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Athletics 4 Kids Boxing Gala at Hard Rock Vancouver

Posted: January 19, 2017 

Athletics 4 Kids Boxing Gala at Hard Rock Vancouver Supporting kids in sport, and kids who can't afford sport, is all part of the fight that the people at Athletics 4 Kids (A4K) believe in. Known for their glamorous boxing gala events here at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club, the gang behind the ring decided that a second battle might be in order. This time, thanks to the good people at the Hard Rock Casino, guests enjoyed another magical ...more

Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Gala

Posted: November 25, 2016 

Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Gala The 5th Annual Christmas on the Shore was held at the Beach House Restaurant in West Vancouver. The night was full of sparkle and good cheer as guests came together to donate to this very worthwhile charity which has, for over 60 years, provided education, support and counselling to families in need across the North Shore community. Thanks to the generosity of the Fuller family (of Earls ...more

First Blossom LGH Fundraiser

Posted: November 22, 2016 

First Blossom LGH Fundraiser The First Blossom of HOpe fundraiser was held recently at the Chateau Versailles Design Centre in West Vancouver. An elegant cocktail style event, the night helped raise funds for the Lions Gate Hospital HOpe Centre in support of youth mental health care on the North ...more

Fraser Riverkeepers Gala

Posted: November 22, 2016 

Fraser Riverkeepers Gala Swim. Drink. Fish. The message was as crisp and clear as the waters they are trying to protect. The Fraser Riverkeepers Gala, held at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, was a delight for all the senses. Fabulous food, famous faces and a live music lineup that rivals most award shows - this was a night to remember as every detail helped remind us that our waterways, rivers, oceans and ...more

Cause We Care Gala

Posted: October 5, 2016 

Cause We Care Gala The stunning art at the Equinox Gallery served as the perfect backdrop to the Cause We Care Foundation's recent glamorous giving event. Founded in 2007 to help raise funds for single mothers and children living in poverty, the invite-only VIP event emphasized the need to give in our community and  support programs like their backpack drive, Christmas hampers and YWCA Cause We Care ...more

St. Paul’s Hospital Brilliant Gala for Mental Health

Posted: October 5, 2016 

St. Paul’s Hospital Brilliant Gala for Mental Health It was like walking into a living art gallery. The St. Paul’s Foundation’s Brilliant gala, held at the Rocky Mountaineer, was a magical from start to finish. Guests were invited to walk into a "Gallery of Wonders" where models dressed as famous works of art decorated the venue. Supporting mental health and addiction programs, the evening raised 1.5 million and included a vibrant live auction, fashion show and live dance ...more

Vancouver Canucks Autism – West Coast Fishing Club

Posted: September 24, 2016 

Vancouver Canucks Autism – West Coast Fishing Club Have you heard a good fish story lately? This one is the best. Every year, fishermen, friends and supporters get a chance to raise money for the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) by heading out with the West Coast Fishing Club. The best trip ever, the event kicked off with a gala party complete with live entertainment from Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew. Money raised goes to provides year-round, high- quality sports, recreational, arts, ...more

Shine Gala for Lions Gate Hospital

Posted: September 24, 2016 

Shine Gala for Lions Gate Hospital It was a feast for the eyes - and the heart.  The inaugural Shine - No Stigma featured a fashion and dance extravaganza staged by hundreds of volunteers who rallied together to raise funds and awareness for mental health and addiction while addressing the stigma of mental illness. Held at the Commodore Ballroo all proceeds go to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Lion’s Gate Hospital, HOpe ...more

Deighton Cup at Hastings Park Vancouver

Posted: August 24, 2016 

Deighton Cup at Hastings Park Vancouver Deighton Cup Vancouver - It was a day of horse racing like no other. The Deighton Cup at Hastings Park in Vancouver hosted the best dressed in the city at this summer's most elegant outdoor party. Hats and haute couture were the name of the game as VIP champagne booths lined the track while live music, and live betting, kept guests in the swing of things. Partial proceeds went to support the Variety - The ...more

Kay Meek Centre Gala in West Vancouver

Posted: July 21, 2016 

Kay Meek Centre Gala in West Vancouver Kay Meek Gala West Vancouver's most elegant theatre of art, culture and music - the Kay Meek Centre - welcomed dignitaries and guests to its annual fundraising gala. A beautiful garden reception with food by Mangia E Bevi was followed by a rollicking performance by The Second City. MC Vicki Gabereau introduced new incoming executive director Rob Gloor and the evening was capped off with a dessert reception and meet and greet with the ...more

West Vancouver Mayors Lawn Bowling Gala

Posted: July 21, 2016 

West Vancouver Mayors Lawn Bowling Gala The colourful costumes, fun music and outdoor BBQ meant this was no ordinary day on the greens. The West Vancouver Mayor's Lawn Bowling gala and social, now in its third year, is always a great event. Founded by the West Vancouver Community Foundation, this year the event helped raise money for the organization itself and its many groups and programs. Great work everyone and practice up for next ...more

Waterfront Gala in NorthVancouver

Posted: July 21, 2016 

Waterfront Gala in NorthVancouver North Shore Waterfront Gala The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver provided the perfect setting for a formal evening of fundraising at the second annual North Shore Waterfront Gala. Champagne, dinner, silent auction and more were all part of the event which was founded by sponsers Cargill, Kinder Morgan, Fibreco, Neptune Terminals, Richardson and Western Stevedoring. Monies raised go to support the north Shore Neighbourhood House and the Learning ...more

North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at Seymour Golf North Vancouver

Posted: June 24, 2016 

North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at Seymour Golf North Vancouver North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament - Tee it up for the 9th Annual North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament. Held at the beautiful Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver, the event is always a give-back fundraiser for both the North Shore and West Vancouver Community Foundations. This year, the North Shore Schizophrenia Society was the charity of choice receiving the first $50,000 of the total $190,000 raised. Proudly sponsored by ...more

Daffodil Ball 2016 Canadian Cancer Society

Posted: June 24, 2016 

Daffodil Ball 2016 Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball - Celebrating their 20th anniversity, the Canadian Cancer Society's glamorous Daffodil Ball was held at the spectacular Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. A VIP champagne reception, with live music by Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, kicked off the night. Then there was the formal dinner, digital silent auction, the legendary cake live auction and dancing into the night. Raising an amazing $1.3 million, this gala continues to impress as it helps advocate ...more

Lions Gate Hospital LGH Gala 2016 at Capilano Golf

Posted: May 25, 2016 

Lions Gate Hospital LGH Gala 2016 at Capilano Golf Lions Gate Hospital Gala - It was a perfect summer evening at Capilano Golf and Country Club as guests gathered for one of the most important galas of the year. The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation's annual gala is always a stunning affair complete with champagne reception, silent and live auction items and fabulous food. A record breaking $1,303,819 was raised which will go towards helping build BC’s first-ever Youth Concurrent Disorders ...more

Juvenile Diabetes JDRF Luncheon in West Vancouver

Posted: May 25, 2016 

Juvenile Diabetes JDRF Luncheon in West Vancouver Juvenile Diabetes Luncheon - Nothing hurts more than seeing kids suffer. But nothing feels as good as watching them succeed. Such was the case last month as a group of young West Vancouver friends, all of whom suffer from juvenile diabetes, got together to raise funds for their fight for a cure. Held at West Vancouver's Trattoria restaurant, the luncheon event included great food, fun prizes and inspirational speeches. Don't forget to ...more

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala at Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: May 24, 2016 

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala at Hollyburn Country Club The Athletics for Kids boxing gala is one of the most special fund raising events of the year. In addition to being treated to a formal night out, guests enjoy a martini cocktail reception, followed by sit-down dinner and then three rounds of live sanctioned boxing. A live and silent auction, plus a fun money post-party casino, help round out a night of fundraising for kids who otherwise could not ...more

Heart and Stroke Golden Heart Gala Dinner

Posted: June 16, 2014 

Heart and Stroke Golden Heart Gala Dinner The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Golden Heart gala dinner was held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver last week. A black tie affair, the night featured live and silent auction items, entertainment and a five-star dinner all served in the hotel's lavishly decorate ballroom.   - - - 01 - Gala chair and Olympian Charmaine Crooks and husband Anders welcome guests to the reception. 02 - Honourary chairs Jane and Peter Scott. 03 - Stéphane ...more

Lift the Children Gala for Africa

Posted: June 16, 2014 

Lift the Children Gala for Africa Can you imagine having no schools or hospitals? How about no crops or food? Sadly, this is real life for entire populations of people living in Africa. It is also the life many children are born into with little hope for the future. Lift The Children is trying to change all that. With 10,000 children in more than 80 orphanages, Lift The Children is an organization "dedicated to seeking out ...more

Love Her Ovarian Cancer Gala Vancouver 2014

Posted: June 10, 2014 

Love Her Ovarian Cancer Gala Vancouver 2014 It was a celebration of women, fun and fashion at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel last week as guests gathered to join in the fight against ovarian cancer. Still considered the most fatal of all women's cancers, the 2014 Lover Her Gala celebrated the memory of those we've lost while helping to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Canada (the only national charity dedicated solely to overcoming ovarian cancer). Despite the ...more

Brian Jessel 2014 Cabriolet Gala

Posted: June 8, 2014 

Brian Jessel 2014 Cabriolet Gala Brian Jessel may be known for his luxury car dealerships, but he is also known for throwing some of Vancouver's best charity parties. The Cabriolet Gala is one of the hottest parties of the year and in the past has featured names like Jay Leno, CeeLo Green, Colin James and the Barenaked Ladies. This year it was time for high fashion to take centre stage as designer Gianni Maanaki showed ...more

North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament

Posted: May 27, 2014 

North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament The sun was out and the greens were ready at Seymour Golf and Country Club last weekend as the 7th Annual North Shore Mayors' Golf Tournament took place. Foursomes started swinging early to enjoy a day on the links with friends and guests all in support of the new Turning Point Recovery Society and their new Women's Recovery House located in North Vancouver. Every golfer also got an opportunity to ...more

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Grand Finale Campaign Reception

Posted: May 22, 2014 

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Grand Finale Campaign Reception It was a who's who of Vancouver business leaders, movers and shakers last week at a special reception held by the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to celebrate the grand finale of their long-reaching $200-million campaign for a new hospital. At an elegant stand-up reception, invited guests, major donors and VIPs marked the end of the fundraising road, and the beginning of a new future for BC kids everywhere in need ...more

Heart of Gold 2014 Pre-Gala Reception

Posted: May 7, 2014 

Heart of Gold 2014 Pre-Gala Reception The Heart of Gold Gala, held in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation - BC and Yukon chapter, will hold its 10th Anniversary fundraising event later next month. In preparation for the big night, a private VIP reception for donors, committee members and guests was held yesterday at the super chic downtown home of Janelle and Kyle Washington. The stunning views and sunlit patios were the perfect backdrop for ...more

Art of A Woman Breast Cancer Gallery Show

Posted: May 4, 2014 

Art of A Woman Breast Cancer Gallery Show The Art of a Woman, a special art unveiling dedicated to breast cancer, took place last week at the Bau Xi gallery on Granville. Sponsored by Diane's Lingerie as part of their new rebranding campaign, the evening included a first time glimpse of very unique artwork created by a list of Vancouver's most prominent women. Each participant was covered in body paint and a canvas imprint was taken which then ...more

Tim Jones Legacy Fund North Shore Rescue Fundraiser

Posted: March 16, 2014 

Tim Jones Legacy Fund North Shore Rescue Fundraiser Tim Jones was a true modern day hero. As leader and spokesperson for North Shore Rescue, he and his colleagues saved the lives of many people. Over the course of his 26 years as a volunteer, he was search leader to over a thousand missions. His sudden death on January 19th was a shock to many. In his memory, the Tim Jones Legacy Fund has been established to raise money ...more

Vancouver’s Best 2014 Parties and Gala Events

Posted: January 7, 2014 

Vancouver’s Best 2014 Parties and Gala Events Get out your social calendar and let's plan to party. As the new 2014 year begins there is lots of fun to be had. Many regulars are back, including wine festivals, art galleries and theatre openings. And there's lots of places for live entertainment and food too. Pick the ones you like for dressing up, or down, but best of all, there are lots of chances to help give to ...more

Family Services Christmas on the North Shore

Posted: December 2, 2013 

Family Services Christmas on the North Shore North Shore Family Services is known for its outreach and for the many programs it runs to help families all across our community. They also provide especially important services over the holidays, including the North Shore Christmas Bureau campaign which helps ensure that no child goes without during this special season. Last week, the Fuller family graciously donated use of the Beach House restaurant in West Vancouver to hold an ...more

Chat to the Future Uganda Gala in West Vancouver

Posted: November 19, 2013 

Chat to the Future Uganda Gala in West Vancouver They say the world is a small place and that we are all connected in one way or another. Never before was that more true than last weekend as West Vancouver's Richard and Heidi Coglon opened their home, and their hearts, to host an especially touching gala event in support of Ugandan orphans and the new "CHAT House" concept of giving. CHAT to the Future (which stands for Care and ...more

St. Paul’s Hospital Gala is “Brilliant” in Every Way

Posted: October 6, 2013 

St. Paul’s Hospital Gala is “Brilliant” in Every Way It was truly "Brilliant"! This was the title of The St. Paul's Hospital Foundation's special sold-out gala that featured an evening dedicated to "A Show of Love for Mental Health and People Living with HIV/AIDS". It was one of the most colourful and well-coordinated shows ever seen in Vancouver. With over 900 people in attendance, and a cast featuring dozens of models, makeup artists, hair stylists, dancers and performers, guests ...more

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