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Sir Tom Jones and Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder and Army & Navy CEO

Special guest Sir Tom Jones helps raise $700,000 for Vancouver's most vulnerable

Over 240 business, community and social leaders attended the 28th annual Face the World gala at Jacqui Cohen’s Point Grey waterfront home with special guest and legendary singer Sir Tom Jones. The event, held on June 4, raised more than $700,000 for organizations that assist Vancouver’s most vulnerable.

Guests entered the driveway to a Verve Clicquot reception, before making their way into the main house and outdoor dining room on top of the swimming pool. Masters of ceremonies for the evening were Face the World Foundation board member Jill Killeen and broadcaster Mike Killeen. Dinner, presented by Gotham Steakhouse, was followed by a live auction and dancing to the music of Dr. Strangelove.

Over 27 years, Face the World has raised more than $18 million, which has been distributed to local charitable organizations with a focus on children, women and seniors.

 

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Mel Zajac, The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation founder; and his wife, Wendy Zajac

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Kasondra Cohen, Face of Today founder; and her fiancé, Marcus Rambold

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Kevin Chase, stylist; and Christi Darbyshire

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Canucks Autism Network founders Paolo Aquilini, Aquilini Investment Group managing partner; and his wife, Clara Aquilini 

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Jill Killeen, Killeen Communications principal; and her husband, Mike Killeen, veteran broadcaster

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Leonard Schein, Cancer Prevention Centre campaign chair; Jessica Taylor, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP lawyer; and Neil Aisenstat, Hy’s of Canada president and CEO

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Saeedeh Salem and Sean Salem, Le Vieux Pin and LaStella winery principals

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Matt Sacca, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas senior executive host

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Kim Spencer-Nairn, Capture Photography Festival founder and executive director; and Eric Savics, Tantalus Vineyards proprietor

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Blaine Culling, Granville Entertainment Group owner and president; Elisia Friedman, Amika Hair Care stylist; and Justus Parmar, The Parmar Group founder

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Dennis Wasylenko and Simon Cooksley, partners in Simon Cooksley Design Inc, responsible for designing the Face the World galas

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Joy McPhail, OUTtv chair and former MLA; and her husband James Shavick, Shavick Entertainment CEO

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Natalie and Amar Doman, The Futura Corporation founder

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Aiya Feldman; her dad, Sam Feldman, The Feldman Agency founder; and his wife, Janet

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Bruce Orr, Face of Today board member; and his wife, Ginny Orr

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Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder; Sir Tom Jones, singer; and Kasondra Cohen-Herrendorf, Face of Today founder

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Rick Bourne, Langara Fishing Adventures president; and his wife, Dana Bourne

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Janelle Washington, Washington Kids Foundation vice-chair; Scott Menke, Paragon Gaming co-founder and CEO; and Natalie Doman

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Richard Jaffray, Cactus Club Cafe founder and CEO; and Umberto Menghi, Il Gardino di Umberto owner and chef

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Russell Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth Architectire Inc. principal; Cori Creed, Canadian painter who donated her work to the auction; and her husband, Craig Cameron, West Vancouver city councillor

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Nicole Harvie, CTV Vancouver makeup director;and Fiona Forbes, TV personality 

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Frank Palmer, DDB Canada chairman and CEO; and his wife, Marika Palmer

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Zahra Salisbury, Pacific Reach director; and Manuel Bernaschek, Showcase Piano owner and Stefano Ricci Vancouver president

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Nicole Harvie, CTV Vancouver makeup director; and Pamela Martin, BC Liberal Party director of engagement

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Feizal Virani, designer; Mike Killeen, veteran broadcaster; Jill Killeen, Killeen Communications principal; and Bruce Orr, Face of the World board member

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Sir Tom Jones and Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder

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Fiona Forbes, TV personality; Mark Woodward, Sir Tom Jones's son; Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder; Sir Tom Jones, singer; Chloé Morgan, DJ; and Simon Cooksley, Face the World event designer

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Saeedeh Salem, Le Vieux Pin and LaStella winery owner; and Chloé Morgan, DJ

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Face the World reception

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Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder; and Sir Tom Jones, singer

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Face the World dinner

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Face the World dinner

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Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder, speaks to guests

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Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder, speaks to guests

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Jacqui Cohen, Face the World founder, speaks to guests

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Guests danced to the music of Dr. Strangelove after dinner