H’Arts for the Homeless

Each fall, Lookout hosts it’s Annual H’Arts for the Homeless event. In support of the Lookout foundation, this gala fundraiser is a special evening of entertainment, live painting and inspiration that celebrates the joys, successes, strengths and stories of the people Lookout serves. Unique entertainment and performers, music and dance, visual artists and delicious food are all part of the H’Arts experience. Guests also learn the different stories of homelessness through compelling art installations, guest speakers and community partners that work with Lookout in supporting initiatives that combat absolute and episodic homelessness.

The H’Arts gala traditionally features a group of visual artists creating artwork throughout the evening’s festivities. The finished works are then auctioned off with proceeds supporting the Lookout Foundation, furthering Lookout Housing and Health Society’s goals and mission for the people we serve.

H’Arts 2018  – Get Your Tickets now!

This year Lookout celebrated our 10th Annual H’Arts for Homeless event on October 4th, 2018. Given the current housing crisis, Lookout’s theme this year was housing

Live Auctioneer: David C. Jones

Emcee: Kathryn Gretsinger

Featured Performers:

Chris Ronald, Burying Ground, The Hot Club of Mars, Gloria and Harold, Brooke VanDyk, The Sidewalk Cellist, Ladies in White, Mike Battie, and more…

Live Painters:

Heather Loa, Gigi Hoeller, Dayne Johnston, Anna Green, Jace Kim, Amanda Smart, and more… Donna Girard (one of our most popular artists for the past 2 years is unable to attend, but she has generously donated a painting for live auction)

For Live Painter artist information and bios, click here.

For musical guests, entertainers and performers, click here.

H’Arts History

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H'Arts Supporters

BDO, Boni Maddison Architects, Coinamatic Group of Companies, Doug’s Rubbish Removal (2012) LTD., Dupuis Langen, DYS Architects, GBL Architects, Ghalib Rawji, Just Mechanical, Maple Leaf Disposal, NSDA Architects, Pomegranate Housing Consultancy.

Partner Events

Lookout gets a lot of support from partner organizations, businesses, individuals, religious and social groups who support our mission. These generous folks host events and promote the work our organization does as we offer housing and health solutions to those who are vulnerable throughout Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Thinking of coordinating a fundraiser in benefit of Lookout? Contact Mary at to see how she can support your charitable event. You can even post about it on social media and share your photos!

Chilly Chase Run 2018

January 28th, 2018, the Chilly Chase Run will be taking place in Vancouver, along the Seawall. The race is designed for anyone who may want to help raise money for Lookout, with varying lengths, and walk or run options. With over 400 people already registered, you won’t want to miss out on this upcoming event!

Coldest Night of the Year 2019

It’s cold out there. And on February 23rd, our team is going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, we’re walking and fundraising to support and serve hungry, homeless, and hurting people and families in our community. To donate or register for the walk, Click Here

Dundarave Festival of Lights

Check out the annual Third Party Fundraiser Dundarave Festival of Lights.  It’s the perfect Christmas tradition. In the true spirit of the season, the Festival’s “Forest of Miracles” calls out the better angels in all of us.  Sponsored and decorated by families, community groups and businesses, the Festival’s Christmas trees on beautiful Dundarave Beach have

Red Ribbons for Life

This event was founded in 2008 by Martin Rooney as a part of the campaign to remove the US HIV Travel Ban. Proceeds have surpassed $60,000 since its inception and have benefitted two worthy organizations – Surrey HIV/AIDS Food Bank, operated by Lookout Housing and Health Society, and AIDS Tijuana (Truax House), a clinic in Tijuana,

The Long, Long Night of Hope

The Long, Long Night of Hope is back in North Vancouver on February 23, 2019 , and more people than ever will be sleeping in their cars to bring awareness to homelessness in our community. There is no cost to register for this fundraiser, and there is no minimum amount to raise.  You can join

Toque Tuesday

Each year, Lookout participates in Raising the Roofs national Toque Campaign. this campaign sees hundreds of volunteers and supporters sell toques across the country, with proceeds benefiting Partner Agencies working directly with people experiencing homelessness. Since 1997, the annual Toque Campaign has supported nearly 200 community agencies across Canada, raising more than $7 million to date in

Toque Tuesday History

Dundarave History

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