THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 • 7:00-8:00 PM PST

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 • 7:00-8:00 PM PST

WATCH THE VIRTUAL GALA

Sanctuary’s second annual virtual Christmas gala was held on Thursday Dec 2, 2021. Streamed live on YouTube from the beautiful Fluevog Shoestore in Gastown, Vancouver, the event was an opportunity for you to celebrate the past year at Sanctuary.

This year’s theme is ‘In My Shoes.’ Throughout the event, we heard interviews with Sanctuary’s ambassadors, supporters, and partners—including those with lived experience of mental health challenges—about what it’s like to walk in their shoes. 

As the pandemic has lasted longer than anyone could have anticipated, the need for mental health services has become abundantly clear. So too, has the need for compassion, understanding, and social connection. In My Shoes was a night to listen to each other’s stories, uplift one another, and celebrate how far we’ve come in furthering the mental health and faith conversation.

Sanctuary CEO Daniel Whitehead recapped the year’s growth. We heard how people have been impacted by our work and got a sneak peek at the exciting resources coming next year. Plus, we had our special guest Candace Coker, lending us her musical talents to open the night. Thanks for tuning in!

WAYS TO GIVE

OUR GOAL: $200,000
$275,349.68

Sanctuary could not have accomplished all that it has without support from generous donors. Thank you so much for helping us meet our Christmas giving goal! We have exciting plans for 2022 and beyond, and we are grateful for your ongoing support.

FEATURING

DR. HILLARY MCBRIDE

SANCTUARY AMBASSADOR

DEACON ED SHOENER

Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers

JOHN FLUEVOG

WORLD-RENOWNED SHOE DESIGNER

fluevog boots

PAOLO AQUILINI

VANCOUVER CANUCKS OWNER

Erich Wong headshot

REV. ERICH WONG

Westside Calgary Chinese Alliance Church

FEATURING

DR. HILLARY MCBRIDE

SANCTUARY AMBASSADOR

DEACON ED SHOENER

Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers

JOHN FLUEVOG

WORLD-RENOWNED SHOE DESIGNER

fluevog boots

PAOLO AQUILINI

VANCOUVER CANUCKS OWNER

Erich Wong headshot

REV. ERICH WONG

Westside Calgary Chinese Alliance Church

PERFORMING

CANDACE COKER

The gala opened with a musical performance by Candace Coker. 

Candace is a Trinidad-born singer/songwriter who brings an evocative blend of poetry, gospel and musicality to the world of alternative-folk. Her sound carries with it a jazzy softness and a neo-soul grit, which she attributes to her love for the 1940s, as well as her Afro-Caribbean roots. 

CONNECT WITH CANDACE

PERFORMING

CANDACE COKER

The gala opened with a musical performance by Candace Coker. 

Candace is a Trinidad-born singer/songwriter who brings an evocative blend of poetry, gospel and musicality to the world of alternative-folk. Her sound carries with it a jazzy softness and a neo-soul grit, which she attributes to her love for the 1940s, as well as her Afro-Caribbean roots. 

CONNECT WITH CANDACE

50%

OF PROCEEDS FROM FLUEVOG PURCHASES
GO TO SANCTUARY

Must use coupon code SANCTUARY at checkout on fluevog.com on December 2 from 6:00-9:00pm PST.
Check out the Sanctuary team's shoe picks below. You can click each image to shop these looks on fluevog.com