Variety 42nd Annual Heart Awards Gala Dinner in Vancouver

The 42nd Annual Heart Awards Dinner by Variety the Children’s Charity was a glamorous night full of familiar faces from all across the North Shore. It was a tribute night filled with music, entertainment and accolades for people who give their time and dedication to an organization that we all known and love. Many of those recognized this night work behind the scenes at the annual Show of Hearts Telethon, while others were recognized for their corporate contributions and fundraising efforts. Congrats to all involved.


01 – Philanthropist and former provincial political leader Grace McCarthy, left, attends the event with husband Ray and friend Gail Honey, wife of former radio star Rick Honey.

02 – Among the evening’s award recipients is the always dashing Howard Blank, who is a Vice President of both the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and of the Variety Board of Directors.

03 – North Vancouver’s Brett Manlove, seen here with wife Brenda, knows all about the Variety Children’s Charity. As former Global TV VP, he has spent many hours tuned in with the cause.

04 – Helping out with MC duties this night are media publisher/personality Peter Legge, left, and Doug Rogers.

05 – Looking elegant for the night’s festivities are West Vancouver’s Joanne Griffiths, left, and Variety Heart Awards volunteer Arlene McDonald.

06 – North Vancouver’s Keri Nelson, left, is the 2011 Heart Award recipient. She is recognized for her 10 year dedication to many of Variety’s programs, including the Show of Hearts Telethon. Here she poses with young singing sensation Shylo Sharity who helped entertain the gala crowd.

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By Catherine Barr – June 23, 2011

Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on July 14, 2011

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