Big band legend Dal Richards and former Vancouver city counselor Marguerite Ford beam in each other's company.

Big band legend Dal Richards and former Vancouver city counselor Marguerite Ford beam in each other's company.

Anne Crittenden of Variety steals a photo with Premier Gordon Campbell.

Anne Crittenden of Variety steals a photo with Premier Gordon Campbell.

The ladies of A Loving Spoonful: Adria Karshut (l) and Lisa Martella.

The ladies of A Loving Spoonful: Adria Karshut (l) and Lisa Martella.

Brian Desk (l) and Robert Bagatella of the London Drugs Foundation show their support for Variety and for the troops.

Brian Desk (l) and Robert Bagatella of the London Drugs Foundation show their support for Variety and for the troops.

Archie Woodworth of Arcan Developments Ltd. is flanked by the two leading ladies in his life: daughter AJ Woodworth (l) and wife Candy.

Archie Woodworth of Arcan Developments Ltd. is flanked by the two leading ladies in his life: daughter AJ Woodworth (l) and wife Candy.

Belinda and Jack McNeice.

Belinda and Jack McNeice.

Young, sophisticated gents of CG Industrial Specialties (from left): Brodie Dunlop, Aiden Buan, Josh Gze, Adam Freud and Ryan Selby.

Young, sophisticated gents of CG Industrial Specialties (from left): Brodie Dunlop, Aiden Buan, Josh Gze, Adam Freud and Ryan Selby.

The table of all-stars (from left): legendary chef Diane Clement and husband Doug Clement; Stephanie and Stephen Miller of the Lions Society and Easter Seals; Dean of the Sauder School of Business, Daniel Muzyka.

The table of all-stars (from left): legendary chef Diane Clement and husband Doug Clement; Stephanie and Stephen Miller of the Lions Society and Easter Seals; Dean of the Sauder School of Business, Daniel Muzyka.

Felicie and Nancy Trentalance of the CHILD Foundation.

Felicie and Nancy Trentalance of the CHILD Foundation.

"Amazing" Grace McCarthy enjoys the company of sophisticated gents John Ridley (l) of Global BC and David Young of the Government of Canada.

"Amazing" Grace McCarthy enjoys the company of sophisticated gents John Ridley (l) of Global BC and David Young of the Government of Canada.

Little magician Melody Choi (l) is the spitting image of her mother, Barbara Choi of the Magic of Ron Chow & Co.

Little magician Melody Choi (l) is the spitting image of her mother, Barbara Choi of the Magic of Ron Chow & Co.

Marcia Harrison (l) of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation with creator and founder of the foundation, Joy Yorath.

Marcia Harrison (l) of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation with creator and founder of the foundation, Joy Yorath.

Stacey and Dave Campeau of RBC.

Stacey and Dave Campeau of RBC.

Owners of the Absolute Spa Group, Sergio and Wendy Coccia with their daughter, Connie.

Owners of the Absolute Spa Group, Sergio and Wendy Coccia with their daughter, Connie.

The ladies of NPO: Peta Brookstone (l) and Jenny Brookstone.

The ladies of NPO: Peta Brookstone (l) and Jenny Brookstone.

Giving their hearts to the children (from left): Wendy Harvey, Peter Chipman and Patricia Chipman of Variety.

Giving their hearts to the children (from left): Wendy Harvey, Peter Chipman and Patricia Chipman of Variety.

David Young (l) and Ray McCarthur of the Government of Canada don their poppies and pay tribute to the fallen.

David Young (l) and Ray McCarthur of the Government of Canada don their poppies and pay tribute to the fallen.

Event: Variety Golden Heart Community Awards Dinner
Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Date: Nov. 11, 2010

Every charity has their prestigious mark of distinction. For Variety, it's the Golden Heart Community Achievement Award. The award honours individuals and organizations that have made exceptional philanthropic contributions throughout B.C. and Canada. This year's Golden Heart Community Achievement Award went to the one and only Global BC for the countless years they've supported Variety, the Children's Charity.

The dinner was a superstar magnet, drawing in a long list of local celebs. Honoured speakers included B.C.'s outgoing Premier, Gordon Campbell, and former politician extraordinaire, "Amazing Grace" McCarthy. Despite the November rain, Vancouver's elite were out in their gowns and tuxes, all out of love for the children.

 
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