catherine barr

<< --- Return to Gallery Page


Jessie's Hope Society Halloween Party at West Vancouver's Mulgrave School

Oct 27, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

The North Shore Outlook is delivered to over 60,000 homes in Canada's wealthiest communities, North Vancouver and West Vancouver, every Thursday - over 60,000 issues in print.


This is a hard story to tell. Jessie Alexander is no longer wtih us because in 2002, at the age of 20, she took her own life due to the pressures of growing up, looking thin, and the resultant depression that can too easily take over in times of need. Yet, while the story is sad, the legacy is bright because in honour of her memory, a new light lives on. Jessie's Hope - A Halloween Dance, held this past weekend at Mulgrave school, is a non-profit organization that "works by helping young people cope with  the pressures of being a teenager in today's busy world". Prevention, reslience and inner strength are all part of this very worthwhile program that aims to curb eating disorders - a disease that should scare us into paying much more attention to the world around us.

Catherine Barr, Vancouver's celebrity events reporter and photographer, is supported online by CLR Communications Ltd, , and

Vancouver's best events and celebrity functions are all archived here. Vancouver pubs, clubs, nightclubs, gala events and fundraisers are included. Thanks for viewing.

Due to server capacity, you will not be able to access or click through to the larger photographs. With over 250,000 unique visits each month, our site would quickly exceed the amount of memory needed.

If you would like to receive a copy of a photograph, then please send an email and enclose the details of the event, the date, the name, the photo number and the names of the people in the photograph. Also, for security reasons, I prefer not to email copies of pictures to anyone other than the people who are actually in the photo. Thanks.

Jessie's_Hope_Halloween-1 Who's that girl? Chantale Walker, left, as Princess She-Ra, joined forces with a Madonna-like Jennifer Ricci.
Jessie's_Hope_Halloween-2 Dressed appropriately as a dragonfly, the symbol of Jessie's Hope, and Braveheart the warrior, are Jessie's parents Diana Budden and Neil Alexander.
Jessie's_Hope_Halloween-3 Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Denise O'Hare and Victor Boehm are hauntingly perfect for each other.
Jessie's_Hope_Halloween-4 North Van's Lori Villeneuve makes a perfect Pamela Anderson - even without Tommy Lee. Hubba Hubba!
Jessie's_Hope_Halloween-5 Fortunately, they're not really on strike. Handsome Richard McLaughlin, left, and Greg Mascoe are a couple of Cupe-pies.
Jessie's_Hope_Halloween-6 Cheers! Let's hear it for the motley crew of bartenders who dressed for success in honour of Jessie's Hope.



homevancouver event photosvideosvancouver newsfamous facesvancouver linksjoin catherine barrabout catherine barr

© Catherine Barr 1998-2006, All Right Reserved, Site by CLR Communications Ltd.

No part of this website or its content, photos, news stories or data may be reproduced without the express written permission
of Catherine Barr or CLR Communication Ltd.