Melissa, little sister; and Sandra Wear, Big Sisters board chair.

Melissa, little sister; and Sandra Wear, Big Sisters board chair.

Norma Reid, CTV News anchor; Cassandra, little sister; and her Big Sister Samantha Scigliano.

Norma Reid, CTV News anchor; Cassandra, little sister; and her Big Sister Samantha Scigliano.

Vanessa Woznow, Big Sisters manager of marketing and communications; and her little sister Melissa.

Vanessa Woznow, Big Sisters manager of marketing and communications; and her little sister Melissa.

Doug Rae, retired; Bob Stanlake, AMEC president of mining and metals; and David Mindell, Western Corporate Enterprises Inc. president.

Doug Rae, retired; Bob Stanlake, AMEC president of mining and metals; and David Mindell, Western Corporate Enterprises Inc. president.

Katie Hensrud, volunteer; Shauna Wilton, City of Vancouver associate director of program management; and Vanessa Woznow, Big Sisters manager of marketing and communications.

Katie Hensrud, volunteer; Shauna Wilton, City of Vancouver associate director of program management; and Vanessa Woznow, Big Sisters manager of marketing and communications.

Anisha Virani, Kids at Risk director; and Yasmin Virani, Kids at Risk executive director.

Anisha Virani, Kids at Risk director; and Yasmin Virani, Kids at Risk executive director.

Mark Green, R-Power director of development; and Arran Henn, emcee from 103.5 QM/FM.

Mark Green, R-Power director of development; and Arran Henn, emcee from 103.5 QM/FM.

Ann-Marie Molgat; Danielle Veldhuis, Big Sisters board member and Foundations Counselling owner; and Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute president.

Ann-Marie Molgat; Danielle Veldhuis, Big Sisters board member and Foundations Counselling owner; and Niels Veldhuis, Fraser Institute president.

Mary Caruso, entrepreneur; Cathy Grant, senior VP Intracorp marketing & sales; Scott Hunt, Comact regional manager; and Justine Greene, Big Sisters executive director.

Mary Caruso, entrepreneur; Cathy Grant, senior VP Intracorp marketing & sales; Scott Hunt, Comact regional manager; and Justine Greene, Big Sisters executive director.

Jody Rebak, Send to News director of corporate development; and Charmaine Crooks, NGU Consultants president and former Olympian.

Jody Rebak, Send to News director of corporate development; and Charmaine Crooks, NGU Consultants president and former Olympian.

Teya Aasen, Silver Wheaton director of communications; Francis Buys, Metro Vancouver rep; and Holly Buys, Silver Wheaton assistant corporate secretary.

Teya Aasen, Silver Wheaton director of communications; Francis Buys, Metro Vancouver rep; and Holly Buys, Silver Wheaton assistant corporate secretary.

Big Sisters 25th Anniversary Gala
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
September 23

More than 300 guests attended the Big Sisters 25th Anniversary Gala at Vancouver's Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. The event was sponsored by Silver Wheaton and hosted by Arran Henn from 103.5 QM/FM along with Fred Lee.

Guests were welcomed at a champagne reception and had a chance to bid on silent auction items before going into the ballroom for a three-course dinner. The evening's entertainment included inspiring testimonials of mentoring and friendship from big and little sisters alike. Gala chair Wendy Johannson made the opening remarks, and a live auction ended the evening. More than $150,000 was raised during the gala.

Big Sisters is committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and a well-being of girls through supportive relationships with female members.