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This is the Galas Category

Vancouver’s charity gala events and fundraisers


West Vancouver Chamber Christmas 2009

Posted: December 6, 2009 

West Vancouver Chamber Christmas 2009 The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, along with guests and friends, held their annual Christmas gala at the beautiful Capilano Golf and Country Club last week. Live jazz, fabulous silent auction items and a special visit from Santa were all part of the evening, the highlight of which had to be the magnificent fit-for-a-king buffet dinner which featured everything from crab claws to hand carved prime rib and a dessert ...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

Wine on the Mountain and JDRF Rockin’ for Research

Posted: November 8, 2009 

Wine on the Mountain and JDRF Rockin’ for Research Two great Saturday night galas make headlines this week. First up, Wine on the Mountain was quite literally a "feast for the senses" as guests rode to the top of a snow covered Grouse Mountain to enjoy food and wine, live music and auctions in support of Adoptive Families Association of BC. Next, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Rockin' for Research gala with a ...more

Canucks Place Gift of Time Gala

Posted: November 2, 2009 

Canucks Place Gift of Time Gala Time is something we all take for granted - but for a sick child, time is the most precious gift of all. The Canucks Place Children's Hospice - Gift of Time Gala celebrated their fourth annual event last week at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Always special, the beautiful ballroom was decorated to the nines and included special table centrepieces hand made by the children under the direction of artist ...more

Vancouver International Film Festival 2009

Posted: October 6, 2009 

Vancouver International Film Festival 2009 The 28th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) kicked-off last week and the buzz is everywhere. Running from October 1-16, VIFF presents approximately 575 screenings of 350+ films from over 70 countries. Not known for attracting big Hollywood names, the festival nonetheless has plenty of glitz and glam to go with it, including the Gala Opening night party, the Brightlight/Bridge Studios big Red Carpet Party at Cin Cin, The Canadian ...more

Canadian Country Music Awards, Chef Meets Grape and more

Posted: September 21, 2009 

Canadian Country Music Awards, Chef Meets Grape and more Country music, Bhangra drums plus celebrity chefs and wine helped wrap up the last week of Summer 2009. First up, the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) brought big name singers to the city with a festival that included live concerts, fan parties and a fabulous live awards show that was broadcast across Canada. Next up, West Vancouver musician Ash Sood and friends were among the VIPs at a special private dinner to ...more

Vancouver Supercar Weekend / Kiss and Makeup Party

Posted: September 6, 2009 

Vancouver Supercar Weekend / Kiss and Makeup Party Lamborghinis and lipstick helped round out August as two great events helped us remember all the luxurious little things in life. First up, party promoter Craig Stowe and friends were making heads turn in the street with a preview of their Luxury Supercar weekend.Come on out on Sep 12 and 13 to the Edgewater Casino to see a Palm Springs like show of "suber" cars like Ferrari, Roll Royce, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar and ...more

Sarah McLachlan Music Foundation Gala

Posted: August 3, 2009 

Sarah McLachlan Music Foundation Gala Last week, The Vancouver Music Industry (VMI) held its fourth annual Gala and Golf Event to benefit the Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach. The spectacular looking Sarah was there in person and looking oh so very hot-hot-hot in a spectacular blue and green gown and fabulous summertime tan. The evening's highlight came when Bruce Allen presented the Bruce Allen/ Sam Feldman Legend Award to North Vancouver's famous Bryan Adams and his fabulous song ...more

Whistler Film Fest Soiree Gala

Posted: July 6, 2009 

Whistler Film Fest Soiree Gala   SOIRÉE! The Whistler Film Festival Society Gala & Auction was the place to be as the Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver hosted some of Vancouver's most influential Hollywood North movers and shakers. Hosted by Corner Gas star Brent Butt, the evening was filled with live music, auction items and fabulous food by new Four Season chef Oliver Beckert. Held in the first week of December, The Whistler Film Fest is ...more

Night at the Aquarium and Goldfish Bikinis

Posted: June 29, 2009 

Night at the Aquarium and Goldfish Bikinis A look back at last month proves that summer really did arrive in grand style. Lots of local patio parties, a chic bikini fashion show and a grand gala at the Vancouver Aquarium were all on the schedule and gave us lots to talk about. 01 - The boys of Crave Beachside in West Van welcome VIP guests to the restaurant's new patio during their summer party. From left: manager Brooke ...more

West Van Library Croquet Tournament

Posted: June 22, 2009 

West Van Library Croquet Tournament It's always been one of my favourites and this year was no exception. It was luck year 13 for the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation as they held their annual 2009 Mallet Masters Croquet Tournament down at the Ambleside Greens pitch-n-putt. Dressed in their whites, teams took to the courts to play the day away. Later, the champions took to centre court to settle the score as cocktail hour started. ...more

West Vancouver Chamber Gala 2009

Posted: June 15, 2009 

West Vancouver Chamber Gala 2009 A beautiful sunny night greeted business owners and community members last week as the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce held their 2009 Annual Presidents Dinner and Business Excellence Award. Stunning views, superb food, silent auction items and more helped make the evening memorable for all the right reasons. ...more

Jazz in the Park for Adoptive Families BC

Posted: June 1, 2009 

Jazz in the Park for Adoptive Families BC Live jazz, celebrity blackjack, martini and whiskey tastings and fabulous food. It was a celebration to remember this past weekend as the Adoptive Families Association of BC held their gala fundraiser in the history Stanley Park Pavilion. Fabulous auction items helped raise even more money, the most popular of which was a custom Fire in the Kitchen package cooked and served by some of the city’s most handsome firefighters. ...more

Blue Water Cookbook and Red Cross Gala

Posted: May 25, 2009 

Blue Water Cookbook and Red Cross Gala Kermit the Frog said it best - It’s not easy being green. However, thanks to some new sustainable programs (like the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program), Vancouver chefs are responding with enthusiasm. Such was the case at Blue Water Cafe last week. West Vancouver owner Jack Evrensel, along with his talented team, launched a new seafood cookbook focusing on “Spare the Ocean, Spoil the Palate”. The restaurant also played host ...more

Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet 2009

Posted: May 18, 2009 

Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet 2009   It was time for cocktails, cars and catwalks at the 4th Annual Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Fashion Gala. Benefitting BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation and the VGH & UBC Hospital for prostate research, the evening featured fashions by Hugo Boss and Harry Rosen as well as a fabulous martini / wine bar, four-star food by some of Vancouver’s top restaurants and more beautiful accessories than you can ...more

Vancouver Leo Awards 2009

Posted: May 11, 2009 

Vancouver Leo Awards 2009 The Leo Awards, BC’s version of the Oscars and Emmys, took place last weekend at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Produced by the North Shore’s own Sonny Wong and Walter Daroshin, celebrities from both TV and movies walked the red carpet in style before being honoured by their peers at the gala awards show and dinner. Star spotters, autograph hunters and paparazzi galore made this a real Hollywood in Vancouver ...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

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala

Posted: April 6, 2009 

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala   It was time for bow ties and boxing gloves as the 7th annual Athletics for Kids (A4K) Boxing Gala was held last Friday at Hollyburn Country Club. Rock 101 FM’s Bro Jake “The Champ” Edwards had them rolling in the aisles as he helped MC the evening which included a glamorous martini reception, big steak dinner and five rounds of Olympic sanctioned boxing. Helping raise money for kids who can’t ...more

Juno Week in Vancouver 2009

Posted: March 31, 2009 

Juno Week in Vancouver 2009   The Juno Awards, Canada’s music equivalent to the Grammy’s, came to town last week and the lead up to the red carpet awards night was nothing short of spectacular. Hotel hospitality suites were filled with rock stars and celebs and just about every club in town got in the act with live bands and more. Music moguls Bruce Allen and Sam Feldman held one of the more exclusive events in ...more

Women in Film Vancouver and Confessions of a Shopaholic Handbag Event

Posted: March 14, 2009 

Women in Film Vancouver and Confessions of a Shopaholic Handbag Event It was pure girl power this month for a couple of big reasons. First, the beautiful ladies at Expert Recruiters hosted a private showing of “Confessions of a Shopaholic” at the Scotiabank Theatre to launch their new designer handbag rental venture called “It’s Your Secret”. Next, the Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) toasted their own during their gala film festival which honoured achievement among their peers. ...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

BC Chef’s Society Dinner

Posted: January 19, 2009 

BC Chef’s Society Dinner   It was billed as the dinner of a lifetime. North Vancouver’s own Pino Posteraro, of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill fame in Yaletown, played host to an elite group of famous foodies at his restaurant earlier this month to serve a $500 a plate, 12-course feast in support of the BC’s Chefs’ Table Soiety (CTS). The "Senza Frontiere" (without borders) dinner helped raise funds for the creation of bursaries and scholarships for ...more

The 45th Annual Scottish Ball

Posted: December 19, 2008 

The 45th Annual Scottish Ball It was a Christmas delight to behold at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on December 14th as West Vancouver’s Gleneagles Scottish Counry Dance group played host to guests from near and far at the 45th Annual Scottish Ball. Close to 200 guests, some of them coming from as far away as Washington state, took to the ballroom floor to enjoy a formal afternoon of traditional dancing to the sounds of the ...more

James Bond, Scotches and Watches and 100.5 The Peak Radio Vancouver

Posted: December 4, 2008 

James Bond, Scotches and Watches and 100.5 The Peak Radio Vancouver This week's wrap has something for the spy in all of us. On Saturday, the Vancouver Club played host to the Jet Set Crew and their James Bond 007 Martini Party. DJ Timka, direct from New York's Buddha Bar, put down the sounds as Octopussy, Odd Job and other sexy villans strutted their stuff. A sexy VIP room, exotic decor and the who's who of Vancouver's beautiful people all added ...more

Vancouver Doormen’s Dinner

Posted: December 2, 2008 

Vancouver Doormen’s Dinner They know where all the best restaurants are, where all the movies stars stay and can probably help you get front row tickets to just about any event in town. They are Vancouver's doormen, and without them, we'd be a city without a face. Last month, at the 18th Annual Doormens Dinner, these ambassadors were honoured for their great service and hard work. Sponsored by Grace McCarthy's CH.I.L.D (CHildren with Intenstinal ...more

Whistler’s Cornucopia Festival

Posted: December 1, 2008 

Whistler’s Cornucopia Festival Celebrating it's 12th year of food and wine, Whistler's Cornucopia once again provided a weekend to remember. Featuring gala wine tastings, winemakers' dinners and after parties that continued well into the wee hours - this celebration of all things indulgent is well worth the price of admission. Several North Shore faces were spotted sipping famous label wines and dipping into plates created by some of the world's top chefs. The ...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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