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Best Parties of Vancouver 2005

Jan 5, 2006

By Catherine Barr


No New Year would be complete without a quick look back at the old year and all it had to offer. Star-studded parties, famous faces and gala affairs prove that this city is no longer a "no fun" zone. A Happy New Year to all - let's do it all over again in 2006.

Catherine Barr, Vancouver's celebrity events reporter and photographer, is supported online by CLR Communications Ltd.

Vancouver's best events and celebrity functions are all archived here. Vancouver pubs, clubs, nightclubs, gala events and fundraisers are included. Thanks for viewing.

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Former West Van mayor Ron Wood (left), CHILD Foundation and former deputy premier Grace McCarthy, Lions club president Eric Keller and Surrey mayor Doug McCallum were among the dignitaries celebrating at the Tiddlycove Lions' 30th Anniversary and Reunion event last March.
Comedian / writer Brent Butt and co-star sweetheart Nancy Robertson were thrilled to see their show "Corner Gas" take home no less than four Leo Awards last spring - an event produced by North Van's own Walter Daroshin and partner Sonny Wong.
Girl guides Chelsea Brown (left), Alexandra Shisko, Stephanie Marshall-White and Heather Sherlock of North Van's Indian Arm District of the Girl Guides helped celebrate 95 years of guiding in Canada this past spring.
To Sir with love - Richard Branson poses with the Canadian girls of his new extreme sports team which Virgin Mobile will sponsor in surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. His cocktail party at Lift restaurant in August was an exclusive invite-only affair that took place after kite-sailing into Squamish earlier that day.
He only plays the role of a bad guy. In person, superstar Samuel L. Jackson is a true gentleman. He stopped by the Quay restaurant last June to give his best wishes to Bodog recording artist Bif Naked on her new CD - Superbeautifulmonster which includes a hit remake of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters".
Saturday Night Live alumnus and "Night at the Roxbury" star Chris Kattan is known for his funny faces and hilarious characters. He and friends were partying at West Vancouverite Jack Evrensel's Cin Cin during the Vancouver International Film Fest this past September.
Veteran actor John Rhys Davies (left) of "Lord of the Rings" and "Indiana Jones" fame dined with Brightlight Pictures' Steve Hegyes at the Cin Cin Film Fest party last fall.
"An Intimate Garden Party" hosts Kenn Hamlin (left), and David Gouge (right) flanked architect and famous 'supermodeller' Arthur Erickson at one of West Vancouver's legendary Eppich houses during the AIDS Memorial fundraiser last fall.
Getting ready for the David Foster and Friends gala at River Rock Theatre last September were host David Foster and surprise musical guest and West Vancouver's own Sarah McLachlan. It was the Richmond Casino's first big event in the new theatre.
North Shore Rescue's 40th anniversary year made big headlines with the safe rescue of three of its own members off of Mt. Logan. From left: rescuer Barry Mason, rescued NV City firefighter Erik Bjarnason, rescuer Linda Bily and rescued member Don Jardin.
Former NVD councillor Joan Gadsby (left) joined nomminees Arlie Clarke and Gertie Todd at Capilano Golf and Country Club for the Northshore Outlook's first annual Women of Excellence awards luncheon.


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