July 13, 2024

Fred Lee’s weekly take a look at the movers and shakers round city

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RAPTORS RAPTURE: B.C. Girls’s Hospital champion and at-home Sparkle occasion founder Zahra Salisbury enlisted gal friends Anna Bosa and Monica Soprovich to chair this yr’s B.C. Girls’s Well being Basis profit.

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Renamed Dazzling Love, attendees demonstrated that in spades, producing greater than $425,000 for a new child screening program at B.C. Girls’s Hospital. 100 well-heeled company shelled out $1,500 every to attend the luxurious David Hawksworth-catered home occasion in West Vancouver.

Hosted by Shirin and Oliver Bock, the couple opened their simply accomplished waterfront house to a powerful group of trade leaders and philanthropists who made the hospital hootenanny. They included Paulo and Clara Aquilini, Sean and Saeedeh Salem, Hamid and Arya Eshghi, David and Christie Garofalo, Vern and Nicole Milani, Paul and Devina Zalesky, David and Jill Lyall, Martin and Michelle Weinberg, Lorne and Melita Segal, Richard Jaffray,Chris Catliffe, Jill Schnarr, Christi Yassin, Clara Agopian, Jacqui Prokopanko, and Annabel St. John.

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Held on the identical night time because the NBA Finals, the fundraiser shortly turned a viewing occasion. The formal program took a pause whereas attendees’ consideration have been glued to the huge wall mounted tv to catch the ultimate quarter of Recreation 6 between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. Fundraising festivities would resume following Toronto’s triumphant win.

The historic championship bolstered occasion spirits. Celebratory bubbles flowed as freely as money donations. The Bocks would lead the cost with an $80,000 reward. Others would observe go well with resulting in the report haul for B.C. Girls’s annual summer season soirée. Everybody was rewarded with a particular efficiency by Canadian musician Gowan. The 80s sensation performed his best hits to cap off a most memorable night time.

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80s sensation Gowan performed at Oliver Bock’s West Vancouver house party benefitting B.C. Women’s Health Foundation. Photo: Fred Lee.
80s sensation Gowan carried out at Oliver Bock’s West Vancouver home occasion benefitting B.C. Girls’s Well being Basis. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Le Vieux Pin and LaStella Winery principal Saeedeh Salem were among the influential one hundred that attended the B.C. Women’s Health Foundation fundraiser at Shirin Bock’s spectacular waterfront home. Photo: Fred Lee.
Le Vieux Pin and LaStella Vineyard principal Saeedeh Salem have been among the many influential 100 that attended the B.C. Girls’s Well being Basis fundraiser at Shirin Bock’s spectacular waterfront house. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

Clara and Paolo Aquilini and Christie Garofalo have been amongst hospital benefactors that contributed to B.C. Girls’s new child screening program. Photograph: Fred Lee.

B.C. Women’s Health Foundation CEO Genessa Greening and chief strategy officer Jennifer Murtagh saw $425,000 raised at their Dazzling Love house party. Photo: Fred Lee.
B.C. Girls’s Well being Basis CEO Genessa Greening and chief technique officer Jennifer Murtagh noticed $425,000 raised at their Dazzling Love home occasion. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
AllWest Insurance’s Paul and Devina Zalesky flew back from New York to support their neighbour’s The Bock’s hospital fundraiser. Photo: Fred Lee.
AllWest Insurance coverage’s Paul and Devina Zalesky flew again from New York to help their neighbour’s The Bock’s hospital fundraiser. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Michelle Weinberg and Melita Segal were among 100 guests that supported the purchase of a new state of the art screening equipment for newborns. Photo: Fred Lee.
Michelle Weinberg and Melita Segal have been amongst 100 company that supported the acquisition of a brand new cutting-edge screening gear for newborns. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

Richmond Hospital Basis golf match

TEEING OFF FOR HEALTH CARE: A drive for higher well being care additionally noticed the Richmond Hospital Basis financial institution $288,000 from their newest efforts. A full discipline of gamers — donors, sponsors, and group champions — got here collectively for the hospital’s annual golf match. Sponsored by ASPAC and held at Richmond’s Golf and Nation Membership, committee chair Iain Hunt welcomed gamers and non-players to the sun-filled day of camaraderie and philanthropy.

Following the day of golf, gamers have been met by non-players on the clubhouse’s nineteenth gap the place an awards banquet and host of fundraising video games awaited. The fund-a-need portion of this yr’s occasion targeted on the Richmond Hospital Intensive Care Unit and the pressing want for brand new kidney machines. Presents from the room would finally seal the acquisition of two new-state of the artwork kidney machines. Buying outright one of many two life-saving machines for the hospital have been longtime supporters Michele Cupit and Lisa Greczmiel.

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Their beneficiant reward got here on the heels of one other transformative reward of $5 million the native household lately gave to go towards the development of latest working rooms, to be named the Greczmiel Household Surgical Centre, to be housed in Richmond Hospital’s new acute care tower.

“A really massive thanks to all of our beneficiant sponsors, distributors and donors whose contributions helped us surpass final yr’s report complete,” stated Hunt. “The dedication we witnessed this yr, and yearly speaks to the position that native well being care performs in all of our lives and the significance we connect to it.”

Teck Resources Chad Pederson, Cleantech’s Iain Hunt, Richmond Hospital Foundation board chair Nelson Kwan fronted the annual charity golf tournament at Richmond Golf and Country Club. Photo: Fred Lee.
Teck Sources Chad Pederson, Cleantech’s Iain Hunt, Richmond Hospital Basis board chair Nelson Kwan fronted the annual charity golf match at Richmond Golf and Nation Membership. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
CARE GIVERS: Michele Cupit and Lisa Greczmiel continued their giving ways following a transformational $5 million gift to Richmond Hospital and new surgical centre. At the golf tourney, they would purchase a new kidney machine for the hospital. Photo: Fred Lee.
CARE GIVERS: Michele Cupit and Lisa Greczmiel continued their giving methods following a transformational $5 million reward to Richmond Hospital and new surgical centre. On the golf tourney, they’d buy a brand new kidney machine for the hospital. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Richmond Hospital Foundation board member Harold Goodwyn and his wife Leanne hit the fairways and post tourney dinner to support local health care in their community. Photo: Fred Lee.
Richmond Hospital Basis board member Harold Goodwyn and his spouse Leanne hit the fairways and put up tourney dinner to help native well being care of their group. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

First United Church Golf for the Homeless

TAKING A SWING AT HOMELESSNESS: One other sellout, 144 gamers of all skills took within the Golf for the Homeless charity golf match in help of First United Church and its work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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Created by Rev. Bob Burrows and social employee David Kimpton, this yr’s twelfth staging led by Elizabeth Kerklaan and Joanne Barker would internet a report $110,000 to assist the much less lucky in one of many nation’s poorest neighbourhoods. As at all times the occasion is a significant church fundraiser to help the work First United offers to the world’s down and out. They embrace meals, well being care, authorized advocacy, social housing and emergency shelter.

With information Vancouver’s homeless rely is at an all-time excessive, First United individuals hit the greens of the College Golf Course to make some inexperienced. Fundraising video games of probability, food and drinks at numerous holes and a fun-filled night time again on the clubhouse fuelled individuals.

Greeting everybody was First United’s Rev. Carmen Lansdowne. She together with former CBC Radio frontman Rick Cluff presided over the fundraising dinner, whereas yours really dealt with the public sale duties. Connecting with church shoppers, volunteers and ministry employees, company finally opened their hearts and wallets, ensuing within the record-setting haul. Since its inception, the divine day of golf and inspiration has raised greater than $700,000 for First United Church.

Former First United Church staffer turned Vancouver City Councilor Christine Boyle joined Golf for the Homeless founder Rev Bob Burrows at the event’s 12th staging. Photo: Fred Lee.
Former First United Church staffer turned Vancouver Metropolis Councilor Christine Boyle joined Golf for the Homeless founder Rev Bob Burrows on the occasion’s twelfth staging. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
A sell-out, co-chairs Elizabeth Kerklaan and Jessica Walden were delighted with this year’s response to the community ministry’s flagship fundraiser. Photo: Fred Lee.
A sell-out, co-chairs Elizabeth Kerklaan and Jessica Walden have been delighted with this yr’s response to the group ministry’s flagship fundraiser. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
CHURCH SERVICE: Rev. Carmen Lansdowne and Rick Cluff presided over the Golf for the Homeless event. The tournament and dinner would net $110,000 for First United to support the less fortunate in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Photo: Fred Lee.
CHURCH SERVICE: Rev. Carmen Lansdowne and Rick Cluff presided over the Golf for the Homeless occasion. The match and dinner would internet $110,000 for First United to help the much less lucky in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
First United Church Shelter Manager George Flett, tournament co-chair Joanne Barker and event sponsor Michael Lansky of Terra Breads looked to support a growing number of homeless people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Photo: Fred Lee.
First United Church Shelter Supervisor George Flett, match co-chair Joanne Barker and occasion sponsor Michael Lansky of Terra Breads appeared to help a rising variety of homeless individuals in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
WINNING FOURSOME: Jill Davies, Meryl Begert, Lianne Gulka and Carol Mothersill were this year’s top ladies foursome at the annual Golf for the Homeless tournament held at the University Golf Course. Photo: Fred Lee.
WINNING FOURSOME: Jill Davies, Meryl Begert, Lianne Gulka and Carol Mothersill have been this yr’s high girls foursome on the annual Golf for the Homeless match held on the College Golf Course. Photograph: Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

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