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1763 Comox Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

It has been 20 years since the Vancouver Friends For Life Society moved from a West End apartment into the Diamond Centre For Living. Over the course of those two decades, the selfless volunteers at Friends For Life have improved the quality of life for thousands of people by providing complementary health and support services to people living with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Hep C and ALS.

In honour of our incredible journey, and with a view to 20 years into the future, Friends For Life is celebrating with the Enchanted Garden party on Saturday, May 30 from 7pm to midnight at the Coast Plaza Hotel’s secret garden terrace rooftop.

Produced by Vancouver’s pre-eminent events team, The Social Concierge, owners of events such as Dîner en Blanc and Deighton Cup, the cocktail-style, Avant-Garden party will acknowledge our roots and give glimpses of our budding new ventures through interactive displays, live entertainment and an extravagant, summer nights theme.

Friends For Life is branching out and we want you to be a part of it!

When: Saturday, May 30, 7pm to midnight
Where: Coast Plaza Hotel (1763 Comox Street)
Tickets: $150 VIP with TD pre-event reception at 6 pm, $100 general admission. Tickets available at:

More About Vancouver Friends For Life Society and the Enchanted Garden 20th Anniversary Event

Friends For Life, a non profit organization that specializes in enhancing the wellness of people living with life threatening illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Hep C and ALS has entered its 20th year of operation in its wellness centre, the Diamond Centre For Living. Over the past 20 years, Friends For Life has offered its many programs and services out of this beautifully restored heritage building to over 3500 clients in what is currently, North America’s only comprehensive wellness centre.

Friends for Life began during the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 90s when a group of philanthropic friends banded together to create a wellness haven where community members in need came for support. During this time, the dire need for expansion of this wellness centre became very apparent. With passion, fire and determination ablaze in their hearts, these friends pushed forward, acquiring the Diamond Centre For Living in Vancouver’s West End, which was quickly restored, later opening its doors to four additional diagnoses.

Since its inception, with society becoming more progressive and HIV/AIDS research making great strides, Friends For Life has seen a shift in the demographic of its clientele with more individuals battling cancer seeking the many programs and services offered, free of charge by the organization. Remaining mindful of their clientele’s needs, Friends For Life recognizes the importance of being flexible and adaptable to the shift in their client demographics, which will help guarantee their prosperity over the next 20 years.

The 20th Anniversary is a huge milestone for Friends For Life and we want to celebrate our remarkable journey from the beginning to another 20 years into the future! It will be a fantastic opportunity to announce the incredible projects and initiatives that Friends For Life has been working on that will give attendees a glimpse into our successes moving forward.

To ensure the event is given the flare it deserves, the talented Social Concierge – a boutique branding and marketing agency, is putting its stamp on the evening’s festivities. Their team aspires to draw inspiration from the past and architects today into tomorrow, therefore sharing the vision that Friends for Life has set forth for this spectacular evening! Through close collaboration, Social Concierge and Friends For Life are confident that this will be a night to remember!

The event will be hosted at the Coast Plaza Hotel in the West End, a long time supporter of Friends For Life and our signature fundraising events. Their beautiful secret garden terrace rooftop will be incorporated into the 20th Anniversary, which has inspired an, “Avant Garden” theme for the night, encouraging guests to dress whimsical and eloquently over the top! After all, this event will be focusing on celebrating the metamorphosis of Friends For Life and realizing that with evolution comes new potential and beauty.

Friends for Life encourages everyone to come celebrate as we ring in another 20 years of transitioning illness into wellness on May 30th! This enchanting gala will take you on a whimsical experience full of surprises, theatrical performances, live music, interactive entertainment, craft cocktails and delectable canapés. It will be a triumphant night filled with heart-felt recognition and new beginnings!

We can’t wait to see you there!