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Catherine Barr Vancouver Events - Easter Seals Regatta and George Hangar One Vodka Launch

Aug 27, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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Johnny Depp - eat your heart out! There's a new breed of pirate in town and they're nothing but a bunch of do-gooders. Dressed in their bucaneer best, the gang at the 18th Annual National Bank Financial Easter Seals Regatta & Festival set sail on the high seas all for the benefit of the kids at Easter Seal House Vancouver. Rolicking and rowdiness ensued back on shore as the maurauders and their mates partied in the park outside the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club sharing some sun, some fun and some rum. Congrats go to Astral Plane, a J109 skippered by Adam Korbin (see photo), for being the fastest boat and also to top fundraising skipper Rick Reynolds, of Occam’s Razor, who raised $8,800 without even making anyone walk the plank. In total, over $210,000 was raised for the kids. Great job mateys! Next, we make the switch from rum to vodka and follow the trail to Yaletown and the always trendy George Ultra Lounge where nymphs and nighties ruled at the Midsummer Night's Dream party. Prizes were handed out for best legs, best lingerie and best shoes (which went to a girl wearing plain brown boots???). But the big winner this night was the extra-exclusive, luxury brand vodka Hangar One whose luscious flavours have earned it Vodka of the Year awards from both Food & Wine and Wine & Spirits magazines. Bottoms up!

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easterseals_regatta-5749 Event manager Jen Graham, left, and committee member Kim Carlson ham it up at the Easter Seals Regatta.
easterseals_regatta-5751 Top fundraiser Elaine Reynolds, left, and PR gal Leah Carpenter cuddle up to National Bank sponsor Steven Fleckenstein at the Easter Seals Regatta.
easterseals_regatta-5754 A wild afro and a disco ball means it's party time on shore for Easter Seals Regatta guests Marie Ericson and Brent Pascall.
easterseals_regatta-5755 Pirates of the Carribbean never looked like this. Captain Adam Korbin sails the open seas at the Easter Seals Regatta alongside first mates Kim Kaplan, left, and Sunny Kerr.
easterseals_regatta-5757 Yo ho ho and a bottle of . . . Playing pirate at the Easter Seals Regatta are Matt Crowe and Catherine Ho.
george_hangarone-5762 VIPs and vodka - Lisa Malzahn, left, Carmen Vars and Meaghan Kennedy sip and sample at the Hangar One vodka night.
george_hangarone-5764 Taking home prizes for Best Dressed and Best Shoes at the George / Hangar One Vodka night are the sister act of Lila, left, and Anelore Popa.
george_hangarone-5767 Guests, like Alician Otranto, left, and Cienya Constanneau, sip orange blossom and raspberry Hangar One Vodka at the George party.
george_hangarone-5770 Banging out the beats at the George / Hangar One party is drummer and musician extraordinare, Bobby James.
george_hangarone-5772 The always amazing Grazia Cartocci and her son Pierpaolo prove why George is definitely a place where the beautiful people hang out.
george_hangarone-5775 George / Brix owner Patrick Mercer and XXXX ham it up at the back bar while guests sip and sup on the offerings at the George / Hangar One Vodka party.



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