Vancouver Celebrities: October 2011



October 2 CIBC Run for the Cure

Canada’s largest single-day fundraiser for breast cancer occurs in 60 spots, including a 1 km/5 km walk/run around False Creek. Concord Pacific Place, 604-696-2873. 

October 6 Big Sisters Gala

A champagne reception, auctions, three-course dinner, and entertainment support this worthy institution. Pan Pacific Hotel, 604-873-4525 ext. 302. 

October 15

Splash Arts Umbrella art auction/gala features an impressive collection by prominent artists. Cocktail reception, food and wine, performances by AU students, and live and silent auctions. Performance Works, 604-681-5268. 

October 15 Light the Night Walk The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual walk in support of research into blood-borne cancers; twilight walk, with illuminated balloons (red for supporters, white for survivors, gold for remembrance) starts at 7 p.m. Stanley Park.