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Checkers Diabetes 50th Anniversary

Oct 24, 2003

By Catherine Barr


As the holiday season approaches, it's time to think about giving to a good cause. The fight against diabetes is one such cause that needs your help. But thanks to events like The Checkers 50th Anniversary Gala, which was held on Oct 24 at the Hyatt, those suffering from this disease are slowly gaining the upper hand. Galas and glam aside, it's the people that count.

Meanwhile, on Nov 1, the Arts Club Theatre celebrated its 40th Anniversary at the Sutton Place with no shortage of famous faces. Song and dance, impromptu entertainment and a charity auction made this evening a complete success.

At Checkers: Joanna Pluta and Vancouver-Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt showed off the take-home version of "Checkers" - the association's well-dressed penguin mascot.
At Checkers: Acting as the evening's MC was Steve Darling, Global news's morning man, who attended the event with sweetheart Nicole Boiselle.
At Checkers: This fire sale was hot stuff. "Hall of Flame" calendar firefighters Geoff (left) and Les auctioned themselves off for a dream date to the highest bidder.
At Checkers: Working for a good cause. Marcelo Dominguez puts his best effort forth to raise awareness about Diabetes.


Arts Club 40th Anniversary Gala

Nov 1, 2003

At Arts Gala: Stanley theatre past president Bruce Milley (left) joined in the celebration with actor Jackson Davies.
At Arts Gala: Wearing a red jewel studded bow tie, Stanley building manager Jack Holmes and companion Andrea May were a big hit.
At Arts Gala: Broadway babe and gospel singer Lovena Fox, seen here with Bruce Vernon, will soon be starring in the upcoming production of "Evita".


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