About Last Night
Looking Glass and Centre A patrons get on the philanthropy train.
Fred Lee’s social snaps.
Centre A Fundraising Gala
Centre A, Canada’s only nonprofit public gallery devoted to contemporary Asian art, attracted more than 200 patrons, benefactors and tastemakers to its 19th annual art auction and gala dinner. They convened at the Westin Bayshore Hotel to celebrate Asian art and raise funds for the outfit’s expansion in the historic Chinatown district. Gala emcee Conor Wylie and Centre A executive director and curator Tyler Russell. Centre A’s founding director Hank Bull and deputy director and event organizer Natalie Tan. Artist Tetsuro Shigematsu and Vancouver Art Gallery’s Debra Zhou. Multimedia artist Paul Wong and art philanthropist Bruce Munro Wright. Gu Xiong and Byron Peters have both exhibited at Centre A. Adad Hannah’s polka dot print was among a dozen on the auction block. Contributing artists Janice Wu and Gabi Dao.
Looking Glass Foundation’s All You Need Is Love Gala
Some 350 guests boarded the philanthropy train for the All You Need Is Love Gala, a fundraiser for The Looking Glass Foundation. The B.C. charity was created in 2002 to put a spotlight on eating disorders and ensure those who are suering have access to the support and recovery they need— including access to Canada’s first publicly funded residential treatment facility. Guests contributed to a buzzworthy $ 380,000 night.
Looking Glass Foundation founders Deborah Grimm and Dolores Elliott with party emcee Tamara Stanners. Patty Yoon, Lauren Jennings and Hannah Robinson from St. Paul’s Hospital’s adult eating disorders unit. Former client and keynote speaker Tyson Busby and Looking Glass Foundation chair Malcolm Leitch. Jeremy Nickel and his wife Carrie of Stanley Park Brewing were among the many sponsors supporting the cause. Looking Glass executive director Stacey Huge and board member Debbie Slattery.