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Miss America visits Vancouver and North Vancouver Chamber Business Awards

Posted: November 7, 2011 

Miss America visits Vancouver and North Vancouver Chamber Business Awards West Vancouver was paid a royal visit of sorts last week as Miss America, Teresa Scanlan, visited Ambleside's Aldila Boutique. In town to help present Canadian clothing designer Joseph Ribkoff, the 18 year-old Nebraska native was the epitome of style and smarts. With a smile that sparkled even brighter than her crown, this confident young woman made it clear that the era of Barbie doll blondes and beauty pageant pigeonholing ...more

Sarah McLachlan School of Music Opening and Glowbal Group Black and Blue Steak House Party

Posted: October 30, 2011 

Sarah McLachlan School of Music Opening and Glowbal Group Black and Blue Steak House Party   She's one of West Vancouver's most famous residents, and now, thanks to the donations and support of another prominent West Vancouver family, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music has a stunning new home. Last week, a special formal reception marked the official opening of the new school. Providing full scholarship music programs to less privileged students in Grade 4 - 12, this latest step helps bring to fruition a dream ...more

Vancouver International Film Festival Red Carpet Opening Night Parties

Posted: October 11, 2011 

Vancouver International Film Festival Red Carpet Opening Night Parties The Vancouver International Film Festival is among the top five film festivals in the world. And while it is not known for its' big name Hollywood hype, it is however known for its' international flair and diverse content. Still, parties and red carpet glam do happen and one of the biggest soirees is always held at Cin Cin restaurant on Robson. Owned by West Vancouver restaurateur Jack Evrensel, the evening ...more

Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows, Cory Schneider, Mason Raymond and Maxim Lapierre Meet and Greet at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: October 3, 2011 

Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows, Cory Schneider, Mason Raymond and Maxim Lapierre Meet and Greet at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club If the good old hockey game, is the best game you can name, then tonight is the night you've been waiting for all summer as the Vancouver Canucks return to the ice for their 2011-2012 season opener. In honour of hockey's return, a group of invite-only North Shore kids and their parents got a head start on the puck drop at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. Fan Zoo Memorabilia hosted ...more

Actors Robert Carlyle, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Tapping and More Come Out in Support of Once Upon a Cure Gala

Posted: September 27, 2011 

Actors Robert Carlyle, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Tapping and More Come Out in Support of Once Upon a Cure Gala Hollywood A-Listers Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting, Hamish Macbeth) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Walk the Line, He's Just Not That Into You) headed up a local star-studded cast last weekend at the Sutton Place Hotel for an elegant and magical gala that touched the heartstrings of all who attended. The "Once Upon a Cure" event (which was based on the newly produced TV series "Once Upon a Time") was ...more

Roberto Luongo, Trevor Linden, Maelle Ricker, Tom Larscheid Inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Posted: September 19, 2011 

Roberto Luongo, Trevor Linden, Maelle Ricker, Tom Larscheid Inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame Roberto Luongo, Trevor Linden, Tom Larscheid and Maelle Ricker are just a few of the big names you might recognize as sporting heroes in our town. However, give or take a few Olympic gold medals, they all have something else in common. Last week, these athletes were among an elite group inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame - Class of 2011. The Banquet of Champions gala dinner, ...more

Red Robinson, Canucks Willie Mitchell, Hotel Georgia and Formula One Race Cars in Vancouver

Posted: August 29, 2011 

Red Robinson, Canucks Willie Mitchell, Hotel Georgia and Formula One Race Cars in Vancouver As we say goodbye to August, it's time for a quick look back at some events that helped make the month memorable. First, North Vancouver's Regency Auto Group / Regency Infiniti held the F1 Vancouver Reign event. Featuring the Red Bull F1 show car, and a selection of other rare Nissan / Infiniti built vehicles, the night included music and munchies all in support of Canuck Place Children's Hospice. ...more

Barney Bentall and Jully Black Headline Spectacular Gala of the Year at La Stella / Le Vieux Pin Winery in Osoyoos

Posted: August 22, 2011 

Barney Bentall and Jully Black Headline Spectacular Gala of the Year at La Stella / Le Vieux Pin Winery in Osoyoos Singers Barney Bentall and Jully Black helped headline a spectacular gala wine weekend in and around Osoyoos last weekend. The rich and famous from all across the North Shore headed to the Okanagan to help celebrate at Sean and Saeedeh Salem's Enotecca wineries La Stella and Le Vieux Pin. A casual Friday night reception at La Stella, featuring a private concert by Bentall, was followed up by a uber ...more

Cory Monteith of Glee opens first Pinkberry store in Canada at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Village

Posted: July 25, 2011 

Cory Monteith of Glee opens first Pinkberry store in Canada at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Village I scream, you scream, we all scream for . . . Okay, it's not ice cream exactly, but according to hundreds of teenage girls, it was definitely worth screaming about. Last week, Pinkberry frozen yogurt opened it's first ever store in Canada in West Vancouver at The Village at Park Royal Shopping Centre. The hip West Hollywood treat, popular with movie stars like Lindsay Lohan, also caused a big stir ...more

Vancouver Gala Night at the Aquarium with Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo

Posted: June 29, 2011 

Vancouver Gala Night at the Aquarium with Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo Night at the Aquarium, a fabulous black-tie fundraiser held at the Vancouver aquarium, is one of this city's best known galas and this year, it made as big a splash as ever. Raising over $353,000, the night included live music, silent auction items, Ocean Wise food provided by some of the city's best restaurants and more. Guests were delighted to see the dolphins in action as they jumped and ...more

Barenaked Ladies and Celebs at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Fundraiser

Posted: June 20, 2011 

Barenaked Ladies and Celebs at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Fundraiser What happens when you put high fashion, luxury sports cars and celebrities together in one room? The answer is the 6th annual Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Gala. Supporting pancreatic cancer research at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), this night featured both silent and live auction items, food and beverage stations (provided by some of Vancouver's best known restaurants) and a live performance by Canada's own Barenaked Ladies who rocked ...more

Vancouver Leo Awards 2011 featuring celebrities Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins, Tyler Labine and more.

Posted: June 14, 2011 

Vancouver Leo Awards 2011 featuring celebrities Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins, Tyler Labine and more. Every year the Leo Awards manage to bring a big dose of Hollywood glamour to the city. This past weekend, it was once again lights, camera and action time at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Complete with red carpet arrivals, movie stars and local industry heavies, this night is all about honouring BC's best in the film and television industry. I've often called it the British Columbia "Oscars", but it's really ...more

Rick Mercer at Canadian Cancer Daffodil Ball, Capilano University Awards, Cliffwalk and Adera Seven35 Condos

Posted: June 7, 2011 

Rick Mercer at Canadian Cancer Daffodil Ball, Capilano University Awards, Cliffwalk and Adera Seven35 Condos Spring is always the busy season for events, so what better way to catch up than to take a look back at a few highlights. The 15th Annual Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball, held at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, attracted many North Shore guests to a wonderfully glamorous evening with TV funny man Rick Mercer. Next, Capilano University honoured some of their own at their elegant Awards of Excellence night ...more

Michael Buble, Jann Arden, Mike Reno, Bob Rock and More at Crystal Buble Restaurant Opening

Posted: May 22, 2011 

Michael Buble, Jann Arden, Mike Reno, Bob Rock and More at Crystal Buble Restaurant Opening It was a star-studded opening last week as several North Shore show business names were spotted at a very special restaurant reveal. Crystal Buble, sister to international singing sensation Michael Buble, rolled out the red carpet for VIP friends and family at the opening of her new Displace Hashery restaurant in Kits. The timing was perfect as newlywed brother Michael was also in town celebrating his recent marriage to Argentine ...more

Actress Katey Sagal / Peg Bundy at Turning Point Gala and Casa Mia Heart & Stroke Gala

Posted: May 9, 2011 

Actress Katey Sagal / Peg Bundy at Turning Point Gala and Casa Mia Heart & Stroke Gala Gala season is upon us, so pull out those ball gowns and black ties because it's time to dress to the nines for a number of very worthwhile causes. First, it was the Heart & Stroke Foundation's Heart of Gold gala VIP pre-reception. Held at the very elegant 20,000+ sq. ft. Casa Mia mansion in Vancouver, North Shore guests were treated to an evening of canapes, cocktails and music ...more

Barenaked Ladies at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Gala for VGH and UBC Hospitals

Posted: April 3, 2011 

Barenaked Ladies at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Gala for VGH and UBC Hospitals Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Gala Saturday, June 11, 2011 VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is proud to be a benificiary of the 6th annual Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Gala. Proceeds from this event support vital pancreatic cancer research being performed at VGH. Join Canada’s own, Barenaked Ladies, for a live concert at Brian Jessel BMW! The evening will include an all access pass to sip and savor delectable offerings ...more

Gene Simmons, Brett Wilson at Operation Western Front Gala for True Patriot Love Foundation

Posted: March 7, 2011 

Gene Simmons, Brett Wilson at Operation Western Front Gala for True Patriot Love Foundation Khakis and cocktail dresses were on my marching orders last week as one of the most spectacular gala evenings ever to hit Vancouver was held in honour of the True Patriot Love Foundation. "Operation Western Front" was co-chaired by businessmen Warren M. Spitz and W. Brett Wilson (of CBC's Dragons' Den fame). Together they turned the Vancouver Convention Centre into a quasi military style forward operation base complete with camo, ...more

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs Grapewine and Face of Tomorrow Galas in Vancouver

Posted: February 28, 2011 

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs Grapewine and Face of Tomorrow Galas in Vancouver The Annual Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) Gala was held last week in honour of British Columbia's female winery owners and experts. The ballroom at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel looked beautiful as former Premier Gordon Campbell took to the stage to congratulate all of the evening's honourees at "Once Upon a Grapewine". There was also a live taping of "The Tasting Room" with host Terry David Mulligan during the reception ...more

Collingwood School at Foreigner Concert and Am650/Virgin Radio Holiday Party

Posted: January 10, 2011 

Collingwood School at Foreigner Concert and Am650/Virgin Radio Holiday Party It was a special start to the New Year at the River Rock Casino show theatre as retro rockers Foreigner took to the stage with a group of very special West Vancouver kids. Collingwood School music students were granted a special audience with the "Hot Blooded" chart toppers who, judging from the crowd, are still capable of raising the roof with old and new songs from their special CD release. ...more

Upcoming Charity, Celebrity & Gala Events in Vancouver 2011

Posted: January 3, 2011 

Upcoming Charity, Celebrity & Gala Events in Vancouver 2011 Get out your social calendars, it's time for us to plan our schedules together. So whether you're a Vancouver foodie, a celebrity hound or a fine wine connoisseur, you'll want to mark these great events down. Every year, there's so many fabulous and worthy charity events that deserve our attention, but the important thing is to remember to give, in any way you can, so that 2011 can be a ...more

Louis Vuitton Store Opening

Posted: December 13, 2010 

Louis Vuitton Store Opening Louis Vuitton - they're the envy of every purse toting gal in the world and a name automatically associated with class, luxury and style. So when my gilded gold Louis Vuitton invitation arrived, I expected only the best, and boy did they deliver. In my 12 years as a society columnist, I have never seen a party like this. The who's who of Vancouver and the North Shore were decked ...more

A Day on the Set with Actor Leslie Nielsen – R.I.P.

Posted: November 28, 2010 

A Day on the Set with Actor Leslie Nielsen – R.I.P. In October 1997, I spent the afternoon on the set of Leslie Nielsen's movie "Wrongfully Accused" and it was a blast. He was shooting his latest movie in West Vancouver. Back then I was a reporter for the North Shore News ...more

Variety Gala Golden Heart Community Achievement Dinner for Global TV 50 Years

Posted: November 14, 2010 

Variety Gala Golden Heart Community Achievement Dinner for Global TV 50 Years The Golden Heart award is Variety - The Children's Charity's "most prestigious mark of distinction". Every year, at this elegant gala affair, groups and individuals are honoured for their commitment to excellence and for their philanthropic contributions to British Columbians. This year, it was time to honour Global TV BC for over 50 years of service. From their first on-air broadcast on Oct 31, 1960 to their work with the ...more

Pret-a-Pour-Tea/Nuit Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Posted: November 4, 2010 

Pret-a-Pour-Tea/Nuit Breast Cancer Fundraiser When West Vancouverite Sharon Chan-Knight and her business partner Tammy Preast, of Ask a Woman Enterprises, set out to raise money for breast cancer, they never thought they'd end up here. And while these resourceful gals are no strangers to party planning (having helped plan the West Vancouver Library's annual croquet gala and more), they decided to shoot for the stars with a dual Prêt-a-Pour-Tea / Prêt-A-Pour-Nuit double bill. Last ...more

Bob Blumer, Benefit of Bocce, Splash Gala at Arts Umbrella

Posted: October 18, 2010 

Bob Blumer, Benefit of Bocce, Splash Gala at Arts Umbrella North Vancouver's Whitecap Books, in conjunction with Weissach cars and Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks, welcomed all kinds of local celebs last week at the launch of FoodTV chef and personality Bob Blumer's newest book, "Glutton for Pleasure". Autographs and cooking demos kept everyone's mouth watering and later chef Blumer himself came out to greet fans. Also, it's congrats to a very dedicated group of North Vancouver friends who, some ten ...more

Vancouver International Film Festival 2010

Posted: October 12, 2010 

Vancouver International Film Festival 2010 The 29th Vancouver International Film Festival has been taking place all over the city for the last two weeks with over 370 films from over 75 different countries. Truly a place to watch the world, the emphasis here is on artistic merit over that of Hollywood hype. Local actors, directors and more are also given the spotlight including North Shore influenced films like "Mighty Jerome" (the story of local ...more

BC Sports Hall of Fame 2010 with BC Lions and NHL’s Joe Sakic

Posted: September 27, 2010 

BC Sports Hall of Fame 2010 with BC Lions and NHL’s Joe Sakic Do you remember when the BC Lions hoisted the Grey Cup in 1994? How about when "Burnaby Joe" Sakic led his team to Stanley Cup victory in both 1996 and 2001? These victories, and more, were was all part of the walk down memory lane this month as the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum held their 2010 Banquet of Champions gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Joining the ...more

Jarvis Church Philosopher Kings at Le Stella Winery Osoyoos

Posted: September 6, 2010 

Jarvis Church Philosopher Kings at Le Stella Winery Osoyoos The who's who of the North Shore and more headed east to wine country during the last week of August to celebrate the "Wine Society" gala weekend at the fabulous La Stella winery in Osoyoos, BC. Brainchild of winery owner and hostess Saeedeh Salem, she described the weekend as a "total sensory experience" and paired each of her musically named wines with the food and experience taking place. For instance, ...more

Vancity Richard Brodeur Golf Tourney at Seymour Country Club

Posted: August 16, 2010 

Vancity Richard Brodeur Golf Tourney at Seymour Country Club The greens were groomed and the sun was shining at North Vancouver's stunning Seymour Golf and Country Club as the First Annual Vancity Golf & Boogie Tournament teed off for charity. Headed up by famous North Shore resident and legendary Vancouver Canucks keeper "King" Richard Brodeur, players were driving for show and putting to raise dough for the Hollyburn Family Services Society. Later, a five star dinner buffet and live ...more

Whistler Film Fest Gala, Zac Efron and more

Posted: July 4, 2010 

Whistler Film Fest Gala, Zac Efron and more The Whistler Film Fest is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year - and what better way than with their annual gala fundraiser called "Soiree". Held at Vancouver's stylish waterfront Nu restaurant, the night included red carpet arrivals, decadent food and live music. Also, the Beach House restaurant in West Vancouver welcomed summer with a special Hawaiian Luau night featuring live entertainment, a bountiful buffet and dancing till late. Aloha! ...more

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