Rockin’ for Research benefiting JDRF

Over the last 19 years, the Rockin’ for Research Gala has raised a staggering $16 million.

This incredible ongoing success is due to the extraordinary support of many dedicated volunteers, committed sponsors, generous donors and passionate guests, all united by the same goal  – helping JDRF accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of cutting edge advances to cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

20th Anniversary Rockin’ for Research Gala

November 2, 2019
Cocktail Reception: 6pm
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street

Rockin’ for Research is well-known as one of Vancouver’s best and most vibrant galas, and this year’s event will be another glamorous one-of-a-kind experience celebrating 20 years of Rockin’ for Research.

With your help, we will continue to fund research that improves the lives of people affected by T1D and achieve breakthroughs that will lead us to a cure.

Dress Code

Please consider gala attire such as dark suits or tuxedos, floor length gowns or cocktail dresses!

Evening Program

Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction to begin at 6:00 pm followed by Dinner & Live Performance, Honouree Presentation, Live Auction, Fund a Cure, and Entertainment & Dancing

Evening Host 

We’re proud to present Jim Beatty as our 20th Anniversary evening host. Jim Beatty is a passionate volunteer in the fight against Type 1 diabetes. He is a long time JDRF volunteer, lending his time and talents to the National Government Relations Committee as well as having been the chair of the JDRF’s Vancouver Island Chapter for four years. 


We’re proud to present Howard A. Blank as our 20th Anniversary auctioneer. Howard A. Blank has devoted his career to making a difference through numerous philanthropic organizations in British Columbia and across Canada.