We wound down last week by attending a smattering of events around YVR, one of which was for a very worthy cause: the Looking Glass Foundation’s Annual Gala Fundraiser held at the Rocky Mountaineer Railway Station.
This special 10th anniversary event (dubbed the ‘Tickled Pink’ Gala) was stunning. The entire expanse of the station (all 20,000 square feet of it) had been transformed into a sweet rose and blush-coloured oasis complete with hundreds of twinkling lights, fuchsia accents and sparkling crystal.
As part of a select group of media invited to attend and enjoy the hour-long pre-dinner cocktail reception, we wasted no time in donning our finest attire and heading down to the venue alongside plenty other well-heeled Vancouverites.
Music wafted through the expansive space as guests made their way inside. We took our time checking out the expansive array of silent auction items up for grabs while mingling with many of the city’s movers and shakers all there to support a worthwhile endeavor: helping raise funds and celebrate the recovery of young people affected by eating disorders in BC.
After getting acquainted with a few Vancouver firefighters (on the auction block!), we perused the selection of fine wines up for grabs – nabbing a glass of sparkling to help us with our research.
More than 400 people were in attendance for the cocktail reception that preluded a decadent dinner (hosted by Pamela Martin). The sold out affair ultimately saw $360,000 raised for the foundation. Dinner sold out well in advance of the event, crafted and catered by North Vancouver’s A Movable Feast.
Fundraising aside, the biggest news broke when Looking Glass Foundation President Deborah Grimm broke some uplifting news: a property had been recently purchased and donated by a generous family to be transformed into a the foundation’s own Woodstone Residence for recovery at the Ronald McDonald House later this year.
To learn more about The Looking Glass Foundation and donate, visit them online.
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