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Athletics 4 Kids Boxing Gala at Hard Rock Vancouver

Posted: January 19, 2017 

Athletics 4 Kids Boxing Gala at Hard Rock Vancouver Supporting kids in sport, and kids who can't afford sport, is all part of the fight that the people at Athletics 4 Kids (A4K) believe in. Known for their glamorous boxing gala events here at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club, the gang behind the ring decided that a second battle might be in order. This time, thanks to the good people at the Hard Rock Casino, guests enjoyed another magical ...more

Dueck Cadillac Launch Party

Posted: September 24, 2016 

Dueck Cadillac Launch Party Sports, cars and fashion - it was all a part of the recent Dueck GM / Cadillac launch party. VIP guests were greeted with black tie service as all the sales staff were dressed to the nines and looking good! Then the big event - partnering with Vancouver Fashion Week, the new Cadillac models were unveiled as real life models walked the catwalk. Highlights also included speeches by noted BC Lions and ...more

Vancouver Canucks Autism – West Coast Fishing Club

Posted: September 24, 2016 

Vancouver Canucks Autism – West Coast Fishing Club Have you heard a good fish story lately? This one is the best. Every year, fishermen, friends and supporters get a chance to raise money for the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) by heading out with the West Coast Fishing Club. The best trip ever, the event kicked off with a gala party complete with live entertainment from Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew. Money raised goes to provides year-round, high- quality sports, recreational, arts, ...more

North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at Seymour Golf North Vancouver

Posted: June 24, 2016 

North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament at Seymour Golf North Vancouver North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament - Tee it up for the 9th Annual North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament. Held at the beautiful Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver, the event is always a give-back fundraiser for both the North Shore and West Vancouver Community Foundations. This year, the North Shore Schizophrenia Society was the charity of choice receiving the first $50,000 of the total $190,000 raised. Proudly sponsored by ...more

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala at Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: May 24, 2016 

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala at Hollyburn Country Club The Athletics for Kids boxing gala is one of the most special fund raising events of the year. In addition to being treated to a formal night out, guests enjoy a martini cocktail reception, followed by sit-down dinner and then three rounds of live sanctioned boxing. A live and silent auction, plus a fun money post-party casino, help round out a night of fundraising for kids who otherwise could not ...more

Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver

Posted: July 27, 2014 

Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver It has to be one of the most colourful and fashionable events in Vancouver. Add in the bow ties, fanciful hats, champagne VIP lounge, luxury cars and horse racing and it's easy to see why it's also one of the hottest parties of the summer. The Deighton Cup, produced by the good folks at The Social Concierge, was held last weekend at Hastings Park. Local celebs and socialites were easy ...more

North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament

Posted: May 27, 2014 

North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament The sun was out and the greens were ready at Seymour Golf and Country Club last weekend as the 7th Annual North Shore Mayors' Golf Tournament took place. Foursomes started swinging early to enjoy a day on the links with friends and guests all in support of the new Turning Point Recovery Society and their new Women's Recovery House located in North Vancouver. Every golfer also got an opportunity to ...more

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala

Posted: May 9, 2014 

Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala The Athletics for Kids (A4K) annual boxing gala was held last week at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. Helping raise money for kids who cannot always afford to play sports, the association's annual event is a glamorous affair complete with Las Vegas theme, sit-down dinner, auction items and live sanctioned boxing bouts. Famous sports names, glamorous showgirls and some knock 'em sock 'em action are all part of the fun. ...more

Duelling Arts Swords and Rapier Gala Event

Posted: April 2, 2014 

Duelling Arts Swords and Rapier Gala Event En Guarde! It was a night of cultural cocktailing at the Vancouver Club last week as the sounds of swords clanged and clashed in a night of competitive duelling. Vancouver based party planners The Social Concierge put together "The Duelling Arts" event - a series of Victorian era championship duels in a legitimate rapier tournament that delighted invited guests and revellers. Challengers were dressed in full formal wear for each ...more

Boulevard Magazine – Society Column March 2014

Posted: March 16, 2014 

Boulevard Magazine – Society Column March 2014 01 - Celebrting Canada's Olympic achievements in Sochi 2014 was all part of the theme at the XL Leadership Summit event's opening night reception. Famous faces included former VANOC CEO John Furlong (left), TwentyTen Group founder and managing partner Andrea Shaw and Canadian astronaut Cmdr Chris Hadfield. 02 - Live music, fireworks and a rock guitar flash mob were all part of the spectacular invite-only opening night of the new Hard ...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

Olympic 2010 Memories at XL Summit Leadership Party

Posted: February 16, 2014 

Olympic 2010 Memories at XL Summit Leadership Party It's been a time of Olympic celebrations as Sochi 2014 celebrates the best in winter sports and achievement. Hard to believe that it was only four short years ago that Vancouver was in the world spotlight showing off our city and its people. Reliving the moments was all part of the theme at the recent XL Leadership Summit opening night reception event. Sponsored by the TwentyTen Group, the night was ...more

Variety Celebrity Car Rally for Kids

Posted: February 3, 2014 

Variety Celebrity Car Rally for Kids Variety - the Children's Charity is well known for their ability to raise support for kids everywhere. But last week, on the heels of a very successful "Show of Hearts" telethon, the organization held a special VIP party of a different kind. Now it's time to suit up and start your engines for the 2014 Variety Rally for Kids with Special Needs. Sponsored by West Vancouver's Washington family and their ...more

Dawn Wells, Roberto Alomar and Fred McGriff in Vancouver

Posted: January 28, 2014 

Dawn Wells, Roberto Alomar and Fred McGriff in Vancouver Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale . . . Gilligan's Island actress Dawn Wells was just one of the main draws this past weekend as the Vancouver International Boat Show set up shop at both BC Place and Granville Island. Known for its luxury yachts and famous faces, the four-day event attracted hundreds of water loving enthusiasts and outdoor fans. Also, last week marked the 4th Annual ...more

Olympian Ashleigh McIvor at West Vancouver Otters Awards

Posted: October 21, 2013 

Olympian Ashleigh McIvor at West Vancouver Otters Awards It was a room full of champions last week as the The West Vancouver Otters Swim Club held their annual awards banquet at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. The formal night is always fun for the families and friends who get a chance to honour the kids and all of the year's achievements. This year was extra special as guest star and 2010 Winter Olympic gold medal champion Ashleigh McIvor ...more

Boat Show at the Creek Also Celebrates Marina 50th Anniversary

Posted: September 23, 2013 

Boat Show at the Creek Also Celebrates Marina 50th Anniversary There was lots to celebrate this year at North Vancouver's Mosquito Creek Marina as the 7th Annual Boat Show at the Creek sailed into town. Held in conjunction with the marina's 50th anniversary, and owned and operated by the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumix (Squamish Nation), boat lovers got a chance to see how the millionaires live life on the water. An exciting opening night reception party aboard the stylish Celebration of Water ...more

Deighton Cup Dresses Up Vancouver at Hasting Race Course

Posted: August 19, 2013 

Deighton Cup Dresses Up Vancouver at Hasting Race Course Champagne, hats, fascinators, cigars and horses. The Deighton Cup, held last weekend at Hastings Park, was truly the best looking event of the summer. Billed as a "good old fashioned day at the races", this three-day event included a Friday night "Big Smoke" cigar lounge and Sunday afternoon "Julep" day. But the big Saturday event - entitled "Thoroughbred" - was a stylish feast for the eyes as Dapper Dans and ...more

Odlum Brown Van Open Tennis Tournament

Posted: July 31, 2013 

Odlum Brown Van Open Tennis Tournament It's one of the biggest sporting events of the summer for West Vancouver. The Odlum Brown Van Open tennis tournament, presented by Invesco, took place last week at Hollyburn Country Club. And while the action on the courts is always top notch, so are the people that help put it all together. Sitting in the sun and taking in a game couldn't be better in this picturesque environment and opening ...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

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

West Vancouver Soccer Safiya Cup for Cancer

Posted: March 17, 2013 

West Vancouver Soccer Safiya Cup for Cancer They say it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. Never before has that statement been more true than at last week's first annual Safiya Cup. Held at West Vancouver's Pauline Johnson School, this U13 boys round robin tournament was more about fun and fundraising than anything else. It was inspired by the story of a beautiful young girl who tragically passed away late last ...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

Mosquito Creek Boat Show in North Vancouver

Posted: September 24, 2012 

Mosquito Creek Boat Show in North Vancouver Is this North Vancouver or Monte Carlo? It was hard to tell the difference as the sun beamed down on 2,000+ feet of luxury sailboats and power yachts at the opening night of The 6th Annual Boat Show at the Creek. "The end of the summer is a perfect time for a new boat", proclaimed Mosquito Creek GM Donny Mekilok as he welcomed guests and VIPs to the opening night ...more

KidSport Dinner in the Park Gala Vancouver

Posted: September 17, 2012 

KidSport Dinner in the Park Gala Vancouver   Last week, I had the honour of returning from Europe aboard the same flight as our Canadian Paralympians fresh from their London 2012 experience. Little did I know that later that same week I would have the chance to dine with them and their Olympic compatriots at the first annual KidSport Dinner in the Park gala fundraiser. Gold, silver and bronze medals were everywhere as guests got a chance to ...more

Vancouver Open Tennis Featuring Martina Hingis

Posted: August 3, 2012 

Vancouver Open Tennis Featuring Martina Hingis Wimbledon, London 2012 Summer Olympics, and now Hollyburn! If you're a tennis fan, then the last few weeks have certainly been a feast for the senses. Still nothing beats seeing it live right from home court. Such was the case last week as the 10th Annual Odlum Brown Van Open Tennis tournament took place at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. An elegant opening night reception was held on the club's ...more

Go Canada Go Rally for London 2012 Olympics

Posted: July 31, 2012 

Go Canada Go Rally for London 2012 Olympics Olympic fever has returned! But this time, instead of cheering our athletes on from our own backyard, we'll have to shout a little louder to make ourselves heard all the way across the Atlantic. That was the sentiment last week as West Vancouver's Park Royal Shopping Centre held a special "Go Canada Go" pep rally and parade in celebration of the start of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. ...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

BC Lions at 13th Annual Healthy Chef Competition in Vancouver

Posted: March 19, 2012 

BC Lions at 13th Annual Healthy Chef Competition in Vancouver Eating healthy can be fun, just ask the BC Produce Marketing Association and the BC Lions. Last week, the 13th annual Healthy Chef Competition took place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Vancouver. Grey Cup winning members of the BC Lions, including Travis Lulay and Geroy Simon, were among the several celebrities in the room as chefs battled it out for top spot. Guests at the event came away with ...more

Mulgrave School Spirit Week and Bar Fitness Opens in West Vancouver

Posted: March 11, 2012 

Mulgrave School Spirit Week and Bar Fitness Opens in West Vancouver Hard to believe that in many parts of the world slavery is still an everyday occurrence. Enter West Vancouver Mulgrave students Natasha Virani, Melissa Godin and Hannah Radford who, along with the Mulgrave Student Action Council, decided to do something to raise awareness of this issue as part of their school's "Spirit Week" activities. Together, they held a special benefit concert at the school to raise money for the "Not ...more

BC Sports Hall of Fame New Home and Olympic Memories

Posted: February 13, 2012 

BC Sports Hall of Fame New Home and Olympic Memories The BC Sports Hall of Fame has always been an impressive place of history in Vancouver, but now, thanks to a revamped BC Place, the Hall of Fame has a new home and even bigger legacy to share. Last week, during a special VIP reception, invited guests, athletes and friends were part of an extra special dedication night full of famous memories. The who's who of past inductees were in ...more

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