West Coast LEAF 26th Annual Equality Breakfast
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (PST)
Celebrate International Women’s Day with West Coast LEAF’s Annual 26th Equality Breakfast. Honour our collective achievements, inspire and be inspired, catch up with old friends and meet new ones, and raise money for West Coast LEAF’s upcoming projects in the areas of legal education, law reform, and litigation.
This year, West Coast LEAF will host author, actor, and activist Carmen Aguirre as our special guest. Aguirre's first book, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC's 2012 Canada Reads award. Her extensive oeuvre includes 20 plays, many exploring her experience as an exile and activist. Through her work Aguirre has helped raise awareness in Canada and abroad about Pinochet’s violent regime, which extended from 1973 to 1990 and included the torture and internment of many Chilean citizens. Fierce, funny, and unforgettable, Aguirre continues to inspire and unite her audiences.
Seating: All individual ticket holders seated on a 'first come' basis the morning of the event. Only table purchasers (including half-tables) will be assigned reserved seating. Those who buy their table tickets earliest will be allocated seats closest to the stage.
Large screen projection: Attendees told us they want to see what’s happening on the stage projected on-screen. We’ll be doing that this year.
Tax receipt: Individuals who purchase tickets will be mailed a tax receipt for the eligible portion of ticket(s) if a mailing address is provided. A $40 tax receipt will be provided for $80 tickets; $50 for $90 tickets.
The 26th Equality Breakfast is vegetarian friendly. It includes Sign Language Interpretation, and the Fairmont is wheelchair accessible. Be sure to visit our website to check out silent auction sneak peeks, sponsorship opportunities, and Equality Breakfast FAQs.
The 26th Equality Breakfast is presented by
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP; BCGEU; BCNU; Black Gropper; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; CUPE BC; COPE 378; Dye & Durham Corporation; Gowlings; Harper Grey LLP; Health Sciences Association of BC; Heenan Blaikie LLP; Hospital Employees Union; Lawson Lundell LLP; McCarthy Tétrault LLP; Miller Thomson LLP; Moore Edgar Lyster; Stikeman Elliott LLP; The Printing House; Trial Lawyers Association of BC; Vancity; Victory Square Law Office LLP
When & Where
West Coast LEAF
The West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) formed when the equality guarantees of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force. Our mission is to achieve equality by changing historic patterns of systemic discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform, and public legal education.
Art picks of the silent auction:
Check out the newest addition to our silent auction:
Malene Grotrian has donated a Private Performance Style Soiree. Malene herself will host this exclusive event for you and your five guests at her Gastown studio boutique.
You'll be treated to an intimate performance by musical duo Roy and Rosemary followed by a fashion show and then a jewelry styling session from Maharni Jewels.
But wait, it doesn't stop there. You'll also receive:
- one $500 gift certificate from Malene Grotrian Designs
- one $500 gift certificate from Maharani Jewels
- canapés, refreshments, wine
Perfect for an ultimate girls' night out, support equality in opulent splendor by bidding on this fabulous package.
Your breakfast menu on March 5:
- Freshly squeezed orange juice
- Warm pastries
- Organic eggs with roasted peppers, chives, and boursin cheese
- Trio of Pemberton potatoes
- Oleo Neuvo blistered tomatoes
- And of course, plenty of coffee and tea
First peeks at Silent Auction line-up now available on our website. We'll be updating the list daily. Save your pennies and work out your bidding strategy 'cos this year is better than ever!
Breaking news! We're delighted to announce CBC's Gloria Macarenko will be emceeing the Equality Breakfast and interviewing special guest Carmen Aguirre live on stage. Follow Gloria on twitter @CBCGloria
Huge thank you to Lawson Lundell LLP for being our first confirmed sponsor!