On November 3rd I attended the SCENE Gala, a classy tiki themed red carpet fundraiser event at the infamous Waldorf Hotel. This 4th annual silent auction and celebration was hosted by CityTV’s Breakfast Television host Dawn Chubai.

CityTV’s Breakfast Television host Dawn Chubai

The evening’s festivities saw an evocative visual backdrop of famous beach film projections, accompanied by the sounds of exotica composers. Guests sipped on Mai Tais  along with delicious canapés catered by Nuba.

An extensive Silent Auction was held that included Liam Neeson’s working script for The Grey, exclusive artwork, and tickets to many of the city’s finest arts organizations. The event raised over $17,000 to benefit the Pacific Cinémathèque in Vancouver.