About Last Night
Children’s Wish Foundation’s Night of Wonders and VCC’s Flourish Gala benefit kids and students.
Fred Lee’s social snaps.
VCC Flourish Gala
TheSchool Vancouver Community College has helped build the careers of talented tradespeople and artisans. Home to the largest culinary school in Western Canada, VCC boasts an impressive, long and talented roster of alumni chefs, many working in the kitchens of Vancouver’s finest restaurants.
TheAwards Every year VCC celebrates its best and brightest—esteemed alumni and friends—who have made significant contributions to the 53-year-old institution and to their communities. Jim Storie, Doreen Wong, Nelly Gomez, Neal Russell and Leah Patitucci were feted, each having distinguished themselves with their unique stories of success, inspiration and giving back.
The After-Party Following the formal presentations, award recipients partied down at Flourish, the school’s annual fundraiser for the VCC Foundation. A capacity crowd filed into the Broadway campus for the sophomore edition of the food and Naramata Bench Winery Association grazer that showcased the culinary talents of students, instructors and alumni, who came together to create tasty bites while raising scholarship and bursary funds to help more aspiring and talented students flourish.