Two great nights highlight last week’s events and activities. First, it was time to dress to the nines with the parents and friends of North Vancouver’s Sutherland Secondary school for their first ever Starry Nights Black and White Gala. Designed as a fundraiser for the school and the primary feeder schools, this elegant evening was held at North Vancouver’s Le Bistro Chez Michel and featured silent and live auction items and a chance to dance the night away to a live band. Next, it was the gang at North Vancouver’s Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering who put on the ritz for foodie fans to come sip and sample. The affable kitchen crew cooked up a storm designed to showcase both their location and their talents in a delightful and delicious afternoon reception. And while I’m already a pretty good little cook, I plan on going back for one of their fabulous cooking classes very soon.
01 – Manning the live auction and cashier tables for Starry Nights are gala team members Susan Rysstad, left, gala coordinator Sue Woolley and Kathie Boyd.
02 – With great items like artwork by West Vancouver’s Daniel Izzard and Arts Club Theatre tickets to “Hairspray”, Starry Nights auctioneer and MC Jamie Edwards keeps the bids coming.
03 – Checking in to the Starry Night Gala? Make sure and see Anne Zubaidi, left, and Julie Anderson for your table assignment and bidding paddle.
04 – Parent Advisory Council (PAC) chair and former West Vancouver Parks and Rec director Kevin Pike takes in the Starry Night Gala with wife Margo Gram, left, and event committee gals Tricia Ramsey and Rachel MacAulay.
05 – International Special Events Society (ISES) members Heather Baker, left, of Amaryllis Events and friend Tania Newman, of ChairDecor Etc., drop by Louis Gervais for a taste of fun.
06 – Go see Louis Gervais bistro manager Heather “Goldie” Goldsworthy during lunch for one of their tasty specials.
07 – Looking beautiful in blue, sales and event manager Heather Wright helps chefs Bernard DesLaurier, left, and business owner Louis Gervais with their recipe for success.
By Catherine Barr – April 27 & 30, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on May 5, 2011