The Deighton Cup
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.
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
Keith Trusler, Corby Spirit and Wine brand ambassador, proposes to Blue Water Cafe's Natasha Verkerk. She says yes
Crystal Carson, CNC Consulting principal; and Brady Dahmer, Central Branch principal
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
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