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Photo Gallery: The Grocery Foundation’s Night to Nurture 2022

The Grocery Foundation’s Night to Nurture virtual gala took place on January 29. 

Originally, the event was a hybrid one and include live VIP viewing parties at the Metro Convention Centre with a concurrent live event in Vancouver and virtual viewing parties but ongoing pandemic concerns and restrictions resulted in the event becoming a full virtual evening. More than 2,700 people attended the event.

Shaun McKenna, The Grocery Foundation executive director, says the event raised $1.9 million. 

“We’re extremely grateful for the grocery industry’s support in this, our second year of having to pivot to a virtual format. The support means so much to Canadian children and youth in these times of increasing need. We’re hopeful that we will be able to return to an in-person format next year.”

Here’s a look at the variety show entertainment, which featured illusionist Darcy Oake, musicians Tim Hicks & Friends, and comedian Gerry Dee.

 screen_shot_2022-01-29_at_7-04-45_pm-3618191Michael Medline, president and CEO, Empire Company Limited, and chair of The Grocery Foundation

screen_shot_2022-01-29_at_7-24-50_pm-6583304Shaun McKenna, executive director of The Grocery Foundation

screen_shot_2022-01-29_at_7-25-11_pm-5623344Katherine Hay, president and CEO of Kids Help Phone with The Grocery Foundation’s Sean McKenna

tom_hicks_and_alan_doyle-6448727Tom Hicks, left, and Alan Doyle

screen_shot_2022-01-29_at_8-56-33_pm-6019720Tom Hicks and musician friends from left: Tyler Shaw, Tom Hicks, Alan Frew, Fefe Dobson, and Alan Doyle

screen_shot_2022-01-29_at_7-38-40_pm-4093630Canadian comedian Gerry Dee

screen_shot_2022-01-29_at_8-23-29_pm-6485458Illusionist Darcy Oake’s assistant during one of several amazing illusions for viewers






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