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The Canadian Diabetes Association is pleased to host the 5th Annual Baubles for Banting Gala Fundraiser presented by Sandman Hotel Group and The Sutton Place Hotel Company on May 12, 2016 at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver!

Join us at the award-winning Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden which will be our venue for the evening, providing an elegant and culturally rich backdrop in the heart of Vancouver. Guests will enjoy sampling fine wines, Asian inspired hors-d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, unique entertainment and dazzling raffle prizes!

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Since its inception, Baubles for Banting has raised over $430,000 to support the Canadian Diabetes Association’s (CDA) mission in British Columbia to lead the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and working to discover a cure. From world-class research by Canada’s most renowned scientists and impactful advocacy work to life-changing programs such as D-Camps, Canada’s only camps dedicated to children and youth living with type 1 diabetes, the CDA continues to make an impact for the 10 million Canadians nationwide (and estimated 1.1 million British Columbians) living with diabetes or prediabetes and the families who support them.

With numbers like these, most of us know someone who is affected by this chronic disease. Some groups however, have an even higher incidence rate and are at greater risk for diabetes than the general population including people of Chinese descent. This year we are helping increase diabetes awareness among this community as well as celebrating the support and contribution of the CDA Chinese Advisory Committee over the years.

We are delighted to welcome Dr. C.P. Lau as our Honourary Chair for 2016. Dr. Lau is a strong advocate for diabetes awareness and education in the community. As a member of the Chinese Advisory Committee, Dr. Lau is a tremendous source of knowledge and a key contributor in the adaption of resources for the Chinese community. Please click here to read Dr. Lau’s personal message.

Who is Banting? Click here to learn about Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin and Banting House National Historic Site!

We thank our tremendous volunteers, sponsors, and partners for making this annual event meaningful and a great success. Learn more about how the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight. Visit diabetes.ca!


Baubles for Banting is organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers and CDA staff. Thank you so much for your support!

Honourary Chair
Dr. C.P. Lau
Organizing Committee
Samantha Bissonnette
Arianna Dametto
Franca Lattanzio
Sandra Tait
Rebecca Taylor
Jenny Vo
Vivian Wong
Committee Supporters
Paul Crosby
Hedieh Javaheri
Rosalie Lung
Michelle Masich
Natasha Rambaran
Johnson Tsai