Prince George Gala

Event Details


7pm - 9pm
Thursday, October 3, 2024


Prince George Conference
& Civic Centre

808 Canada Games Way
Prince George, BC

Gianna Jessen

Keynote Speaker

Gianna’s life has been a short path littered with obstacles at every turn: challenges, betrayal, and cruelty. But for every setback, there have also been invitations into the greatest halls of government. A life that was never meant to be has been used to inspire—even save— others. 

Gianna Jessen was intended to die before she was born, just another one of the 1.2 million abortions each year in the United States. Instead of death, though, Gianna was bathed in a burning saline solution, but she overcame to enter the world. Two months premature and weighing just two and a half pounds, she spent her first couple of months in a hospital. Eventually, she entered the foster care system. 

The failed abortion had also provided the “gift” of cerebral palsy, as she calls it: “It allows me to really depend on Jesus for everything.” 

It also labelled her a hopeless case—an infant who was a ward of the state and for whom the expectations of achievement were extremely low. Doctors predicted Gianna would never even lift her head. She showed them: she began walking at three and has grown into a woman who has run marathons.  

And that’s just the beginning of the places where her grit and determination have carried her. Though the horrific hours of her birth initially drew attention, Gianna has so much more to say: “My life and my story didn’t begin and end at my birth.” 

In fact, the 2012 movie October Baby was loosely based on Gianna’s life story where audiences saw more than a depiction of Gianna’s birth, they heard her music. Her single, “Ocean Floor,” provided one of the emotional touchpoints during the film and was sung by Gianna. 

Overcoming the challenges and sharing life in an honest and uplifting way has resonated around the world. Gianna is one of the rare survivors of abortion and frequently relays her story speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves.  

God is using Gianna to remind the world that each human being is precious to Him. It is beautiful to see the strength of the love of Jesus, which he has poured into her heart. My prayer for Gianna, and for all who listen to her, is that this message of God’s love will put an end to abortion with the power of love.” – Mother Teresa  

Jared White

Advokate Executive Director

Jared has been the Executive Director of Adokate for 13 years. Through his visionary leadership, he has grown Advokate to be the largest organization of its kind in Canada and has overseen the creation of three pregnancy care centres across the province. Jared was recently elected as a School Trustee with the City of Abbotsford and prior to coming to Advokate, Jared worked in pastoral ministry for eight years. God’s calling in his life is to help reinvent the life-affirming movement to be more effective, relevant, and compassionate. Jared lives in Abbotsford with his wife, Shannon, and four school-aged children.

Chelsea Wood

Event Emcee

Chelsea has been the Site Manager at the Prince George Hope for Women location for the past 3.5 years. Prior to her time with Advokate, Chelsea spent time in the Lower Mainland in both Public Relations and Executive Director roles at local organizations. She has a passion for walking alongside people and championing them to achieve their goals. Lastyear she was trained on operating the ultrasound machine at Hope for Women and enjoys showing clients their babies and letting them hear the heartbeat. Chelsea plays a significant role in changing hearts and saving lives.

Sponsor a Table

Did you know that sponsoring a table at our Celebrate Life Gala comes with extra perks for you and your guests?

Silver Table

  • 1 Table of 10 Seats
  • 2 Tickets to Pre-Dinner Reception
  • Preferential seating based on level of sponsorship
  • Acknowledgement on Screen

Gold Table

  • 1 Table of 10 Seats
  • 4 Tickets to Pre-Dinner Reception
  • Preferential seating based on level of sponsorship
  • Acknowledgement on Screen

Platinum Table

  • 1 Table of 10 Seats
  • 10 Tickets to Pre-Dinner Reception
  • Preferential seating based on level of sponsorship
  • Acknowledgement On Screen

Table Sponsors play a big role in helping us cover the costs of putting on the gala, allowing 100% of the donations given on the night of to go directly to the women, children, and families we support. Thank you for going the extra mile to make this gala a success.

All table purchases are tax receiptable, minus the fair market value of the 10 meals as per CRA guidelines. In order to receive a tax receipt, your full name and mailing address are required.

General Seating

October 3, 2024 // 7PM - 9PM

General Seating is FREE, but RSVP is required. Please note that if you wish to sit at the same table as other friends/family in the General Seating section, you may need to arrive early in order to save spots.

Dinner Menu

Dinner will be served buffet style. If you or your guests require any dietary specific meals such as gluten-free or vegetarian, please email or call 604-852-4623

Event Schedule

6:00pm Pre-Dinner Reception for Sponsors
6:15pm Doors open for main event
7:00pm Main event begins, dinner buffet open
9:00pm Main event concludes

Gala Livestream

Unable to join us in person? You can join us virtually as we’ll be live-streaming the gala the night of! Livestream will begin at 7:40pm on November 7.


Thanks to Our Sponsors