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Absolute Spa Park Royal Opening and Bluebird Gala 60th Anniversary Arthritis Society

Oct 4, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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It was a Diamond Celebration at the Hyatt hotel this weekend as the Athritis Society (BC and Yukon Division) celebrated their 60th anniversary as a charity. Raising money for care, research and treatment for those with arthritis, the Bluebird Gala featured both a live and silent auction, VIP guests, dignitaries and live music. Congrats to all involved. Also, congratulations go out to one of West Vancouver's most dynamic business women - Wendy Cocchia, of Absolute Spa and Century Plaza Hotel fame. As of Oct 1, North Shore residents can now go to Park Royal South mall to get the same spa-tacular treatments she offers elsewhere at her other luxury lounges. Ahhhhh!

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bluebird_gala_arthri#A0001 Arthritis Society chairman Ron Emerson, left, gala chair Margaret Vanderkruyk and BC Business publisher Peter Legge chat during the reception.
bluebird_gala_arthri#A0002 Philanthropists Rosalie and Joseph Segal, Honourary Gala Chairs, were honoured at the Bluebird Gala for all their years of generosity and support.
bluebird_gala_arthri#A0003 Gabriela von Pfetten, left, director of philanthropic gifts and Pamela Gole, director external relations, helped to make the Bluebird Gala a big success.
bluebird_gala_arthri#A0004 He's BC's Doctor Swing. Dal and Muriel Richards were among the VIPs at the Bluebird Gala.
parkroyal_absolutespa-6087 Sitting by a cascading waterfall tub, West Vancouver's beautiful and talented Wendy Cocchia opens the doors to her newest Absolute Spa location at Park Royal South.
parkroyal_absolutespa-6088 Absolute Spa's Sharon Klassen, left, and Jodi Skulsky-Green serve up luxury treatments at the new $1million Park Royal location.



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