The Luminary Award Soirée


Celebrating Mentorship

Friday, October 27, 2017


5 PM to Late


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

400 of Big Sisters’ Broad Network of Supporters
Champagne Cocktail Reception, Bourbon Lounge, and Three-Course Dinner
Raffle and Silent Auction
Live Band
Distinguished Luminaries, Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Sergio Cocchia
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This glamorous evening engages more than 400 of Big Sisters’ broad network of supporters and features a raffle, silent auction, three course dinner and live band.


Each year at our Luminary Award Soirée, Big Sisters honours an exceptional person or couple who have moved the needle in regards to children, mentorship and philanthropy. This year, we honour a couple who has stood up for children in a truly exceptional way. Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Sergio Cocchia know first-hand the challenges families with a child living with Autism Spectrum Disorder face.

When they found the gaps in the system, they sprang into action. Wendy and Sergio led the charge in raising over 30 million dollars to create the Pacific Autism Family Network. They are successful entrepreneurs (Century Plaza Hotel and the Absolute Spa group), philanthropists, mentors, and children’s advocates.

It is our distinct pleasure to honour Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Sergio Cocchia at this year’s Luminary Award Soirée on October 27th. Please join us.

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Last year, the room at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver was alight with our big-hearted community.
For an inside look at all the fun, check out the beautiful photos and our delightful photobooth.

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We Can’t Thank You Enough

2017 Luminary Award Soirée Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Diamond Sponsors



Exclusive Champagne Sponsor



Exclusive Band Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors


Bourbon Lounge Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

The Conconi Foundation       Credential Asset Management       EY       Galloway Botteselle & Company       manley design + construction management       Mira and Soleil Lutsky       Primex Investments Ltd.       Scorpion Technologies       Teck Resources Limited       Westminster Management Corporation


Raffle Sponsors


Media Sponsors


Gift in Kind Sponsors


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