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Gold Medal Plates for Vancouver Olympics 2010

Nov 3, 2004

By Catherine Barr


Vancouver's best chefs teamed up with some medal winning favourites at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre last week to battle it out head to head. The Gold Medal Plates event has taken place all across the country to help raise funds for Canadian athletes. A $250 ticket allowed you to taste the wares and vote for your favourite who, in this case, turned out to be Lumiere's very reknown Rob Feenie.

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North Shore gals Helene Crawford (left), wife to Canucks' coach Marc Crawford, and Fairmont Hotel's Jill Kileen, who is married to CTV newsman Mike Kileen, sampled all the dishes.
Bowen Island's Peter Boronkay (left) and North Van's Earle Cherneski said that Araxi's scallops and pork were top notch.
West chef David Hawksworth was among the faves with his short rib ravioli and whipped blue cheese.
Skier and 1980 Lake Placid bronze medallist Steve Podborski joined rhythmic gymnast Lori Fung who won her gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles games.
Lori's Elite gymnastic girls.
Restauranteur Jack Evrensel (left), of Cin Cin fame and more, spoke with Gold Medal Plates GM Stephen Leckie and Western GM Jim Heppell.
Vikram Vij adorned his lamb dish with silver leaf in honour of 1984 Los Angeles silver medal runner, and North Van gal, Charmain Crooks.
C Restaurant's chef Robert Clark (left) and owner Harry Kambolis both got a good look at synchro swimmer Janice Bremner-Birch's 1996 Atlanta silver medal.
Vancouver Canucks' Trevor Linden (left) mingled with Team Canada director and two-time Olympic bobsledder Chris Farstad.


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