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Herstory – fundraising gala 2023

Treat yourself while supporting a good cause

Ticket purchases, donations and auction will help us meet our fundraising goal of $100,000, which will directly support our essential meals program while also helping create and maintain safe spaces for women in the Downtown Eastside community.

– Silent auction is open! – 

Get your bids in, you have until March 9th at 12pm to make sure you snatch these amazing gifts.

The Gala – sold out

March 8, 2023 | Vancouver Art Gallery

We are thrilled to have you back in-person at our annual gala, Herstory. This is 7th edition of this event and, as always, we are aiming to raise support and awareness for our work while celebrating the strength and power of the women we serve. 

This year, we kept the classics that made the success of the night and brought exciting new performers and entertainment to offer a night that you do not want to miss: incredible speakersbreathtaking performances, and as the highlight of the night: women of the community performing in a fashion show, expressing their personal style and powerful energy.

Show: Hosted by Madelaine McCallum – Dance performance by Butterflies in Spirit – Drums by Wildflower women of Turtle Island – Fashion show

Bar: Craft beer by Main Street Brewing Co. – Good wines – Exclusive and creative cocktails by Cocktail Connoisseur – Complimentary hors d’oeuvres buffet

Music: Award-winning DJ, Tracey Draper (aka Dj Tracey D)

Auction: live auction by Howard Blank with special items (including a luxury stay in Mexico)



When: Wednesday March 8th, 2023 / Doors open at 6:30pm – Event begins at 7:00pm

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7


Please help us raise critical funds by participating in our auction (opens February 24th) or by making a donation. The online auction will close at 12pm on March 9th.

For more information, please contact tyra.gilbert@dewc.ca.

Thank you for your continued support!

Thank you to our 2023 Herstory sponsors!

Bar partners

Media Partners 

Fashion Show Partners