Sources’ executive director David Young at the Like A Rock gala April 14. (Tiffany Kwong photo)

Sources gala surpasses $250,000 goal

‘Rock stars’ among 250 to pack sell-out event Saturday

The final total is still being tallied, but it’s looking like a new fundraising record was set at last weekend’s Sources gala.

“We are still counting but we anticipate the final count to be over $260,000,” Sources’ communications co-ordinator Tiffany Kwong told Peace Arch News by email Tuesday. “That is a record for us. Our goal this year was $250,000 and last year we raised over $220,000.”

The Like a Rock event – for which attendees were encouraged to dress like their favourite rock star – drew 250 guests to Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club Saturday (April 14).

It was the third sell-out in a row for popular soirée, which marked its 23rd year.

The evening – presented by Isle of Mann Property Group and MCed by Ian Power and Vanessa Ybarra from Pulse FM – featured dinner, auctions, live music by Larry Edward and surprise performances by celebrity imposter Bonnie Kilroe, who appeared throughout the evening as Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Nancy Sinatra, Lady Gaga and Cher.

Three awards were also presented: the Sources Community Hero Award was presented to John Block by Sources Foundation president (and South Surrey-White Rock MP) Gordon Hogg; a Special Recognition Award was given to Scotiabank (accepted by Jayson Burden) by Sources Society president (and Surrey councillor) Bruce Hayne; and a surprise Special Recognition Award was presented to Michael Stuart, a director on the Sources Foundation Board who has been the gala chair for three years. This was Stuart’s final year in the role.

 

Winners of the Sources Like a Rock Gala group costume prize. (Tiffany Kwong photo)

Just Posted

Noted fiddlers bring kids to Surrey stage for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’ concert

Bell theatre date for Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy as they reunite for 23-city tour of Canada

Surrey-based business donates $1M to hospital’s children centre improvements

Surrey Hospital Foundation kicks off campaign for ‘transformation’ of children’s centre

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s unsung heroes inspire

The Now-Leader was proud to celebrate some deserving unsung heroes in this city on Wednesday night

North Delta family raising money for brain cancer treatment

23-year-old Tashina Janus and her family are raising funds to get her immunotherapy in the U.S.

Surrey opera singer brings Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ to Vancouver stage

Nancy Hasiuk-Lay has been hailed for her ‘sparkling and crystalline vocal tone’

Metro Vancouver mayors cancel Surrey LRT in favour of SkyTrain

Surrey mayor claims he can extend Skytrain for the $1.65 billion already committed to light rail

Hunter who saved B.C. man pinned inside smashed truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in northern Vancouver Island woods

Road-weary Canucks thumped 6-2 by Wild

Vancouver hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

Lower Mainland couple missing in Thompson-Okanagan area

Barriere RCMP received a missing persons report for two senior overdue travellers

Vancouver Warriors cancel first 2 weeks of season as labour dispute continues

The announcement means games scheduled for Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 will no longer be played

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Most Read