The Annual Gala is back and we look forward to seeing you!
Date: October 14, 2023
Location: Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge
Event: Come in, check your coat at the Seabridge Gold sponsored coat check. Get glammed up to strike a pose on our Natalie Ferebee sponsored Red Carpet. Sip champagne provided by Jordie Hutchinson, CFA, Edward Jones Investments. At 6:00pm, make your way to a table beautifully decorated by Prestige and Larkspur Floral for a special three course dinner with wine sponsored by Hetherington & Hooper. After you’ve had a good laugh with our performer, Julie Kim, make sure to aquaint yourself with our suberb live auctions items listed in the Hy-Tech Drilling sponsored Program so you can partake in our exciting live and silent auctions (register to bid and preview those items here: BV Health Care and Hospital Fundraiser Gala) and finally, cut a rug, let loose, and get silly at our All West Glass Photo Booth. Camus Photography will capture the memory for you.
Speaker: Julie Kim
Julie Kim is one of Canada’s top stand-up comedians, headlining events across Canada, the US, and beyond. She has performed at all major Canadian comedy festivals, including Just for Laughs Montreal and Vancouver, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Halifax Comedy Festival, with multiple national television and radio credits to her name. Kim’s mission is to spread happiness, lighten hearts, and unite through laughter.
In 2023, Kim was named to VIBE’s Power 60 list of “Inspiring Asian-Canadians of Influence”, alongside notable honourees Andrew Phung, Lainey Lui, Lilly Singh, and Russell Peters. Her stand-up career has spanned a decade and she recently finished a North American tour with Ronny Chieng of Crazy Rich Asians and The Daily Show fame. Kim is also regularly featured on CBC’s The Debaters with her online videos having amassed nearly 50 million views.
An award-nominated writer and producer, Kim has written for the hit television shows, Kim’s Convenience, Run the Burbs, and Still Standing. She has also been a part of the writing and creative consulting team at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival for the past three years and joined Just for Laughs Montreal as a writer in 2022. At the 2022 Juno Awards, Kim was both a producer and writer for host, Simu Liu (star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). She ideated Liu’s now viral “I am Canadian” monologue.
Kim holds degrees in health sciences and engineering and is a former doctoral student, university professor, management consultant, health care expert, and technology advisor. Her corporate engagements have spanned stand-up comedy, facilitation, emceeing, and speaking. She draws on both her comedy and past corporate career to speak on grit and perseverance, life and career transformation, and female empowerment.