The champagne was flowing this month for more than just the holidays. First up it was the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 23rd annual Crystal Ball. The gala evening, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, was a true black tie affair complete with martini reception, gala dinner, auction items and the popular Cartier raffle draw. Next, it was time to pop the corks on the Veuve Cliquot as local business owners Clara and Steve Agopian celebrated the opening of their newely renovated Lugaro Jewellers in Park Royal South.
01 – BC’s newest Health Minister, Kevin Falcon, is often outspoken on many topics. This night he lends his support to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Crystal Ball.
02 – Looking ultra glam at the Crystal ball are Wear Else clothing store president and owner Zahra Mamdani, left, guest Carlene Leier and West Vancouverite Catherine Dorazio.
03 – It is always an honour to see West Vancouver’s Dr. Robert Lee and wife Lily at the Crystal Ball, both of whom are known for their genorosity and philanthropy.
04 – Supporting BC Children’s Foundation, Jill Lyall, left, and West Vancouver’s Sharlene Ludwig look anything but basic in black at the Crystal Ball.
05 – Lugaro Jewllery owners Clara and Steve Agopian welcome family, friends and VIP guests at the gala opening of their new store which features Rolex, Chopard and Omega brands, to name a few.
06 – PR gal Rhoda Rizkalla is no stranger to diamond class functions as she helps ensure the VIP treatment for all guests at the Lugaro opening.
07 – West Vancouver gals and Crystal Ball committee members Desha Sekhon, left, Indra Reicken and Sherry Doman work hard to see this glamorous evening come together to help the kids.
By Catherine Barr – Dec 3, 2009
Published in prnt by the North Shore Outlook newspaper on Dec 24, 2009