On March 25, 2011, I held a birthday/fundraiser at the Kostuik Gallery in downtown Vancouver's Yaletown district. We were able to raise over $3,000 to support the Canadian Red Cross' relief efforts in Japan, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
This event would not have been possible without the kind and generous support of many local businesses and individuals, including:
Wine: Mission Hill Winery
Cheese platters: les amis du FROMAGE
Non-alcoholic beverages: DDB Canada
Live musical performance by: The Reckoners
Auction items: Aritzia
Raffle items: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Canucks tickets (donated by RLG International and Warren Cheng), Le Provence, Fairmont Pacific Rim Willow Stream Spa, Cactus Club Cafe, Osei-Duro, Moulé, Breathe Couture, Bar Method, Thuggie and Lululemon (anonymous donor).
Extra love to my boyfriend Matt, and my dear friends Michelle and Kristeen for the birthday cupcakes.
Photo by Amy Pelletier