A new hotel, a new restaurant and a new art opening help wrap up the month of March and a busy Easter weekend filled with activities. First, it was a special private party to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new East Side Mario’s Restaurant and Lounge in the Lonsdale Quay. Food and festivities helped raise funds for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Next, it was an Easter visit to the new Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier at the foot of Lonsdale which features a fabulous chic ultra lounge/restaurant and some of the best view banquet space on the North Shore. And, to wrap up the month, artist Tanya Slingsby’s hosted many North Shore guests at the opening of her “Arcana” art exhibit at her east side atelier.
01 – Artist Tanya Slingsby’s “Arcana” creation are well worth a visit to her atelier.
02 – Pinnacle Hotel’s group sales manager Christie McJannet and executive chef Brian Fodor take pride in their new property and in new menus which feature fresh dungeness crab.
03 – Checking in guests with a warm welcome are Pinnacle Hotel’s Mallory Watt and guests services manager Brendan Stonestreet who both hail from the North Shore.
04 – Choosing colourful Easter flowers are just one of the many talents of Pinnacle Hotel conference services manager Norma Bogart whose banquet rooms feature views to die for.
05 – Outlook sales manager Greg Laviolette, left, is welcomed by East Side Mario’s owners Antonio Simoes and owner/GM Raj Khaira to the VIP opening party.
06 – Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Rebecca James, left, and Joanne McLellan express their gratitude to East Side Mario’s Jennifer Domansky for their opening night donation.
07 – In attendance at the opening of the Slingsby art preview are West Vancouver’s John and Anne Green, left, North Van artist Miriam Aroeste and guest Ian Tootill.
By Catherine Barr – April 5, 2010
Published in print by the North Shore Outlook on April 8, 2010