UBCV Seasonal Celebration: Recap and Photos

Photo by Leah Villalobos

Another holiday party has come and gone! Thank you to everyone who attended, donated food, or bought 50/50 tickets for making this year such a success. We were able to donate $400 (including a very generous $100 anonymous donation) to Access and Diversity’s Student Single Parent hamper program. This donation helped 4 different single parent families in our community enjoy the holiday season to its fullest. We also collected nearly 85 items to donate to the food bank. Again – a huge thank you to everyone for making our charitable efforts such a success!

Liana takes home the big prize! | Photo by Leah Villalobos

Highlights from the night

  • A lovely speech by Kate Ross to kick off our festivities. She included a quote from the late Nelson Mandela: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
  • Liana Leung claiming the $292 50/50 pot. Don’t spend it all in one place!
  • An appearance by Joshy the Snowman
  • The delicious coconut prawns and pecan pie
  • Chris Eaton accepting his jewelry draw prize. Way to go, Chris!

Think we missed one? Post it in the comments below!

And more

Read on for a list of prize winners, some thank yous, and Leah’s great photos from the evening.

Chris Eaton helps to pick the next winner. | Photo by Leah Villalobos

Draw prizes

Congratulations to the following lucky winners:

  • Purdy’s gift pack – Nadine Alvarado Hensley (Service), Sarah MacMillan (Admissions), and Fran Hannabuss (Service)
  • David’s Tea gift pack – CJ Rowe (Access and Diversity), Arthur Redillas (Admissions), and Darran Fernandez (Service)
  • Toque (with proceeds supporting the Ride to Conquer Cancer) donated by Maggie Hartley and Lynn Newman – Amandeep Breen (Senate & Curriculum), and Lindsey Kovacevic (Senate & Curriculum)
  • Bottle of win donated by Carla Da Silva – Mandy Thiessen (CFOE)
  • Jewelry donated by Jen Ellis Designs – Chris Eaton (Senate & Curriculum)
  • Starbucks gift card donated by Debbie Lin – Briana Sim (Service), Megan Gower (Communications), and Kristen Elder (Senate & Curriculum)
Annie loves to hand out drink tickets! | Photo by Leah Villalobos

Thank you

…to all of our amazing volunteers! Without these folks, we couldn’t have raised as much money or had as much fun. Be sure to give them a pat on the back the next time you see them:

  • Stephanie Oldford
  • Jin Lee
  • Annie Zeng
  • Joanna Ludlow
  • Carla Da Silva
  • Carla Tooley
  • Mike McGhee
  • Liana Leung
  • Leah Villalobos
  • Betty Wong
  • Janey Shum
  • Nancy Low
  • Nina Kessler

Strike a pose

A huge thank you to Leah Villalobos for volunteering her time and energy into taking all of these great photos! Just click if you would like to see a larger version of the image.

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