50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (for the annual BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast)

Date(s) - April 21, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

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To commemorate our 50th anniversary, we are having a Celebration Dinner on Thursday, April 21 at the Hyatt. This dinner will be a wonderful complement to the Prayer Breakfast the next morning and is an intimate occasion with patrons, sponsors, and leaders from the faith community.

Our special guest speaker at the dinner is Dr. Julio Montaner OC OBC, an internationally renowned physician whose life’s work has directly contributed to stopping HIV and AIDS in Canada and worldwide. Tickets $95.

Dr. Julio Montaner OC OBC

Dr. Julio Montaner is an Argentinean-Canadian physician, professor and researcher. He is a determined and passionate visionary whose life’s work has directly contributed to ending HIV and AIDS in Canada and worldwide.

Dr. Montaner is the Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital, as well as the Head of the Division of AIDS in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is widely recognized as the pioneer of the global standard of care in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. In July 2015, Dr. Montaner’s work was endorsed by another Argentinian scientist: Pope Francis.

In addition to authoring over 650 scientific publications, Dr. Montaner successfully advocated for the establishment of North America’s first legal and supervised safe injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

Among his many honours include the Prix Galien Research Award, Albert Einstein World Award of Science, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dr. Montaner is a Member of the Order of British Columbia, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Click HERE for tickets.


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