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The 2006 Gemini Awards in Vancouver, Gala Red Carpet Event and Reception at the River Rock Casino

Nov 5, 2006

By Catherine Barr


The 21st Annual Gemini Awards, which honour the best in Canadian television, was held last weekend here in Vancouver. Celebrities, rock stars, directors and sports personalities alike partied together all weekend long. Then, on Saturday night, it was time to walk the red carpet at the River Rock Casino Resort as the awards gala was broadcast live and the coveted statues were handed out to the winners.Check out all the North Shore faces in the crowd.

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Rockstar Supernova winner and lead singer Lukas Rossi joined band mate / guitarist Gilby Clarke for his first ever Canadian performance at the gala.
TSN's Michael Lansberg (left) and former CBC, now CTV, Olympic host Brian Williams were both nominated in the "Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast". The Gemini went to Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean.
Canadian fashion leader Vladimir Markovich,
Founder and Creative Director of BC Fashion Week and stylist to the Gemini Awards, helped actors Wendy Crewson (left), Gemini winner for "The Man Who Lost Himself" and Evangeline Lilly, star of "Lost", dress to the nines.
Husky housebuilder Mike Holmes, of "Holmes on Homes" fame congratulated fellow Gemini nominee Marilyn Denis of "Cityline" who took home the Gemini for the "Viewers' Choice Award".
They're two of my absolute faves. "Royal Canadian Air Farce" comedy icons Luba Goy and Roger Abbott were nominated with their fellow Air Farce actors for the "Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series" Gemini.
"Godiva's" lead actress Erin Karpluk was nominated for a Gemini in the "Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role".
The North Shore's own Kevin Newman and wife Cathy celebrated Kevin's "Best News Anchor" Gemini win at the glamorous after reception.
The praise just keeps coming for "Corner Gas" stars and newlyweds Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson who took home the "Best Comedy Program or Series" Gemini.
"Stargate SG-1" actor and West Vancouverite Amanda Tapping, seen here with husband Alan Kovacs, was spectacular as the evening's pre-broadcast award show host.
Battlestar Galactica's battling babe and Canada's Next Top Model host Tricia Helfer chatted with North Vancouver's own Walter Daroshin, producer of BC's spectacular Leo Awards.



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