March 1, 2024 | Westin Bayshore Vancouver

BC Women’s Health Foundation’s signature education, awareness, and fundraising event.

Supporting Financial Research Awards through the Women’s Health Research Institute.

Illuminations Luncheon


Please join us Friday, March 1, 2024 for the 23rd annual Illuminations Luncheon presented by RBC Wealth Management dedicated to leading change in women’s health through research.

This event brings together community, corporate, government and medical research leaders to support and learn from extraordinary women’s health researchers. Enjoy a three-course lunch, and hear from a panel of experts on the latest research happening today and, with your support, in the future.



During the Fund-a-Need portion of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to invest in a variety of financial research awards. Offered through the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), these awards provide a launch pad for the brightest minds and most cutting-edge ideas — improving care and changing lives for decades to come.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser Bio

Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser

Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist | Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

Seven world championships, six Olympic appearances, five Olympic medals — Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser is a titan of sport and a leader both on and off the ice.
A first-ballot Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Wickenheiser’s hockey IQ is highly respected in both the male and female game. She has played in/coached at four NHL development camps with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Edmonton Oilers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2018, Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as assistant director of player development in 2018 before being promoted to assistant general manager in 2022.

Alongside her career in the NHL, Wickenheiser is a medical doctor practicing family and emergency medicine in the Toronto-area — a pursuit she had dreamt of her whole life and began in 2017 following her retirement from the National Women’s Team after 23 years. She is also the author of Over the Board: Lessons from the Ice.

In addition, Wickenheiser is a member of the Order of Canada, a retired member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athlete’s Commission, member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and founder of The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival.

Learn more about our past event:

2023 Illuminations Luncheon





Research Spotlight







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We acknowledge that we carry out our work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.


When we refer to “women”, we are referring to women in all their diversity, inclusive of LGBTQ2SAI+ individuals.

For information on how to become a sponsor for the 2024 Illuminations Luncheon presented by RBC Wealth Management, please contact Stephanie Marron, Senior Manager, Partners + Events at