Dinner In The Dark

November 16, 2019 * Vancouver , BC

24 days ago...

Our Mission

Imagine yourself waking up one day to complete darkness. No matter how wide you open your eyes, nothing changes. Your vision is gone. This is the cruel reality that blind people have to live with every day.

But how much worse is it for people who have lost their vision to cancer?

Eye cancer is a rare type of cancer that starts in the eye. It affects around 2,000 adults in the U.S. every year, although children and seniors may also fall victim to it. Despite its devastating effects and poor prognosis, there is a disproportionately low amount of awareness and funding for eye cancer patients.

This experience, should you choose to accept it, will give you a taste of what blind patients have to go through every day - eating in the dark. We hope that the temporary loss of vision will make you treasure your eyesight more and think about supporting those who have to eat in the dark every day for the rest of their lives.

In conjunction with the Canadian Cancer Society and the non-profit organization 25toLife,

we present to you "Dinner In The Dark".

What's included in the experience

Three-course dinner with 2 mystery menus (vegetarian or non-vegetarian)

Opt-in raffle draw with excellent prizes

Excellent on-site staff support

Masquerade-style setting

Free wifi

Event Date
November 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm


Collingwood Neighbourhood House - Annex

3690 Vanness Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5R 5B6

*Free parking is available at the underground parking lot beside the Annex (along Ormidale Street).

We kindly ask that guests arrive on time so we can facilitate everyone's entry into the dining hall.

The sooner you arrive, the sooner you get to pick your mask!

Also, please note that beverages and raffle tickets are sold separately at the event.

Help improve the lives of eye cancer patients

We welcome any in-person donations (cash or cheque) and pledges at the event. All donations go towards the Canadian Cancer Society for eye cancer research - we take zero profit from this event. If you are in a company that has a donation matching program (e.g. BMO, Bell, Sun Life Financial), we strongly suggest you utilize it to potentially double your donation at no extra cost.

To find out if your company offers a donation matching program to its employees, visit

https://ww2.matchinggifts.com/search/rit and search for your company.

For an example of how to request a donation match, visit


Donation Link: https://tinyurl.com/dinnerinthedarkdonate?

Donations are tax-deductible as we are a qualified charity.

Our Sponsors
Thank you for your support

Opera Meriposa

EyeStar Optical Group

Lucy Zhuang (Edward Jones FA)

Choices Markets

Waves Coffee