Galas galas everywhere. First up was North Vancouver’s Braemar elementary school where parents and friends donned Mardi Gras beads and masks to celebrate “Arti Gras”. There was music, a casino, silent auction, food, drink – and a live auction of 20 “art-irondack” chairs each painted and decorated by a classroom in the school. Overall the gang raised $22,000 – good job. Next, it was the Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree held at West Vancouverite Jack Evrensel’s fabulous Blue Water Cafe. Sushi, a live auction, raffle prizes and more helped raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.
01 – Beautiful Red Carpet Soiree co-chairs Renee Fischer and Erin Treloar welcome guests on the red carpet at Blue Water.
02 – Red Carpet Soiree volunteer Alex Cubitt peeps out from behind a pair of disco red flashing glasses as she sells raffle tickets for the night.
03 – Red Carpet Soiree past president Anita Cheng, seen here with guest Jean Paul Walden, had to forgo her duties this year as she is soon to be a new mommy. Congrats.
04 – Gala Committee members Kathryn Peck, left, and Deanna Eckstein work the bids in the room at the Red Carpet Soiree.
05 – Arti Gras volunteer Susanne Morris shows us that purple is her passion at the Braemar school fundraiser.
06 – Dolled up in party beads and pink sequin masks, Arti Gras gals Candace Walker, left, and Deanna Loychu get into the spirit of things at Braemar.
07 – Bridgitte Anderson, left, and Elly Safari aren’t masking their good time. A big round of applause for all their hard work and decorations at Braemar’s Arti Gras celebration.
By Catherine Barr – May 28, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on June 2, 2011