Blog archives for the October, 2011.

October 14, 2011

THE LUCILLE GALA BALL

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UPDATE – $14,000.00 was raised on this special evening for this very deserving non-profit organization! The Chrystal Ballroom was a shining star…the Band was amazing, the photo-booth was a riot, the Rogers Chocolate booth was “delish”, and the highlight of the evening for me was the talented flash mob of over 60 students singing and dancing to MAME as they invaded the ballroom and took over the stage in such GRAND style. And guess who won the trip to Maui?….wait for it….none other than Mr. Stuart Aikins who was “in the house” for this very special evening!

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THE LUCILLE GALA BALL

Many clients and visitors to our offices will remember the grand display of Lucille Ball memorabilia featuring one of Ms. Ball’s spectacular gowns on a custom mannequin. Well, 2011 marks what would have been Lucy’s 100th birthday and the 25th anniversary of Lucas Talent, and to celebrate I have decided it is time for her to be auctioned off for the benefit of two fine industry non-profits, and to travel on to her next destination. Announcing …THE LUCILLE GALA BALL in the fabulous Chrystal Ballroom at the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC. On Friday November 4, 2011 we’ll be dancing to the sounds of a Ricky-Ricardo style orchestra,  being entertained with lavish musical numbers with a cast of 60, and enjoying numerous other displays and special celebrations of all things “LUCY”…PLUS some lucky person is going to win a trip to Maui!

The evening is for the benefit of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and the sale of the dress will benefit both the CCPA and the Performers Arts Lodge (PAL). Lucie Arnaz wrote to me to say “I know my mother would be thrilled and proud to know her clothing is going to such good use”. The CCPA is an exciting performance school based in Victoria BC, with students from all across Canada. Growing up near Victoria I wrote my own “Lucy Show” scripts and performed them on the lunch room stage. I always played the role of “Mr. Mooney”, Lucy’s fabulous costar Mr. Gale Gordon, and later in life I had the great pleasure of working with him in many shows and of course he is the reason I got to meet Lucy! Along the way I received much Victoria encouragement in the form of drama awards and scholarships and it’s time to give a little back. PAL, in Vancouver BC, provides wonderful affordable housing and community  to  those who worked in the performing arts and are now seniors, or have special housing needs, and I am also proud to continue to support this fine organization.

THE LUCILLE GALA BALL is being presented by the CCPA board with the amazing contributions of sponsors that include The Fairmont Empress, TELUS, Urban Rush, the BC Ferry Corporation and Rogers Chocolates. For ticket information and purchase contact 1-250-595-9970.

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