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Odlum Brown Vancouver Open Tennis Tournament at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver

Posted: August 8, 2011 

Odlum Brown Vancouver Open Tennis Tournament at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver The Odlum Brown Vancouver Open tennis tournament was held last week at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. Often billed as a showcase of the "stars of tomorrow", this competition is anything but amateur. And while the talent on display here may be young, they all brought their A-games to the court in a series of impressive outings that any tennis fan would love. Needless to say, tournaments like this are ...more

Cory Monteith of Glee opens first Pinkberry store in Canada at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Village

Posted: July 25, 2011 

Cory Monteith of Glee opens first Pinkberry store in Canada at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Village I scream, you scream, we all scream for . . . Okay, it's not ice cream exactly, but according to hundreds of teenage girls, it was definitely worth screaming about. Last week, Pinkberry frozen yogurt opened it's first ever store in Canada in West Vancouver at The Village at Park Royal Shopping Centre. The hip West Hollywood treat, popular with movie stars like Lindsay Lohan, also caused a big stir ...more

Rolls-Royce Vancouver Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Gala Celebration in Vancouver

Posted: July 17, 2011 

Rolls-Royce Vancouver Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Gala Celebration in Vancouver Can you name the sexy figure with wings who only rolls with celebrities, royalty or the very very wealthy? If you said Rolls-Royce's "The Spirit of Ecstasy", then you'd be right. The silver hood ornament, created by sculptor Charles Sykes, has adorned every Rolls-Royce since February 1911 and this year, the company is celebrating her 100 year anniversary with some very swanky city to city parties. West Vancouver's elite ...more

Vancouver Gala Night at the Aquarium with Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo

Posted: June 29, 2011 

Vancouver Gala Night at the Aquarium with Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo Night at the Aquarium, a fabulous black-tie fundraiser held at the Vancouver aquarium, is one of this city's best known galas and this year, it made as big a splash as ever. Raising over $353,000, the night included live music, silent auction items, Ocean Wise food provided by some of the city's best restaurants and more. Guests were delighted to see the dolphins in action as they jumped and ...more

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Governors’ Gala and New Zealand Wine Tour Vancouver

Posted: June 27, 2011 

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Governors’ Gala and New Zealand Wine Tour Vancouver The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Governors'Gala took place last week at North Vancouver's Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. Media personality and actor Jackson Davies played MC as guests and members enjoyed an elegant evening of dining and entertainment. Presented by Neptune Terminals, the evening also included performances by Veena Sood and a live and silent auction in support of Presentation House Theatre. Also, it was time to toast the ...more

Barenaked Ladies and Celebs at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Fundraiser

Posted: June 20, 2011 

Barenaked Ladies and Celebs at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Fundraiser What happens when you put high fashion, luxury sports cars and celebrities together in one room? The answer is the 6th annual Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Gala. Supporting pancreatic cancer research at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), this night featured both silent and live auction items, food and beverage stations (provided by some of Vancouver's best known restaurants) and a live performance by Canada's own Barenaked Ladies who rocked ...more

Vancouver Leo Awards 2011 featuring celebrities Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins, Tyler Labine and more.

Posted: June 14, 2011 

Vancouver Leo Awards 2011 featuring celebrities Amanda Tapping, Ryan Robbins, Tyler Labine and more. Every year the Leo Awards manage to bring a big dose of Hollywood glamour to the city. This past weekend, it was once again lights, camera and action time at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Complete with red carpet arrivals, movie stars and local industry heavies, this night is all about honouring BC's best in the film and television industry. I've often called it the British Columbia "Oscars", but it's really ...more

Michael Buble, Jann Arden, Mike Reno, Bob Rock and More at Crystal Buble Restaurant Opening

Posted: May 22, 2011 

Michael Buble, Jann Arden, Mike Reno, Bob Rock and More at Crystal Buble Restaurant Opening It was a star-studded opening last week as several North Shore show business names were spotted at a very special restaurant reveal. Crystal Buble, sister to international singing sensation Michael Buble, rolled out the red carpet for VIP friends and family at the opening of her new Displace Hashery restaurant in Kits. The timing was perfect as newlywed brother Michael was also in town celebrating his recent marriage to Argentine ...more

Sutherland School Starry Nights Gala and Louis Gervais Catering Reception

Posted: May 1, 2011 

Sutherland School Starry Nights Gala and Louis Gervais Catering Reception Two great nights highlight last week's events and activities. First, it was time to dress to the nines with the parents and friends of North Vancouver's Sutherland Secondary school for their first ever Starry Nights Black and White Gala. Designed as a fundraiser for the school and the primary feeder schools, this elegant evening was held at North Vancouver's Le Bistro Chez Michel and featured silent and live auction ...more

BMW X1 Car Launch and Spring Fashion Show at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: April 11, 2011 

BMW X1 Car Launch and Spring Fashion Show at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club Cool cars and funky fashions seem to go hand in hand, especially last week when two great local events ensured a stylish look for all. First up, North Shore BMW, at the North Shore Auto Mall, introduced the newest members of their X Series line at a elegant dealership reception. The sparkling white BMW X1 SUV/crossover was the star of the show as guests got a chance to see it ...more

MotionBall, Kronenbourg Beer and North Vancouver Campfires February Events

Posted: February 20, 2011 

MotionBall, Kronenbourg Beer and North Vancouver Campfires February Events Lots of great events help wrap up the month of February. First, it was time for Olympic memories again, this time with the Special Olympic athletes as the Tenth Annual MotionBall was held in Vancouver. Sponsored by the young and bright minds behind Six Degrees, the event included a celebrity auction, live music and entertainment and silent auction items to help raise funds. Next, it was time for the Kronenbourg ...more

Odlum Brown Vancouver Open Tennis Tournament at Hollyburn

Posted: August 8, 2010 

Odlum Brown Vancouver Open Tennis Tournament at Hollyburn West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club looked a little like Wimbledon this last week as pro athletes and tennis fans alike gathered for the 2010 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open. With a prize purse of over $175,000, this year's tournament managed to draw several of the up-and-coming major names in professional tennis. A super sunny Tuesday night meant the patio and box seats were full of VIPs who not only took in ...more

Olympic Parties – The Big Ending

Posted: March 2, 2010 

Olympic Parties – The Big Ending All the medals have been given out and the athletes have gone home, but the memories will live on forever. The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were clearly one of the best star-studded parties this town will ever see and it was wonderful to have been part of it. O Canada - thank you for making us proud.
01 - West Vancouver's Don DeCotiis and daughter Marianne come out ...more

Olympic Parties Week 2

Posted: February 22, 2010 

Olympic Parties Week 2 The Olympic parties continue with even more famous faces coming out to play.
01 - Mogul skier Jenn Heil, seen here at a Birks reception party, gets Canada on the map first with a silver medal up at West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain. 02 - Supermodel Cindy Crawford, seen here with Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, left, and BC Premier Gordon Campbell, plays to the crowd at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ...more

Vancouver Winter Olympics Week 1

Posted: February 10, 2010 

Vancouver Winter Olympics Week 1 The Winter Olympics are supposed to be all about the games, but they're about all the fun too. As the torch runs through the community, and the international houses open their doors, it's easy to get caught up in the Olympic spirit. From cocktails in the Monk McQueens Ice Lounge to the opening of Irish House, here's just a quick look at some of the ways to play around town. ...more

David Hasselhoff, FCV Technologies and Fazioli Pianos

Posted: January 19, 2010 

David Hasselhoff, FCV Technologies and Fazioli Pianos Stars and cars, sexy tech and some of the finest piano craftsmanship in the world are all stories that help build up this week's excitement and Olympic countdown fever. First, Olympic sponsor General Motor's (GM) new electronic Chevy Fuel Cell Equinox vehicles have arrived. Keep your eyes peeled because this emissions-free fleet's duty is to get A-Listers, like David Hasselhoff, around town in style. Next, hip and hot, the gang ...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

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

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

R.E.D. Talent Management Anniversary

Posted: August 31, 2009 

R.E.D. Talent Management Anniversary Ralph, Elena and Deb (R.E.D. Management) are no strangers to talent agency management. In fact, between them they've got over 35 years experience here in Vancouver representing some of the best and brightest in the biz on familiar shows like Battlestar Galactica, Intelligence, 24 and more. So when it finally came time to strike out on their own, they made it look easy. Now, with a floating barge for a home here in ...more

Edge on Granville Opening in Vancouver

Posted: July 28, 2009 

Edge on Granville Opening in Vancouver Granville Street is cleaning up its act - and a large part of that is due to a few good people from the North Shore. The Edge Social Grille & Lounge (1100 Granville) is attached to the Chateau Granville Hotel and is one of the new shining stars on the see-and-be-seen, scene. Owned by experienced hotelier and West Vancouverite Amir Virani, last week the new crew celebrated with a ...more

Virgin Radio Launch at Kits Watermark

Posted: January 26, 2009 

Virgin Radio Launch at Kits Watermark They’ve been called Z95, then Crave radio - but as of this month, when you turn your dial to 95.3 FM, you’ll hear the wild and wonderful sounds of Virgin Radio. Working off the brand made famous by Sir Richard Branson, the staff and management celebrated the launch of their newest image in an all-out, blushing red light / red carpet party at Kitsilano’s Watermark restaurant. Fire dancers on the ...more

A New Year’s Toast to 2009

Posted: January 5, 2009 

A New Year’s Toast to 2009   Let’s raise a glass to old and new, and all the things we say and do. Sometimes, it passes oh so fast - but thanks to photos, it can last. The parties, full of fun and cheer - helped us ring in a brand new New Year. And the faces say it all so well, plus there’s always a great tale to tell. So thank you for your smiles so ...more

World AIDS Day at Cioppino’s in Yaletown

Posted: December 21, 2008 

World AIDS Day at Cioppino’s in Yaletown   For the last 10 years, Lesley and Mike Rogers have hosted a World AIDS Day luncheon in support of Vancouver based charity - A Loving Spoonful. This year, they celebrated the anniversary with the help of friends and super chef Pino Posteraro at the stylish Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. Decadent short rib pasta followed by the perfect piece of fillet steak, helped remind everyone that ...more

AllWest Insurance gives its best for Christmas

Posted: December 9, 2008 

AllWest Insurance gives its best for Christmas With the state of the economy this year, and everyone counting their pennies more closely, it could be an unexpectedly tough holiday season for some. But the good folks at AllWest Insurance refused to give in to the bah-humbugs and not only decided to celebrate the season in style, but also did a little fundraising in the process. West Vancouver’s Paul and Devina Zalesky, owner of AllWest, honoured staff with ...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

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

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