martes, 8 de diciembre de 2009

Vancouver Art Gallery Christmas Tree Lighting 2009

Tonight at 5:30pm a 50-foot high Christmas tree will be lit in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The tree is put in place by local real estate development firm, AMACON, as they help raise funds for various local causes over the holidays.

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Organizations that are supported by AMACON and its colleagues include: BC Lions Courage for Kids, Empty Stocking Fund, Rock 101 Cares, Lasting M.A.G.I.C, BC Children’s Hospital, Amateur Sports in BC, Canada Company and The Diana Krall Foundation.

Special appearances tonight include The BC Lions and the BC Lions Cheerleaders, Vancouver Children’s Choir, Arimasu Taiko Drummers, Rock 101’s Bro Jake, Vancouver Giants, and Santa. Honorary guests Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, and Sindi Hawkins will be present to help light the tree.

Diana Krall and her husband Elvis Costello were on hand to accept a donation to VGH’s Krall Centre and also to push the big red button to light the AMACON Christmas Tree on the Art Gallery lawn.



Singers Diana Krall, left, and her husband, Elvis Costello, react as they push the button to light the Christmas tree during the Third Annual Amacon Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration last night at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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