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Dundarave Beach House Festival of Lights

Dec 1, 2004

By Catherine Barr


Every year the pier at the foot of 25th street in West Van comes to life thanks to the folks at the Beach House at Dundarave. This year, the annual tree decorating event included outdoor carol singing, hot chocolate, the tree lighting ceremony and prizes for the best tree. Over 100 trees, which were purchased for $425 and decorated by local businesses, have been decorated and will remain lit until the New Year. An elegant cocktail soiree inside the restaurant also allowed tree sponsors a chance to mingle as they helped raise over $5,000 for the Family Services of the North Shore.

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Christmas Beach House hostesses Kim Mackintosh (left) and Jeanine Stanley greeted guests with a warm smile.
North Shore realtor Darlene Much, seen here with friend Steve Bentley, looked her holiday best in red and gold.
Raising a glass to the season were mining executive Don Rippon (left), Successful Women Always Network member Cathy Kuzel and Park Royal butcher Peter Black.
Beach Houes executive chef Robert Byford (left) and general manager Micheline Davies welcomed WV Mayor Ron Wood who threw the switch on all the lights.
Family Services of the North Shore was represented this night by board president Joyce Hodge and executive director Doug Sabourin.
West Van Insp. Bob Fontaine (left) and Const. Tony Gabrielle helped judge the trees along with student Grace Thompson all of whom voted for Coillingwood, Grace's school.
Guests like Rebecca Black and Peter Lambur got a chance to sample decadent canapes and appetizers.


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