Community Engagement and Special Events

Special Events - 2020 Bridge to SUCCESS Gala - Front/Back Stage Assistant

2020 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is the charitable foundation responsible for raising funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations to support the many services and programs delivered year round.


For the past 41 years, the annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala has become a signature event in the community, attracting over 800 like-minded philanthropists, community leaders, and government officials for an evening of fine dining and entertainment, all in support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the multitude of services we provide in the areas of settlement, employment, health and housing, economic development, community and social development.


The 2020 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala aims to raise $509,000 in support of essential S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services with a focus on senior services this year.


Volunteers are a critical part of the event. Every year, more than 100 volunteers participate and contribute to the success of the event.


Event details:


Location:  The Grand Ballroom at the Westin Bayshore Hotel (1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, B.C.)

Date & Time: Saturday, February 29th, 2020


We will be holding orientations for this event on February 26 and 27.
Please make an effort to attend one of the following orientation sessions:

Online orientation session:
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 26  6:00PM – 7:15PM 
Please register by clicking this link

In person orientation session:
Date & Time: Thursday, February 27 6:00PM  –  7:15PM
Location: Choi Hall @ SUCCESS (28 W Pender Street, Vancouver)


Front Stage

Role description:

  1. Assist organizing committee
  2. Line-up guests on stage
  3. Assist in decor and arrangements
  4. Assist technical and production crew and troubleshooting
  5. Help and assist GALA committee
  6. Liaise with artists and crew
  7. Ensure program runs smoothly & accordingly to time schedule
  8. Previous live show experience is an asset

Back Stage

Role description

  1. Assist Gala committee and organizing team
  2. Prepare all props and materials ready for front stage activities
  3. Escort stage guests
  4. Liaise with artists and crew

1:00pm - 5:00pm
4:30pm - 10:00pm

Opening: 6

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Saturday - Afternoon, Evening