VANCOUVER AQUARIUM – NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM 2013

THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM INVITES YOU TO A SPECTACULAR SIGNATURE GALA, NIGHT AT THE AQURIUM!

Enjoy luscious wines, delicious Ocean Wise tastings and opportunities to bid on unique items and fabulous experiences in live and silent auctions. Night at the Aquarium is a signature gala that raises funds to benefit the Aquarium’s many conservation, research and education programs. This high-profile evening will provide Vancouver’s philanthropic and corporate leaders with a memorable experience, featuring the Aquarium as the magical backdrop for a splendid gala evening. Guests are encouraged to explore the aquatic galleries as they enjoy an incredible evening of food and wine accompanied by live entertainment.

Be a part of a special group and arrive early to the VIP reception. This intimate reception allows guests to meet three of Vancouver’s top Ocean Wise chefs and taste their delectable creations before heading upstairs to the main event. New for this year, the purchase of a table at the VIP reception guarantees a reserved table at the main event.

The Vancouver Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization. One hundred percent of all proceeds from Night at the Aquarium will support the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs.

RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM
Restaurants supplying food to Night at the Aquarium are committed to providing sustainable, ocean-friendly seafood through the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ program. By looking for the Ocean Wise symbol beside menu items, you can be assured that you are making the best choice for the health of the oceans. Species identified as Ocean Wise are:
•  Aundant and resilient to fishing practice
•  Managed effectively
•  Harvested with minimal impact to ocean habitat
•  Caught with limited accidental by catch of possibly endangered species

NIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM
•  Thursday, June 13, 2013
•  Vancouver Aquarium @ 7:00 p.m.
•  Regular Tickets  $300 (non-transferable)
•  VIP Reception @ 6:00 p.m.
•  $3,000 for a table of 8

ABOUT THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM
The Vancouver Aquarium is a recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the Aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action. More than 35 million people have visited the Aquarium since our opening in 1956. Located in Stanley Park, open to visitors from around the world 365 days a year.

Download a copy of the 2012 Annual Report to learn about the progress they have made in conservation, education and research, as well as upcoming projects and initiatives. Read about Revitalization Project.

HISTORY OF THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM
The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit organization. Through visionary, responsible growth programs, with building additions starting in 1967, the Vancouver Aquarium has become the largest aquarium in Canada and one of the five largest in North America.

The Vancouver Aquarium was formed as the Vancouver Public Aquarium Association in 1951. They were officially Canada’s first public aquarium and opened on June 15, 1956. Today, there are approximately 48 aquariums in North America, only a few of which are in Canada. Worldwide, the number of aquariums has grown to more than 200.

The founding principles of the Vancouver Aquarium have been to attain the highest possible standard of animal care within a top-notch facility, coupled with an informative and educational guest experience. In 1975, they became the first aquarium accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). In 1987, they were also accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and were designated Canada’s Pacific National Aquarium by the Canadian Federal Government.

The Vancouver Aquarium is internationally recognized for display and interpretation excellence, and was the first facility to incorporate professional naturalists and interpretive specialists into galleries to explain animal behaviors. Aquarium research projects extend world-wide and we are internationally recognized for our successful Marine Mammal Rescue Program. Innovative programming, superlative animal care and a commitment to aquatic research have seen the Aquarium held in high esteem year after year.

The Aquarium has developed a reputation as a cutting edge organization with the capability to respond to changing conservation and aquatic protection needs through diversity and growth. From a 9,000 square foot (830 square metres) facility in Stanley Park, with seven employees on opening day in 1956 (five more had to be hired the day after the opening to cope with the crowds), the Vancouver Aquarium has grown to over 100,000 square feet (9,000 square metres) and over 400 employees.

VISION OF THE VANCOUVER AQURIUM
A sustainable world, where aquatic life is diverse and flourishing. The Vancouver Aquarium is dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display, communication, public programming and education, research and direct action. Their promise: Engage. Amaze. Inspire.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
•  Effect the conservation of our natural world.
•  Provide the ultimate visitor experience.
•  Be embraced by the community.
•  Secure the resources needed to succeed.
•  Be a great place to work.

VALUES
•  Care – Profound caring for animals and the environment in which they live<
•  Change – Effecting change through inspired action
•  Connection – Engagement through discovery
•  Collaboration – Working together with a shared purpose

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