The Leo Awards, BC’s version of the Oscars and Emmys, took place last weekend at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Produced by the North Shore’s own Sonny Wong and Walter Daroshin, celebrities from both TV and movies walked the red carpet in style before being honoured by their peers at the gala awards show and dinner. Star spotters, autograph hunters and paparazzi galore made this a real Hollywood in Vancouver moment to remember.
01 – Tina Thorndycraft (wife of Leo Awards producer Walter Daroshin) poses with daughter Tamara, left, and friend Maggie Hope on the red carpet.
02 – Star of Being Erica, actress Erin Karpluk, smiles for photographers with handsome actor John Cassini, of Intelligence and Robson Arms fame.
03 – Battlestar Galactica, Smallville and Stargate are all on the resume of North Shore actor Dan Payne who attends the awards with his beautiful wife Daylon.
04 – Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series goes to the very talented Gabrielle Rose.
05 – Actors Ryan Robbins, left, and Tyler Labine each take home Leos for Best Guest Performance Male in a Dramatic Series and Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series, respectively.
06 – West Vancouver’s Amanda Tapping, seen here with Leos producer Walter Daroshin, takes home the Leo for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.
07 – North Shore Comedian Gary Jones gets a night off from hosting duties to enjoy the awards ceremony with Meg Cameron.
08 – Actress Steph Song is greeted by Sonny Wong at the end of the red carpet as fans look on.
May 9, 2009 (published May 14, 2009)
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