Nathan Fong, Passions chair and founder; and Shirley Young, Dr. Peter's mother.

Nathan Fong, Passions chair and founder; and Shirley Young, Dr. Peter's mother.

Danielle Tatarin, the Keefer Bar and Designer Cocktail Company; and Lauren Mote, Bittered Sling Extracts co-proprietor and Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar manager.

Danielle Tatarin, the Keefer Bar and Designer Cocktail Company; and Lauren Mote, Bittered Sling Extracts co-proprietor and Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar manager.

Andrew Richardson, CinCin executive chef; Alex Hon, West sous-chef; and Quang Dang, West executive chef.

Andrew Richardson, CinCin executive chef; Alex Hon, West sous-chef; and Quang Dang, West executive chef.

Alessandra Quaglia, Provence Marinaside owner and executive chef; and Sheldon Maloff, Provence Marinaside chef.

Alessandra Quaglia, Provence Marinaside owner and executive chef; and Sheldon Maloff, Provence Marinaside chef.

Maureen Bruce, volunteer; Bruce Thompson, retired; and Irene Goldstone, Dr. Peter Centre board of directors.

Maureen Bruce, volunteer; Bruce Thompson, retired; and Irene Goldstone, Dr. Peter Centre board of directors.

Event emcees Sophie Lui, Global TV; and Jonny Staub, The Beat 94.5 FM.

Event emcees Sophie Lui, Global TV; and Jonny Staub, The Beat 94.5 FM.

Grace Kim, Scotiabank manager of community engagement and sponsorship; and Dick Vollet, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation president and CEO.

Grace Kim, Scotiabank manager of community engagement and sponsorship; and Dick Vollet, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation president and CEO.

John Evans, Trilogy Group of Companies president and CEO, OPUS Hotel Group founder, and honorary director of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation; and Peter Lanfear, volunteer.

John Evans, Trilogy Group of Companies president and CEO, OPUS Hotel Group founder, and honorary director of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation; and Peter Lanfear, volunteer.

Inform Interiors owners Niels Bendtsen and Nancy Bendtsen.

Inform Interiors owners Niels Bendtsen and Nancy Bendtsen.

Alex Chen, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar executive chef; Shelley McArthur, Shelley McArthur Communications principal; and Steve Edwards, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar director of operations.

Alex Chen, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar executive chef; Shelley McArthur, Shelley McArthur Communications principal; and Steve Edwards, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar director of operations.

Scotiabank Passions: A benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
The Imperial
September 14, 2014
 

More than 300 guests attended the 11th annual Passions Gala benefiting the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. The event featured 20 of Vancouver's top restaurants and chefs, with cocktails by Lauren Mote of Bittered Sling and Danielle Tatarin of the Keefer Bar. A champagne reception kicked off the night, followed by speakers Shirley Young, Dr. Peter's mother; Nathan Fong, Passions chair and founder; and Maxine Davis, Passions executive director.

The event was emceed by Sophie Lui from Global TV and Jonny Staub from The Beat 94.5 FM. Fred Lee was the evening's auctioneer and helped to raise a record $125,000, with an array of culinary and travel silent auction items and exciting live auction packages.