AWF 12th Annual PEAK Awards

Flanked by AWF Tresurer Catherine Dahl (l) and active West Vancouverite Christine Banham (r), the Lower Mainland’s favorite daughter: the Right Honorable Kim Campbell.

Here Comes The Hot Steppah: Emcee Vikki Gabereau gets on the good foot.

Vancity Chair Patrice Pratt took the red theme and ran with it.

Intrawest’s Anna Fung looking pretty in pink.

A satisfied Alexandra Paproski, producer of the event and also Principal of QE Consulting Inc. takes a moment

Event: Association of Women in Finance 12th Annual PEAK Awards
Setting: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel; May 14, 2009
Critique: Nutritious, but with flavour enough to feel fun.

As Kim Campbell shows us, you CAN go home again (on the proviso that the power brokers from your native land demand it)!

On Thursday, May 14th, the Honorable Kim Campbell was welcomed back with open arms as the special guest speaker at the Association of Women in Finance’s 12th Annual PEAK awards, which celebrates excellence in financial achievement. 

This year’s event celebrated the achievements of Viginia Greene, from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Elizabeth J. Harrison Q.C, and Eleanor Joy of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

With the AWF tagline “Pink is the New Pinstripe” transposed against the red-shoe theme of the eve (Wizard of Oz…go home again…geddit?) I was immediately reminded of another politico powerhouse: St. Nancy Reagan, as those were her signature colors…I once modeled my living room after that very esthetic. Don’t judge.

Joining Kim at the mic was broadcast uber-maven Vikki Gabereau, who’s irrepressible esprit left its indelible mark on the A-list estrogen in attendance. A woman of distinction in her own right, Leslie Stowe, provided the gourmet nibbles.

To be honest, I’ve not kept abreast of the saga of Canada’s first woman prime minister, but a romantic bit of puff in The Province’s archive broke it all down with authentic tabloid panache. I’d link you darlings, but I’d hate to see you out of pocket the $5 article fee so I’ve instead channeled my inner Mamet, and re-interpreted those words from springtime last.