Cat's Eye: Amica Helping Hands Gala
Remember the days of poodle skirts, drive-ins and ’50s-style rock ‘n’ roll? Then good for you Peggy Sue, because you would have fit right in at the fourth annual Amica Helping Hands Gala. Guests dressed in their nostalgic best at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to rock the night away to raise funds for the program which helps support seniors in need, especially during the upcoming holiday season where a gift basket full of food and essential items could make all the difference. Hosted by Global TV news anchor Deb Hope, the night also included live and silent auction items and Buddy Holly tribute artist Zach Stevenson.
1 Global TV news anchor Deb Hope is only too happy to help MC this fabulous event alongside Amica CEO, chairman and president Samir Manji. 2 Gala events like this are nothing without all the help of volunteers and staff. From left: Pat Bates, Carol Pedlar, Jocelyn Krul, Andrea Simoes and Pal Trehan. 3 Amica staff members Carnie Hilko and Chris Huggins dress the part in a perfect purple poodle skirt and Buddy Holly tribute suit. 4 Amica’s own Melissa Szakacs, left, and Deborah Burrowes help guests find their table for the night as everyone arrives for the big event. 5 Known for their generous philanthropy, North Vancouver’s Karim and Shala Chandani get ready to bid on some glamorous auction prizes before dinner. 6 West Vancouver financier John Jennings and his wife step out in style in support of this very worthwhile cause. 7 Also helping out are Amica’s Laura Lachambre and Walid Bazzi who both work at the Amica facility in West Vancouver.