The BC Green Party is thrilled to invite you to our Forty and Forward Gala! This event is not only a celebration of four decades of dedication to environmental stewardship and progressive politics but also a momentous occasion as we mark ten years in caucus and gear up for the next provincial election.
This 40th anniversary celebration is a fundraiser and will take place in Victoria on Saturday, October 14, from 7pm to 11pm. The theme for the event is Forty and Forward and has a semi-formal dress code. We will be providing dinner and drinks as well as entertainment for dancing in the later part of the evening. For information on our health and clean-air protocols, please see below.
Tickets are sold out!
What to expect:
Connecting with Greens: Join us for an evening of reflection on our journey so far and exciting discussions about the path forward. This event provides a unique opportunity to connect with fellow Greens, MLAs, candidates, and community members who share our passion for a more sustainable and equitable future.
Prominent speakers: We are honoured to host prominent speakers from the party's history. Our speakers will showcase our achievements over the years while inspiring us for the road ahead.
Party leaders and candidates: Our leadership team (Leader Sonia Furstenau, MLA Adam Olsen, Deputy Leader Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, and Deputy Leader Dr. Lisa Gunderson) and past and present candidates will be in attendance. Sonia and Adam will share their experiences with the party and in caucus, igniting enthusiasm among all the soon-to-be-elected Greens in the room!
Dutch auction fundraiser: Get ready for an exciting Dutch Auction (run by Sonia and Elizabeth May!) that will keep you engaged and entertained throughout the evening. Whether you're a seasoned bidder or new to the concept, it's all about fun, fundraising, and supporting the BC Green Party.
Interactive activities: We will have a photo booth to capture memories with friends and fellow Greens, helping us to create mementos to cherish long after the event. We will also have donation and membership forms, petitions, and more. Plus, enjoy interactive activities designed to engage and connect with fellow attendees. Hint: The Green Globe Awards returns!
Entertainment: Enjoy the melodious tunes of a surprise performance during dinner, adding a touch of elegance to this special evening. As to what you'll be dancing to, you'll have to show up to find out!
Tickets are sold out!
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a historic celebration in Victoria, the birthplace of our party's legislative history. Let's celebrate our past achievements and look forward to a greener, more sustainable future together!
Note: Non-members are required to pay a $50 ticket fee, which includes a party membership or renewal if desired.
Mark your calendar, spread the word, and let's make this celebration a memorable one! We can't wait to see you there.
Health and clean-air protocols
Guests can enjoy the gala with confidence, knowing that we've taken steps to protect your health throughout the evening.
Our safety measures include:
- An event space that has been carefully arranged to ensure ample distancing between attendees, allowing everyone to comfortably participate while maintaining personal space. It's also fully accessible for the differently-abled.
- Air quality monitoring systems and filters, ensuring fresh and clean air circulation throughout the evening.
- N95 masks readily available for all attendees, promoting a safe and considerate atmosphere for all.
- Multiple hand sanitization stations will be strategically placed throughout the venue, making it easy for guests to maintain good hand hygiene during the event.
- For those who prefer to participate remotely or cannot attend due to illness, we will be streaming a portion of the event online, ensuring accessibility to as many guests as possible. We will email subscribers and update this page with the streaming information as soon as it is finalized.
We look forward to hosting you at our gala event, where your health and comfort are our top priorities.
Protecting your health
BC Greens recognize that airborne illnesses and pollutants pose a significant health risk to everyone, especially the young, elderly, and immunocompromised, while caregivers, healthcare professionals, and support staff come into regular contact with vulnerable persons. When choosing venues, BC Greens prioritize outdoor spaces, and indoor spaces with good ventilation. In closed indoor spaces, we encourage attendees to wear well-fitting masks (N95, KN95, or KF94), especially during the respiratory-illness season.
Creating safe spaces
The BC Green Party is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully and have equal speaking opportunities. To support this commitment, all event attendees will be expected to follow the standards of our Safe Spaces Participant's Guide.