Published: September 30, 2012 - North Shore Outlook Newspaper
Fall season is upon us and events are in full swing. First up, a unique West Vancouver event spearheaded by West Vancouver Chamber VP Jason Black. Held at the Tap House in Park Royal, this networking event was targeted for the Under 35 business mind. Featuring Vancouver Canucks VP Michael Doyle, the new Face 2 Face program promises to deliver high profile keynote speakers as well as a chance to socialize with fellow young entrepreneurs. Next, West Vancouver’s most famous resident, Sarah McLachlan, turned the spotlight towards her School of Music students in a heartwarming ceremony that featured a special cheque presentation by HSBC. Hot off the stage at her Voices in the Park concert earlier this month, the charitable chanteuse was on hand to receive the $300,000 donation on behalf of her talented students who then thanked the audience with a live performance.
01 – U35 Networking gals Megan Sewell, left, of Sewell’s Marine fame, Leah Costello, of the Bon Mot Book Club and Virginia Bird, of Pottinger and Associates, attend the first inaugural event.
02 – Canucks VP Michael Doyle may have left his skates at home, but he was more than happy to be the evening’s keynote speaker at the U35 Networking event.
03 – Breaking ground in a new direction for U35 business leaders are The Great Canadian Landscaping Company’s Chris O’Donohue, left, WV Chamber VP Jason Black, Village Tap House manager Colin Denton and Cypress Mountain’s Joffrey Koeman.
04 – Enjoying conversation and more are U35 Networking guests Duncan Joseph, left, Anthony Jackson, Michael Mullin and Cam Sherk.
05 – Sarah McLachlan School of Music’s director of philanthropy Stephani Samaridis, left, and executive director Ann de la Hey attend the HSBC cheque presentation.
06 – Ernest Yee, vice president HSBC Canada, left, and Lindsay Gordon, president and CEO HSBC Canada are happy to be in attendance and to support this amazing school of music.
07 – Sarah McLachlan School of Music students are all smiles as Sarah herself receives the HSBC cheque for $300,000 on their behalf.
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By Catherine Barr – Sep 28, 2012
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Oct 4, 2012
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Written by: Catherine Barr