It’s one of Vancouver’s most elegant black-tie affairs, and this year there was even more reason to celebrate. The 25th annual Crystal Ball gala, in support of BC Children’s Hospital, marked its’ anniversary year with a special plea to help support the development of a new BC Children’s Hospital. The ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel was transformed into a silvery wintery wonderland as guests enjoyed a champagne reception and a four course meal. Live and silent auction items were bid on to raise funds, then guests were invited to visit the specially set-up ultra lounge where dessert and disco-dancing finished off the evening in style. Congrats to everyone involved.
01 – Former news anchor and West Vancouverite Pamela Martin, left, joins Sherri Doman and Absolute Spa owner Wendy Cocchia in the lobby.
02 – Well known for their family’s philanthropy throughout Vancouver, son Lorne Segal accompanies his mom, Rosalie Segal, as guests are seated for dinner.
03 – Modelling one of the stunning diamond necklaces up for auction, beautiful Natasha Doman helps gather bids.
04 – GlobalTV news gal Jill Krop, seen here with and her favourite fireman, partner Dave Samson, does double duty this night at gala co-host.
05 – GlobalTV news’s Elaine Yong and husband Aaron McCarthur know about BC Children’s Hospital first hand. Shortly after being born, their new baby daughter Addison became the first baby to ever have a heart transplant in BC.
06 – West Vancouver businessman Salim Karim and his wife Tamee are expecting their first child next year.
07 – West Vancouver’s Ryan Beedie, seen here with wife Cindy, is president of The Beedie Group and recently donated $22 million to Simon Fraser University to establish the Beedie School of Business.
08 – Dr. Robert Lee and wife Lily, who also live in West Vancouver, are always among the most generous supporters at many gala events.
09 – West Vancouver artist Ross Penhall donates a special piece to help raise money through the gala auction.
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By Catherine Barr – Dec 1, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Dec 15, 2011
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