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Night at the Aquarium / Yaletown House Gala / Blo Four Seasons Opening / Actor Gordon Pinsent

Jun 13, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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The Vancouver Aquarium's signature gala fundraiser, Night at the Aquarium, was making waves last week as over 500 guests and one special V.I.B. - Very Important Beluga - were the toast of the town. The show stealing birth of a female calf to Qila on June 10th was all the talk as patrons wined and dined on fabulous food from signature Vancouver restaurants and were treated to a night of aquatic delights and maternal insights at this wonderful sea-and-be-scene event that raised over $300,000. Also last week, members of the Yaletown Lions Club welcomed international VIPs and dignitaries at the Black and White Gala. Catered by the Opus Hotel at the Vancouver Library, this elegant event was held in support of Yaletown House, an extended care facility for the elderly. Concord Pacific was also honored with an Award of Merit for their contributions to the neighbourhood. And finally, a big shout out to the gang at Blo Blow Dry Bar on the opening of their third location in the Four Seasons hotel. Even Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall had a peek in at the new hot pink palace. Congrats Jon Paul Holt - you finally got your hands on the biggest hair in town - wink.

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Gordon Pinsent and R#60003 Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent, after speaking at the Magnetic Encounters Series Celebrity Speaker engagement at Performance Works, charms everyone at a private reception at the home of Roberta Beiser.
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blo_fourseasons-4 Blo Blow Dry Bar president and CEO Judy Brooks, centre, cuddles up to realtor Alexis Palkowski, left, and Jeweliette jewellery designer Elsa Corsi at the Four Seasons' opening.
blo_fourseasons-7 Jon Paul Holt, of Avant Garde and Blo success, adds the new Four Seasons location to his repertoire of celebrity stylings.
night_aquarium Members of the Underground Circus frolick among the fishes and dishes at the Night at the Aquarium gala.
night_aquarium-13 Blair Qualey, executive director Vancouver Board of Trade, left, congratulates Aquarium gala VP Doris Gnandt and husband Erich on a successful night.
night_aquarium-3 Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan and fiance Lynn Zanatta enjoy the VIP treatment at the Night at the Aquarium gala.
night_aquarium-4 Alli Storem, left, Dominic Fielden and Josie Cowan of Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. are among the 12 Vancouver restaurants taking part in the Aquarium gala.
yaletown_house Vancouver Yaletown Lions Club president Richard Collins and Black and White gala chair Evelyn David McNulty raise funds for Yaletown House.
yaletown_house-3 Yaletown House's Carol Crichton, left, and Lynn Parkin chat with BMO's Anne Marie Meehan in the lobby of the library during the Black and White reception.
yaletown_house-4 Lions volunteers Jennifer Cruz, left, and Claire Le Lacheur welcome sponsors and guests to the formal dinner at the Black and White library gala.
yaletown_house-5 DJ and Angus Woodworth, left, join Moira Kruger of Novus in supporting the Vancouer Yaletown Lions Black and White gala and Yaletown House.



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