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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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Joe Fortes proprietor Bud Kanke (left) and maitre d' Frenchie welcomed invited guests to a sun-filled 20 year anniversary patio celebration last May.
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. They were married at a star-studded event later last summer.
Sir Richard Branson, who plans on taking people into space in 2007 with Virgin Galactic, gets ready to pop the champagne at Lift.
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.
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 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.
As America's Next Top Model judges and friends of Tyra Banks, J. Alexander (left) and Toronto-born Jay Manuel know what looks good on the runway. They were guest hosts at City TV's fall launch party.
Getting ready for the David Foster and Friends gala at River Rock Theatre last September were host David Foster and surprise musical guest Sarah McLachlan. It was the Richmond Casino's first big event in the new theatre.
At the David Foster Gala: Comedian Sinbad (left) teamed up with Vancouver's own Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Red Robinson whose namesake will grace the new Coquitlam casino theatre - Red Rock - next year.


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