The fundraiser gala was held at the Masonic Centre at 7th & Granville in Vancouver on June 2, 2007. What a classy event! They rolled out the red carpet, had complimentary valet parking, and had spared no expense on this black tie affair.
During the cocktail hour, a magician (Yurri) moved through the crowd wowing everyone, while a 6 piece ensemble played classical music. The silent auction lined the east and north walls of the ballroom, and was a crowded place all evening.
Jackie and Aidan hosted a scotch tasting bar. There were 13 whiskies to taste, with all proceeds going to the fundraiser. Whiskies included: Auchentoshan, Glenmorangie 10 and 18, Highland Park 15 and 18, Ardbeg 10, Caol Ila 15, Port Ellen 25, Glenrothes (vatted malt), and Balvenie Doublewood. The Scotch bar raised over $600 in sales, and an email auction of the left over whiskies will be conducted - contact Aidan by June 10 2007 to be included.
During dinner, local band Alma Libra played. Dinner consisted of a salad course (mixed greens with a strawberry vinaigrette dressing); soup (prawn bisque, loaded with prawns); beef tenderloin, cooked medium rare to perfection and served with a red wine reduction, potatoes O'Brian, carrots and asparagus; finished with a dessert of a pastry flute with whipped cream.
A swing band played music as the crowd danced and placed the final bids on the silent auction.
For more information on the event, or to donate to the dyslexia learning centre, please contact the Grand Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org .