Second Annual Unsung Heroes Gala

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Good news folks, the Second Annual Unsung Heroes Gala has not been cancelled. It’s been postponed due to lingering Covid concerns. Please join us next April 1st, 2023, at the Sage Restaurant, UBC , to celebrate the colourful life and selfless accomplishments of Lt Gordon Flowerdew , a man who left his home in Walhachin BC to serve with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in the First World War. He led the 30 March 1918 cavalry charge at the Battle of Moreuil Wood but succumbed to his wounds shortly thereafter. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, posthumously, for his courage.

Lt Gordon Flowerdew

Coming from out of town or just don’t want to drink and drive? The UBC Conference Centre has accommodations available. For details and booking go to:

Our keynote speaker this year is still to be confirmed but suggestions are welcome.

Our beneficiaries next year are the Citadel Canine Society, the UBC Equine Therapy Program, and Honour House.

For your dining pleasure we have arranged for the Executive Buffet, allowing our guests an opportunity to meet and mingle before dining while selecting their meal from an excellent menu.

Executive Buffet

bread & butter

fresh-baked organic loaves, compound butter

niçoise salad
house-smoked sablefish, potato, egg, green beans, mustard emulsion

shaved vegetable salad
cucumbers, radishes, cherry tomatoes, fennel, local baby lettuces,
toasted seeds, orange vinaigrette

confit garlic potato purée
cream, butter, fresh cracked pepper

seasonal baby vegetables
lemon-infused olive oil

crispy skin arctic char
green coconut curry, mango cilantro salsa

herb-crusted beef tenderloin
horseradish emulsion, truffle demi glace

black forest parfait
port-soaked cherries, chocolate mousse, whipped cream

fresh fruit & wild berry platter
mixed sliced fruit

salted caramel tarts
toffee crunch, maldon sea salt

milano organic fair trade coffee

four o’clock organic fair trade teas

There will be a brief presentation on Lt Flowerdew before the dinner and our keynote speaker after the dinner.

Seating at the Sage restaurant restricts our numbers to 250. We are keeping numbers to 200, however, and tickets will cost $175 each. The Sage Restaurant offers a cash bar but a limited offering of wine will be available with the meal. Port will be provided for the traditional toasts following the dinner. Tickets are now on sale, but in the event of cancellation of the dinner due to a resurgence of the Covid pandemic, full refunds will be made for tickets purchased.

Questions regarding this upcoming event may be directed to:

Knight Commander Allan Plett, Prior, Cascadia Priory
Dame Commander Melanie Graham Communications, Cascadia Priory
More information on Cascadia Priory can be found at
More information on The Order of St George can be found at

About the Unsung Heroes Gala

The objective of an annual Unsung Heroes Gala celebrating those overlooked heroes of British Columbia is threefold. First and foremost is fundraising for Veterans projects and programs supported by Cascadia Priory of the Order of St George. Second is to raise awareness of the rich and colourful history of British Columbians who serve or have served in the Canadian Armed Forces, Regular, Reserve or Cadet Instructor Cadre. Third is to encourage Canadian filmmakers to tell the forgotten stories of those who have served. We believe that it is through story telling that we can help raise awareness in Canada of the important but often-overlooked role that our military has played in our history. To that end we hope that the Annual Unsung Heroes Gala will help us build to an Annual Canadian Military Film Festival.

We look forward this year to begin collaboration with the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society on the development of the Unsung Heroes Gala as a successful Annual Vancouver event in that will come to accurately reflect the cultural diversity of our regional history.

We are looking for Cascadia Priory volunteers to help us in the months ahead to make sure that the 2023 Unsung Heroes Gala is so amazing that it does more than provide funds for our 2023 beneficiaries. We’d like it to lead to ongoing success as a popular annual Vancouver fundraising event that has the added benefit of drawing the attention and interest of Vancouver Filmmakers. Our Unsung Heroes have stories worth transforming into film!

Cascadia Priory members are encouraged to not only buy tickets, but to spread the word. If you need additional information to help you introduce folks to the Order of St George, Cascadia Priory trifold brochures are available for download Can’t attend but interested in sponsoring the dinner? Contact us (see above links) for either a donation or to sponsor a Veteran you think would benefit from participating in the evening. Tax receipts will be available on request for the net of the ticket price (that’s $175 per person less costs) We’re also looking for donations of items for a pending silent auction.