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Ronald McDonald House 25th Anniversary James Bond GAla and FMA BC Fashion Week Gala

Oct 4, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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It was a 25th anniversary celebration like no other this past weekend at the Rocky Mountaineer Station as guests gathered to toast the success of "The House the Love Built." Ronald McDonald House BC provides a safe, secure, home-away-from-home for seriously ill children and their families while they receive medical treatment in Vancouver at BC Children’s Hospital. Described as a haven for many who need the support and hospice that this organization provides - it is a godsend for those in need. Celebrating in James Bond style, the evening also featured play gambling tables and fabulous auction items as well as amazing circus ribbon aerial performers. Congrats to all involved. Also, wrapping up BC Fashion Week, the gang at Arc2 Intertainment celebrated with a gala extravaganza evening at the Centre for Performing Arts. The Sky 360 - FMA (Fashion Music Arts) Gala recreated the old-fashioned glamour days of jet-set travel in support of Canadian Make Poverty History. Designers like Evan & Dean, Calvin Klein, Anna Kosturova, Agent Provocateur and Betsy Johnson were featured in an evening of glamour that continued well into the wee hours of the night.

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FMA_fashionweek-6071 Dressed in stewardess costumes, models Lorelei Lambert, left, and Sarah Shiu chat live on camera with ArcTV host Lisa Ciniglio at FMA.
FMA_fashionweek-6074 Fashion designer to the stars Jason Matlo, right, and partner Tommy Gil-Martin, make a grand entrance at the FMA gala.
FMA_fashionweek-6075 Working behind the scenes in the "creative kitchen" at Arc2 Intertainment and the FMA gala are Ken Kirby, Tom Halford, Roderick Scobie and Curry Hitchborn.
ronald_mcdonald_house-6103 Dressed as Bond girl and boy, Parisa Kasaei and Jeremy Irla help sell raffle tickets at the James Bond gala.
ronald_mcdonald_house-6104 Place it on 007 to win. Joyce Suen tries her hand at a little roulette at the Ronald McDonald House James Bond gala.
ronald_mcdonald_house-6105 Global TV's own weathergirl Kristi Gordon and morning news anchor Steve Darling play hosts at the James Bond gala.
ronald_mcdonald_house-6108 Ronald McDonald House director Gary Segal, left, joins chairman Peter Snell and wife Cari during the gala reception.
ronald_mcdonald_house-6111 Goldfinger's got nothing on these gals. Ronald McDonald House volunteers Lindsay Causey, left, and Shannon Gibson play up the James Bond theme beautifully.
ronald_mcdonald_house-6112 Bidding on auction items in support of Ronald McDonald House are friends Jennifer Longworth, left, Lara Johnson and Tracey Rossignol.
ronald_mcdonald_house-6114 When you want your own handsome Bond men behind the bar, hire School of Mix Bartenders Jayden Grundy, left, Benjamin Arthur and Nik Markovina - meow!



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