May’s 30th Celebration Event

Magic of May’s: Celebrating 30 years of hospice in the Downtown Eastside

Join us in celebrating 30 years of May’s Place, the first free-standing hospice in Western Canada and the only hospice in the Downtown Eastside. You can now register for our event here.

This exciting virtual event features internationally renowned speaker and award-winning author Dr. Gabor Maté. Highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness, Gabor is the author of: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, Hold Onto Your Kids, Scattered Minds. To learn more:


What you can expect:

A unique virtual event featuring: Keynote speaker Dr. Gabor Mate, silent auction, archives depicting the rich history of May’s Place in the DTES, recent interviews with those touched by May’s, digital fundraiser, and raffle.

When: October 22, 2020        6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: You can “buy” a ticket (free) for the event here.

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Why: Celebrate the rich and colourful history of iconic May’s Place in the DTES; raise funds for much-needed equipment and social services for end-of-life patients.


6:00 pm: Opening Remarks by Jenny Kwan, MP, Vancouver East

6:02 pm: Magic of May’s: Celebrating 30 years of hospice in the Downtown Eastside

6:32 pm: Keynote speaker Dr. Gabor Maté M.D. with introduction by Dr. Jay Slater MD

7:02 pm: Closing Remarks by Wayne Henderson, President of Board, The Bloom Group

Door prizes: Registered guests will be entered into a draw to win an autographed copy of one of Dr. Maté’s books.

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