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What's your passion? Good food? Fine wine? Or is it just a lust for life? It's a question asked every year at this time by the good folks at the Dr. Peter Centre in Vancouver whose "Passions" gala salutes the man whose very name inspires love and humanity. Born in New Westminster, Dr. Peter Jepson-Young's goal was to provide comfort care to those suffering from HIV/AIDS. He died in 1992, but not before documenting his last days as part of the 1994 Oscar-nominated "Dr. Peter Diaries". Today, the centre carries on his legacy with passion to spare. The $200 gala fundraiser featured fourteen elite city chefs, cocktails and glamorous silent auction items. Award-winning organizer Nathan Fong once again pulled off a winner as this undisputed small-gala great now looks forward to next year and its fifth anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, it's smiles all round at the Global Comedyfest, by Destination Funny, as big names play exciting venues all over the city during Sept 13-22.

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Shirley and Bob Young, Dr. Peter's parents, are always part of the remembrance celebration that is Passions.
West Vancouver's Shelby and Tommy Chong have come a long way from the 70's reefer movies of old, but are still one smoking comedy couple.
River Rock Casino's Howard Blank, left, and Destination Funny's Will Davis sport red noses in support Children's Hospital at the launch of Global Comedyfest.
Ingrid Edmunds, left, and Heather Wallace laugh it up at the launch of the Global Comedyfest in Richmond.
Global sports anchor Jay Janower and girlfriend Manique Fikar sip and sample at Passions.
CBC TV news anchor and Passions MC Gloria Macarenko, left, joins Mark Virgin and Dr. Peter Centre executive director Maxine Davis to raise AIDS awareness.
Diva at the Met chefs Louise Pickles, left, Dino Renaerts and Tyler O'Connor cook up a storm at Passions.
Crab-stuffed black squid raviolis are the exotic offerings of Grouse Mountain chef Dino Gazzola at Passions.
Wildberry bison bits entice guests at Passions thanks to Century Plaza Hotel's Alison Fraser and chef Paul Marshall.
Chambar restaurant's Paul Grunberg, left and Majestic lounge operations manager Simon Pearson-Roach are among VIPs at Passions.



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