About Last Night

Look­ing Glass and Cen­tre A pa­trons get on the philanthropy train.

Vancouver Magazine - - June - BY Fred Lee @Fred­about­town

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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 su‚er­ing 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.

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