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You might remember him best from his role in St. Elsewhere or from his comedy roles in Christopher Guest movies like This is Spinal Tap, but actor Ed Begley Jr is also a lean, green, environmental machine who says that his biggest responsibility is helping out Mother Nature. Speaking at the Real Estate Foundation of BC’s 2012 Land Awards last week, the Hollywood star was the toast of the night. Award winners, guests and VIPs enjoyed a gala dinner night which ended with a book signing, a live dance band and great memories. Also last week, at the Westin Bayshore, the Canucks Place Children’s Hospice’s Gift of Time Gala saw lots of North Shore faces mixing and mingling in their black tie best. Decorated to look like a magical wonderland, this premiere gala event always attracts Vancouver’s elite for a very worthwhile cause.
01 – Real Estate Foundation of BC’s chief executive officer Jack Wong, left, welcomes movie star and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr to the Land Awards Gala.
02 – Actor Ed Begley Jr receives thanks for delivering the evening’s keynote speech from Real Estate Foundation of BC’s board chair Kelly Lerigny.
03 – PR pros Shawn Poole and Jill Batie, from Hill + Knowlton, help put on the ritz for the Ed Begley Jr / real estate party.
04 – Squamish Nation cultural ambassador Chief Ian Campbell, left, sits with Globe and Mail publisher Matt O’Grady at the Land Awards gala head table.
05 – Canucks Place galas wouldn’t be complete without at least some Canucks faces in the crowd. From left: Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy, former Canucks goalie “Captain” Kirk McLean and voice of the Canucks John Shorthouse.
06 – North Vancouver guests Jerome Atherton, left, and Shala and Karim Chandani enjoy pre-dinner conversation at Gift of Time gala.
07 – West Vancouver’s John and Karen MacPhail are long-time generous supporters of many Vancouver charities.
08 – Gift of Time committee member, and West Vancouver girl Mirjana Popescu looks beautiful in an electric blue, off-the-shoulder gown.
09 – She’s the new 2013 face of Guess and he’s all about the smiles. West Vancouver dentist Geoff Gillespire is the envy of all with the stunning Ashley Morris on his arm at Gift of Time gala.
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By Catherine Barr – Oct 26 and 27, 2012
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Nov 1, 2012
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Written by: Catherine Barr