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.
I’ll be mc’ing the Georgie Awards tomorrow night. A night set aside every year to honour the achievements by members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Canada. This year the awards ceremony takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.
Pleased to be back as mc/auctioneer tonight, at the “2nd Annual Ignite a Dream” fundraiser for the Surrey Firefighters’ Charitable Society. The event is held at the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre in South Surrey. Hundreds of guests will sample wine from 35 wineries and food from 17 restaurants. Funds raised go toward helping some of the city’s most resilient graduating students achieve their dreams of post secondary education.
Wow, I can’t believe a year has gone by since the last Vancouver Police Pipe Band Robbie Burns Supper. I was asked to don the kilt and preside over the Supper once again. We had wonderful entertainment, highlighted by the World Famous Vancouver Police Pipe Band. The band members were still very excited about playing at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. This year I got to sport a new tartan, the Scotland Forever Tartan. It was a great night, and the Haggis was delicious!
Well, that was fun! I got to work with Dawn Chubai on City TV’s Breakfast Television. We went live from the VGH Millionaire Lottery prize home in White Rock. Weather guy, Russ Lacate even had me read the 7 day forecast!! Dawn was a dream, and the whole BT team made me feel right at home.
Yesterday, we shot the final spots for this year’s Millionaire Lottery campaign for the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation. We shot it green screen at the Global Television studios in Burnaby. The fun thing for me, was running into a number of old friends who are still working at Global B.C. We wrap up the radio campaign tomorrow at the Sound Kitchen in Vancouver. Ticket sales are going well, and make great Christmas stocking stuffers. Got to millionaire lottery.com for more information. Thanks to Keith, and Deb, and Janice for making this year’s production run so smoothly.
How lucky am I? I got to tape a segment of Arran Henn’s Westcoast Homes yesterday. We toured one of the new VGH Millionaire Lottery prize homes in White Rock. Arran’s always a joy to work with, and you’ll be able to see the walkabout tour soon on her online show, Westcoast Homes. Once you see it, I’m sure you’ll want to buy a ticket and support the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation.
I had the good fortune to work with my friends at Fortis B.C. again. Grace Pickell was on the air with me, while Sarah Johnson produced the event at the Vancouver Home and Design show at B.C. Place. It was a remote broadcast airing on CKNW. We got to meet lots of old friends, and longtime viewers stopped by to say hello, and ask questions about the efficient use of energy in their home.
Just wrapped up shooting a series of TV commercials for the VGH Millionaire Lottery, this year featuring the lovely Claire Newell. Claire is a travel expert, TV personality, and entrepreneur, and one of prizes in this year’s lottery is dream vacation package. 20 luxury vacations, one a year for 20 years. It was great to be able to work with Claire again.