Cat's Eye: “Christmas on the Shore” fundraiser

Cat's Eye, Dec. 13.
— image credit: Cat Barr

For over 60 years now, Family Services of the North Shore has been raising money and helping people in our community. Out-of-work and family distress counselling are all part of what the organization provides to people in need. Needless to say, the holidays are an extra special time and being there to support families is very important. That’s why the great people at Family Services created the Christmas Bureau section just for this very cause. Last week, at a special “Christmas on the Shore” event, VIP guests and supporters donated $1,000 per couple and came out to enjoy an evening together at The Beach House restaurant in West Vancouver. Thanks to the generosity of the Fuller family (who are owners at the Beach House), everything on this night was donated to the cause, including five-star food and more. A live auction also included amazing gifts like a Ross Penhall original artwork, an iPhone 5 and a corporate box for the upcoming Lady Gaga concert. Congrats to everyone involved.


1 Beautiful Emily Goodrich accompanies Stew Fuller to the gala evening. 2 Known for her dedication and service, event co-chair Coryn Hemsley and husband Paul come out in support.

3 This night would not have been possible without these amazing people. From left: Cactus Club president Richard Jaffray, event co-chair Monica Soprovich, Beach House/Earls owner Stan Fuller and event co-chair Janice O’Sullivan. 4 John O’Neill, president and CEO of O’Neill Hotels & Resorts, does a great job as auctioneer this evening. 5 Guests Catherine Van Dop, left, and Roumina Popatia are all sparkles for the season. 6 AllWest Insurance’s Paul and Devina Zalesky get in on the bidding this night. 7 Family Services’ own Diana Cowden, left, and Michelle Tice welcome guests to the event. 8 Looking festive in red, Carolyn Scholz and Kevin Gould get a chance to chat during cocktails.

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