The Deighton Cup
Hastings Racetrack
July 16, 2016

This year's Deighton Cup attracted more guests than ever before in its eight-year history, with women wearing their finest fascinators and men their best silk bow ties. Kam Singh Bains, fashion stylist and personal shopper, won the Style Stakes best-dressed man award (sponsored by Gallant Sartorial), and Jesikah Post, B.C. government citizen engagement specialist, was best-dressed woman (sponsored by Belle de Jour).

The entire marquee and concourse was opened up as a VIP experience, and guests had access to the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, picnic area, cigar lounge and a Veuve Clicquot champagne stage. The fourth annual rooftop cocktail mixology competition featured a unique take on bourbon and a Boothby Julep Trophy.

Named after legendary Vancouver saloon owner John "Gassy Jack" Deighton, the Deighton Cup's heart-stopping horse racing, fearless fashion and masterful mixology is co-produced by Droski/Turner and the Social Concierge. Proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit event partner Variety—The Children's Charity.


Crystal Carson, CNC Consulting principal; and Brady Dahmer, Central Branch principal


Saradactyl, burlesque performer; and Natasha Kislukhina, model


Tyson Villeneuve, Social Concierge partner; and Dax Droski, DroskiTurner Hospitality owner


Prevail, Juno Award-winning hip hop artist and part of the group Swollen Members; and Zain Meghji, Daily Hive head of video content


Jacob Sweetapple, Pernod Ricard brand ambassador; Jordam Kallman, Social Concierge partner; and Keith Trusler, Corby Spirit and Wine brand ambassador


Charla O’Neill, IPS sales and marketing associate; Leeta Liepins, Our City Tonight co-host; and Jim Gordon, Our City Tonight co-host and CTV movie reviewer


Carrie Badger, PIRET assistant financial reporting manager; Raphaela Schneider-Friedman, DreamGroup Productions associate planner; Ashley Buchholtz, Colin Campbell sales consultant; Courtney Lange, Robert Half division director; Dax Droski DroskiTurner Hospitality owner; Jaclyn Callaghan, Donnelly Group director corporate events and sales; and Vik Mann, Rala Investments Ltd. mortgage broker


Susan Stadnyk and David Stadnyk, Stadnyk & Partners founder and former Vancouver Whitecaps owner


David Bentil, Mile’s End Motors president and event sponsor; and Dr. Dhar Dhanda, Surrey Memorial Hospital surgeon


Liz Bell, Lizbell Agency president; and David Burns, artist


Tim Nordin, OPTIS Consulting managing partner; and Karly Neveu, Hootesuite enterprise development manager


Cassandra Anderton, Good Life Vancouver editor; and Tess Gnissios, Good Life Vancouver associate


From SMC Communications: Shelley McArthur, principal; Kiran Rai, account manager; and Alana Tees, account manager


West Vancouver Magazine and North Vancouver Magazine publishers Craig Turner, Turner Media Canada Ltd. president; and Catherine Barr


Scott Stroud, Whistler Brewing Company logistics co-ordinator; and Candace Fulton, Kirk Talent Agency talent agent


Malcolm Parry, Vancouver Sun columnist, photographs Mile’s End Motors president David Bentil and his staff


Brady Dahmer, Central Branch principal; and Bobbie Long, Haberdasher & Co. CEO


Mile’s End Motors cars on display


Art fills the stands


2015 Style Stakes winner Michael Boulet, wine buyer; 2016 winner Jesikah Post, B.C. government citizen engagement specialist; 2016 winner Kam Singh Bains, Singh Styles principal; and 2015 winner Lucy Lopez, hair stylist


The Deighton Cup crowd


The Deighton Cup crowd


The Deighton Cup crowd


Keith Trusler, Corby Spirit and Wine brand ambassador, proposes to Blue Water Cafe's Natasha Verkerk. She says yes