Night at the Aquarium Gala 2016

Jacqueline Gijssen, City of Vancouver cultural planner; and her husband, John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium president and CEO

Rebecca Legge, Canada Wide Media VP sales; and her husband, Jason Teahen, Colliers associate VP

Gala co-chairs Bert Hick, Rising Tide Consultants founder; and Tina Rowntree, long-time gala committee member

Claire Li, Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise account rep; and Tania Leon, Ocean Wise co-ordinator

Reta Rea; and Gordon Allan, ACM Advisors Ltd. co-chair

Steve Massar, Vancouver Aquarium manager mechanical systems; and Paul Shipton, HollisWealth portfolio manager

Clint Wright, Vancouver Aquarium senior VP; and Celia Cabuiot, Avanaqua president

A savoury macaron with smoked scallop mousse, northern divine caviar and yuzu macaron created by chef Takayuki Omi at the Rawbar, Fairmont Pacific Rim

Stuart Hood, Integral Group managing principal; and Heather Hood, Refresh Home Organization owner

Cynthia Shore, Progressive Group partner; and Peter Armstrong, Rocky Mountaineer founder

Hein Poulus, Stikeman Elliott LLP senior counsel; and Herb Menten, retired

Florence Yen; and her husband Brad Yen, Impark SVP finance

Colin Hansen, AdvantageBC president & CEO and former MLA; his wife, Laura Hansen, Image Group president; and Chris Duggan, RBC VP

Maxine Davis, Dr. Peter Centre executive director; and Chris Duggan, RBC VP

The RCMP ‘E’ Division Pipe Band

Christina McIntyre, Pacific Salmon Foundation events co-ordinator; and Emily Angus, Chloe Angus Design associate.

Guests enjoying dinner in the aquarium

The chefs who prepared the six-course dinner

Kelsey Klassen, Vitamin Daily editor-in-chief; and Deana Lancaster, Vancouver Aquarium communications advisor

Curb Ivanic, SportMedBC strength and conditioning specialist; and his wife, Samantha Legge, Canada Wide Media president