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Sports for All / Hastings Park new Slots / Actor Michael Weatherly

Aug 14, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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The first annual Sports for All Players Challenge Golf Tournament took place last week with a star-studded game of golf and a fabulous opening reception courtesy of Granville Island's Blackfish Marine. Sports stars and celebs alike came out swinging for this very good cause, the proceeds of which go to support the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Also, Hastings Racecourse has been given a big facelift thanks to the gang at Great Canadian Casinos. The previously dilapidated concourse area has been transformed into a sparkling, ringing and blinging slots area complete with bar and lounge area. The opening night event was literally a circus, thanks to the performers from CircusWest and Sharon Bonner and her crew at Bright Ideas who draped the reception tent in red and purple and served drinks from behind one of the largest ice sculptured bars ever to be seen in Vancouver - very cool indeed.

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Michael_ Bojana_Andrea Actor Michael Weatherly (star of TV hit show NCIS) and finacee, Bojana Jankovic (centre), celebrate her birthday in the private Red Room at Yaletown's Goldfish restaurant as marketing manager Andrea Maglajlija joins them.
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hastingspark_slots-5720 Great Canadian Casino's Sonja Mandic, left, and PR gal Kelly Grant join VIPs at the special Hastings Racecourse opening.
hastingspark_slots-5722 Travel to each section at the Hastings Racecourse party and receive a passport stamp from a lovely lady in red - from left: Alisha Dander, Jesslyn Unwin, Lisa Cadrain and Brooke Windatt.
hastingspark_slots-5723 Hastings GM Raj Mutti, left, and Howard Blank Vice President, Media and Entertainment Great Canadian Casinos, cut the red ribbon to open the new gaming lounge.
hastingspark_slots-5732 A big cheer for Bright Ideas president Sharon Bonner whose fabulous decor and design turned the Hastings lounge party into a real circus-themed celebration.
sports_for_all-5703 Anaheim Ducks GM and former Canuck's GM Brian Burke, left, chats with sportscaster John McKeachie at the Blackfish Marine reception.
sports_for_all-5705 Filomena Nalewajek, CEO of Canuck Place, is grateful for the support of atheltes and celebrities alike at the Blackfish Marine reception.
sports_for_all-5706 VIPs like Amber Webster, left, and Olympic snowboard hopeful Alexa Loo lend their support to Canucks Place at the Blackfish Marine reception.
sports_for_all-5707 NHL and Canucks conditioning coach Peter Twist and his beautiful lady Julie Rogers raise a glass to Canucks Place at the Blackfish Marine reception.



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