Wink Photography


January 12 2012

Art For Life 2011 | Fundraising Event

The wedding photography business in Vancouver is fairly seasonal, so winter often provides a bit of downtime. It’s how we’re able to breathe a little and catch up on things like blogging, marketing, branding, (personal lives!), etc. One of the other things it’s nice to have time for in the off-season is giving time to a non-profit organization as special as Friends for Life.

The Vancouver Friends for Life Society supports people living with life-threatening illnesses, their families and their caregivers. It was formed with the belief that no-one should face a serious illness alone, and offers a broad range of complementary and integrative therapies aimed at shifting the focus from illness to wellness. . The wonderful ‘Diamond Centre for Living’ in the West End provides a warm home-like environment for people; it’s an amazing thing this organization is doing.

Their annual Art For Life fine art auction showcases a fabulous collection of contemporary art and 100% of all art sales benefit Friends for Life.  This year featured some awesome live performances as well. With a line-up consisting of Public Dreams (behind Illuminares and Parade of Lost Souls), a drag show featuring 6 of the best performers this city has to offer, and finally a live set by Bif Naked. What a fun night for a good cause.

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Public Dreams performance. It turned into an awesome community art project, and the dress became one of the artworks that was auctioned off as well!

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Vancouver’s top drag queens never disappoint.

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My lovely assistant/husband David was also there to run the photobooth. The backdrop was the auction’s gorgeous signature piece by Andrew Salgado .

(The piece caused a bidding war that escalated to over $10,000!)


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If you’re interested in how you can support Friends For Life, please visit http://www.friendsforlife.ca/give-gift. Whether it’s donations, volunteering, or services you can provide…it’s all much needed, and much appreciated.

(And a very simple way to help the organization is to eat at one of hundreds of participating restaurants during Dining Out For Life! Who doesn’t love dinner.)

Venue: Rocky Mountaineer Station

Event Coordinator: Kai Events

Event Rentals: Lonsdale Event Rentals

Catering: Lazy Gourmet


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