2013 Toast to the Coast

Dennis Gam, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Consulting Engineers associate; Joanne Gam, VCHA registered nurse; Conrad Yen, Strategex Group Chartered Accountants partner; and Cynthia Yen, North Growth Management Ltd. portfolio manager.

Trish Saunders; Doug Saunders, SCA Tissue; Steve Webster, Bunzl Canada; Diane Webster; Colleen Hayes, SCA Tissue; Gord MacKay; Jennifer Cave-Browne-Cave; and John Cave-Browne-Cave.

Danielle Finney, Vancouver Aquarium communications adviser; and Dolf DeJong, Vancouver Aquarium vice-president of conservation and education.

Shelley Hayashi, Pan Pacific Hotel concierge; Keith Lambert; Lindsay Lambert; and Stéphane Mouttet, Shangri-La Hotel chief concierge.

Tine Rowntree; and Bert Hick, Rising Tide Consultants Ltd. president.

Jim Fletcher; Casey Fletcher; Karen Hodgson; and Eugene Hodgson, Corpfinance International Ltd. western region vice-president.

Stephanie Dunn, Eaton Arrowsmoth school teacher; Alfred Ngubane, Gade Media creative producer; Dyan Van Dam, ICBC; and Gillian Dunn, Dunn’s Doggies owner and founder.

Teddie Geach, Ocean Wise account representative; and Claire Li, Ocean Wise co-ordinator.

Mike, Julie, Geoff and Keith from Status Electrical Corporation.

Toast to the Coast
Vancouver Aquarium
October 18, 2013

It’s not often that you get to wine and dine under the sea, but on October 18, the Vancouver Aquarium played host to 500 guests for its annual Toast to the Coast bash. The event raised $100,000 that will directly assist the aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs. A quarter of the fundraising money came from the silent auction, which let guests bid on items such as overnight stays at the Fairmont Vancouver hotels and a three-night dolphin encounter in Las Vegas. 

Sixteen local restaurants and 12 of B.C.’s best wineries lined the aquarium corridors as they served up their Ocean Wise canapes and finest bottles of wine.