Join us for an evening of fun!

  • Experience the Art of Fencing with Olympic and World Champions
  • Emceed by the irresistible Fred Lee; CBC, Vancouver Courier and The Province’s Man About Town
  • Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, premium spirits and exquisite BC wines from LaStella and Le Vieux Pin wineries
  • Indulge in legendary Joe Fortes oysters and Northern Divine Caviar
  • Enter to win a beautiful Birks diamond necklace, plus our tempting silent and live auctions
  • Arrive to complimentary valet parking 
  • Order tickets, $245 per person with partial tax receipt


Why ARThritis Soirée?

The ARThritis Soirée is an evening designed to attract the city’s most prominent business and community leaders, philanthropists, doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, and donors through an appreciation of art and a desire to support arthritis research.

Why an ARThritis Soirée? Research has shown art adds to one’s well-being and therefore is a great element in managing chronic diseases on a holistic level. Moreover, art adds an extra factor of excitement and depth to the Soirée each year with the introduction of a different art form. This year’s chosen art form, the Art of Fencing, will delight guests as Olympic and World champions showcase their art with amazing skill and precision.



With more than 100 different types, arthritis is the number one cause of chronic pain for more than 350 million people worldwide, including 4.6 million Canadians, 600,000 of whom reside in British Columbia. Said a different way, one in six of us is affected by arthritis. Arthritis Research Canada is committed to leading research, finding answers and saving lives. Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement. Our vision is a future where research-based services, tools and knowledge empower people living with arthritis to triumph over pain and disability.

In 2000, the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada was established by world-renowned scientist and rheumatologist, Dr. John Esdaile and a dedicated Board of Directors. Together, they shared a vision to conduct practical research for everyday living. Research that would immediately touch and improve the lives of people living with arthritis through more timely and cost effective solutions. Known today as Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) the organization has grown to become national in scope and includes three centres; British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. With a dedicated, team of more than 70 research scientists and staff, ARC’s work in arthritis prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, and quality of life issues is internationally recognized.

ARC’s patient-driven research is helping to reduce the burden of arthritis, giving people with this disease better, more timely, and cost-effective solutions to address their healthcare needs.


For more information and to learn how you can make a difference visit Arthritis Research Canada.



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