YVR - Little Black Dress Gala - 05.13.2016

On the evening on May 13th, earlier this year, you may have been walking on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery and if you were, you would have seen a one-of-a-kind event happening.  The inaugural Little Black Dress Gala put on by the Help Change My City Alliance (HCMCA) was kicking off in a big way.  We were invited and so were a thousand other change-makers, all present to raise funds and awareness of impoverished youth and marginalize woman in need.

The money raised at the event went towards funding provided by the HCMCA to youth and woman in need providing them the possibility of a higher education - something they could only dream of before – making a real difference in their lives.  We were there doing what we do best; talking about whisky and pouring Glenmorangie 10 year old in the Whisky Room to raise even more money for the cause.

This even had it all - live music, performances of various disciplines and an enormous fashion show. To cap off the night, there was a huge celebration upstairs in the rooftop pavilion!

At the end of the evening, we were able to catch up with Alpha, the organizer of the entire event. We’ve never met such a gracious, friendly, humble and thankful person.  We were so glad to be a part of the event and contribute what we could, for something that shared a like passion of ours – giving back to the community through social philanthropy. Here are a few pics of us behind the bar, keeping the attendees whisky thirst quenched!

Check out all of the pictures from the event here! 

To further join our movements together, we later invited the charity founder Alpha Kirabira and President Christine Michelle to our monthly Third Thursday event in September. 

What did all of this add up to? In the end, the Whisky Wisemen Society presented Alpha and Christine with a check for $2,500 – all of the efforts cumulated into a final donation amount to the Help Change My City Alliance charity. We're proud to have had a chance to make this city great and the opportunity to #dogood and #bebetter.

Special thanks to our official whisky partner, Glenmorangie, for supplying the goods and affording us the opportunity to help raise funds for such a great event.

Be sure to check out the next Little Black Dress Gala, happening this fall on Friday November 25th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  Tickets are only $30 so get yours today!