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Ladies Media Golf

May 19, 2004

By Catherine Barr


Raising money for handicapped and challenged children is all part of the incentive behind Wendy Cocchia's Ladies Media Golf Tournament. The West Van owner of Absolute Spas and Century Plaza Hotel fame brought back the tournament after a one-year hiatus with great success. The after-golf antics included a buffet dinner, live and silent auction, star-studded fashion show and a comedy improv show. But there wasn't a dry eye in the house as Wendy and her crew presented three groups of kids with different "dream-come-true" gifts ranging from computers to trips to Disneyland. Congratulations ladies, see ya next year.

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CBC news anchor Gloria Macarenko's fashion gown caused her to be swept away by Sg.t Bruce Ballingall (centre) and Jeff Bodner, aka Essence of Elivs, who was only too happy to also do some table dancing.
West Van wondergal Lenora Gates's winning bid allowed her to take home this autographed Canucks' jersey as modelled by Global TV's Jill Krop.
Sergio Cocchia (left) and MC Phil Reimer didn't seem to mind being outnumbered by the gals. No wonder they're all smiles.
Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell gets a well-deserved hug from CTV-9's Pamela Martin (left) and organizer Wendy Cocchia. He survived cat calls, whistles and cheers from an audience of women as he performed his duties as auctioneer and model.
Firefighters were going at a premium as Jon Kingsbury found out as he posed with cooking queen Caren McSherry (left), CTV-9 news gals Mi-Jung Lee and Coleen Christie.
CKNW morning gal Jennifer Thompson was into the swing of things with North Van's Jill Kileen of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver fame.
Improv actresses Ellie Harvie (left) and Diana Frances had everyone rolling in the aisles with their portrayal of life in the media biz.


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