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Volkswagen Ultimate Shoot-Out Vancouver 2007 and Exotic Wines for Leukemia

Sep 6 and 7, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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You should have seen the confused look on the faces of cruise ship passengers as they set sail from Canada Place last Friday night, sailing out past a floating golf green and three levels of cheering fans. The 2007 Volkswagen Ultimate Shoot-Out Vancouver is in its third year and is always a big draw for celebs and sporting fans alike. Brainchild of Jon Curleigh (Pursuit Productions) and Kyle Washington (Seaspan Washington Marine), this year included team events as well as the main event where one lucky winner walked away with a new 2007 Passat. Also scoring big this week were friends Betina Schonberger and Philippa Green who are in a race to save lives. The gals held an Exotic Wines of the World tasting and auction at Monk McQueens to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphona Society as part of their Team in Training - the world's largest endurance sports training and marathon fundraiser program.

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Betina Schonberger, left, and Philippa Green, seen here at Monk's, are off to Maui on Sept 16 to run the Maui Marathon for leukemia in support of their many friends and family.
Chef Ryan Zuvich, left, seen here with girlfriend Heather Mink at Monk's, will soon be cooking at his new restaurant on Homer called Plan B.
Singer Leslie Harris, of Les is More, takes a break at Monk's while volunteer Joanne Turner, who will run her marathon in San Francisco, gets ready to hand out some prizes.
Monk McQueen's chef Jeff Batt and volunteer Kirsten Bowles show off some haute hors d'oevers at the leukemia fundraiser.
Helping support a cure for leukemia are Emma Galloway, left, her survivor dad Doug and friend Katie Toews

Volkswagen Canada's Paul Gommerman, left, and auto writer Andrew McCredie cheer from the VIP balcony seats at Ultimate Shootout.

Former Toronto and Vancouver NHL coach Pat Quinn, left, watches the golf from Colin Ferguson's VIP Carats Diamond tent.
Marcus Naslund, left, and Colin Ferguson of Carats.
Vancouver Canuck's star Marcus Naslund hasn't put the clubs away just yet as he takes a shot at the green at the Ultimate Shootout.
Beautiful Janell Washington, wife of Washington Marine's Kyle Washington, cheers with friends at the Ultimate Shootout VIP tent for Bruce Langereis, developer of Residences at Hotel Georgia, and the rest of his team who finished second.
Urban Rush host Michael Eckford, wife Shanni, left, and co-host Fiona Forbes putter around the VIP patio at Utimate Shootout.
Double bogey for sure. Twin brothers Jon, left, and James Curleigh are the men behind Pursuit Productions and this fabulous glam golf event.



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