It was the place to see and be seen last week as the Mel Jr & Marty Zajac Foundation of Young Professionals held their first annual fundraiser. Held at the prestigious Vancouver Club, Novus Nights was an evening of glitz and glamour. Each level of the five floor club was magically transformed into a different theme complete with matching food and libations. A chance to network with fellow up-and-comer business minds was also part of the mix. Presented by BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais), the night also benefitted the Zajac Ranch for Children.
01 – They started setting up at the club at 9am that morning, but now, organizers Annie Cranfield, left, and Sophie Perodeau relax and enjoy the evening on the top outside deck on level 5 at Novus Nights.
02 – Absolute Elyx Vodka rep Jacob Sweetapple, left, chats with Turner Media Canada’s Craig Turner on the first floor which features live jazz piano music and more.
03 – Checking out the charcuterie buffet and classic strings ensemble on level 3 are Lee Hettig, left, Ashley Weissberg and Brad Darrid.
04 – Looking very dapper in a James Bond kind of way, Sebastian Achilles, left, Pouya Joudah and Oggy Talic discuss business at the main floor bar where the cool beats lounge is located.
05 – Finance man David Rutledge and girlfriend Abby Saltzberg make their way up the stairs towards the main ballroom as the band Hey Ocean takes the stage.
06 – Chillin’ in the vodka lounge and enjoying some deep house beats on level 4 are Devi Basran, left, and Susan Spriggs from Payfirma.
By Catherine Barr
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