GALA 2021

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You registered, you tuned-in, you listened, you laughed, you cried, you cared, you bid, you donated, you participated, you contributed, you believed in our vision and our cause.

YOU should be proud! You helped raise over $360,000 for PALS and PASS. Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude for this generosity.

On behalf of all families in our programs, Thank YOU!

Please stay safe,

Katy Harandi
President and Chair of the Board

Click photo to watch full video

Seth Rogen zoomed in to chat

Actor, writer, producer, director, and entrepreneur Seth Rogen dropped by to
say hi and thank PALS for the amazing work we’re doing in his hometown of
Vancouver. He shared that PALS helped one of his very best friends, who
recently discovered that their child has autism.

“PALS makes a difference. So donate now or you’re an a**hole” he said,
before doubling down to say “That’s just how serious I am.” Click HERE to
watch the full video with Seth.

Thank you auction Donors!

Thank you Auction Donors!

Thank you to all the businesses and friends of PALS who donated items and
packages to our online auction. Please visit our list of donors to see where 
you can shop and support these generous local businesses.

Thank you Sponsors!

2021 Sponsors

Thank you Cash Donors!

  • Ace Architectural Millwork
  • Haideh and Firooz Adab 
  • Amir and Kirsten Alagheband    
  • Ahsan Alam and Fatema Chowdhury
  • Bill Alexander and Linda DeLuca
  • Mike and Jayce Allen     
  • Shelley Anderson     
  • Stephen and Charlotte Anthony              
  • David and Cynthia Arai  
  • Kaz and Marion Arai       
  • Naomi Arai       
  • Cheryl  Araki     
  • Bahar Cheryl Askari Kamran       
  • Ladan Assemi   
  • Benjamin Batt  
  • Jessica  Bechard              
  • Nicholas and Stania Bedford              
  • Angela Bi and David Chen
  • Peter Birks         
  • Peter and Leslie Blake   
  • Daen and Sandra Campbell         
  • Tanya Carrier    
  • Robert and Anne Carson             
  • Peter Chan and Candy Lim
  • Richard and Gwen Chan               
  • Kevin and Irene Cheung              
  • Allan Chim          
  • Jim and Sandra  Christenson       
  • David and Teri Christopher         
  • Norman and Christine Chung     
  • Philip and Cynthia Cook
  • Jodi Cristall and Paul Diamond
  • Heather Delane               
  • Paul and Cynthia Devine              
  • Hank Einarson and Margaret Snow
  • Mohammed and Maryam Esfahani         
  • Arai Family
  • John and Sherry Floren 
  • Sue and Tony Formosa 
  • Stephanie Frey
  • Linda Gibbs        
  • Rita Gobin          
  • Mohammad and Layla Golkarieh              
  • Maryam Golnaraghi       
  • Paula Gordon   
  • Nadali Gouldooz              
  • Andrew Grams 
  • Gordon and Sharon Grams         
  • Richard Grams and Monica Francella
  • David and Jennifer Gunasekera
  • Alireza Harandi 
  • Hamid and Katy Harandi
  • David and Tara Hodgson              
  • Nancy Hogan    
  • John and Virginia Hou   
  • Stella Hsuing and Eagle Chou
  • Mike Hurley and Jennifer Heal
  • Roman Iakimkin and Olga Iakimkina
  • David Jang and Susie Wong
  • Mary Jang          
  • Dan Jekubik and Angela Grams
  • Norman and Benita Jekubik       
  • Mu Jia  
  • Timothy and Tammy Kalla           
  • MadhuKanwar
  • James and Kelly Kerr      
  • Cindy Laresser and Glenn Madsen
  • Valerie  Laresser              
  • Glenn and Elaine Laufer               
  • Mira Laufer        
  • Derek and Dianne Leach              
  • Rainold Lee and Catherine Kriekenbeek-Lee
  • Amanda Lempriere        
  • Kenneth and Aida Leung             
  • Philip Louis and Julie Fu
  • Kim and Allan Low          
  • Henry Mah and Abigail Monte Mah
  • Maryam Malekyazdi      
  • Stewart and Cindy Maltman       
  • Tarek Mawlawi and Zeina Masri
  • John and Yuko McCulloch            
  • Kana McCulloch               
  • Donna McLachlan           
  • Patricia Midence Rezai 
  • Roxanne Milavsky          
  • Pamela Mitchell               
  • Simon   Myara  
  • Michael Nauss and Leslie Jones
  • Lynn O’Leary     
  • Judy Palotai       
  • Fariba and Fardin Panahandeh  
  • Greg and Michelle Polok              
  • Lindsey Porter  
  • Mark and Monika Porter             
  • Azar and Pirooz Pourdad              
  • Koorosh Raffii   
  • Foad and Lida Rafii          
  • Morgan  Rassouli              
  • Firoozeh Reyhani            
  • Natalia  Rezai    
  • Devi Sangara and Matt Queree
  • Amirreza and Sudy Sherkat        
  • Christine and Robert Shields      
  • Art Smolensky  
  • Bruce and Annabel St. John        
  • Brian and Tamara Standerwick  
  • Robert and Marilyn Standerwick              
  • Marina  Stathis 
  • Abo and Susan  Taheri  
  • Marie Zelie and Vincent Tan        
  • Sandy Tanaka   
  • Kristi Tayelor     
  • Constance Tayler            
  • Carolyn Taylor  
  • Jun and Karin Terado     
  • Alisha Thomas  
  • Murray and Shirley Thomson     
  • Dave and Denise Ure    
  • Catherine Urquhart       
  • Praveen and Anuja Varshney    
  • Peter Volpe and Allison Annesley
  • Zichao   Wang   
  • Michael Watt and Monique Badun
  • Harry and Karen Wiedmayer      
  • Lars Wilke and Christine Berka
  • David and Stephanie Williams    
  • Leslie Wilson     
  • Calvin Wong      
  • Eugene Wong and Allison Arai
  • Helen Wong and Graham Coutts
  • Jean Wong        
  • Jimmy and Alice Wong  
  • Bowei Yang        
  • Parvin Yeganegi               
  • Garry Zlotnik