Earlier this week, Victoria and I were pleased to attend the Sports Celebrities Festival 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This fantastic event raises funds for Special Olympics BC as well as the Canucks for Kids Fund – both worthy organizations!
Many thanks to Marie and Doug Holtby for hosting us at their table and allowing us to participate in this wonderful event. Doug is Co-Chair of the Sports Celebrities Festival and a wonderful host. Seeing the glee that the Special Olympians exude on this special evening that pays tribute to their success was meaningful, and the keynote speech from Brandan Sutter and the special Olympian he was paired with was moving.
And truly, it was a fun table! It was great to share conversation with the Holtby’s beautiful daughters, Jaclyn and Carmen, as well as our friend Brenda Debelle and our new friends Justin, Lorne and Melita (who we found we had a lot in common with because of our children and the sport of rowing)!
It was our pleasure to attend and in our own small way contribute to these two worthy causes. We hope you enjoy these great shots from the event – we are pictured with Canucks goalies Ryan Miller and Jacob Markstrom, and our friend Brenda Debelle is pictured with Henrik and Daniel Sedin. It was truly a night to remember!