It will be hard to top last year’s Courage to Come Back awards, but each spring Coast Mental Health honours brave individuals like recipients Suzanne Venuta, from left, Josh Dahling, Alisa Gil Silvestre, Ingrid Bates and Jim Ryan. Attend this event on April 24.

The Big Sisters Grape Juice gala was a huge success thanks to folks like Cheryl Nakamoto, left, with Bill Good and Sarah McNeill. Look to raise a glass again this year in late spring.
Join socialite Cat Barr at all the best VIP events and celebrity gala parties! • •
Jeffrey Thiessen, left and Blair Qualey, president and CEO – New Car Dealers Association of BC at the Auto Show Gala last year. This year’s newest cars arrive at the Auto Show March 19, 2019 this year.
Brian Jessel managing partner Jim Murray and Linda Mah will be gearing up again for the Cabriolet Gala already scheduled for April 6, 2019 – mark your calendars.
Splash gala co-chair Christine Garofalo and husband David Garofalo helped raise more money than ever at this year’s Arts Umbrella fundraiser – look for another sold out show mid-October.
Lily Lee, left, and daughter in-law Carlotta Lee with wheelchair athlete/Canadian hero Rick Hansen at last year’s VanOpen tennis tournament which will return to Hollyburn Country Club this year Aug 12th to 18th.
The location is always a secret, but the event is not. Vancouver’s Diner en Blanc will return this year in late August – so spruce up your best white outfit in anticipation.