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THE MOST GLAMOROUS EVENT in Surrey’s calendar is the Mayor’s Charity Ball, presented by Coast Capital Savings. The City of Surrey raised the bar again this year in the new City Hall for the first time, making this the most elaborate Mayor’s Charity Ball ever! Continuing to support a charity that is ‘Community Focussed and Community Driven’, all proceeds will go to the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society. This Charitable Society has proven to help children, families and youth in the City through the great programs they support! The Mayor and Council’s vision of moving City Hall to Surrey City Centre is now a reality, so the event had an extra celebratory mood. The theme this year was “An Evening around the World”, focussing on the four corners of the world including, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. The stunning cocktail reception, sponsored by Aplin & Martin Consultants and B&B Contracting, took place in the new atrium capturing flavours from around the world and featured celebrity chefs Mathew Stowe, Vikram Vij, Edwin Ma, Peter Burns and Margaret Chisholm. The reception truly highlighted the diversity of the City through the people, food and décor which was generously sponsored by Berezan Management and flowers donated by 99 Nursery & Florist Inc. Photo souvenirs were sponsored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University and were a great hit in the Cocktail Reception. Prior to dinner, guests experienced “The One World Jam”, an incredible spectacle of cultural drummers and dancers from around the globe. An exquisite “International” dinner, catered by awardwinning Culinary Capers, was held under a breath-taking, beautifully decorated tent on the plaza of New City Hall, which is slated to host many events in the years to come. The live auction and raffle prizes after dinner are always highly anticipated, and this year’s prizes included over 500 gifts generously donated by companies and individuals throughout the lower mainland, including the Grand Cracker Prize, a luxury hot tub, provided by Coast Spas. The live auction was filled with exciting items like a Luxury package from Sparkling Hill Resort which also included signature bottles of wines from around the world. Other items auctioned included a Nickelback concert in London and Dinner with Mayor & Council. Another great highlight was the Grand trip to Sydney, Australia sponsored by Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. ...SEE PAGE 7


Mayor’s Charity Ball


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2013 CHARITY BALL COMMITEE Donna Donn Do nna Jones, J n Ellyn Schriber, Bryan Tasaka, Joanne Reston, Mike McNamara, Mary Rukavina, Todd Jo Schierling, Keri King, Alan Champion, Judy Mann, Councillor Mary Martin and Sheenam Kaler.

A special thank you to our sponsors Presenting Sponsor

Community Sponsors

Exclusive Entertainment Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Adera Development Corporation Central City Brewing Company

Executive Sponsors

Cobra Electric Concord Security

Corporate Sponsors

Fruiticana Heritage Office Furnishings ISL Engineering and Land Services Kooney Homes Ltd. McQuarrie Hunter

Decor Sponsor

Cocktail Reception Spon nsors

Pedersen's Party Rentals Portrait Homes PricewaterhouseCoopers

Photo Souvenir Sponsor

Grand Trip Sponsor

Surrey Honda T.K. Graphics Urban Systems

Grand Prize Sponsor


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Colin James When Colin first hit the scene a quarter century ago, he became an instant rock guitar hero, mentored by the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. Since then, this iconic six~time Juno Award winner has topped the charts as a pop vocalist, recorded an acclaimed blues album and led the swing revival with his Little Big Band,

which he both fronted and produced. He has performed for the Queen, sold multi~platinum many times over and continues to sell out shows coast to coast. Along the way, he’s written memorable hit songs and given us distinctive covers of timeless classics with his newest album, Fifteen, teasing that the best is still yet to come. e.

SOPHIE’S PLACE The first Child Advocacy Centre (CAC) in British Columbia, Sophie’s Place provides an integrated program where children who have been abused can receive the necessary services in a child~centred environment with a multi~disciplinary team including the Surrey RCMP, Ministry of Child and Family Services, the Department of Justice, medical and trauma screening professionals,

and volunteer advocates. With the Sophie’s Place model, the partners are all under one roof so that the services come to the child, in one place, and the child only has to tell his/her story once and not be traumatized by repeating it. Located within The Centre for Child Development, Sophie’s Place is one of only a handful of similar centres in Canada, and its child~centred model is considered best~practice in the field.

NU NUTRITIONAL SNACK PROGRAM The Nutritional Snack provides much needed food for hungry kids. Established in 1997, the program began with a handful of schools, and today includes 94 schools and supports an estimated 2,000 students from all parts for Surrey. The program provides fruit juice, granola bars, sesame snaps, fruit

cups, cheese and crackers, and other nonperishable grocery items that are individually wrapped and can easily be distributed to the students in need. The Surrey Firefighters organize the purchase and pick up of the food, and deliver it to the schools on the fire trucks. Firefighter Dan Kehler has been instrumental in organizing this program.

BURN SURVIVOR CAMP The journey from burn patient to burn survivor is a long and painful one. It is sustained by hope, conviction and unparalleled courage. The Burn Fund hosts young burn survivors for one week of camp each July. Close to eight hundred children between the ages of six to 18 have attended since the Burn Camp began in 1994. Doctors, nurses, medical therapists, adult burn survivors and professional

firefighters donate their time as counsellors. Campers come from all areas of British Columbia to experience a week of joy, safety and freedom. Surrey Firefighters have raised over $2,000,000 in support of this program and in 2013, Firefighter Adrian Neufeld and Radio Dispatcher Amanda Roman participated at Burn Camp as counsellors. We are very proud of their commitment and dedication to the program.

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Salted Caramel Budino

COOKIE CRUST - Mix cookie crumbs, butter, and salt in a medium bowl. Place 2 tablespoons in a small bowl; cover and chill for garnish. Press 2 tablespoons cookie mixture onto the bottom of each of eight 8-ounce mason jars or ramekins.

Makes approximately 8

CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE... The party continued into the evening with a headline performance by Canadian Legend and Juno award-winner, Colin James, presented by the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. The evening had many generous sponsors, without whom the evening would not be possible, and their support is sincerely appreciated. The Presenting Sponsor, Coast Capital Savings returned for another year, along with Exclusive Entertainment Sponsor, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. These two companies have had a long association with the event and their continued support is greatly appreciated. Executive Sponsors included; Blackwood Partners/Central City and SCDC. Corporate Sponsors included; Century Group, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Jim Pattison Group, Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning, PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., Platinum Group & Pennyfarthing Developments, Progressive Waste Solutions, The Beedie Group and The Value Group of Companies as well as a whole list of Community and Supporting Sponsors who helped make this evening a huge success. A big thank you goes out to all of these incredible supporters. The overwhelming success of this year’s event shows through the commitment of valuable sponsors and supporters of the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society. This year’s Mayor’s Charity Ball was an amazing way to start a new tradition of fabulous events at the new City Hall, and of course many more editions of this wonderful event!

COOKIE CRUST 1 cup finely ground chocolate cookie crumbs (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers; about 20 cookies) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt BUDINO 3 cups whole milk, divided 1/4 cup cornstarch 3/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar 5 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoon brandy 1 teaspoon kosher salt SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Lightly sweetened whipped cream

B BUDINO - Whisk 1/2 cup milk and ccor cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside. H He Heat remaining 2 1/2 cups milk in a small saucepan just to a simmer; sset aside. To make caramel, stir sugar and 3/4 cup water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; cook without stirring until an instant-read thermometer registers 210°–220° Line a sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth and set over a large pitcher. Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in hot milk, then cornstarch mixture. Slowly whisk in caramel. Return mixture to saucepan. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens and a thermometer registers 175°, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in butter, rum, and salt. Pour through prepared sieve. Pour 1/2 cup budino over crust in each jar. Cover; chill until set, 4–5 hours. Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled. SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE - Place cream in a small pitcher. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Set aside. Stir sugar, corn syrup, and 2 tablespoons water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high; boil, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush, until deep amber color forms, 5–6 minutes. Remove from heat; gradually add vanilla cream (mixture will bubble vigorously). Whisk over medium heat until smooth and thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and salt. Strain into a heatproof bowl. Let cool slightly. Spoon 2 tablespoons caramel sauce over each budino. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle some of reserved cookie crumbs over each.

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Bill Rempel - Vice President & General Manager, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, Michelle Mackay - Property Manager and Saroj Sonegra - Property Accounts and Payables Administrator

C Central l City C is an awardd winning world ld class l development d l located l d at the centre of the fastest growing city in BC. It is a mixed use development combining 640,000 square feet of superior retail, a 340,000 square foot Simon Fraser University Campus and 550,000 square feet of Class AAA office space. Anchors include Canadian Passport Office, Best Buy, Future Shop, Winners, Shoppers Drug Mart, T&T Supermarket, The Brick, Bed Bath & Beyond, Neptune Seafood Restaurant, Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness/ She’s Fit! and Target coming November 2013. For leasing information please call 604-588-5271. 604 588 5271. TM

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