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The North Shore Outlook newspaper is a publication of Black Press. Catherine’s “Cat’s Eye” celebrity/society column has been features here in print for over ten years and has contained stories about all kinds of celebrities and charity functions. With a weekly circulation of 60,000, this newspaper caters to two of Canada’s wealthiest communities (West Vancouver and North Vancouver).



Harmony Arts Best of the West Gala Night

Posted: August 11, 2013  - As published in:

Harmony Arts Best of the West Gala Night West Vancouver's Harmony Arts Festival is always an annual favourite featuring various events, concerts, craft markets and more. Last Wednesday it was time for the week's signature gala event as the third annual Best of the West took place on a perfectly picturesque Ambleside Pier. This evening soiree celebrated the best BC has to offer with 13 North Shore restaurants pairing up with 13 different BC wineries. Guests were able to vote on their favourite combination, with the winning restaurant ...more

Odlum Brown Van Open Tennis Tournament

Posted: July 31, 2013  - As published in:

Odlum Brown Van Open Tennis Tournament It's one of the biggest sporting events of the summer for West Vancouver. The Odlum Brown Van Open tennis tournament, presented by Invesco, took place last week at Hollyburn Country Club. And while the action on the courts is always top notch, so are the people that help put it all together. Sitting in the sun and taking in a game couldn't be better in this picturesque environment and opening night proved to be all that and more. The welcome ...more

Singer Chantal Kreviazuk Headlines Baldy Hughes Gala

Posted: July 28, 2013  - As published in:

Singer Chantal Kreviazuk Headlines Baldy Hughes Gala It's called a "Therapeutic Community" and it works. Inspired and modelled on the San Patrignano community in Italy, the Baldy Hughes centre is a highly-effective, year-long addiction treatment facility located outside Prince George. It was brought to life by former West Vancouver businessman and founding member Kevin England and a team of philanthropic citizens who are part of the BC New Hope Recovery Society. Their mandate, treat addiction while emphasizing a return to positive citizenship. "Being part of something greater ...more

Party at the Pier and Pirates in North Vancouver

Posted: July 15, 2013  - As published in:

Party at the Pier and Pirates in North Vancouver It was a pirate invasion of sorts last weekend as The 7th Annual Party at the Pier was held in North Vancouver. The Lower Lonsdale Business Association, along with sponsors Port Metro Vancouver, Seaspan, Churchill Retirement Community, CTV, The Outlook and more, put on a show for all ages. Live entertainment, food, face painting and lots of marine themed activities were on deck on this sun-filled day which has become one of the best waterfront events in the city. 01 - ...more

Vancouver Bentley Flying Spur Launch Event

Posted: July 8, 2013  - As published in:

Vancouver Bentley Flying Spur Launch Event It was cocktails, jazz, champagne and music at the Dilawri Group's recent 2014 Bentley Flying Spur launch event. Held at the amazing Shangri-La Hotel, the event included invites for some of Vancouver's best known businessmen and luxury car lovers. The theme was "The Great Gatsby" and came complete with Veuve Cliquot, canapes, cocktails, live music by the Max Zipursky trio and, of course, the star of the show - the 2014 Flying Spur. Hosts from both Bentley Vancouver and MCL ...more

Canada Day on the North Shore

Posted: July 1, 2013  - As published in:

Canada Day on the North Shore Break out the barbecues, grab the family and head to the beach. At least that's how we roll over here on the North Shore on Canada Day. Those of us lucky enough to live here had more than a few celebrations to choose from including West Vancouver's John Lawson Park, North Vancouver's Waterfront and more. Morning parades, kids activities, live music, outdoor food and lots of flag waving were seen in parks all over. Happy 146th Birthday Canada! 01 - ...more

Colin James and Rosette headline BMW Cabriolet Gala 2013

Posted: June 24, 2013  - As published in:

Colin James and Rosette headline BMW Cabriolet Gala 2013 It's where the stylish go to see and be seen. The annual Brian Jessel Cabriolet Gala is one of this city's most prominent fundraisers and it's well known for high fashion, fast cars, beautiful people and celebrity entertainment. As always, many North Shore faces were among the crowd on this 8th anniversary contributing as both sponsors and supporters. Burlesque dancers and go-go girls helped warm up the room before the live auction. Fabulous food, supplied by many of Vancouver's leading ...more

Odd Squad Productions Gala Royale 2013 in Vancouver

Posted: June 18, 2013  - As published in:

Odd Squad Productions Gala Royale 2013 in Vancouver Back in 1997, long before reality TV and YouTube, the Odd Squad Productions team took their cameras and hit the streets of Vancouver. Focusing mainly on the downtown east side, theses police officers on video captured the true picture of life on the streets complete with all of its sadness, ugliness and drama. Today, these award-winning films serve as a raw and stark reminder to kids everywhere that drugs, and life on the street, are anything but glamorous. Last week, ...more

BC Film and Television Leo Awards 2013

Posted: June 10, 2013  - As published in:

BC Film and Television Leo Awards 2013 I've always said it's like a little bit of the Academy Awards right here in BC - but the truth is that the Leo Awards are much much more. And when you consider all the talented people that work in BC film and television, there really is a lot to celebrate. The 15th anniversary gala of the Leo Awards was held last weekend as the Westin Bayshore rolled out the red carpet and put on the ritz to welcome a ...more

North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at Seymour

Posted: June 2, 2013  - As published in:

North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at Seymour Fore! It was time to hit the links as the 6th Annual North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament signalled the unofficial start of summer's swinging good times. Held at the beautiful Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver, the conditions were perfect for a great day of fun in the sun. This year the Hollyburn Family Services Society and their "Supporting Seniors to Remained Housed" project was the recipients of the first $50,000 of funds raised. Overall, everyone got a ...more

Lynn Valley Days Gala Night

Posted: May 27, 2013  - As published in:

Lynn Valley Days Gala Night It's always been about families and fun. But now, with the added glamour of a Friday night gala, Lynn Valley Days has indeed become the little festival that grew. Close to 500 guests donned their spring formal wear to attend the 3rd Annual Gala Dinner and Dance last Friday night to celebrate. A delicious buffet dinner, live music and silent auction items helped raise funds for the North Shore Rescue team. Congratulations to everyone involved. - - - - - - ...more

Heart and Stroke Gala Reception in West Vancouver

Posted: May 17, 2013  - As published in:

Heart and Stroke Gala Reception in West Vancouver It's always a golden occasion at The Heart and Stroke Foundation gala. Entitled the "Heart of Gold", this ninth annual fundraising event is always a reminder that heart disease is still a number one killer and that early detection and a healthy lifestyle are what we all need to practice to survive. A special pre-gala reception was held this month at the palatial West Vancouver waterfront home of Goldcorp's Ian Telfer. As presenting sponsor, Goldcorp has been instrumental in bringing ...more

Vancouver’s Newest Governor – Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia

Posted: May 13, 2013  - As published in:

Vancouver’s Newest Governor – Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia West Vancouver's Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia may look like just another pretty face, but beneath this tiny frame lies a superwoman of epic strength and generosity who can now add the title of "Governor" to her list of achievements. It was a well-deserved honour for the businesswoman and mother who is not only founder of the Absolute Spa Group, but is also responsible for raising over $2.6 million for various children's charities. She has also served as a Board of Trade director ...more

Pirates of the Caribbean Gala at Braemar in North Vancouver

Posted: May 5, 2013  - As published in:

Pirates of the Caribbean Gala at Braemar in North Vancouver Ahoy mateys! The parents and friends of Braemar Elementary School in North Vancouver channeled their inner Johnny Depp for a night of frivolity last week at the school's annual gala. Pirates of the Caribbean was the theme and the school looked like something from a movie set as everyone was dressed to the nines in fabulous costumes. The decor was amazing and parent Scott Warner even built a full size pirate ship in the auditorium which was spectacular. Auction items, ...more

Beauty Soiree Night in West Vancouver

Posted: April 28, 2013  - As published in:

Beauty Soiree Night in West Vancouver Spring is in full bloom everywhere! What better way to celebrate than with The Bay in West Vancouver / Park Royal at their spring beauty night soiree. With fragrances as sweet as the blossoming flowers and flirty cosmetic colours bursting out all over, this night was a special opportunity for guests and shoppers to work their way through the new offerings while enjoying some cocktails, music and special demonstrations. Designer names like Armani, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel and ...more

West Vancouver Chamber President’s Dinner and Business Awards

Posted: April 19, 2013  - As published in:

West Vancouver Chamber President’s Dinner and Business Awards The West Vancouver Chamber's President's Dinner & Business Excellence Awards took place last week at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Every year, it is an excitement packed evening honouring nominees throughout the community in categories like Best Big Business, Best Small Business, Best New Business, Best Innovator, Young Entrepreneur and Citizen of the Year. Auction items and a formal buffet dinner were also part of the night. An extra special feature this year was the addition of the Mulgrave School ...more

Variety BC Golden Heart Gala Honouring Peter Armstrong

Posted: April 15, 2013  - As published in:

Variety BC Golden Heart Gala Honouring Peter Armstrong Variety BC - The Children's Charity is one of the most prestigious charities in the province. Their tireless work behind the scenes with special needs kids is exceptional and heart-warming. Only makes sense then that one of their most prestigious awards is called the Golden Heart Award in honour of individuals who make a difference in our community. This year's gala honouree is Peter R.B. Armstrong, of Rocky Mountaineer fame, who has literally donated millions of dollars to over 200 ...more

A4K Boxing Gala Glam Brings Vegas to Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: April 8, 2013  - As published in:

A4K Boxing Gala Glam Brings Vegas to Hollyburn Country Club It's been 11 years since the Athletic for Kids (A4K) group got together to put up their dukes to raise money for youngsters to play sports. And with ever increasing costs, more and more families have been reaching out for assistance. This year the board was back with its Las Vegas themed gala at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver where invited guests and VIP athletes were treated to a night of cocktails, prizes, auction items, a gourmet dinner and ...more

Dundarave Easter Egg Hunt

Posted: March 31, 2013  - As published in:

Dundarave Easter Egg Hunt It's a family favourite every year! Easter celebrations over the weekend saw the Dundarave merchants in West Vancouver taking part in their annual Easter Egg hunt. Over 18,000 Easter eggs were hunted down by the kids who also were provided with a map and a tickets for the famous Bunny Draw. Everyone got an hour to visit all the shops and collect their eggs, then it was down to the beach where the big bunnies were handed out to lucky ...more

Arthritis Society Celebrates Dr. Ross Petty Chair

Posted: March 25, 2013  - As published in:

Arthritis Society Celebrates Dr. Ross Petty Chair We've all heard of arthritis, but too often we think on it as an old person's condition. And contrary to popular belief, children are also affected by an equally debilitating form of the disease, better known as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). However, thanks to the generosity of many families and donors, The Arthritis Society - BC & Yukon Division, definitely has something to celebrate. After raising $5 million, the Ross Petty Research Chair for Pediatric Rheumatology has now been established ...more

West Vancouver Soccer Safiya Cup for Cancer

Posted: March 17, 2013  - As published in:

West Vancouver Soccer Safiya Cup for Cancer They say it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. Never before has that statement been more true than at last week's first annual Safiya Cup. Held at West Vancouver's Pauline Johnson School, this U13 boys round robin tournament was more about fun and fundraising than anything else. It was inspired by the story of a beautiful young girl who tragically passed away late last year due to lymphoma. Ten year-old Safiya Mawani came from ...more

Wear Else Vancouver Spring 2013 Fashion Show

Posted: March 10, 2013  - As published in:

Wear Else Vancouver Spring 2013 Fashion Show West Vancouver's Zahra Mamdani knows all the best dressed gals in town. And now, with spring in the air, it's time to shed those winter woolies for something lighter. Last week, Zahra and her staff put on a sensational Spring 2013 Runway Show at her Park Royal store. Invites for friends and guests included a champagne reception and fashion show complete with a private shopping session. Featuring styles by Elizabeth & James, Black Orchid, Haute Hippie, Sinclair and more, it ...more

Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia Gala 2013

Posted: March 3, 2013  - As published in:

Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia Gala 2013 The players may have changed, but the celebration remains the same. The Vancouver International Wine Festival (previously known as the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival), held its Bacchanalia Gala Dinner last week. The magnificent ballroom at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel was transformed into a magical setting as guests sipped on bubbly glasses of Mumm Napa DVX 2005 during the reception. Then it was time for dinner and a magical trip through the great state of California. Each course was accompanied ...more

West Vancouver Foundation Appreciation Reception

Posted: February 26, 2013  - As published in: ,

West Vancouver Foundation Appreciation Reception Since 1979, the West Vancouver Foundation has helped shape our community. Through donations and endowment funds, the foundation has supported many worthy causes and has helped bring donors together with other heritage, non-profit organizations and community projects. Scholarships and grants are also part of the giving process and many groups and individuals alike have them to thank for this generosity. Last week, at West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club, the foundation held a special appreciation reception. Mayor Michael Smith ...more

Asian New Year Festival in West Vancouver

Posted: February 18, 2013  - As published in:

Asian New Year Festival in West Vancouver It was one of the most colourful affairs ever to be held at Park Royal's main court as West Vancouver MP John Weston and a whole host of volunteers came out to celebrate Asian New Year. Traditional lion dances, arts, crafts, live performances, presentations and lots of food helped mark the occasion. Dignitaries and invited guests were joined by members from the Canadian-Chinese Outreach Committee and the North Shore Korean Youth Community to bring the whole event together. Clearly the ...more

Real Housewives of Vancouver Season Two Premiere Party

Posted: February 6, 2013  - As published in: , ,

Real Housewives of Vancouver Season Two Premiere Party Vancouver's real housewives are back - for season two! This night, the glam girls gathered at the Loden Hotel in downtown Vancouver to watch the premiere episode of Real Housewives of Vancouver - Season Two with friends, family and invite only guests. The champagne was flowing and the ladies all sparkled in fabulous bejewelled gowns and designer name accessories. New wives Ioulia Reynolds, Amanda Hansen and Robin Reichman joined returning stars Jody Claman, Mary Zilba and Ronnie Negus for a night ...more

Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders Ninth Annual Gala

Posted: February 4, 2013  - As published in:

Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders Ninth Annual Gala Eating disorders are serious. They are not a "phase" - and they are not a "choice" made by vain teenagers. They are actual disease processes that can trap and destroy individuals and their families. Thankfully, the group of dedicated people behind North Vancouver's Looking Glass Foundation know more about these conditions than most and they're reaching out with helping hands. Summer camp, support groups and ongoing support of the Woodstone residence are all part of the mandate to change ...more

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013 North Shore Picks

Posted: January 27, 2013  - As published in:

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013 North Shore Picks It was once the slow time of year for restaurants. But now, tables are full and kitchens are hopping thanks to Tourism Vancouver's 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Taking place until Feb 3, participating restaurants are offering a choice of either $18, $28 or $38 set menus featuring some of the best items from their regular menus. The list of North Shore restaurants participating includes: The Boathouse at Horseshoe Bay, Canyon Restaurant, The Cheshire Cheese, Fishworks, Fraiche, Gusto Di Quattro, ...more

New Two Lions Public House Opens in North Vancouver

Posted: January 22, 2013  - As published in:

New Two Lions Public House Opens in North Vancouver The New Year is always a good time for a little resolution and change. Such is the case with a North Vancouver entertainment group that is anxious to bring the party back all year long. The Two Lions Public House, formerly known as the Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill, has swung open its doors to a new crowd, new menu and new attitude. Now owned by the Jennings Hospitality & Culture group (who also own the Narrows Pub, London Pub, ...more

Dal Richards Music Man 95th Birthday

Posted: January 15, 2013  - As published in:

Dal Richards Music Man 95th Birthday Back in 1918, the world danced to a different beat. World War I was just ending, and radio was just beginning. Music however was in full swing and, as far as one young man was concerned, it was about to change his life forever. Dal Richards, known across Canada as the consummate band leader, turned 95 years young on January 5th. The overall celebration however simply could not be confined to just one day as Dal and his wife Muriel ...more

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