Event MC Fred Lee (standing) speaks to guests at Thursday evening's Picnic on the Pier event

Picnic on the Pier raises more than $33,000 for hospital

Thursday evening event at White Rock Pier served as a fundraiser for the Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation.

Thursday evening’s Picnic on the Pier has raised more than $33,000 for the Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation.

The sold-out event saw 230 guests dine on seafood, salad, dessert and more while seated at long tables at the end of the White Rock Pier.

Dinner and drinks were followed by a live auction. In total, $33,800 was raised – through ticket sales and the auction – with funds earmarked for emergency-room improvements at Peace Arch Hospital.

“It was a really great night,” said Vicki Brydon, director of public relations for the hospital foundation. “It was pretty festive, and the weather could not have been better. I think everybody had a really great time.”

Vancouver media personality Fred Lee – dubbed the city’s ‘Man About Town’ – served as MC for the event, which was hosted by Landmark Premiere Properties, a land-development company currently proposing the construction of three 25-storey residential towers in the 1500-block of Martin Street in White Rock.

Landmark also recently added White Rock’s Central Plaza shopping centre to its land holdings in the city, and according to president and managing partner Ray Chen is proposing a resident/commercial project for the site “in the years ahead.”

Brydon said that while there were a handful of visitors to the pier who were unaware that a portion of it was closed for the event, most were understanding.

“Once they found out it was a fundraiser for the hospital, they were pretty accommodating,” she said.

In 2014, the pier was also closed to the public for Party on the Pier, a private function celebrating the city landmark’s 100th birthday.

Just Posted

Renegades ‘04 win provincial title after all-White Rock fastpitch final

Both Semiahmoo Peninsula fastpitch squads will head to U16 nationals in Calgary

Waterfront workshops today in White Rock

City to host opportunities ‘to shape area’s future’

Annual waterfront border-collie jamboree cancelled following concerns

Restoring water quality in Boundary Bay will require sacrifice: LCWS

Surrey to get a RapidBus route

It will run on King George Blvd. between Guildford Town Centre and Newton Exchange along upgraded 96 B-Line

Violent crime in Delta up, overall crime severity index holds steady

Delta still one of the safest in Metro Vancouver according to Statistics Canada data

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Weather Network’s anti-meat video ‘doesn’t reflect true story’: cattle ranchers

At issue is the video’s suggestion that cutting back on meat consumption could help save the planet

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Wrestling legend finds his wedding dance groove in B.C.

Professional wrestler Chris Jericho posted on social media that he was in Penticton recently

Vancouver Public Library banned from Pride parade after allowing controversial speaker

Vancouver Public Library allowed Meghan Murphy to book space for an event at the library in January

Man arrested after allegedly attacking people with syringe in Burnaby mall

Police say that no one has yet to come forward with injuries consistent with needle stab wounds

Limited-stop RapidBus service to roll out in Metro Vancouver starting January 2020

TransLink announced five routes that connect 11 communities

Horgan hints at Daylight Saving Time changes after record survey response

More than 223,000 online surveys were submitted in the government’s public consultation

Most Read

l -->