West Vancouver Foundation Events

In 1978, Mayor Derrick Humphreys appointed a special committee to explore the possibility of creating a charitable foundation that would inspire and steward local philanthropy for local benefit. A year later, in September 1979, the first meeting of the Board of Directors was convened with Mayor Derrick Humphreys, Mr. Frank Griffiths Jr. (for his father), Mr. Charlie Hopkins, Mr. Bill Hyndman, Mr. David Mathieson, Mrs. Kay Meek, Mrs. Mary Pattison, Mr. Gordon Rowntree, and Mrs. Shirley Sager. Their legacy is profound. In partnership with donors, more than $5 million has been granted to community projects and organizations.

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community events

Lions Gate Sinfonia Concerts

Lions Gate Sinfonia has performed dozens of works by Canadian composers, as well as well-known classical masterworks. Launched is 2000, Lions Gate Sinfonia’s stable core of professional union musicians includes the most respected musicians from the British Columbia music scene, including former members of the Vancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra. Explore some of the upcoming exciting community connections and educational initiatives:

  • May 11, 2024, Joyful, Brilliant, Sharing

Location: West Vancouver United Church at 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver

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West Vancouver Community Cultural Fest

The District of West Vancouver invites everyone to attend the West Vancouver Community Cultural Fest! This two-day festival brings people together through food, music and culture. Join us as we celebrate the multicultural diversity of West Vancouver! 

  • Cultural pavilions
  • Kids’ Zone & activities
  • Cultural dance stage
  • Live music stage
  • West Vancouver Schools performance stage
  • International lounge and food trucks


  • May 31st, 4:00-9:30 pm
  • June 1st, 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Location: Ambleside Park, at the foot of 13th Street

A Community Grant recipient, with funding from the Howard Martin Memorial Fund

Cycle up Cypress Mountain on a road or off road course in support of North Shore Rescue, Marine Rescue and Rotary humanitarian causes.

Train, fundraise, conquer and celebrate with Rotary this June.

Date: June 8th

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