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David Foster and Friends Charity Gala Events at Vancouver's River Rock Casino and Feenie's restaurant

Sep 8, 9, 10, 2006

By Catherine Barr


B.C. born composer/performer David Foster and an entourage of his famous friends descended on Vancouver last weekend for the 20th Anniversary celebration of his David Foster and Friends Charity Gala. Held for the second year in a row at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, the weekend's festivities also included an intimate VIP Dinner on Friday night at Rob Feenie's Lumiere and a Saturday night star search contest which was won by Vancouver's own Che Aimee Dorval. The foundation raises funds "to provide financial and emotional support to families of BC children who are in need of life-saving organ transplants."

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Rob Feenie's Lumiere restaurant was the scene for Friday night's pre-gala dinner.
Premier Gordon Campbell, seen here with Lumiere's dinner MC Jill Krop, presented the foundation with a cheque for $250,000 from the province.
Comedian Bill Cosby joked and laughed with everyone at Feenie's including restaurant partners David and Manjy Sidoo.
Famed American Idol contestant Clay Aiken performed at the Gala and was also a celebrity judge during the star search.
Ten time grammy winner Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds (left) and his guest joined U.K. chart topping singer Matt Goss and girlfriend/model Daisy Fuentes to partake in all of the weekend's events.
Comedian George Lopez has a lot to smile about these days after he himself received a life saving kidney transplant in 2005 - a gift of love given to him by his wife Ann.
David Foster (left) will forever be a part of the McKenna family after helping their newborn daughter receive an infant heart transplant about five years ago.
CFUN 1410 radio show host Jennifer Thomson got a cuddle from her old pal, singer and local hearthrob Michael Bublé.



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