Empowering Disadvantaged Young Women

An Evening of Hope Vancouver


We hope you will join us on October 19 from 6.30-10pm at Living Space, 1706 West 1st Ave (at Pine), Vancouver BC Canada V6J 0E4. for An Evening of Hope, fundraising event in support of OMID.

This will be a memorable evening raising funds and awareness in support of a great cause supporting and empowering young women in Iran. Our event will be an evening of hope, celebration and reflection, with food, a cash bar and entertainment by our special guests Mohsen Namjoo and the Hoor-Ava choir and a live auction. It will also be your chance to hear OMID’s Founder Marjaneh Halati present her annual report about OMID’s work. Our Host is  Carmen Ruiz y Laza, Carmen TV on Zoomer Media’s Joy Tv.Our Auctioneer is Hugh Bulmer Vice President of Maynards Fine Art.

If you are interested in sponsorship for this prestigious event  please contact Vancouver@omidfoundation.com by email for more details.

Full details of the evening’s program and auction are set out below:

  • 6:30 Cocktails and Hors d’ouevres
  • 7:00 Evening Program Begins with a welcome from our hots for the evening, Carmen Ruiz y Laza.  
  • Food Trucks are ready to serve dinner
  • Hoor-Ava Choir Performance
  • 7:30 Marjaneh Halati founder of Omid Foundation’s presentation
  • 8:00 Live Auction with Hugh Bulmer (see items to bid on below)
  • 9:00 Dessert
  • Mohsen Namjoo Performance
  • 9:45 Silent Auction Closes
  • 10:00 Raffle Draw
  • 10:30 Evening Concludes
Please note: Food is ready at the food trucks, and is being served, available between 6:30-9:00pm and dessert at 9:00. We encourage you and your guests to arrive early to enjoy the delicious food before the evening program begins. Cocktail attire is recommended.
Please find below details of our live auction items:
1. Dinner with Parviz Tanavoli
One of the most celebrated Iranian/Canadian artist/sculpture with the master chef Hamid Salimian’s catering for 10 people amongst the artist’s Vancouver collection of his art work. It will be an stimulating evening and a feast for the eye and pallet. A priceless experience, generously donated by Parviz Tanavoli and Hamid Salimian. To be realised in spring of 2018.
2. A Whistler get away for one week
At a 4 bedroom residence, underground parking, gourmet kitchen, private hot tub and BBQ, address: Nancy Greene drive, Fitzsimmons Walk, Whistler. Generously donated by Dr. Sherwin & Azadeh Nabi. Available for 6 nights in January 2018, valued at $8500.
3. OMID girls education auction
We are also raising funds on the evening for the vocational training and higher education of some of the 200 or more young women in our care at our center in Tehran. The amounts needed per young woman range from $1100-$3200 depending on the career path they are pursuing.

We wish to thank the following event sponsors and partners:

Living Space, 1706 West 1st Ave (at Pine), Vancouver.


Maynards Fine Art

La Stella Winery

Sutton Place Hotel 












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