Cat's Eye: Rockin' for Research
Flappers and fringes, jazz and joviality. It was time to put your best foot forward this month for the 13th annual Rockin’ for Research, a Great Gatsby-themed gala night benefiting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). This perennial event was founded by local rock band Loverboy in an effort to find a cure for Type 1 juvenile diabetes. Today, it is one of Vancouver’s premiere charity nights. Also honoured at this year’s gala were media companies Canada Wide, CTV, Global TV, The Georgia Straight and our own Black Press, which was recognized for its support of JDRF and its overall philanthropic giving.
1 Black Press senior VP Candy Hodson and husband Peter sit at the head table where she was later recognized, along with fellow media publishers, for their philanthropic support of JDRF. 2 Upping the bids and keeping an eye on the silent auction items is Alanna Pearce. 3 Hot stuff! JDRF gala chair Mary Jane Devine poses with members of the fire department as they are auctioned off as part of a fabulous dinner and dine package during the live auction. 4 North Vancouver comedian/weatherman Marke Driesschen, seen here with wife Amanda, is a longtime supporter of Rockin’ for Research who is happy to MC the big event. 5 Craftsman Collision president and owner Bill Hatswell is pictured here with the stunning Venice Fru. Craftsman Collision was one of the major sponsors. 6 Lugaro jewelers Steven and Clara Agopian are among the North Shore VIPs in attendance.