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Singer Chantal Kreviazuk Headlines Baldy Hughes Gala

Posted: July 28, 2013 

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 ...more

Colin James and Rosette headline BMW Cabriolet Gala 2013

Posted: June 24, 2013 

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 ...more

North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at Seymour

Posted: June 2, 2013 

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 ...more

Heart and Stroke Gala Reception in West Vancouver

Posted: May 17, 2013 

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 ...more

Variety BC Golden Heart Gala Honouring Peter Armstrong

Posted: April 15, 2013 

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, ...more

A4K Boxing Gala Glam Brings Vegas to Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: April 8, 2013 

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 ...more

Arthritis Society Celebrates Dr. Ross Petty Chair

Posted: March 25, 2013 

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 ...more

West Vancouver Foundation Appreciation Reception

Posted: February 26, 2013 

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, ...more

Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders Ninth Annual Gala

Posted: February 4, 2013 

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 ...more

Vancouver’s Best Gala and Charity Events Part Two

Posted: January 6, 2013 

Vancouver’s Best Gala and Charity Events Part Two Get out your date books because it's time for Part 2 of my look ahead to 2013 and all the best Vancouver gala events and charity fundraisers. So as you get ready to pencil in your glam plan remember the following: 1 - Every little bit helps when it comes to charity giving. 2 - Even if you can't give money, you can give your time as all organizations need ...more

Vancouver Upcoming Gala Events for 2013

Posted: December 27, 2012 

Vancouver Upcoming Gala Events for 2013 Happy New Year everyone! And just as you're finishing putting away the holiday decorations, it's time to take out your date books and pencil in some spectacular events for the upcoming year. There's never a shortage of things to do all across the North Shore and charity events are always on the list. The summer months are bursting with community fun and festivals but you'll want to book off lots ...more

A Look Back at Christmas 2012

Posted: December 20, 2012 

A Look Back at Christmas 2012 It has been an eventful holiday season with events almost every day here on the North Shore. Charity luncheons, gala evenings and lights, lights, lights everywhere you look. Here's hoping you and your family shared in some of these great times and even though Christmas Day is over, there are still lots of activities and events still going on in our neighbourhoods. Don't forget to take in some of the ...more

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Crystal Ball

Posted: December 17, 2012 

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Crystal Ball It's one of Vancouver's best black tie affairs, and one of this province's best causes. The 26th annual Crystal Ball was held this month in support of the Campaign for BC Children and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Over $1.1 million was raised as prominent North Shore supporters made their way to the ballroom to join over 400 invited guests at the Four Seasons Hotel for a night of glitz ...more

Family Services of North Shore Christmas Celebration

Posted: December 9, 2012 

Family Services of North Shore Christmas Celebration For over 60 years now, Family Services of the North Shore has been raising money and helping people in our community. Out of work, family distress, counselling and more are all part of what they provide to people in need. Needless to say, the holidays are an extra special time and being there to support families is very important. That's why the great people at Family Services created the Christmas ...more

All That Glitters Gala with 54-40, Canoe Diamond and Penthouse History

Posted: December 3, 2012 

All That Glitters Gala with 54-40, Canoe Diamond and Penthouse History Sometimes it's hard to decide if we're still in the gala season (end of November) or the start of holiday season (beginning of December). Either way, it really doesn't matter because with Christmas just around the corner, there's still so many events to talk about. And whether you're raising money for your cause or remembering to donate for the season, please remember to give generously. Let's take a look back ...more

Mission Possible Gala Tackles Vancouver Downtown Eastside Homelessness and Poverty

Posted: November 27, 2012 

Mission Possible Gala Tackles Vancouver Downtown Eastside Homelessness and Poverty Homelessness and poverty are a very real issue in our city, especially in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). Thankfully, the folks at Mission Possible are out to improve life for those burdened with the hardships of living in one of Canada's toughest communities. The agency, which aims to provide both opportunities and jobs, administers programs through four separate entities (Community, Maintenance, Recycling and StudioWorks). The end goal is to allow participants ...more

JDRF Rockin’ for Research Gatsby Glamour Gala

Posted: November 12, 2012 

JDRF Rockin’ for Research Gatsby Glamour Gala Flappers and fringes, jazz and joviality. It was time to put your best foot forward this month for the 13th Annual Rockin' for Research, Gatsby Glamour gala night. Benefitting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), this perennial event was founded by local rock band Loverboy in an effort to find a cure for Type 1 juvenile diabetes. Today, it is one of Vancouver's premiere charity nights. Also honoured at this ...more

Actor Ed Begley Jr Goes Green at Real Estate Awards and Gift of Time Gala

Posted: October 29, 2012 

Actor Ed Begley Jr Goes Green at Real Estate Awards and Gift of Time Gala 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. ...more

Coho Festival in West Vancouver

Posted: September 11, 2012 

Coho Festival in West Vancouver For over 30 years now the Coho Society of the North Shore has been celebrating the return of the Coho salmon to our local rivers and streams. This annual event, which takes place every September, is marked by a community wide celebration at Ambleside Park which includes the Coho Walk / Run and the very popular salmon barbecue. Delicious for all the right reasons, community leaders are only too happy ...more

Odd Squad Gala and City Library Librations Event

Posted: June 10, 2012 

Odd Squad Gala and City Library Librations Event Spring gala events continued all over town this past week as two special events stepped up to raise money for some very worthwhile causes. First up, the Odd Squad Productions Society 2012 Gala Fundraiser was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre with a sold out crowd. Founded in 1997 by seven determined Officers of the Vancouver Police Department, the Odd Squad Productions Society (OSP) first started scaring kids straight with ...more

Heart of Gold Gala Glitters in West Vancouver for Heart and Stroke

Posted: May 21, 2012 

Heart of Gold Gala Glitters in West Vancouver for Heart and Stroke They say all that glitters is not gold, but when it comes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, that simply isn't true. Last week, at the stunning West Vancouver waterfront home of Goldcorp CEO Ian Telfer, invited guests raised a glass to one of this year's most important, and most glittery, upcoming fundraising events. Committee members from the Heart of Gold gala were on hand for a pre-gala toast to ...more

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Vancouver Opera Gala / Big Sisters BC Wine Auction

Posted: May 6, 2012 

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Vancouver Opera Gala / Big Sisters BC Wine Auction Grammy and Academy Award-winning performer Jennifer Hudson delivered a stunning live performance for an audience of invite-only guests last month at the Vancouver Opera's signature gala fundraiser. Entitled "Overture: Aida" the evening included a elegant and delicious dinner event which took place on the stage of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Four Seasons chef Ned Bell ensured all the details went perfectly as guests also bid on amazing live and silent ...more

Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Posted: April 30, 2012 

Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver The 16th annual Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball (formerly Diamond Ball) was held last weekend at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel. Known as one of the highest profile galas of the year, it is a see-and-be-seen event for many North Shore VIPs. This year's focus was on childhood cancers and, in keeping with that theme, guests were treated to an evening of young entertainers including the Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble and ...more

Real Housewives of Vancouver Mary Zilba Sings “Hero” for son Chase

Posted: April 29, 2012 

Real Housewives of Vancouver Mary Zilba Sings “Hero” for son Chase You know her as the former beauty queen and singer on The Real Housewives of Vancouver, but Mary Zilba is out to prove that she's more than just a pretty face as she fights for her son Chase in the battle against epilepsy. Speaking in Yaletown at The Amethyst Soiree for Epilepsy and Seizure Education, Zilba debuted her newest single "Hero" in front of a packed house. Son Chase accompanied her ...more

Actor Rob Lowe at Turning Point Gala in Vancouver

Posted: April 22, 2012 

Actor Rob Lowe at Turning Point Gala in Vancouver Actor Rob Lowe has been a Hollywood heartthrob since the early 80s. But even with a successful career, famous friends and lots of money, he's the first to tell you that 'living the life' wasn't always easy. In town last week for the Turning Point Recovery Society's 5th annual gala fundraiser, the distractingly handsome lead man was happy to lend his name to the BC organization that provides residential addiction ...more

Team Finn Cancer Ride, Penthouse Reopening and Mulgrave Kids for Canucks

Posted: April 10, 2012 

Team Finn Cancer Ride, Penthouse Reopening and Mulgrave Kids for Canucks Various events and fundraisers taking place this week have kept things busy across the North Shore. First up, friends, family and colleagues of North Vancouverites Pat and Sam Sullivan packed Seymour’s Pub on April 4 for the third annual Team Finn Wine Festival. The Sullivan’s three-year-old son Finn passed away in 2008 from a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Since then, the North Shore community has rallied around the ...more

Leone Celebrates 25 Years at United Way Charity Spring Fashion Show

Posted: March 5, 2012 

Leone Celebrates 25 Years at United Way Charity Spring Fashion Show It was a double celebration last week as some of the city's most generous folks got together to raise money for a great cause. First up, it was the United Way's Women United in Philanthropy annual spring fashion show and fundraiser at Leone's boutique in Sinclair Centre. The night was also special however because guests got a chance to toast West Vancouver's Leone family for celebrating the 25th anniversary of ...more

Vancouver’s Biggest Upcoming Events for the Year 2012

Posted: January 3, 2012 

Vancouver’s Biggest Upcoming Events for the Year 2012 Get out your datebooks and calendars, it's time to plan your social schedule for the New Year. And while 2011 proved to be extra exciting, with red carpet galas and glamorous restaurant / wine events everywhere, here are a a few suggestions to pencil in for what promises to be a fabulous 2012. See you there! 01 - Who could forget our own BC Lions bringing home the Grey Cup last ...more

Vancouver’s 25th Annual Crystal Ball Gala for BC Children’s Hospital

Posted: December 11, 2011 

Vancouver’s 25th Annual Crystal Ball Gala for BC Children’s Hospital It's one of Vancouver's most elegant black-tie affairs, and this year there was even more reason to celebrate. The 25th annual Crystal Ball gala, in support of BC Children’s Hospital, marked its' anniversary year with a special plea to help support the development of a new BC Children’s Hospital. The ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel was transformed into a silvery wintery wonderland as guests enjoyed a champagne reception and ...more

Juvenile Diabetes Rockin for Research Gala at Hyatt Hotel Vancouver

Posted: November 21, 2011 

Juvenile Diabetes Rockin for Research Gala at Hyatt Hotel Vancouver The Hyatt hotel ballroom was transformed into a twinkling festival of lights earlier this month as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) celebrated its' 12th Annual Rockin' For Research gala. With the theme "Paris Under the Stars", it was a night to remember as guests gathered to raise money for this very worthwhile cause. The silent auction cocktail party was a great place to start shopping, but so was the ...more

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