Nordstrom will host a massive charity gala two days prior to the opening of its Pacific Centre flagship. Taking place on the evening of Wednesday, September 16, the event will be held within the Vancouver store and will feature cocktails, dinner, desserts, live entertainment, fashion presentations and the opportunity to shop.
Tickets go on sale June 24. Tickets for the Calgary and Ottawa galas were $100 each.
The Vancouver gala benefits four local charities - BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, Covenant House Vancouver and Vancouver Art Gallery. The entire cost of the gala is underwritten by Nordstrom, meaning that all of the proceeds from ticket sales go to these charities.
Vancouver's 230,000 square foot Nordstrom is scheduled to open at 10:00 am on Friday, September 18. The three-level store will be the largest in Canada. Canada's first Nordstrom store, measuring 140,000 square feet, opened at Calgary's Chinook Centre in September of 2014. We attended its opening gala as well as its store opening. Nordstrom's second Canadian location, measuring 157,000 square feet, opened in March of this year at Ottawa's Rideau Centre. Following the opening of the Vancouver store, Nordstrom will open three Toronto-area stores. In the fall of 2016, Nordstrom will open a 213,000 square foot store at Toronto Eaton Centre, as well as a 188,000 square foot store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. In the spring of 2017, Nordstrom's sixth Canadian location, measuring about 138,000 square feet, will open at Toronto's Sherway Gardens.