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The RMH Amazing Ukulele Club

16th annual gala raises a record-breaking $480,000

Over 430 guests attended an elegant evening October 11 to help dreams come true for the kids of Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon. Beedie was presenting sponsor for the event, held at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Guests entered the grand foyer for the cocktail reception provided by JLL. In the ballroom, they enjoyed delicious food, fine wine, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes and live entertainment all in support of seriously ill children and their families at RMH BC when they must travel far from home so their child can receive life-saving care in Vancouver. Gala emcees were Michael Newman and Kristi Gordon from Global News.

The annual A Night to Dream Gala is one of Ronald McDonald House BC’s premier fundraising events, attended by noted Vancouver business leaders and philanthropists. Ronald McDonald House BC depends on generous corporate supporters to keep B.C. and Yukon families together when it matters most. The House brings sweet dreams to 73 families each night, along with play time, family dinners and bedtime stories.

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Lindsey Turner, gala chair; and Richard Pass, Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon CEO

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Logan Lay, RMH guest; and Alexandra Thompson, Wardrobe Apparel operations director and gala committee member

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Geoff Ady and his family: Isabella, 12; mother Brigette; and RMH resident Olivia, 12

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Michael Simpson, Haywood Securities investment adviser; and James Baker, Bikers for Autism Society president and founder

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Tracey Arnish, RMH board chair; and her son, Beckett

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Kelsey Millman, Avenue PR account co-ordinator; and Gemma Bishop, Avenue PR senior account manager

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Gala emcees Michael Newman and Kristi Gordon from Global News

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Bill Maclagan, Blakes managing partner; and his wife, Jana Maclagan, Vancouver International Wine Festival gala chair

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Jeff Hume, Whistler Real Estate Company realtor; and Mike Hudson, RMH board member and former NHL hockey player

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Avenue PR’s Gemma Bishop shows off the August Family Foundation’s Ferrari

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Chuck Keeling, Great Canadian Gaming VP; and Rob Akimow, Richmond News director of advertising

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Lisa Hudson, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board chair; and her husband, Mike Hudson, former NHL hockey player and board member

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The gala committee, from left to rightAlexandra Thompson, operations director and buyer, Wardrobe Apparel; Tricia Cochran, business strategist, speaker and coach; Catherine Jones, executive vice-president of stakeholder engagement, SunPure Industries Ltd., and Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon board member; Quinten Richardson, quality assurance manager, CIBT Educational Group; Lara Howsam, producer, Global BC; Lindsey Turner, founder, Bold Ink Strategy, and chair, A Night to Dream Gala committee; Gemma Bishop, senior account manager, Avenue PR; Kristi Gordon, senior meteorologist, Global BC

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Gala emcees Michael Newman and Kristi Gordon from Global News

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RMH CEO Richard Pass

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Christie Clifford, medical technician; and Matt August, Okanagan Dream Rally organizer

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The Okanagan Dream Rally Mercedes G wagon

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Dennis Gocer and his company The Collective You photographed guests at the gala

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The Collective You provided photos for guests