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Women in Film and Video Vancouver's 2005 Spotlight Awards Gala at the Hyatt Hotel Vancouver

April 29, 2005

By Catherine Barr


With over 700 members, these glam gals aren't just pretty faces.The 2005 Women in Film and Video Vancouver's Spotlight Awards Gala was held last Friday at the Hyatt. Honouring influencial members and mentors was only part of the ceremonies as the night also included dinner, live entertainment and silent auction. Among those honoured were Vicki Gabereau, Jennifer Ouano, Kathryn Lynch, Shannon Kohli, Deborah Harry and Bob Scarabelli.

** Special get well wishes to noted broadcaster Fanny Kiefer who is recovering in hospital after a serious aneurism.

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Presenting media legend Vicki Gabereau (centre) with the Women of the Year award were Cynthia Ott (left) and Mya Dix.
Gifted publicity gals Gillian Hrankowski (left) and Deirdre Rowland spread the good word about WIFVV every day.
Producer/director Larry Sugar (left) and son J.B. Sugar chatted with Terri Tatchell who presented the Honorary Friend Award to Rainmaker's Bob Scarabelli posthumously.
All glammed up for the occasion were board member Sophie McGarry (left), past president Roslyn Muir and commmittee member Kerri Beattie.
Leo Awards producer Walter Daroshin (left) attended the VIP reception with BCIFP president Eileen Hoeter and Kodak Canada's Roger Reid.
Let's hear it for the boys. Seen in the VIP reception room were Lions Gate Studio's Peter Leitch (left), Post Modern Sound's Menashe Arbel, lawyer Arthur Evrensel and Leo Awards producer Walter Daroshin.
City TV personality and morning gal Dawn Chubai (left) cuddled up to regional vice president Brad Phillips and Colour TV host Prem Gill.
Enjoying the live music and entertainment were WIFVV members Risa Litwin Shearer (left) and Yvette Dudley Neuman.
Looking great in feathers, WIFVV President Sara McIntyre was thrilled to have CBC's Gloria Macarenko as MC for the night.
Seeing things her own way - award winner Vicki Gabereau.
Woman of the Year Award winner Vicki Gabereau dedicated her award to fellow broadcaster and North Shore gal Fanny Kiefer.


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