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Playboy Golf / Vancouver Music Industry Awards / Hangar One Vodka / Aston Martin Launch

July 25, 26, 27, 28, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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Sarah McLachlan, Bruce Allen, Red Robinson and Mike Reno were just some of the famous faces seen in Gastown last week as the third annual Vancouver Music Industry Gala and Golf Tournament took place. Canvas Lounge played host to the heavies as invited guests and VIPs got together and raised over $50,000 for the Sarah McLachlan Foundation. On a totally different note, the Playboy Golf tournament also swung into town with an A-List of bachelors and a bevy of local beauties who played along as caddies the next day at UBC. Also present were real, bona fide bunnies who hopped to it and, needless to say, provided a couple of really big . . . hits. And lastly, big congrats to two luxury brands who hit the market last week with a pair of decadent launches. MCL motor cars and Aston Martin premiered their all-new Aston Martin DBS vehicles and showroom on Burrard street with a 200+ guest list and flowing champagne. Also, it was a toast to the coast at chef Gord Martin's Bin 942 as premium California-made Hangar One Vodka made a big splash. Made with to-die-for flavours of kaffir lime and orange blossom, it's easy to see why this vodka has taken over L.A. and Las Vegas by storm.

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HangarOneLaunch-jul08 Hangar One Vodka, the best premium vodka ever to hit the market, is now available in Canada thanks to Freehouse partner Ted Latimer, left, businessman Craig Turner and Bin 941/942 chef Gord Martin.
astonmartin-5654 Jennifer Stead and Andrea Kezama, of Lavish accessories, know that a good handbag and jewellery are just as important as a good Aston Martin.
astonmartin-5656 Time for champagne and cupcakes at the Aston Martin luxury launch thanks to MCL's Christine Smalley.
playboygolf-5616 Esso businessman Karim Chandani, left, organizer Traci Myles and Playboy Golf president Ajay Pathak pose at the Ocean Club.
playboygolf-5619 Toronto born Tailor James, left, was a Playboy centerfold in July 2003 while Newport Beach's Dalene Kurtis was Playmate of the Year in 2002.
playboygolf-5626 Morgan Twitchell, left, and Channa Champagne are two of the local participants of the Playboy Girlf of Golf contest.
playboygolf-5632 Girls of Playboy Golf's Sarah Porchetta, left, and Stephanie Amenta cuddle up to Ocean Club owner Dave Kershaw.
vancouvermusicindustry0008 The incomparable Red Robinson, seen here with wife Carole, is now a recipient of the Bruce Allen/Sam Feldman Legend Award, as well as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
vancouvermusicindustry0009 Grammy award-winning singer Sarah McLachlan and superagent Bruce Allen are among the VIPs at the Vancouver Music Industry Gala.
vancouvermusicindustry0010 The kid is hot tonight, and every night. Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno, seen here with singer Catherine St. Germain, has still got what it takes at the Vancouver Music Industry Gala.
vancouvermusicindustry0011 Christine Mackintosh, left, and Erin Bishop perform at the Vancouver Music Industry Gala with their group Aliqua, who has just signed with Nettwerk records.



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