Sweet Soiree: Ten cakes went up for auction at the 13th annual Toothfairy Gala. The sweet soiree, which included the B.C. Dental Association awards ceremony honouring the accomplishments of dentists throughout the province, saw $116,000 raised from cake sales in support of BCDA's Save a Smile (SAS) program. Since 1991, SAS has ensured kids without access to dental plan coverage receive the dental care they urgently need. Yours truly played auctioneer and toothfairy at the convention centre shindig that attracted 300 guests. Hawksworth Restaurant's layered milk chocolate and Earl Grey mousse cake fetched the evening's top bid of $13,000.
Sweet S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: Marking 40 years of helping new immigrants settle into the province, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has become one of the largest multicultural social service agencies in B.C. Co-founder and foundation CEO Maggie Ip and society chair Christine Brodie welcomed a thousand guests to the annual banquet and concert featuring some of Asia's top talents. The Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. party raised $518,000 for the agency's many programs and services.
Designing Women: Dress for Success Vancouver's IMPACT: An Event for Change brought together Vancouver's most influential community supporters for an evening of philanthropy, mixing and mingling. Gala chair Kimberley MacAulay and board chair Cindy Kaczmarek fronted the annual wingding at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Yours truly played auctioneer at the girlie gala to help improve the lives of disadvantaged women and their families by providing professional attire, mentoring and coaching programs to transition them back into the workforce. Over $75,000 was raised.
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