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Hotel Georgia New Year's Eve 2006

Jan 4, 2007

By Catherine Barr


After 80 years, the landmark Vancouver Hotel Georgia has closed its doors for renovation / restoration. So what better way to say goodbye than with an all-out, whole hotel New Year's Eve ballroom blitz. "The Night the Lights Went Out at the Georgia" will be long remembered as old friends, guests, local celebs and more came out to party. Two live bands, four elegant food stations, champagne and dancing were all part of the celebration, proceeds of which go to support the Central City Foundation. The five-star facelift will take approximately 3 years to complete and will include a new hotel and 48 storey mixed commercial/residential use tower.

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West Van's David Bull (left), Kelly and Blair Wilson met with friends and family in the lobby - one of two live music rooms.
Event PR gal Bonnie Allan (left) was more than thrilled to see the proceeds of the event benefit Jennifer Johnstone's Central City Foundation for the needy.
Business in Vancouver editor and North Shore resident Tim Renshaw celebrated the New Year with wife Terri.
Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, seen here with partner Lynn Zanatta, encouraged the hotel to include a donation to the homeless as part of the party plans.
West Van gala-gala-do gal Joy Metcalfe, seen here with her husband, has many stories to tell about the hotel and its guests - wink.
West Van diamond man and Red Lion restaurant owner Gren Thomas and his lovely lady were among the many North Shore guests.
Delta Group's president Bruce Langereis and wife Diana danced and dined with VIPs as they said goodbye with a party no one will soon forget.
North Shore Outlook editor Justin Beddall and Julia Iriarte enjoyed lamb, beef, seafood and desserts to die for along with the other guests.
North Shore resident and former NHL hockey player Todd Harkins and wife Kirsten were among the local celebs in attendance.



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