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Board of Trade and Malcolm Parry 70th Birthday and Cancer Fundraiser at Beyond Ultra Lounge

Oct 25, 2006

By Catherine Barr


Three years ago, a fellow journalist and friend was diagnosed with cancer. But Malcolm Parry, whose popular Vancouver Magazine / Vancouver Sun columns were among the first of their kind, does not back away from challenges and today has bravely battled back into fine form. "Mac" was fit to be tied last Wednesday at the Century Plaza Hotel's Beyond ultra lounge where the Vancouver Board of Trade held a special cancer fundraiser and 70th birthday party in his honour. The "Up Parryscope" event was a who's who trip down memory lane where both guests, and Mac himself, got a chance to roast and toast each other till they were done - or well done in this case. Congrats to everyone involved.

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Covered in lipstick kisses, Malcolm Parry posed with blond beauties Alison Fraser (left), catering manager, Beyond co-owner Wendy Cocchia and organizer Carmen Ruiz y Laza.
Pink Luxury diamonds dealer Colin Ferguson and his twin staffers Courtney (left) and Kim Helman lent their support in the fight against cancer.
Vancouver Board of Trade, Director of Business Development, Blair Qualey joined guests Traci Myles (left) and Megan Moyle to sing "Happy Birthday".
Vancouver condo king Bob Rennie and Carol Lee were among the many VIPs who came to wish Mac well.
Computer genius Dick Hardt and artist Athena Bax are the talk of the town thanks to Mac's columns.
Mayor Sam Sullivan delivered a great roast and even brought along the fire chief to oversee a big birthday cake completedly covered in candles.



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