Vancouver - 2020

Breakfast to Remember returns to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Breakfast to Remember is an opportunity for the Vancouver business community to take a leading role in changing the experience of people affected by dementia, as well as the future of the disease, by funding the Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s education, support services and research.

Breakfast to Remember allows guests to make a difference in the lives of people affected by dementia and network with other community leaders before the work day begins.

In 2020, hear from keynote speaker Greg D'Avignon, President & CEO of the Business Council of British Columbia, and guest speaker Dr. Heather Palmer, National Director, Cognitive Well-Being at Amica Senior Lifestyles.

Greg D'Avignon, President & CEO,
Business Council of British Columbia

Greg D’Avignon is the President and CEO of the Business Council of B.C., a 250-member driven policy and advocacy organization comprised of the province’s leading businesses in every sector of the provincial economy and B.C.’s post-secondary institutions. Collectively BCBC members employ 25 percent of the province’s labour force.

A fourth generation British Columbian, Greg has held senior private and public sectors leadership positions over the last 25 years, including serving the Prime Minister of Canada. He is a frequent contributor, facilitator and commentator on business and public policy issues that influence the economy and prosperity of Canada and British Columbia.

Greg is the past-Chair of the BC Cancer Foundation and former Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. He is a current member of the Board of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, Co-Chair of the YMCA What Really Matters Capital Campaign, and a Board member of the Premier’s Indigenous Business Investment Council and the BC Academic Health Science Network.

Greg was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and has been named one of Vancouver’s Power 50 list of influencers.

Dr. Heather Palmer, National Director, 
Cognitive Well-Being at Amica Senior Lifestyles

Dr. Heather Palmer joined Amica in 2014 as the Director of Memory Care. She has since been promoted to her current position of National Director of Cognitive Well-Being. Heather focuses on applying the newest research to develop programs supporting both normal brain aging and cognitive challenges.

Heather has more than 30 years of scientific and clinical experience in brain-behaviour relationships. She obtained her doctorate from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and carried out a postdoctoral fellowship in neurocognitive rehabilitation at Toronto’s Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest. She spent three years as the Director of Research for the Alzheimer Society of Canada. After developing and implementing evidence-based research relating to cognitive rehabilitation, Heather now devotes her time to applying what is being learned through science to help all people improve the way they think, feel and function. She has been published in scientific journals and has spoken internationally on the topics of cancer-related brain fog, dementia, cognitive rehabilitation and seniors’ brain health.  Heather has been featured on television and radio as a leading expert in theses fields.

Heather has been inducted into the Havergal College Hall of Distinction for her work supporting the aging population. As a proud mother of three, she aspires to foster multi-generational understanding about how seniors can live their best lives.

Tailored event sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact Janet Hutzul at [email protected] or 604-742-4938 for more information.

We hope you can join us to help ensure the estimated 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia and their families are not alone.

Thanks to Friends of the Society, a group of generous donors, all donations leading up to and during Breakfast to Remember in Vancouver will be matched up to a maximum total donation of $30,000. If you are unable to attend, you can still double your impact by clicking the link below to donate before March 5.

Click here to have your donation matched by Friends of the Society.

For more information about the event, please contact Special Events Officer, Devon Taylor at 604-742-4954 or [email protected]


Thank you to our 2020 Breakfast to Remember Vancouver event sponsors.

Founding sponsor

Gold sponsors

Amica Senior Lifestyles


Silver sponsors



Bronze sponsors




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Last Updated: 02/06/2020