Bowled over: Vancouver Leisure Society's Lawn Summer Nights, a lawn bowling tourney sponsored by KPMG and benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Canada, raised a record $135,000. The event in honour of Eva Markvoort, a friend of the founders who passed away from CF in 2010, drew a record 40 teams and 160 cool kids to Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club. Raising awareness of the inherited lung disease, pretty twentysomethings chased a white jack and each other at the old Vancouver club, similar to Toronto's Leaside Club. Not lost on any of the young players was the fact that almost half of those who die from CF are under the age of 26.
Girls hog wild: Mixing fashion, music, food and ferocious fun, yours truly crashed Harley Davidson's women-only Precious Metal shindig. Pretty in a pink pocket square, I made my way to False Creek's Salt Building for the inaugural Rethink Breast Cancer soiree. Real Housewives of Vancouver's Mary Zilba added star power to the girlie affair supporting breast cancer awareness and research.
Men on top: Pride festivities kicked off at the Loden Hotel with a cocktail party benefiting the Dr. Peter Centre. Raining gorgeous men, a gaggle of A-list gays gathered a top the hotel's penthouse for the martini mixer benefitting the West End HIV/AIDS care facility.