Yes, I know I should have posted these earlier, but a few things had to be taken care of first before I could post more blog posts.
It was such a great event, and I was very happy to be there. The ladies on the red carpet looked absolutely stunning! They definitely would inspire any young fashionista out there.
I was assisting Ian in trying to get the best shots of the celebrities on the red carpet by the Victoria Empress Hotel. The Empress Hotel always has great events going on. The gala was followed by the Courtnall Celebrity Classic tournament. The Courtnall Brothers put on this tournament and the gala to help raise funds to improve the quality of life and care for mental health patients. You can read more about their cause HERE.
Some of the people that were present at this event include: Aaron Pritchett, Manny Malhotra, Willie Mitchell, Candace Cameron Bure, Geoff Courtnall, Bruce Courtnall, Russ Courtnall, Greg Adams, Valeri Bure, Don Felder, Kathrin Nicholson, Lochlin Munro, Jennifer Finnigan, and Jonathan Silverman.
We rushed over there thinking it was going to be at 4:30, but apparently it didn't start until 6pm, so we had enough time for beef burritos at La Fiesta Cafe (AMAZING by the way..just so you know if you're in Victoria this is a great place to eat..1001 Douglas Street).
Enjoy the photos below. :) (Images copyright of Ian Simpson/IMS FotoGrafix)