Arts Umbrella Splash Gala Photos

It was another record-breaking year for the 37th annual Arts Umbrella Splash auction and gala

Local art aficionados, patrons, creatives, as well as business and community leaders gathered together in support of Splash, Arts Umbrella’s flagship art auction and gala. The sold-out event raised a record-breaking $1.075 million in total revenue, allowing Arts Umbrella to continue providing young people across Metro Vancouver with equitable access to arts education through bursaries and scholarships.
Here are some photo highlights from the event…

1. Arts Umbrella Team

(From left to right) Fred Lee CBC News Personality & Gala Emcee, Paul Larocque President & CEO, Arts Umbrella, Christie Garofalo Philanthropist & Gala Co-Chair, Michelle Martin Arts Umbrella Board Chair, Gloria Macarenko CBC News Personality & Gala Emcee, Bruce Munro Wright Arts Umbrella Board Member & Gala Co-Chair

2. Robert Lemon, Architect & Heritage Planner (left), Carol Henriquez, Arts Umbrella Co-Founder & Honourary Chair and Paul Larocque, President & CEO, Arts Umbrella

Architect and heritage planner Robert Lemon has made a $2-million contribution to the Arts Umbrella Building Campaign in the name of his late partner Robert (Bob) Ledingham. To celebrate Bob’s appreciation of theatre and passion for education, the Robert M. Ledingham School of Theatre & Music will provide young people with access to extensive training opportunities, led by Artistic Director Paul Moniz de Sá.

3. Christie Garofalo and Bruce Munro Wright, Arts Umbrella Splash Co-Chairs

4. Heather Altas, Senior Director, Development & Building Campaign, Arts Umbrella (left) with Carol Henriquez, Arts Umbrella Co-Founder & Honorary Chair

5. Hank Bull, Splash auctioneer (left), Gloria Macarenko, CBC News Personality & Gala Emcee and Fred Lee, CBC News Personality & Gala Emcee

6. The Richardson Family – David and Pamela Richardson with son Colby Sponsors, Gala committee member

7. David Sung, President with wife Tassan Jackson-Sung

8. Athena Bax, Splash 2019 Live Auction Artist (left) Ken Fitzgerald, chartered accountant (right)

9. Dina Goldstein, Splash 2019 Live Auction Artist with Katsumi Kimoto

10. Hanif Mamdani, Head of Alternative Investments, RBC Global Asset Management with wife Jessica Taylor, Lawyer, Singleton Urquhart LLP

11. Farhan Mohammed, Editor-in-Chief & Partner, Daily Hive (media sponsor) with sister Tahreen Mohammed (right)

12. Christie Garofalo, Philanthropist & Gala Co-Chair with husband Dave Garofalo, President & CEO, Goldcorp Inc.

13. David Lyall, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Haywood Securities with wife Jill

14. Fred Lee and Gloria Macarenko, CBC News Personalities & Gala Emcees

15. Candice Alderson, Senior Vice President, Ledcor Group of Companies (left) & Martin Charlwood, President, Charlwood Pacific Group Ltd.

16. Silent Auction

17. Arts Umbrella Dance Company

18. DJ Chloe