Kyle Washington, Seaspan ULC executive chair; and Francesco Aquilini, Aquilini Investment Group managing director and Vancouver Canucks owner.
Peter Brown, gala co-chair and Canaccord Financial Inc. founder and chair; Constable Richard Lavallee receiving the Canaccord Genuity Community Champion Award; and VPD Chief Jim Chu.
Jim Chu, VPD police chief; Kristi Gordon, Global BC meteorologist; and Chris Gailus, Global BC News anchor and gala emcee.
Ryan and Cindy Beedie, gala co-chairs from the Beedie Development Group.
Eric Hoesgen, Canaccord Wealth Management strategic adviser; Robin Dhir, Fasken Martineau strategic adviser; and Dennis Hoesgen, Canaccord Wealth Management senior investment adviser.
Leah O'Neill and John O'Neill, O'Neill Hotel & Resorts Ltd. president and CEO.
Constable Michael Bal; VPD piper David Glover; VPD piper John Briggs; and Daljit Sidhu, police board member and S&S Insurance Services owner.
Musician Jim Byrnes; and Wally Oppal, BC Attorney General and MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview.
Bob Rennie, Rennie Marketing Systems founder; and Pamela Martin, media personality.
Sandi Treliving and Jim Treliving, Dragons' Den personality and Boston Pizza founder.
Mary Beth Roberts, Postmedia News graphic designer; and Michael Roberts, Canada Wide Media custom publishing managing director.
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, Century Plaza Hotel CEO and Absolute Spa Group founder; and Sergio Cocchia, Crew Group of Companies president and Century Plaza Hotel GM.
Frank Anderson, venture capitalist; Frank Giustra, Fiore Financial Corp. CEO and The Radcliffe Foundation president; and Bob Cross, Bankers Petroleum chair.
Vancouver Police Foundation Night Patrol Gala 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre West
February 25, 2014
More than 1,200 guests were treated to a unique Night Patrol experience in support of essential policing services and community outreach programs at the sold-out Vancouver Police Foundation Night Patrol Gala. Premier Christy Clark, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan joined VPD Chief Jim Chu, along with a list of the city's most philanthropic and illustrious personalities.
Guests mingled at the silent auction and enjoyed an entertaining tactical demonstration including gunshots and a hostage takedown as emcee Chris Gailus, from Global BC News, was rushed off stage by a SWAT team. Highlights included a performance by Grammy award-winning singer Sarah McLachlan, who was inducted as an honorary member of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band.
The evening was co-chaired by Peter and Joanne Brown, and Ryan and Cindy Beedie, and raised over $2.3 million, including $892,000 in support of the new VPD Cadet Program. “We recognize the need for the public and private sector to partner with the police in providing this very necessary funding at a time when government budgets are under stress,” said VPF chair Peter Brown.