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What is the event?
UN Women are collaborating with Canadian leaders to present an internationally spectacular event and fundraiser for Child Brides. This glamorous global event will give you the chance to help this plight by proclaiming that you are determined to help put an end to the atrocity and your ticket purchase will reflect your committment. The evening will be filled with entertainment, live music, poignant moments when we focus on the matter at hand through the words of victims, United Nations Diplomats, and Canadian Leaders, You will have the chance to mingle with high-profile guests, and swoon over a special surprise from famed Italian goldsmith and businessman, Gerardo Sacco,trusted jewellery designer to Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Lady Di. Celebrity chef Mark Brand will serve a Mediterranean feast and Wine is included. Gold level sponsors are invited to a special VIP wine tasting and reception at 4pm prior to the event so that they can have a moment with the celebrities, leaders, and diplomats along with press and photo ops.
Why this event?
Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is one every two seconds. There is growing recognition that forced child marriage is a human rights violation and a severe impediment to social and economic development. This is not just an international crisis; it’s a North American issue as well. Although Canada currently has no domestic legislation specific to child marriage, various provisions in family, immigration and criminal laws do address marriage without consent. Families also still send children elsewhere to marry at even younger ages. In the United States, it was revealed in a February 2017 report that over 248,000 children had been married between 2000 and 2010, mostly to adult men. Several states – including Massachusetts – allow children to get married as young as 12 or 13 ‘in exceptional circumstances.’ What is the goal? There are lawyers currently working pro bono in North America and in developing countries to close the loopholes that subject millions of children to lives of forced marriage and statutory rape. It will require ample funding to provide resources for the children, once the marriages are annulled, to transition into a healthy and self-sustainable life, including education, job skills, medical care, and emotional support.
We hope to secure your support for this incredible event where we will be showcasing Canada to a Global Community while both educating and fundraising for large scale change.
At the end of the day, your customers are what fuel your business. If they are not your biggest fans, then it’s time to step back and figure out how your business can achieve rock star status. Jen DeTracey, one of Canada’s top marketing experts, talks about how to get your customers to spend more, how to avoid the biggest Marketing mistake ever, and how to turn your customers into loyal fans.
Let’s celebrate summer with yoga on the beach! DNA will be hosting a yoga session in partnership with Perfect Hearts Yoga Studio. We’ll meet at Sunset Beach for a yoga session, followed by an optional delicious brunch at Village (in the West End).
Price: $10 for Yoga ($5 will be refunded to members upon showing up). Brunch is on your own tab.
Dress Code: Yoga gear! Don’t forget to bring sunscreen.
Please note that this event is weather dependent. Should the sun refuse to be agreeable then we’ll cancel yoga (ALL tickets will be 100% refunded) and just meet for brunch at Village in the West End (1143 Davie Street). An email will be sent out the morning of June 24th to confirm the event status and rsvp #’s for brunch.
*Are you interested in joining DNA but aren’t yet a member? We’d love for you to come meet us, and see if we are a good fit. Please reserve a ticket under “checking it out”. Or JOIN DNA to become our newest member!
It’s back by popular demand…
Join us for another amazing happy hour on the beautiful Vancouver Art Gallery terrace. There will be outdoor ambiance, friendly networking, and of course champagne!
Who: Everyone! DNA Members & non-members are all welcome.
How Much: (all tickets include a glass of sparkling wine)
Early bird members = $5
Regular members = $6.50
Non-members = $10.00
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!