The 16th annual Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball (formerly Diamond Ball) was held last weekend at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel. Known as one of the highest profile galas of the year, it is a see-and-be-seen event for many North Shore VIPs. This year’s focus was on childhood cancers and, in keeping with that theme, guests were treated to an evening of young entertainers including the Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble and 13 year-old Cole Armour, who has made guest appearances singing at the Ellen DeGeneres Show and various Canucks games. Overall the evening raised close to $900,000 bring the grand total to an impressive $7,700,000 dollars since it began in 1997.
01 – Gala co-chairs Alexa Ulinder Baughen and Naz Panahi wear the signature flower pins in style. Check out the improvised daffodil diamond earrings!
02 – Yacht broker David Campbell escorts the beautiful Tammy Preast, president of “Love on a Leash”, to the ball in a stunning green gown from Vetrina.
03 – North Shore golden gals Bryanna Baker, left, Elizabeth Dyer and Carey Macbeth don their yellow and black in support of cancer research.
04 – A floor length white gown is all glam on Julie Cooper as she accompanies husband Ashley Cooper, President & CEO at Paladin Security Group.
05 – Canadian Cancer Society CEO Barbara Kaminsky is so proud of this year’s turnout in support of the kids.
06 – Restaurateur Patrick Corsi and his bride to be Heather Altus will be married on June 9th this year. Congrats.
07 – West Vancouver’s Clara and Steve Agopian, of Lugaro Jewellers fame, donated one of the biggest raffle prizes of the night.
08 – Gala MC and Global TV news anchor Chris Gailus finds himself between two lovely ladies namely wife Jane Carrigan, left, and former CTV news anchor Pamela Martin who now works with Premiere Christie Clark’s office.
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By Catherine Barr – April 28, 2012
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on May 3, 2012
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