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Women in Film and Video Vancouver and Rossa Affair VIP Bash

June 28, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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Hey ladies, listen up. This one's for you because last week's events were all about pure girl power. First, Women in Film and Video Vancouver (WIFVV) held their annual Spotlight Awards “Femme Fatale” Evening Gala 2007 at the Hycroft mansion. Six outstanding individuals took home honours for their creativity, both on and off the screen, at this elegant "Film Noir" themed night. Then, the trendy autoONE gallery kicked it into high gear for the YWCA and Single Mothers' Services with the opening of CLUTCH, North America’s first female-focused car dealership. This "Rossa Affair" gala, which featured CTV's Keri Adams and Senator Larry Campbell as MC's, helped raise funds from a Ferrari Testarossa Lottery with the goal of collecting over $100,000 for the cause. You go girls!

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Volunteer Ashley Clark, left, and silent auction organizer Amanda Marier sell sparkling faux diamond stud earrings, donated by Jeweliette, as a fund raiser at WIFVV.
Actress Veena Sood, of Godiva's and Hope Island fame, looks wonderful in white as she waits to MC the VIFVV awards ceremony.
Actress/comedienne Christine Lippa, left, who is also the WIFVV gala event coordinator, congratulates award recipient and fellow actress Gabrielle Rose on her Woman of the Year Award.
Rossa event gals Vanessa Wellington, left, and Megan Clendenan wear red to raise money for single mothers at the CLUTCH gala.
Salina Lo sells $100 raffle tickets at the Rossa / CLUTCH affair giving guests a chance to win a Ferrari Testarossa at the Aug. 10 draw.
Toni and Guy hairstylists Cherie Grass, left, and Ali Rasmussen are expertly coiffed in the film noir theme of things at the WIFVV gala.
Producer Jaime Lund, left, and actress Holly Eglinton enjoy canapes and conversation at the WIFVV gala reception.
WIFVV guests Margaret Lange, left, and Christine Siemens sip champagne in the gardens as they await the start of the gala awards.
Casting Workbook entrepreneurs and femme fatales Nicole Stefanopoulos, left, and Heather Hoeps partner up on the patio at the WIFVV gala.
Guests Sanjin "Sonny" Cvetkovic, left, and Mark McAlduff sip red martinis and more at the Rossa / CLUTCH gala.
Fashion designer Jason Matlo, whose exclusive creations are found locally at Leone in Sinclair Centre, is one of the many VIPs at the Rossa / CLUTCH gala.
Keeping the glasses topped up and the red martinis moving are Rossa bartenders and friends Barry McNabb, left, Tina Lieberman, Chris Walker and Josh Bligh.



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