CAT'S EYE:The Arthritis Society’s 2011 Bluebird Gala
The holiday gala season would not be complete without The Arthritis Society’s 2011 Bluebird Gala. Sponsored by Scotiabank the gala-style cocktail reception raised over $120,000. Entertainment for the night included music groups “LesIsMore” and “Van Django.” Comedian Patrick Maliha had everyone giggling as he sported a “Movember to remember” moustache for extra effect. Also last month, Canadian journalism icon Allan Fotheringham held a special private reception for friends and family for the launch of his newest book – a collection of memories entitled Boy From Nowhere – A Life in Ninety-One Countries. With some tell-all secrets from the past, and a warning for the future, this book is a must read.
1) Allan Fotheringham, aka. Dr. Foth, is surrounded by family and friends for the launch of his newest book of memoirs. Seen here with granddaughter Quinn, he presents a special book to each of his grandchildren. 2) Also in attendance at the Allan Fotheringham book launch are son-in-law Bill Juhasz, left, and son Kip Fotheringham. 3) Nancy Roper, executive director The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division, chats with Michael Leland, communications manager, as guests arrive for the gala. 4) David Poole, Scotiabank senior vice-president BC & Yukon region, and Michelle Henderson, Scotiabank manager community engagement, are generous sponsors of this evening’s Arthritis gala. 5) Musical entertainment for the Bluebird Gala is provided by LesIsMore, featuring Curtis DeBray, left, and lead singer Leslie Harris. 6) Looking stunning in an elegant “bluebird” gown, North Vancouver’s Brenda Manlove accompanies media executive hubby Brent to the gala reception. 7) Don’t worry, comedian Patrick Maliha’s “Movember” moustache is supposed to look funny. He got extra mileage out of the facial prop during his hilarious segment at the Bluebird gala. 8) Bluebird gala MC and GlobalBC TV news anchor Sophie Lui checks out the auction bids with board of director’s chairman Drew McArthur.