The RCD was facing very high expectations for the 2013 Fundraising Gala which was held on Oct. 26, 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort because of the great success of the 2012 Gala. By design, the theme “British Invasion” was another breakthrough in the gala world as it was funky and extraordinary. When the guests streaming into the Whistler Ballroom, greeted by colourful balloons, festive ambiance and WOW, a roomful of people, the great night started.
It was a sold out one week before the event, and we had over 250 guests at the Gala. The event started promptly at 7:15 p.m. with Vince Miele, Chair of RCD Board of Director giving the Welcome Remark, followed by Hon. Teresa Wat, Richmond MLA, presenting a congratulatory plaque to the RCD. The buffet started immediately after and was an absolute delight to everyone with the variety of choices of different dishes; the desserts were out of this world, accentuated by some British popular recipes.
At 8:15 p.m. we held the Award Presentation for the 2013 International Wheelchair Curling Bonspiel – Canadian Open. All 7 teams were very well applauded by the crowd while receiving their awards.
Afterward the band Atlantic Crossing came on stage and gave a full 60-min of impressionistic performance of the Beatles, Elton John and Rod Stewart. Gala guests were head over heels with the music and dancing already started at this early hour. Later at 9:45 p.m. lucky winners were drawn for the 50-50 draw and the WestJet Raffles. Some guests were also the proud winners of the Silent Auction. Congratulations to all the winners.
The RCD thanks all the sponsors, donors, supporters and guests making the event so successful! Great thank you to River Rock Banquet Team for enabling the event go on flawlessly! More thank you to the Atlantic Crossing Band for bringing the hype to the Gala! Thank you! We can’t wait for next year’s event, and we’ll book you for now!
Enjoy the gala photos, click here for the Photo Gallery.
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