocacy and care. We’re already counting down the days until the 2023 65 Roses Gala!