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Amica Helping Hands Gala 2011 at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Posted: November 14, 2011 

Amica Helping Hands Gala 2011 at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver The Amica retirement housing complex in West Vancouver is both beautiful and luxurious. But what many don't realize, is that seniors living below the poverty line are more common than ever before. Thankfully, the good folks behind the Third Annual Amica Helping Hands Gala are here to help. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel, the gala featured a delicious gourmet meal, live auction items and a great night of entertainment ...more

North Shore Vancouver Rotary Wine and Food Festival to Benefit Youth

Posted: October 24, 2011 

North Shore Vancouver Rotary Wine and Food Festival to Benefit Youth North Shore Rotarians from both North and West Vancouver chapters came together last weekend to raise funds for North Shore Youth programs at this very special night out. The North Shore Rotary Wine & Food Festival was held last weekend at West Vancouver's Park Royal Shopping Centre. Featuring food and wine from local restaurants and suppliers, the evening gave guests a chance to sup, sip and sample from a wide ...more

Variety 42nd Annual Heart Awards Gala Dinner in Vancouver

Posted: July 11, 2011 

Variety 42nd Annual Heart Awards Gala Dinner in Vancouver The 42nd Annual Heart Awards Dinner by Variety the Children's Charity was a glamorous night full of familiar faces from all across the North Shore. It was a tribute night filled with music, entertainment and accolades for people who give their time and dedication to an organization that we all known and love. Many of those recognized this night work behind the scenes at the annual Show of Hearts Telethon, ...more

Blue Water Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree and Arti Gras at Braemar

Posted: May 28, 2011 

Blue Water Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree and Arti Gras at Braemar Galas galas everywhere. First up was North Vancouver's Braemar elementary school where parents and friends donned Mardi Gras beads and masks to celebrate "Arti Gras". There was music, a casino, silent auction, food, drink - and a live auction of 20 "art-irondack" chairs each painted and decorated by a classroom in the school. Overall the gang raised $22,000 - good job. Next, it was the Red Cross Red Carpet ...more

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala Is a Hit at West Vancouver Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: April 4, 2011 

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala Is a Hit at West Vancouver Hollyburn Country Club Sometimes getting in the game is hard, especially for those living close to the poverty line. Hockey gear, soccer gear, baseball gear and registration fees, are costs that sometimes add up to a young person not being able to participate. Fortunately, there's the good folks behind the Athletics for Kids organization (A4K). They're out to even the score by supplying financially disadvantaged youth with access to community amateur sports programs. ...more

Great Canadian Landscaping 10 Year Celebration for ALS

Posted: August 24, 2010 

Great Canadian Landscaping 10 Year Celebration for ALS It's a story of local boy does good - real good in fact when you consider that 10 years ago Chris O'Donohue started out with not much more than a wheelbarrow and a dream. Last week, the gang at The Great Canadian Landscaping Company broke out the bubbly and the beer in a somewhat bittersweet end-of-summer celebration that wasn't just designed to toast the triumphs of their business longevity, but ...more

Royal Columbian Hospital and Tiko Kerr Art

Posted: March 8, 2010 

Royal Columbian Hospital and Tiko Kerr Art Spring is definitely in the air and that means it's time for Gala season again. The newly opened Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel was the scene of last week's "Shine" event benefitting the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and featuring a live performance by Canada's "popera" supergroup Destino. As always, North Shore faces were happy to show up in support helping raise over $200,000 for a new digital breast imaging machine.
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BACIO Cancer Fundraiser at Mangia e Bevi

Posted: February 2, 2010 

BACIO Cancer Fundraiser at Mangia e Bevi All month long, West Vancouver's Mangia e Bevi restaurant has been raising money for oncology research through their third annual "Festa Invernale". Called B.A.C.I.O (Because a Cure is Obtainable), it is a cause close to the hearts of owners Doug Grisdale, Rob Parrott and Antonio Sauro, all of whom have had family members affected by this cancer. Last Sunday, the final celebration dinner took place featuring surprise musical guests Adam ...more

Taste the World Wine for Angkor Children’s Hospital

Posted: January 26, 2010 

Taste the World Wine for Angkor Children’s Hospital The recent tragic events in Haiti will not soon be forgotten. Yet, while we attempt to help those devastated by this earthquake, we sometimes forget that there are children in need all over the third world where flood, famine and abject poverty occur every day. Last night, the good people behind the Angkor Hospital for Children (Friends Without a Border) held their "Taste the World" wine benefit at the Four ...more

Year End Events 2009

Posted: December 21, 2009 

Year End Events 2009 This past year has been lots of fun, yet sadly it's over and done. So it's time to review, all those great things we do; but it's hard just to focus on one. It's the last of the holiday cheer. So remember, when midnight draws near; grab a glass, raise a toast, hug your friends, kiss the host; and yell it out . . Happy New Year! 01 - Helping "Light ...more

Crystal Ball and Lugaro Jewellery Opening

Posted: December 7, 2009 

Crystal Ball and Lugaro Jewellery Opening The champagne was flowing this month for more than just the holidays. First up it was the BC Children's Hospital Foundation's 23rd annual Crystal Ball. The gala evening, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, was a true black tie affair complete with martini reception, gala dinner, auction items and the popular Cartier raffle draw. Next, it was time to pop the corks on the Veuve Cliquot as local ...more

Variety 2009 Golden Heart Award Dinner

Posted: November 23, 2009 

Variety 2009 Golden Heart Award Dinner The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver was buzzing with excitement last week as Variety - The Children's Charity put on a gala night to honour the memory of philanthropist Peter C. Toigo Sr. The Golden Heart Community Achievement Award 2009 paid tribute to the man who helped keep White Spot (and General Foods) on the map here in B.C. The black tie affair also included live music from White Spot chef ...more

North Shore Outlook 10 Year Anniversary

Posted: November 12, 2009 

North Shore Outlook 10 Year Anniversary You know how they say time flies when you're having fun? Well, trust me when I say that it's true. The last decade has flown by at the speed of light and in looking back, I realize just how wonderful, yet fleeting, life can be. In the last seven years that I have had the privilege of writing for The Outlook, I estimate that I have taken 11,653 photos of ...more

Rotary Wine Fest at Park Royal West Van

Posted: October 25, 2009 

Rotary Wine Fest at Park Royal West Van The 8th Annual North Shore Rotary Wine and Food Festival took place last weekend at Park Royal Shopping Centre. Sipping and sampling was on the menu as was live music and more. Local restaurants, wineres and volunteers all pitched in to help make it happen and proceeds raised will go to the North Shore Youth Safe House. Hanging out at the mall with friends was never quite like this. Cheers. 01- ...more

Dalai Lama, Mia Farrow, Jane Goodall, Sarah McLachlan

Posted: September 29, 2009 

Dalai Lama, Mia Farrow, Jane Goodall, Sarah McLachlan Back in 1995, a shocking headline about child labour spurred then 12 year-old Craig Kielburger into starting the Free The Children foundation. Today, along with brother Marc, these young men have literally managed to inspire a nation of youth to take action. At the first inaugural We Vancouver event, the Kielburger brothers were joined by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other international celebrities to talk to more than 16,000 ...more

Richard Brodeur Tee Off Fore Breast Cancer

Posted: July 20, 2009 

Richard Brodeur Tee Off Fore Breast Cancer Former Canucks superstar goalie "King" Richard Brodeur was the headliner last week at the first annual Tee Off Fore Breast Cancer tournament at Meadow Gardens. Pink balloon archways, and a live Elvis impersonator, greeted all the North Shore golfers who made the trip east to play in support of this worthwhile cause. Organizers did a fantastic job supplying goodies and beverages at every hole and the fun didn't stop there. ...more

22nd Annual Women’s Media Golf

Posted: June 8, 2009 

22nd Annual Women’s Media Golf Sure, it’s all about the fun and the fairways, but when it comes time to making a kids’ dream come true, these gals go for the green. West Van’s Wendy Cocchia is the powerhouse behind The 22nd Annual Women's Media Golf Classic and she knows firsthand how hard it can be to raise a child with special needs. The after reception party, which was held at her and husband ...more

Nite of Hope – Shoot for the Stars

Posted: May 5, 2009 

Nite of Hope – Shoot for the Stars West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club was decked out in pink and silver sparkle this past Tuesday night as the Nite of Hope - Shoot for the Stars Gala Dinner and Fashion Show took place. MC Vicki Gaberau joined members of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in welcoming guests who were treated to a night of fabulous food, entertainment and fashion shows featuring styles from West Vancouver’s Phoenix and ...more

Fifty Fabulous Women at Shangri La Hotel

Posted: February 3, 2009 

Fifty Fabulous Women at Shangri La Hotel Vancouver’s newest skyscraper, The Shangri-La Hotel, opened it’s doors to the public last week. The multi- million dollar marvel is sure to wow visitors and locals alike as it attracts big name celebs and chefs to its doorstep. But thanks to socialite Christy King and 50 of her fabulous lady friends, the gals got a chance to see things prior to opening night and to share in a fundraiser that ...more

Jade Bell – A Heroin Hero?

Posted: December 2, 2008 

Jade Bell – A Heroin Hero? In 1997, a handsome 23-year old Vancouver waiter named Jade Bell injected himself with an overdose of heroin and cocaine (a speedball). It took paramedics 15 minutes to bring him back to life, but that life was now forever diminished. He awoke after a two month coma to find himself blind, unable to speak and paralyzed primarily from the neck down. His efforts to come back from such a nightmare ...more

Jacqui Cohen Face the World Gala 2000

Posted: June 7, 2000 

Jacqui Cohen Face the World Gala 2000 ANGELS dwell among us. And if you don't want to take my word for it, just ask Vancouver's most famous glamour gal - Jacqui Cohen. Her parties have been the talk of the town for 10 years now, so this year there was a lot to celebrate. The Face the World Foundation and its patron "angels" have raised more than $2 million dollars over the past decade thanks to the ...more

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