Ken Martin, past Vancouver Board of Trade chair; Dr. John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium president and CEO; and Brian Riddell, Pacific Salmon Foundation CEO.

Ken Martin, past Vancouver Board of Trade chair; Dr. John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium president and CEO; and Brian Riddell, Pacific Salmon Foundation CEO.

Brian Hanna, Vancouver Aquarium chair of the board; Dilys Hanna; and Patti Hanneson-Hatch, Vancouver Aquarium board member and Night at the Aquarium committee member.

Brian Hanna, Vancouver Aquarium chair of the board; Dilys Hanna; and Patti Hanneson-Hatch, Vancouver Aquarium board member and Night at the Aquarium committee member.

Bert Hick, Rising Tides Consultants president; Tina Rowntree, Night at the Aquarium chair; Ashleigh McIvor, Olympic gold medallist and world champion skier; and her husband, Jay DeMerit, Vancouver Whitecaps captain.

Bert Hick, Rising Tides Consultants president; Tina Rowntree, Night at the Aquarium chair; Ashleigh McIvor, Olympic gold medallist and world champion skier; and her husband, Jay DeMerit, Vancouver Whitecaps captain.

Nanci Segal; and her husband, Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corp. vice-president.

Nanci Segal; and her husband, Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corp. vice-president.

Bob Siak, retired; Shawn Siak, Vancouver Aquarium board member and Night at the Aquarium committee member; and her daughter, Krista Magnusson, actress.

Bob Siak, retired; Shawn Siak, Vancouver Aquarium board member and Night at the Aquarium committee member; and her daughter, Krista Magnusson, actress.

Joe Sebestyen, Northern Gateway Pipelines senior legal counsel; Laurel Trebilco, Vancouver Aquarium assistant manager of education; and Chuck Stahl, consultant and former federal minister.

Joe Sebestyen, Northern Gateway Pipelines senior legal counsel; Laurel Trebilco, Vancouver Aquarium assistant manager of education; and Chuck Stahl, consultant and former federal minister.

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

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

Brendan Row, Xerox general manager of sales; Stacey Jordan, Xerox client manager; and Alfie Karmal, Westkey Graphics president.

Brendan Row, Xerox general manager of sales; Stacey Jordan, Xerox client manager; and Alfie Karmal, Westkey Graphics president.

Tina Rowntree, Night at the Aquarium chair; and Rick Hansen, Rick Hansen Foundation CEO and live auction donor for a day of sturgeon fishing with Rick Hansen.

Tina Rowntree, Night at the Aquarium chair; and Rick Hansen, Rick Hansen Foundation CEO and live auction donor for a day of sturgeon fishing with Rick Hansen.

Glenn Cooper, Postmedia account executive; Kelly Cooke, Postmedia account executive; Rochelle Moller; and her husband, Bjorn Moller, Moller Holdings director.

Keith Lambert, private investor; and his wife, Lindsay Lambert.

Jane Maisonville-Phillips, Vancouver Aquarium board member and chair of external relations; Trevor Johnstone, Tricor Pacific Capital Inc. partner; and his wife, Heather.

Jane Maisonville-Phillips, Vancouver Aquarium board member and chair of external relations; Trevor Johnstone, Tricor Pacific Capital Inc. partner; and his wife, Heather.

Glenn Cooper, Postmedia account executive; Kelly Cooke, Postmedia account executive; Rochelle Moller; and her husband, Bjorn Moller, Moller Holdings director.

Glenn Cooper, Postmedia account executive; Kelly Cooke, Postmedia account executive; Rochelle Moller; and her husband, Bjorn Moller, Moller Holdings director.

Vanessa Noga, Royal Bank commercial banker; Alex Mackay, nurse at St. Paul's Hospital; and Nancy Adie-McKay, KPMG partner.

Vanessa Noga, Royal Bank commercial banker; Alex Mackay, nurse at St. Paul's Hospital; and Nancy Adie-McKay, KPMG partner.

Jamie Lyman, RBC PH&N vice-president and investment counsellor; and Ken Martin, past Vancouver Board of Trade chair.

Jamie Lyman, RBC PH&N vice-president and investment counsellor; and Ken Martin, past Vancouver Board of Trade chair.

Krista Magnusson, actress; and Brianna Blaney, Vancouver Aquarium Toast to the Coast committee member.

Krista Magnusson, actress; and Brianna Blaney, Vancouver Aquarium Toast to the Coast committee member.

Susan Archibald, Vancouver Aquarium senior vice-president of external relations; Tim Manning, RBC Royal regional vice-president; Anne McMullin, Urban Development Institute CEO; and Brent Lewis, Fasken Martineau LLP lawyer.

Susan Archibald, Vancouver Aquarium senior vice-president of external relations; Tim Manning, RBC Royal regional vice-president; Anne McMullin, Urban Development Institute CEO; and Brent Lewis, Fasken Martineau LLP lawyer.

Ned Bell, Yew at Four Seasons executive chef and live auction donor with a feast cooked by Ned Bell; and Wayne Martin, chef.

Ned Bell, Yew at Four Seasons executive chef and live auction donor with a feast cooked by Ned Bell; and Wayne Martin, chef.

Chefs Ned Bell and Wayne Martin in a candid moment.

Chefs Ned Bell and Wayne Martin in a candid moment.

Gala emcees and CTV Vancouver news anchors Coleen Christie and Mike Killeen.

Gala emcees and CTV Vancouver news anchors Coleen Christie and Mike Killeen.

Night at the Aquarium
June 19, 2014
Vancouver Aquarium


A sold-out crowd of 500 guests descended on the Vancouver Aquarium for its biggest, once-a-year signature fundraising gala, the Night at the Aquarium, with presenting sponsor PCL Construction. The evening began with a VIP reception in the brand new ocean courtyard, followed by a Tattinger Champagne welcome.

Aquarium staff performed a reef-shark dive in the tropical gallery before the live auction began with emcees from CTV News, Mike Killeen and Coleen Christie. The evening ended with an Air Canada raffle draw and a performance by The Devin Cuddy Band.

This year's gala raised more than $400,000 to support the Aquarium's conservation, research and education programs, all aimed at conserving aquatic life.