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A4K Boxing Gala at West VAncouver's Hollyburn Country Club

Apr 4, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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Global TV sports favourite Squire Barnes got them ready to rumble this year at Hollyburn Country Club as, last Friday, the A4K (Athletics for Kids) Boxing Gala and fundraising dinner took place for the sixth straight year. A sold out event since the start, this black tie affair consists of a martini reception, steak dinner to die for and four rounds of Olympic style sanctioned boxing. Raising money for kids to play sports is the main goal - and you know this gang will be back with more next year for lucky year number seven. Congrats to all involved.

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A4K_boxing_gala2008-4875 Pamela Wright, left, supplied all the Skyy Vodka for the reception as daughter Brittney Fischer did the shaking and serving.
A4K_boxing_gala2008-4878 Lyndell Pizzacalla, left, joins realtor Ken Spong and wife Julie during the martini reception before the big fight.
A4K_boxing_gala2008-4880 A4K board member and QM/FM radio morning gal Tara McGuire, left, cuddles with retiring A4K past president Shane Collins and wife Dr. Debbie Collins.
A4K_boxing_gala2008-4881 Bobbi and Ted Slinger, of North Van's Black Bear Pub fame, enjoy a front row seat for the big match ups.
A4K_boxing_gala2008-4886 A4K co-founder and president Craig Knapton, left, entertains VIPs, like Global TV superstar and event MC Squire Barnes, at his head table.
A4K_boxing_gala2008-4890 I don't think supporter Bobby Baker, left, or A4K vice president Chris Obst have ever missed a year since the start - way to go guys.
A4K_boxing_gala2008-4893 North Vancouver boxer Mark McElligott, left, puts up his dukes and gets ready to enter the ring with event MC Squire Barnes and coach Manny Sobral, a former Super Welterweight Champion of the World.



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