Spent a most enjoyable day yesterday shooting another batch of TV commercials for the VGH Millionaire Lottery. This year I shared the duties with Todd Talbot, co-host of the very successful TV show, Love it or List it. We had a great time shooting in the 6,000 sq. ft. plus, White Rock Prize Home. Deb Adams and her crew made it an easy day! Tickets go on sale soon, so don’t forget to pick one or more up. Proceeds to the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation.
What a great night last night! I was invited to MC the launch of an exciting project that will change the skyline of the city of Vancouver. It’s a world class condo project that offers limitless luxury. One Burrard Place, will soar 60 storeys into the sky at the north end of the Burrard Street Bridge. Imagine the views? Head to its website to have a look. (burrardplace.ca) Congratulations to The Jim Pattison Group, Magnum Projects and Reliance Properties on a spectacular property!
I was invited to MC the 12th Annual Stella Price Gala. Each year, Super Realtor, Stella Price hosts an elaborate Gala for all her customers. Last night, 500 folks partied into the night at the Pan Pacific Hotel’s elegant ballroom, the Crystal Pavilion! The guests were treated to luxurious prizes that included trips to Paris and Maui, a Rolex Submariner timepiece and more. The marvellous buffet stretched for what seemed like miles, and the party-goers danced to the music of The Moon Coin Dance Band. What a night! Simply the best!!
What a night. Kelly and Juanita at Blue Frog Studio in White Rock, B.C. presented Kal David, Lauri Bono and The Real Deal in concert! Kal David is quite possibly the greatest blues guitarist on planet Earth! And when singing with his partner, Lauri Bono, the two are incredible. I had the great fortune of mc’ing 2 of their 3 sold out shows, in the intimate space of the Blue Frog Sound Studio last night. Kal has played with and been compared to, the best Blues Men in the world. John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers says Kal Davis is one of the best! Don’t miss the chance to see him in concert, he’ll blow you away!!
Oh, what a night! Last night invited guests came to pay their respects to Rock and Roll Legend, Rocket Norton, at St. James Hall in Vancouver. He rocked the house behind the drum kit with some former bandmates from his rock group Prism. Red Robinson and his wife Carole were in attendance, “Jolly” John Tanner was there, as was famed photographer Dee Lippingwell. Some of the great local musicians took turns sharing the stage, for a night of incredible music. There was Al Harlow, John Hall, Skip Prest, Denise McCann and Sibel Thrasher to name just a few. If you’re going to celebrate your 65th birthday, that’s the way to do it. A great night! Happy Birthday Rocket!
I just completed the first phase of an interactive app developed in West Vancouver. Working with Bill Baker of BB&Co Strategic Storytelling, it looks like this app is going to be a winner. It uses the video record capabilities of an iPhone or Tablet, and we’re thinking it will be a worldwide hit! No details right now, but watch this space for more information as the app will be launched very soon.
Well, that was fun! I just finished a 2 day shoot on the movie set of a Hallmark Production, “An Ice Sculpture Christmas.” I played an announcer at an Ice Sculpturing contest. Now there’s stretch. I was lucky enough to work with veteran actors Paul McGillion, Mark Brandon, and Aliyah O’Brien. Rachel Boston and David Alpay were the lead actors. The movie world is sure a different place than live TV, but it was a lot of fun! Great people to work with, and it was shot at the beautiful Swan e set Resort. Now, back to the simple life.
What a great evening of entertainment! I mc’d a concert at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. last night. 2 tribute acts, the first was Buddy Holly and the Crickets, starring Zachary Stevenson who has performed as Buddy Holly in 10 different productions of the Buddy Holly Story in North America…Oustanding! And a tribute to The Beatles, a celebration of the early days of the lads from Liverpool. If you get a chance to catch this touring act….do it!! A lot of fun. Thanks to Kelly and Juanita of Blue Frog Studios for putting together a great show.
All the beautiful people of South Surrey/White Rock gathered last night at “Code Blue”, a dinner, auction, dance, fundraiser for the Peace Arch Hospital ER. Hosted by actress Ellie Harvey, hundreds of thousands of dollars was raised to help expand the services of the hospital’s emergency room. The hospital Foundation put on a great show!
Off to mc the Jim Byrnes concert tonight at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Jim who is an award winning Bluesman, sold out 3 concerts in a heartbeat. It’s going to be a great night in the very intimate confines of the Blue Frog. The studio is a working sound studio, but is transformed into a concert hall, with of course, magnificent acoustics! Nothing beats live music.