Friday October 25, 2019
7pm to 10pm
Join us at a legendary venue for City Drinks at the Panorama Roof on Friday, October 25th. When the hotel opened in 1939, the Panorama Roof ballroom quickly became a special night spot with its views over the city and weekly CBC broadcasts of the big band dance music of the Dal Richards Orchestra starting in 1940 for a record run of twenty-five years.
The evening will be hosted by emcee Fiona Forbes, TV host and producer. Historian John Atkin will share stories of the hotel, the Panorama Roof ballroom and it’s live radio broadcasts. A selection of wines and beers, along with a sparkling wine reception, a feature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres are included. Guests will enjoy swing era favourites and songs from the great American songbook from local musicians James Danderfer (clarinet), Oliver Gannon (guitar), Paul Rushka (bass) and Jesse Cahill (drums). There will also be mini tours of historic areas in the landmark hotel. An exciting live and silent auction of art, experiences and unique items generously donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals will help VHF reach our fundraising goal.
Suggested dress code: Cocktail
*All tickets include a charitable donation for which the buyer will receive a charitable tax receipt. For individual tickets the tax receipt is $50, for a block of eight tickets, the tax receipt is $350.
What will be available in the auctions?
The live and silent auctions will offer a great selection of items donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals, from hotel stays and one-of-a-kind heritage experiences to architectural antiques, original artwork and framed prints, restaurant and store gift cards and baskets, memberships, event tickets and wine.
The Live Auction will include:
- Downtown Urbanism: Bike Tour and Brunch with Scot Hein
- “Pure Energy (Albert in the Pink)” Limited Edition Silk Screen by Carl Beam
- “Jukebox” edition #V5 (1975), framed photography by Greg Girard
- Two-night hotel and spa experience
- Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 26mm watch
The Silent Auction will include:
- Gift certificates and baskets from businesses including Innovative Fitness, Blue Ruby, Toptable Group, JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, and Hills of Kerrisdale
- Tickets and passes for local ski mountains, a Vancouver Canucks home game, concerts and theatre performances
- Unique private tours of Chinatown, downtown architecture, the Arthur Erickson House & Garden, and more
A full list of items will be posted soon.