Lots of great events help wrap up the month of February. First, it was time for Olympic memories again, this time with the Special Olympic athletes as the Tenth Annual MotionBall was held in Vancouver. Sponsored by the young and bright minds behind Six Degrees, the event included a celebrity auction, live music and entertainment and silent auction items to help raise funds. Next, it was time for the Kronenbourg 1664 Brasserie Mystere dinner where guests were treated to a night of special brews and a gourmet meal by renown chef David Hawksworth. And lastly, it was a clear but chilly night in North Vancouver for the first ever Campfires – A Circle of Community event where families came out to enjoy live music, food, crafts and a big bonfire down at the new Ship Builders’ Square at the foot of Lonsdale.
01 – John Hibbard, left, and Dave Rae, both founders of sponsoring organization Six Degrees, join MotionBall co-founder Paul Etherington who flew out from Toronto to celebrate.
02 – Former FCV exec, now with Nike tech, Mark Starkey, left, and Kuba Lopuch, right, get Shaw TV and Urban Rush star Michael Eckford all warmed up for the celebrity auction at MotionBall.
03 – A night of food, fashion and fun are in store for the lucky bidder of a date with local model/businesswoman Mashiah Vaughn, left, and blogger/foodie Erin Ireland at MotionBall.
04 – Congratulations go to the gang at the North Vancouver Arts Office and Arts Council for putting together such a great night at Campfires – A Circle of Community. From left: stage manager Jo Dunlop, John Rice, stage MC Ian Forsyth and Linda Feil.
05 – West Vancouver’s Declan McKenna gets a chance to meet the famous Bob Baker (Squamish Ancestral name S7aplek), co-founder and Spokesperson for Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song) Dance Group right before he takes the stage at the Campfires community event.
06 – Nevada Yates Rebart, of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, helps show the kids how to make their own bug lanterns at the Campfires community event.
07 – Granville Entertainment and West Vancouver’s own Ron Orr, left, joins chef David Hawksworth, Kronenbourg 1664 beer man Nick Relph and dinner host / North Vancouverite Tim Turner at the Brasserie Mystere dinner.
By Catherine Barr – February 18, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Feb 24, 2011