Amazing time at The Promise Gala! With the constant hustle and bustle of our business, we need to remind ourselves to carve out time to support worthwhile organizations such as Urban Promise Vancouver. If you are not familiar with this foundation’s work, the overarching organization is Internationally recognized… the Vancouver branch is opening a facility in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. The beautiful space has been provided by a generous donor and it was renovated thanks to the generosity and time given by volunteers. UP Vancouver President Abraham Han plans to offer after school programs and classes for adults in the area. We wanted to do our part and sat on the committee to organize the inaugural annual Promise Gala. Thanks to many volunteers and top notch businesses (and friends!) the first ever Promise Gala was spectacular and gave a sneak peek into how awesome future years will be. It was all hands on deck as our team also photographed the event and provided our popular photo booth plus our portrait station to add to the fun. There are so many people that came together to make this gala a huge success but we wanted to add a personal thanks to our friends that really answered the call to donate their time, energy and funds: Parq Vancouver (JW Marriott), Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Hotel, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Tagulan, LFX Jewelry, Elsa Corsi/Jeweliette Jewelery, Leslie Biggar, PaperFlorist.ca, Blush Vintage Furniture Rentals, Loungeworks, Ganache Patisserie, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Paletterra, Fete Chinoise, Najin Tse, Paper Crane Media, Oxygen Yoga, Raquel Cheng Do of Sutton Realty, Planet Hair, Vivian & Alrick Celestine. A great big thank you to Mark Guilaran of Skyline Mobiles for providing all of the audio/visual needs and Lien Yeung, award-winning CBC News Anchor and Producer, for being the best emcee ever. As you can see, we were a bit more involved than normal for this one and I can keep repeating that it really couldn’t have happened without the help of our friends. Amazing time overall and it’s not too late to contribute.