Various events and fundraisers taking place this week have kept things busy across the North Shore. First up, friends, family and colleagues of North Vancouverites Pat and Sam Sullivan packed Seymour’s Pub on April 4 for the third annual Team Finn Wine Festival. The Sullivan’s three-year-old son Finn passed away in 2008 from a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Since then, the North Shore community has rallied around the family, helping them raise $1.2 million for the BC Cancer Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital. Next, it was time to reopen a classic as North Vancouver’s Filippone family celebrated the re-opening of the legendary Penthouse lounge and club. And last, but not least, two Mulgrave students hit the books for a very good Canucks cause. Also big thank you to Maria for her contributions this week.
01 – North Vancouver’s Seymour’s Pub owners Ray and Teri Short – three-time hosts of the Team Finn Wine Festival – are staunch supporters of the Sullivan family.
02 – BC Public Guardian and Trustee solicitor and Team Finn rider Kimberley Norris, left, and friend Marie-Claire Himschoot get caught up in the festive décor of the wine festival.
03 – Finn’s parents, Pat and Sam Sullivan, are overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the community through the donation of wine, food and auction items for the Team Finn Wine Festival.
04 – For the third year running, brother and sister Armaan and Ameeqa Ali have been the driving force behind large-scale book donations to the Canucks Family Education Centre. They are expected to bring in around 4,000 books this year alone.
05 – Rock and roller Red Robinson, left, joins Penthouse proprietor Danny Filippone at the grand re-opening party of his legendary lounge.
06 – Jacqueline Filippone looks glam among all the feathers and sequins as she poses with the showgirls of the Penthouse lounge at the grand re-opening party.
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By Catherine Barr – April, 2012
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on April 12, 2012
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