Ruth Kalekye (l) and Ari Burstein, owner of Marcon Metalfab Inc.

RCH physical therapists Tamara Koroscil (l) and Teresa Agar.

The team from Fraser Health (from left): Lisa Constable, Joelle Bradley, Kathleen Fyvie and Michelle Goecke.

From left: Erin O’Halloran, SHINE Gala co-chair and specialty care representative at Pfizer; Wade Winkler, SHINE gala co-chair and partner at McQuarrie Hunter LLP; and Belle Puri, chair of RCH Foundation.

SHINE Gala honorary chairs Karen Delesalle (l) and Tim Delesalle.

Graphic designer Tyler McGowan (l) and Kaitie Bakker.

Dr. John Rideout (l), with Joan Lough and Dr. Dave Lough.

The team from the Burnaby Fire Department (from left): firefighter Adam Smith, fire chief Shaun Redmond, president of Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society (SHINE Gala’s title sponsor) Rob Lamoureux and union VP Jeff Clark.

From left: Wally Buono, BC Lions Head Coach and the 2012 CFL Coach of the Year; Adrienne Bakker, president and CEO of RCH Foundation; and Wade Winkler, SHINE Gala co-chair and partner at McQuarrie LLP.

Thrifty Foods’ Dawn Winslow (l) and Andrea Mattinson.

Gary Pooni (l), president of Brook Pooni Associates, with Mina Pooni. Gary is also a RCH Foundation board member.

Dr. Shazad Karim (l), chief of cardiac surgery at Royal Columbian Hospital, with wife, Rong Rong.

Dr. Gerald Simkus (l), program medical director of cardiac sciences at Fraser Health, with Arden Krystal, VP of clinical operations at Fraser Health.

Lynda (l) and David Davies of MFS McLean Budden.

Shine Gala
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
March 8, 2012

Donors, physicians, corporate executives and community leaders shared the spotlight at the Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Foundation’s SHINE Gala to celebrate the hospital’s 150th anniversary.

Four hundred and sixty guests helped the RCH Foundation exceed its fundraising target for the event, raising $164,000 towards a Multipurpose Interventional Suite, which will expand specialized care for cardiac, stroke and aneurysm patients. The gala wraps up RCH’s $2.8 million fundraising campaign.