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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 award-winning Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver!

Join us at this elegant and culturally rich venue in the heart of Vancouver and enjoy Asian inspired hors d’œuvres, delicious wines, a scotch tasting, a performance by Chinese superstar and local Vancouverite Wanting Qu, a stunning array of live and silent auction items, a raffle featuring a diamond necklace from Birks and more!

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Baubles for Banting has raised over $430,000 to date to support our mission to lead the fight against diabetes. With over 1 million British Columbians living with diabetes or prediabetes, most of us are affected by this chronic disease, including those in the Chinese community. Through the upcoming gala, we are helping increase diabetes awareness among this community as well as celebrating the support and contribution of the Chinese Advisory Committee to the Canadian Diabetes Association 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
Cheryl Kwok
Rosalie Lung