The Whistler Film Fest is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year – and what better way than with their annual gala fundraiser called “Soiree”. Held at Vancouver’s stylish waterfront Nu restaurant, the night included red carpet arrivals, decadent food and live music. Also, the Beach House restaurant in West Vancouver welcomed summer with a special Hawaiian Luau night featuring live entertainment, a bountiful buffet and dancing till late. Aloha!
01 – Vancouver actor Paul Duchart, left, and teen heartthrob Zac Efron could be found all over West Vancouver when filming their upcoming flick “Charlie St. Cloud”. Look for them both later this month when the movie premieres at the end of July.
02 – Whistler Film Festival co-founder Shauna Hardy Mishaw sparkles in the sunlight next to BrightLight Pictures partner/producer Shawn Williamson.
03 – Hunky Vancouver actors Tygh Runyan, left, Michael Eklund and Ben Cotton wave to fans as they arrive on the red carpet at Soiree film fest gala.
04 – Beach House restaurant executive chef James Hodgins isn’t just a good cook, he’s a bit of an artist too creating a beautiful carved fruit table that was so beautiful it was a shame to eat it.
05 – Swimsuit designer Anna Kostorova and accountant to the stars Neal Clarance are among the VIPs at the Soiree film fest gala.
06 – Taking control of the microphone as the evening’s emcee is ET Canada personality Erin Cebula.
07 – Paul Latta and his Polynesian dancers delighted the Beach House guests with hula performances, some comedy and a spectacular live fire dance at dusk.
By Catherine Barr – July 2, 2010
As seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on July 15, 2010