Swim Drink Fish Gala Vancouver

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Thank you for supporting the 4th Semi-Annual Swim Drink Fish Gala.

Photos from the event can be found here.

Read the Media Release here.

A special thank you to Swim Drink Fish co-founders Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully for their heartfelt and moving messages, host Denise Donlon for guiding us through the night, and to our phenomenal performers, Les Stroud, Graham Clark, Terra Lightfoot, and Bill Henderson who made the stage come alive with their brilliant performance together.

Our event would not be possible without our committed and generous Presenting Sponsor Delta Land Development.

With the incredible help of Waddington's Stephen Ranger, we successfully held our first Swim Drink Fish Art Auction, and saw artworks by Steven Nederveen, Shepard Fairey, Dana Claxton, Angela Grossmann, James Verbicky, James Lahey, and Kim Dorland, go home with some very lucky members of the Swim Drink Fish community.

Funds raised will support our work as we continue to build our platforms that connect people to water, and help us collect data through our citizen science water monitoring hubs, share this information on Swim Guide and engage and guide our communities in understanding and protecting our waters.

We were pleased to welcome our 6 new Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors: Rosalind Adnani, Matthew Hornor, Lori Kay, Peter Mattson, Blair McKeil, and Janet York. 

Much love and gratitude to our Gold Sponsor Seabridge Marine, Silver Sponsors Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation and Tejas Capital, and Bronze Sponsors Lassonde, Cement Association of Canada, and Denbigh Fine Art Services.

Our gala would not be possible without the support of our incredible volunteers, staff, and contributing sponsors. 

If you made a pledge to donate but didn't get the chance to do so on Saturday night, you can follow up with me at lauren@swimdrinkfish.ca.

Schedule of Events

5:30 - 6:00 PM Artists & Ambassadors Reception

6:00 - 7:00 PM Reception & Art Viewing

7:00 PM Dinner, Entertainment and Art Auction

10:00 PM Event End

Art Auction

For the first time, the Swim Drink Fish Art Auction (the anchor of the Toronto Swim Drink Fish Gala for the past 8 years), premeired in Vancouver with Canada’s foremost fine art auctioneer Stephen Ranger of Waddington’s.


Q: What is the attire?


Q: Where is the event?

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is located at 900 W Georgia St. When you arrive at the hotel you will be greeted by Swim Drink Fish volunteers who will help direct you to the Pacific Foyer on the main conference floor.

Q: Is there parking?

There is valet parking available at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver off of Hornby St.

Q: I purchased a ticket to the event. Do I need a paper ticket?

No. Just give your name at check-in. No physical ticket is required.

The 2019 Swim Drink Fish Gala is made possible by:

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


Contributing Sponsors