Thank you for coming to Kudos & Cocktails!

Last night’s Kudos & Cocktails was an intimate gathering of folks wishing to pay tribute to five amazing individuals: Sid Chow Tan, Barbara Clayden, Bonnie Allen, Marlie Oden and Chris Randle.

Slides and images accompanied each tribute, the recipients shared a few words and each received a Standing Ovation Award from the Firehall.

Thank you to all our Silent Auction donors, your donations are in good hands and have provided a boost to the Firehall’s Emerging Artists Programs.

Thank you to our terrific performers; the Vancouver Police Department Lion Dance Team opened the night with some traditional lion dancing, and then shook it up with some great moves set to LMFAO!  The Tim Sars Band jazzed up the crowd with a couple original numbers and will be here this weekend for BC Buds performing in the courtyard. Finally, to close out the evening Josh Martin of the 605 Collective treated the crowd to a solo created for composer Tobin Stokes’ El Sol du Sur, which he performed at 2011’s 10x10x10 at the Dance Centre.

Thank you to everyone who attend, and finally, thank you to each of the recipients; your impact here at the Firehall and to the greater community is immeasurable.

The 2012 Standing Ovation Award recipients: (front row) Sid Tan & Bonnie Allen(back row) Barbara Clayden, Marlie Oden & Chris Randle


Donna Spencer Honoured with BC Community Achievement Award

Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong, Donna Spencer and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Steven Point

On April 25th, the Firehall’s fearless leader Donna Spencer was one of thirty-six individuals honoured with a BC Community Achievement Award. The ceremony, held at Government House in Victoria, recognizes people who go above and beyond to make a difference in communities across the province.

It was inspiring to hear the stories of the award recipients; each one has made a huge impact in their communities working to strengthen the people and the cities and towns they live in. It was an inspiring ceremony. Visit the BC Achievement Foundation website for a full list of the recipients.

Donna speaking on behalf of the award recipients

Congratulations Donna and all her fellow recipients, you help make British Columbia the wonderful place it is!