Over $340,000

raised to support life-saving

arthritis research!


The ARThritis Soirée

An evening to remember

  • An unforgettable performance by Canadian artist Colin James
  • Gourmet hors d’oeuvres coupled with fabulous champagne and Tinhorn Creek wines provided by the award-winning Miradoro Restaurant
  • Delectable oyster and caviar bars compliments of Coast Restaurant and Northern Divine Caviar
  • Fabulous raffle accompanied by exciting live and silent auctions
  • Complimentary valet parking, sponsored by Crossborder Vehicle Sales

Why ARThritis Soiree?

The ARThritis Soirée is an evening that brings together the city’s business and community leaders, philanthropists, doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, and all those who share an appreciation of art and a desire to support arthritis research.

Research has shown that art adds to one’s wellbeing and is therefore a great element in managing chronic diseases on a holistic level. Moreover, with a different art form chosen each year, there is an extra factor of excitement and depth to the Soirée. Arthritis Research Canada is thrilled to welcome Colin James for an up-close and personal performance. From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the stages of the world, sharing his talent with some of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time, Colin James has quietly and steadily established himself as one of Canada’s greatest musicians. Guests will be treated to an up close and personal show with Colin, who will amaze with his rock, blues, and R&B style of music.




For example: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout…

To benefit:

Arthritis Research Canada

With more than 100 different types, arthritis is now the most costly chronic disease and the number one cause of work disability in Canada. The number of Canadians affected by arthritis is now more than 5.6 million, which includes over 700,000 British Columbians. This represents one in six of us suffering with the pain of 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, Arthritis Research 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. Today, Arthritis Research Canada is the largest arthritis research organization in North America and includes three centres; British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. With a dedicated team of more than 70 research scientists and staff, Arthritis Research Canada’s work in arthritis prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, and quality of life issues is internationally recognized.

Arthritis Research Canada’s patient-driven research is reducing the burden of arthritis and providing people with arthritis more timely and cost-effective solutions to address their healthcare needs, right now.

Make arthritis research a priority!

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

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