Toast to the Coast 2011

Toast to the Coast 2011  Vancouver Aquarium  November 4, 2011 

Tera Nelson (l) of BC Hydro with Peter Gaskill of Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities.

Tiffany Soper of Hawksworth Communications, with Veronica Bailey of Inventa Marketing. Both Tiffany and Veronica are committee members of the Toast to the Coast event.

Peggy (l) and Tom English of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. With 30 years of volunteer service, Tom is the longest-serving board member of the Vancouver Aquarium.

From left: Jackie Gijssen-Nightingale, wife of Dr. John Nightingale, president of the Vancouver Aquarium; Chris Duggan, RBC director of global transaction solutions (B.C. region); and Maxine Davis of the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.

Laurie and Jim Case, CEO of Ritchie Brothers Financial Services.

CTV sportscaster Jason Pires, with news anchor Keri Adams.

From left: Dave Harper, Vancouver Aquarium board member; Dale Drewery of Wined-Up Productions; Dr. John Nightingale, president of the Vancouver Aquarium.

Toast to the Coast committee members, from left: Jody Rebak, Elsa Corsi and Michelle Rizzardo.

From left: Erica Pang, media relations for Miku Restaurant; CTV meteorologist Michael Kuss; Joan and Joe Isaacs of Canwest Survey.

From left: Myen lim of KPMG, John Meredith of Canexus and Devon Meredith of KPMG.

From left: Jas Gill of IDC World Source, Julie Wright of Franklin Templeton Investments, and Tim Ray of CIBC Wood-Gundy.

From left: Emily Finn-Galer, director of professional development at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP; Chris Galer, VP sales at Port Coquitlam Building Supplies; Andrew Short Reid of Arentine Management; Stephanie Kirin of Mann Investments.

From left: Deborah Calahan, VP of sales and marketing at Morningstar Homes, Elsa Christensen and Fran Bryant.

Al Johnson (l) of DA Architects with Judy Henderson, owner of Inside Design Studios Inc.

Toast to the Coast 2011 
Vancouver Aquarium 
November 4, 2011 

The sold-out event drew 500 professionals, young and old, from various industries who are connected by their love of food and wine, and their desire to support marine conservation, research and education programs. The Toast to the Coast event, now in its fifth year, transforms the Vancouver Aquarium into an enchanting evening experience. One hundred per cent of the event proceeds support the Aquarium’s waterways and aquatic wildlife conservation initiatives. 

Guests enjoyed canapés from leading Ocean Wise restaurants, sampled local wines, bid on silent auction items, and enjoyed live music from DJ Leanne. Participating restaurants included C Restaurant, Le Tableau Bar & Bistro, Oyster Seafood & Bar, and Hapa Umi.