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Michael Bublé, Grammy Award-winning singer; Chad Kroeger, Nickelback frontman; and Treana Peake, Obakki Foundation founder

Obakki Foundation gathering raised more than $450,000 for a Ugandan resettlement camp

Some 200 guests attended the White Envelope Event at the West Vancouver waterfront home of Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake and her husband, Ryan, on August 28. The evening, which raised more than $450,000, included a backyard acoustic stage with celebrity friends, live installations from New York artists and an experience-based auction—selling only items that money can’t buy. 

Among the performances were acoustic sets by Nickelback, Barney Bentall, Dallas Green, Scott Helman, Dan Mangan and Jaydee Bublé, niece of Michael Bublé, who sang Leonard Cohens Hallelujah.

All proceeds from the White Envelope Event will provide urgently needed water, food, medical support, education and more to the 300,000 people who live in Ugandas Bidi Bidi resettlement camp, the largest in the world. Women and children make up 80 percent of the camps population.

The event was named after a white envelope anonymously slipped under the front door of Treana’s childhood home each year. She grew up in difficult circumstances, with her mother relying on the donations to pay for birthdays, Christmas and food on the table. More than 2 million people have received support through Obakki Foundation programs that can be traced back to one person’s anonymous acts of kindness.

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Ryan Peake, Nickelback guitarist; and Dallas Green, City & Colour frontman

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James Dean, Energy Recovery Solutions CEO; Amanda Tapping, director; and her husband, Allan Kovacs, builder

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Treana Peake, Obakki Foundation founder; Luisana Lopilato, actor and singer; and her husband, Michael Bublé, Grammy Award–winning singer

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Riverdale stars Camilla Mendes and Charles Melton; model Janice Alida

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Singer/songwriter Scott Helman and guitarist Callum Maudsley performed Helmans breakout single, Bungalow

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Singer/songwriter Scott Helman and guitarist Callum Maudsley performed Helman’s breakout single, “Bungalow”

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Dallas Green performs

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Victor Abass; and South Sudanese model Mari Malek

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Treana Peake, Obakki Foundation founder, speaks to the crowd

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James Madhier, The Rainmaker Enterprise founder and executive director, speaks to the crowd

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Vern Milani, Milani Plumbing, Drainage & Heating president; and John Newell, Windset Farms owner

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Laolu Senbanjo and Emmanuel Jai

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Soha Lavin, CountDown Events creative director and founder; Laolu Senbanjo; and Emmanuel Jai

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Treana Peake and the Obakki Foundation board members

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The Collective You photographers: Sam Chatterley; Andria McAulay; and founder Dennis Gocer

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Dr. Serena Khunkhun; and Dr. Arv Sooch, Nicola Wealth Management business development

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Bartenders Simon Aukett and Alex Carruthers kept guests hydrated throughout the night

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Lisa Black, mom; and Susan Bilbey, Madrona Designs owner

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Janet Allan, Microsoft senior account executive, enterprise and partner group Western Canada; Karen Krywulak; and husband Greg Krywulak, iQmetrix co-founder

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Victoria Anthony, Victoria Anthony Music YouTube singer who also sang with Pink at Rogers Arena; and her mother, Christina Anthony, Odlum Brown VP, director and portfolio manager

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Ryan Peake and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback perform

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Ryan Peake and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback perform

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Barney Bentall performs

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Dan Mangan performs

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Dan Mangan performs in the backyard

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Dan Mangan performs in the backyard

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Treana Peake takes to the stage again at the end of the night

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Chad Kroeger, Nickelback frontman; and Jaap Riemens, European exporter

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Chad Kroeger of Nickelback performs

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Treana Peake and her husband, Ryan Peake, onstage together

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Jaydee Bublé and Ryan Peake perform