Zajac Summer Nights
In support of Zajac Ranch for Children
Celebrated 10 Years!
An action-packed Zajac Summer Nights 2023!
Thank you to all our guests for joining us for our 10th Annual Zajac Summer Nights event supporting Zajac Ranch for Children. Our event was a resounding success and heaps of fun for our amazing attendees with outstanding results including $603,618.00 raised to help send children to camp! Please enjoy this video and a sampling of photos from our event. If you missed out this year, we hope you’ll join us next year! You won’t want to miss out!
“Every kid deserves to go to summer camp – let’s work on that together.”
– Mel Zajac #happycamper
Zajac Summer Nights Photo Gallery
Saturday, May 27th, 2023
Terminal City Club
Stay tuned for more summer fun next year!
This is Who We Do it For
Zajac Ranch offers camps specifically designed for children and young adults who suffer from chronic, life-threatening, or debilitating conditions.
These camps provide a unique opportunity for participants to enjoy the outdoors while also fostering social and environmental awareness, building self-confidence, and cultivating positive attitudes towards physical activity.
Nestled on the shores of Stave Lake in the beautiful town of Mission, BC, Zajac Ranch spans over 40 acres of unspoiled forested land.Learn More About Zajac Ranch for Children
Raising The Bar Award
We are proud to announce Gillian Segal as the recipient of of 2023 Raising The Bar Award in recognition of her philanthropic leadership.
Gillian Segal is the Principal and Founder of Gillian Segal Design, an interior design firm specializing in custom residential design. Since launching, she has built an impressive client roster in Vancouver and beyond curating timeless yet personalized spaces that reflect her client style. Seen in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Vogue to name a few, Gillian’s work is distinguishable throughout the world.
Gillian is an avid philantropist within our community currently holding the position of co-chair for the Young Women’s Council at the BC Women’s Health Foundation. Inspired by her father’s work in Neurology, contributing to health care has always been a part of Gillian’s life especially after her experience at BC Women’s and the help she received after the birth of her first daughter.
Gillian is a firm believer in always supporting the community around her since a young age. When at home Gillian and her husband are busy raising two little girls who will continue to shape the future of our community.
We thank Gillian for her support for our cause at the Zajac Ranch for Children and her continuous generosity in the broader community.
A Special Thank You
A special thank you to Amanda Wood for her generous support of our event for the past 10 Years.
Jeff was one of the original co-founders of Zajac Nights. Following, a successful first year he joined the board of directors for the Zajac Foundation. He is currently working at Sandstorm Gold Royalties as an associate, Business Development.
Alex’s involvement with the Zajac Foundation stems from her passion to ensure that all members of our community have equal opportunities. She believes that the Zajac Ranch for Children is a special place that allows children the chance to experience camp without limitations. Alex is currently a General Manager for Cactus Club Cafe.
Darcy has been on the Zajac Nights Committee since 2018. Darcy is a peak performance coach who helps individuals unlock their potential. He spends a lot of his time working with young athletes.
Rachel has been on the committee since 2016. She has a passion for philanthropy within her community and understands the importance of giving back. Rachel is currently a New Partner Consultant at Fresha as well as sits on the Health Equality Emerging Leaders Committee part of the BC Women’s Foundation.
Rebecca has been on the committee since 2016. She has an enthusiasm for getting involved in giving back to communities and specifically being apart of the Zajac Summer Nights committee that ensures no camper is left behind. Rebecca is a property manager for Belmont Properties as well as sits on the Health Equality Emerging Leaders Committee part of the BC Women’s Foundation.
Kevin has been involved in the real estate industry for 10 years and is now the Business Development Manager at Counterpoint Projects which does Commercial Design/Build Construction management. This is his second year returning to Zajac Nights committee and he is passionate about the work done at the Zajc Ranch for Children.
Aisha the Marketing Manager at AntiSocial, a digital creative agency, and has been an attendee at Zajac Nights over the past 5 years. She has always been inspired by the work Zajac Ranch has put into ensuring an enjoyable experience for many deserving kids. This year, she is excited to join the committee to put together yet another amazing event.
Meagan is Philanthropic Strategic Consultant to support multiple non-profit volunteer initiatives while acting as a career advisor for non-profit organizations and family foundations internationally.
U40 Presenting Members
This U40 initiative group is comprised of young, urban professionals determined to make an impact in the community. Zajac Nights features young professionals from all industries alongside established leaders and executives. The annual event is a key opportunity for attendees to have a great time while raising money for a great cause.