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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

Chinatown Foundation Gala

Posted: November 25, 2016 

Chinatown Foundation Gala It was one of the biggest galas of the year raising over $2.5 million dollars. Restoring Vancouver's Chinatown was the cause celeb and the who's who of Vancouver turned out to help. This sold out event was held at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel and thanks to the generosity of some of West Vancouver's most prominent families, the night was a complete success. Congrats to all ...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

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

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

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

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

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

UBC CampOUT Fundraising Event 2014

Posted: May 14, 2014 

UBC CampOUT Fundraising Event 2014 CampOut 2014, a UBC initiative supporting queer, trans and allied youth in B.C., is celebrating its fifth year. With a mission to "create an empowering camping experience by providing practical, social, spiritual, educational, health and leadership tools in an inspiring and welcoming space", the program invites young people aged 14 - 21 from all over the province to meet like-minded individuals and enjoy a safe and fun outdoor environment. Yesterday, ...more

Mission Hill Anthony Von Mandl at Vancouver Board of Trade

Posted: April 29, 2014 

Mission Hill Anthony Von Mandl at Vancouver Board of Trade The Vancouver Board of Trade is well known for its speaker series and business events that attract the most prominent people in Vancouver. Last week, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Mission Hill owner/proprietor and Mark Anthony brands' own Anthony von Mandl was at the podium to speak to a near sell-out crowd about his history and the BC wine business. A riveting performance with all the elements of a best-selling ...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

West Vancouver Foundation Reception at Capilano Golf

Posted: February 23, 2014 

West Vancouver Foundation Reception at Capilano Golf The West Vancouver Community Foundation held a special reception last week to honour supporters and friends of the charitable organization. The Friends of the Foundation Appreciation reception was held at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. Community leaders and invited guests got a chance to mix and mingle and to hear about the new North Shore Search and Rescue fund which will help with items like funding and equipment in the ...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

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

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

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

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

Global TV’s Deb Hope Hosts Amica Rock n Roll 50s Gala

Posted: November 19, 2012 

Global TV’s Deb Hope Hosts Amica Rock n Roll 50s Gala Remember the days of poodle skirts, drive-ins and 50s style rock n' roll? Then good for you Peggy Sue, because you would have fit right in at the fourth annual Amica Helping Hands Gala. Guests dressed in their nostalgic best at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to rock the night away to raise funds for the program which helps supports seniors in need, especially during the upcoming holiday season where ...more

West Vancouver Library Gala 2012 Passport to Spain

Posted: November 5, 2012 

West Vancouver Library Gala 2012 Passport to Spain The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation held its signature gala event last week. A Passport to Spain was the theme as guests mixed and mingled among the books enjoying tapas, live entertainment, fabulous food and fashions. One of the main highlights included a live Flamenco performance by dancers from the Karen Pitkethly Flamenco group. Overall, the event raised close to $82,000 which will go to support the many programs and ...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

North Shore Rotary Food and Wine Festival

Posted: October 23, 2012 

North Shore Rotary Food and Wine Festival The 11th Annual North Shore Rotary Food and Wine Festival took place last week at Park Royal North in West Vancouver. This local event, which featured favourite restaurants paired with BC wine distributors, is always a hit as it gives guests a chance to sup and sample from some of the best local offerings. Live music, displays, entertainment and lots of socializing helped round out the night which helped raise ...more

West Vancouver Pumpkin Festival

Posted: October 15, 2012 

West Vancouver Pumpkin Festival It was time to celebrate the harvest last week as the West Vancouver Community Centres Society held their annual Pumpkin Fest at the West Van Recreation Centre. Held over two days, this ultimate family event included fun displays, games, races, live entertainment and more. Contests for best jams, jellies, pumpkins, scarecrows and more were also part of the mix and on Sunday, awards were handed out for best in ...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

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

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

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