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Ceili's Pub First Anniversary / Vancouver Board of Trade Chinese New Year

Jan 31, Feb 2, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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The Spirit of Vancouver’s annual Chinese New Year Gala Dinner and Celebration took place last Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Part of these celebrations also included an honour to Chinese-Canadian businessman Thomas Fung, chairman and CEO of the Fairchild Group, who was recognized with the first Spirit of Vancouver Leadership Award. Meanwhile, last Thursday, the gang at Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant was raising a pint or two with special friends in celebration of their first birthday. Located on Granville in the old Skybar space, the crew was in high spirits with live music, nibbles and lots of libations. Lastly, a big shout out to the chefs and staff at Italian Kitchen on Alberni who, during this last weekend of Dine Out Vancouver, worked absolute magic on their line. Watching these guys work is not only entertaining, but positively delicious. Ask for a bar seat, and watch them cook up a storm!

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ItalianKitchen -jan08 Mamma Mia! Chefs Erik Heck, left, and Ryan Gaultheir flank Italian Kitchen manager Robert Byford. They're the magic men behind the restaurant's new found fame.
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board_of_trade_chine#30001 Darcy Rezac, managing director of The Vancouver Board of Trade, welcomes dignitaries to the New Year Gala alongside business development director and Vancouver World Trade Centre executive director Blair Qualey.
board_of_trade_chine#30002 Wearing red roses at the New Year Gala are guests Queeney Tang and Yuki Yu.
board_of_trade_chine#30003 Karen Fan, of sponsoring Tom Lee Music, attends the New Year Gala in style.
board_of_trade_chine#30004 Looking glamorous in furs and diamonds are New Year Gala guests Yen Xu, left, and Danli Wang.
board_of_trade_chine#30005 Flair bartender Shawn adds his own style to the New Year Gala celebrations in the Mosaic lounge of hte Hyatt.
ceilis_first_birthday_002 Ceili's birthday party organizers Sarah Curnew, left, and Lisa Caruso celebrate one year.
ceilis_first_birthday_003 Keeping guests well-watered at the Ceili's party are bartenders Jenny Tangjerd and Miles Boisselle.
ceilis_first_birthday_004 Ceili's GM Mark Reid starts off two days of parties to mark the location's first birthday.
ceilis_first_birthday_005 Ceili's birthday guests Nicole Dobernig and Don DeCotiis are among the VIPs in attendance.
ceilis_first_birthday_009 It's a pint and a smile from Ceili's staffers Devron Hardy, left, Ryan McLeod and Andi Caruso.



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