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The Art of the Social

House of Distinction is an intimate and exclusive event series that allows invited guests to support charity whilst enjoying the grandeur of stunning homes.

The social series twists the traditional charity dinner into a unique and captivating evening full of lustre. Experience the renaissance of the ‘art of the social’.

Past Events

To date, House of Distinction events have raised over $100,000 for local charities. Thank you for your continued support.

“House of Distinction II” | March 31, 2017 | Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon

“House of Distinction I” | October 24, 2015 | Victoria Cool Aid Society

House of Distinction’s modern take on an exclusive private supper club offers an array of benefits to guests, including:

  • Stunning, multi-million dollar residences
  • Reception-style dinner with world-class delicacies, canapés, and food stations
  • Full complimentary beverage service
  • Entertainment provided by Pacific Opera Victoria and Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • Full-service transportation included (upon request)
  • Celebrity MC and auctioneer
  • Black tie dress code
  • Prominent, invite-only guestlist

House of Distinction aims to:

1. Revolutionize the gala experience.

/revəˈlo͞oSHəˌnīz/: to change (something) very much or completely : to cause a revolution in (something)

The traditional gala experience is lackluster at best. A seated dinner with hours of speeches and videos isn’t overly engaging. House of Distinction promises the quintessential guest experience of a reception-style gala in a stunning residence with exquisite food & beverage, first class service, and amazing entertainment, creating the ultimate social benefiting a noteworthy cause.

2. Maximize funds raised for charity.

ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz: to increase (something) as much as possible : to increase (something) to a maximum

Typical galas take place in hotels and banquet rooms where expenses are extremely high. Venue costs, food & beverage, audio/visual and other suffocating costs drive down profit for the charity. House of Distinction events take place in private residences where there are no exclusives and almost all costs are nil or minimal.

The Ring

Behind the amazing and elusive events is a hard-working, community-driven group.

The House of Distinction Advisory Committee is comprised of highly-driven members with a common goal of giving back to their community and deserving local charities.

House of Distinction Advisory Committee

  • Darren Ausmus
    Owner
    Luxe Home Interiors
  • Mel Cooper
    Chair
    TELUS Victoria Community Board
  • Mark deFrias
    President
    deFrias Management Group
  • Lise Gyorkos
    President
    YAM and Douglas Magazine
  • Darlene Hollstein
    General Manager
    The Bay Centre
  • Ivan Meade
    Principal Designer
    Meade Design Group
  • Pete Jando
    Branch Manager
    Odlum Brown
  • Michael Ravenhill
    CEO
    David Foster Foundation
  • Sybil Verch
    Senior Vice President, Western Regional Manager
    Raymond James Ltd.
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Contact us for any other questions or comments.

info@houseofdistinction.ca | 1-250-882-9691

House of Distinction Locations

  • VictoriaLaunched
  • EdmontonComing Soon
  • TorontoComing Soon