The gala's 2015 organizing committee.

The gala's 2015 organizing committee.

Foundation prepares for annual gala

Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation is gearing up for annual fundraiser

The Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation is gearing up for its annual fundraising gala slated for early May.

This year’s theme for the Partners in Caring Gala – presented by the Yarmoshuk Financial Group of CIBC Wood Gundy – is Code Blue for ER.

The White Rock’s Centennial Arena will be transformed into a sea of blue, with guests requested to wear a shade of the hue to the May 2 gala.

Local actor/comedian Ellie Harvie (star of The New Addams Family and Some Assembly Required) has signed on as MC, and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will return to lead the live auction.

“This will be our fourth year raising funds to build a new ER and we’re thrilled how the community has rallied around this cause,” Stephanie Beck, interim executive director of the foundation, said in a news release.

“An updated and expanded ER is crucially needed for the entire community.”

Louise McKnight and Siobhan Phillips – both members of the foundation’s board of directors – are spearheading the organization of the event.

All proceeds raised will benefit Peace Arch Hospital’s emergency department.

For more information, visit www.pahfoundation.com