AWARDS BASH HON­OURS THE COURA­GEOUS

Coast Men­tal Health Foun­da­tion cel­e­bra­tion re­port­edly raises $1.43M

Vancouver Sun - - WEEKEND REVIEW - MAL­COLM PARRY mal­colm­parry@shaw.ca 604-929-8456

WEL­COME HOME: Courage to Come Back Awards founder­chair Lorne Se­gal wel­comed B.C. Lt.- Gov. Ju­dith Gui­chon to the Vancouver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre where she and more than 1,500 oth­ers at­tended the event’s 18th run­ning. More pleas­ing still, per­haps, was the sight of Christy Camp­bell, Je­mal Damtawe, Mered­ith Gra­ham, Dr. Bar­bara Har­ris, Coltyn Liu and Tom Teran­ishi re­ceiv­ing awards in the phys­i­cal re­hab, ad­dic­tion, so­cial ad­ver­sity, men­tal health, youth and med­i­cal cat­e­gories. Pre­sented by the Coast Men­tal Health Foun­da­tion, the cel­e­bra­tion re­port­edly raised $1.43 mil­lion, in­clud­ing $100,000 from Vic­to­ria pre­sented by Health Min­is­ter Terry Lake.

DIF­FER­ENT STROKE: Se­gal and wife Melita’s 22-year-old son Matthew has the courage to go for­ward — at close to 15 knots. As the tactical com­man­der of other like-aged Yale stu­dents, the eco­nom­ics stu­dent is stroke oars­man of the light­weight eight that out­ran Har­vard and Prince­ton boats re­cently. He and his shell­mates will bat­tle 18 Ivy League and other top var­sity squads in this week­end’s Eastern Sprints tour­na­ment in Worces­ter, Mass. If Yale’s un­de­feated, na­tion­ally top-rated crew wins there or at the In­ter­col­le­giate Row­ing As­soc. cham­pi­onships at Prince­ton, N.J., June 3-5, they’ll go to Bri­tain’s Hen­ley Royal Re­gatta June 29July 3. Se­gal, who be­gan row­ing dur­ing Grade 8 at St. Ge­orge’s School, has also set na­tional and world in­door records.

BACK TO PEO­PLE: Long known for swoopy-droopy paint­ings of city build­ings, bridges and other land­marks, Tiko Kerr has kept the bright colours but ap­plied them to hu­mans and “the com­plex­ity of iden­tity.” His Body Lan­guages ex­hi­bi­tion is on at Meyvis Araniva and Don MacMil­lan’s Sixth-off-Main SoMa gallery. Re­cent shows there have been as tasty as fare served at the neigh­bour­ing Whip restau­rant, which be­gan as a gallery it­self in 1995. FISH AND FLIGHTS: Vancouver Pa­cific Salmon Foun­da­tion chair Roger Flow­erdew, CA tot­ted up the $500,000 or so that 680 at­ten­dees gen­er­ated when Ken Bow­den and Bruce Lan­gereis co-chaired the 24th an­nual din­ner-auc­tion in the Vancouver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. The foun­da­tion’s $7.5-mil­lion bud­get funds con­ser­va­tion and re­build­ing pro­grams for Pa­cific salmon stocks. Guests sam­pled sock­eye and spring salmon, hal­ibut, tuna, shrimp, sable­fish, skate, trout roe and tuna be­fore digging into beef ten­der­loin en­trées. Wear­ing a salmon-em­bla­zoned aqua­ma­rine gown with fly­ing-fish wings and gill­net-boat head­gear, greeter Alex Wil­liamson had some at­ten­dees re­call her house­keeper-bar­tender days at Queen Char­lotte Lodge. Those fan­cy­ing more up­coast fishing had only to tag Heli­jet board chair Alis­tair MacLen­nan, who’s parked a 12-pas­sen­ger copter on the ball­room’s ad­ja­cent apron.

PARRYNOIA: This week’s do­ings leave for­mer CBC Ra­dio host Jian Ghome­shi guilty only of hav­ing writ­ten a painful-to-read book about his ear­lier years.

GATE EX­PEC­TA­TIONS: The Lions Gate Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion made its 16th yearly trek to the Capi­lano Golf & Coun­try Club re­cently, then cruised down­hill $1,303,818 richer. That was the re­ported net for an event that Heather Buck­ley and Cather­ine Ko­nantz chaired to put the foun­da­tion within $1.2 mil­lion of its $5-mil­lion goal to build a youth men­tal-health fa­cil­ity on the hos­pi­tal’s North Vancouver cam­pus.

KATE EX­PEC­TA­TIONS: Folk waited a year for Kate Dun­can to re­cruit 20 de­signer-maker col­leagues to par­tic­i­pate in an­other four-day AD­DRESS ex­hi­bi­tion-cum-pop-up ef­fort in the Ar­mouries District’s Water­fall Build­ing. Dun­can showed her own Ja­panese-hint­ing fur­ni­ture there, along with pieces by Steve Pol­lock, Ni­cholas Pur­cell, Pro­pel­lor, Ship­way, WoodRe­form and Fab­u­lous Fur­nish­ings founder Celina Dal­rym­ple. The lat­ter’s couch pleased on­look­ers along with her equally wood-ex­posed plat­form-heel shoes from Guess by Mar­ciano.

CARR SHOW: Emily Carr Univer­sity of Art + De­sign’s an­nual grad­u­ates’ ex­hi­bi­tion kicked off with Chan­cel­lor Ge­off Plant fronting a re­cep­tion on the Granville Is­land Ho­tel’s sunswept pa­tio. Emily Carr will soon mi­grate east to a cam­pus on the False Creek flats, which Plant said “will be a pur­pose-built stage for one of the world’s great art-and-de­sign uni­ver­si­ties.” The move may see fu­ture re­cep­tions oc­cupy such closer but less chic ho­tels as the Amer­i­can, Bilt­more, Cobalt and Ivan­hoe.

Plant in­ad­ver­tently cre­ated his present gig. Af­ter a stint as B.C.’s at­tor­ney gen­eral, he headed the Cam­pus 2020 re­port that re­sulted in the Malaspina, Fraser Val­ley and Kwantlen col­leges be­com­ing uni­ver­si­ties, fol­lowed by Capi­lano and Emily Carr.

At the re­cep­tion, Emily Carr pres­i­dent Ron Bur­nett wel­comed Jan­ice Ker­bel, the Toronto-born, Lon­don-res­i­dent artist who stud- ied at UBC and Emily Carr and is rep­re­sented by global gal­lerist Ca­tri­ona Jef­fries. Like Emily Carr univer­sity, the lat­ter has come a long way since oc­cu­py­ing a third-floor down­town space 25 years ago.

TO SPARE: The Maserati of Vancouver deal­er­ship re­cently showed a transat­lantic lux­ury SUV to its dom­i­nantly tran­spa­cific clien­tele. With a 428-horse­power Fer­rari en­gine, the $110,000-to-$150,000 Le­vante model should please power lovers. Then again, as Mao Ze­dong’s Cul­tural Revo­lu­tion be­gan ag­o­niz­ing China in 1966, $4,000 would put Cana­di­ans into an eight-seat, 500-horse­power Chevro­let wagon ca­pa­ble of mak­ing great leaps for­ward all by it­self.

DOWN PARRYSCOPE: Al­though the loonie pit­ter-pat­ters around US78 cents, its pre-Con­fed­er­a­tion ver­sion hit an all-time high of $2.78 in June 1864.

PHO­TOS: MAL­COLM PARRY

Wear­ing fish-boat-pat­terned head­gear, Alex Wil­liamson joined Roger Flow­erdew to wel­come guests to a $500,000 fundraiser for the Vancouver Pa­cific Salmon Foun­da­tion he chairs.

Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor Ju­dith Gui­chon at­tended the 18th run­ning of the Courage to Come Back Awards along­side gala chair Lorne Se­gal.

Painter Tiko Kerr viewed a some­what in­tro­spec­tive self-por­trait ex­hib­ited in Don MacMil­lan and Meyvis Araniva’s South Main gallery.

Fab­u­lous Fur­nish­ings founder Celina Dal­rym­ple showed her couch, a Ste­fanie Dueck la­dle and Stephanie Symns cush­ion at the Ad­dress ex­hi­bi­tion.

Heli­jet chair Alis­tair MacLen­nan parked a Siko­rsky S76A chop­per, should Vancouver Pa­cific Salmon Foun­da­tion guests wish to go fishing.

Vancouver-raised Matthew Se­gal will stroke Yale Univer­sity’s un­beaten light­weight eight in this week­end’s Eastern Sprint tour­na­ment.

Artist Jan­ice Ker­bel and Emily Carr Univer­sity pres­i­dent Ron Bur­nett at­tended univer­sity chan­cel­lor Ge­off Plant’s an­nual re­cep­tion.

Heather Buck­ley and Cather­ine Ko­nantz chaired a Lions Gate Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion gala that net­ted $1.3 mil­lion for youth men­tal health.

Seven-year-old Wen Han Cai needn’t lust for a Fer­rari-en­gined Maserati Le­vante SUV as mother Mag­gie Guo al­ready has one on or­der.

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