Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree 2011

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The Canadian Red Cross is hosting its 4th annual Red Carpet Soiree at Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar May 12, 2011.

Red Carpet Soiree

This is one of my favourite annual events in Vancouver, and I have attended since 2009 with my good friend Keira-Anne. Aside from the dozens of coveted silent auction items, the deliciously addictive canapes, and the warm and jovial atmosphere, you will be supporting a fantastic cause when you attend.

Tickets are still available online until May 10th and can be purchased at the door May 12th, that is unless it completely sells out (which is very possible). Last year they had 300 guests and raised over $15,000 for the Canadian Red Cross’ Lower Mainland Region Disaster Management Program. Funds raised are staying local again this year with the 2011 event supporting Lower Mainland Region Humanitarian Support and Engagement Programs. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation.

I have two pairs of tickets to give away to a reader and their guest (value $250). If you would like to feel like a star at the Red Carpet Soirée, here’s how you can enter to win your way in:

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  • I entered to win a pair of tickets to @RedCarpetSoiree supporting @RedCrossCanada from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm next Friday, May 6th. Must be 19 years of age or older as there will be wine served throughout the night.

    Update The winner is Mae (@sliveroflight) congratulations!

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    1. EmilyFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:20am PDT

      Red Cross is such a great organization! I’d love to attend this event.

    2. CliffFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

      I’d love to visit Blue Water and support a great cause at the same time.

    3. BrendaFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

      Sounds like a great event.

    4. Jessica tFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:40am PDT

      This would be so fun to win tix to!

    5. Jessica tFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:40am PDT


    6. LesleyFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:41am PDT

      Would love to go to the soiree!

    7. PhyFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

      Sounds like it’s going to be an amazing event!

    8. aliciaFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

      I would love to go!!

    9. adamFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

      my gf would love this

    10. IzabelaFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 10:53am PDT

      Sounds amazing

    11. ShannonFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 11:08am PDT

      Ouhhhh la la 😛

    12. JoanneFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 11:09am PDT

      Would love to attend this soiree!

    13. Rebecca BouchardFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 11:32am PDT

      Such a great event and even better cause!

    14. JoleneFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 12:42pm PDT

      Wow, looks awesome, I’d love to attend!

    15. loriFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 1:02pm PDT

      Looks like a great night 🙂

    16. MaeFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 1:15pm PDT

      Red Cross is a very worthy organization.

    17. SanazFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 3:07pm PDT

      This a great event for a great cause, hope I get to attend!

    18. GazzaFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT

      Sounds like a great event to attend!

    19. SherryFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 3:46pm PDT

      I have heard this is always a wonderful event for a great organization. I have never attended but hopefully will win this contest and be able to go this year.

    20. Krista EdwardsonFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

      As we watch the CBC we see that the Red Cross does amazing work around the world. This benefit will help BC build its resources, to support our people when disaster strikes. What a fabulous event for a very worthy organization.

    21. NancyFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT

      This event looks awesome, I would love to be a part of it!

    22. TeresaFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 5:28pm PDT


    23. BonnieFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 8:25pm PDT

      Sounds like a great event in support of a worthy organization.

    24. ElieFriday, April 29th, 2011 — 9:05pm PDT

      i would like to go!

    25. AkemiSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 12:17am PDT

      Such a great organization! I would love to attend

    26. JeffSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 7:32am PDT

      I’ve been a long time supporter and donater of humanitarian causes. I’d love to attend.

    27. EricaSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

      Awesome! I would love to attend.

    28. BonnieSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 11:39am PDT

      Sounds like a fantastic event and for such a worthwhile organization!

    29. Tooth FairySaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 1:00pm PDT

      Yes, believe me this Tooth Fairy would like to attend this fantastic Red Cross event!

    30. Tooth FairySaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 1:00pm PDT
      tweeted ☺

    31. KiraSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 1:09pm PDT

      What a great event!

    32. SusieSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 7:03pm PDT

      Great event, great cause!

    33. CassandraSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 7:40pm PDT

      Looks like a fun night out for a very worthy cause!

    34. RebeccaSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 11:57pm PDT

      Would love to attend this!

    35. HarjitSunday, May 1st, 2011 — 12:05am PDT

      Ooo canapes sound fancy 🙂 I’ve never had one and would love to try one while supporting a great cause.

    36. KevinSunday, May 1st, 2011 — 1:11am PDT

      Mmmm canapes.

    37. Amy W.Sunday, May 1st, 2011 — 8:13pm PDT

      Sounds like fun!

    38. EnnieSunday, May 1st, 2011 — 9:11pm PDT


    39. FraserSunday, May 1st, 2011 — 11:57pm PDT

      Sounds like a fun night! Would love to go.

    40. JenMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 12:21am PDT

      Sounds like an amazing night and such a good cause 🙂

    41. JAMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 12:21am PDT

      I’d love to attend!

    42. CarmenMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 9:43am PDT

      Amazing organization, I’ve been donating for years and would love to attend this event!

    43. CoriMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 10:03am PDT

      Great cause!

    44. Cecilia FlamingMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 10:33am PDT

      Would love to attend this event! Red Cross is great organization with a great cause to support.

    45. eriMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 11:31am PDT

      I have been working with Japan Love Project supported by BC Japan Earthquake Relief Fund since the big disaster on March 11th. We’ve made our first donation through Canadian Red Cross on April 13th! Would love to give the tickets to a couple of the project members, they’ve worked so hard for a good cause 🙂

    46. SandraMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

      What a great event! I would love to attend.

    47. KatieMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 1:02pm PDT

      Sounds great!

    48. MarieMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 1:24pm PDT

      I give to the RED CROSS through my phone bill occassionally when disaster hits because I know that one day, I’ll need them too.

    49. BrendaMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 1:34pm PDT

      An organization I donate to often. I would love to attend!

    50. A.J.Monday, May 2nd, 2011 — 2:01pm PDT

      What a good cause and fun way to raise funds for it! Tickets to this event would be great!

    51. SurabhiMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 2:19pm PDT

      The Red Cross deserves all the support it can get and this soiree seems like a fabulous way of collecting that. I would love to be a part of it all!

    52. ChloeMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 2:25pm PDT

      Sounds like an awesome, inspiring event. And Blue Water is amazing!

    53. NateMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 2:30pm PDT

      Great venue and Great cause!

    54. JillMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 3:09pm PDT

      This is such an amazing event & an even more amazing charity!

    55. natalieMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT

      Sounds like a great night for charity !!

    56. VickieMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 4:17pm PDT

      I’d love to go! Sounds like a great event for such a worthy cause.

    57. MilaMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

      I missed this event last year, but am determined to go this year! I would love to win these tickets, and help support the Red Cross, and eat some amazing food from Blue Water!

    58. TaviaMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 6:27pm PDT

      YUMMMMM…Blue Water!

    59. Lisa PikeMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 6:30pm PDT

      This would be a great event to attend!

    60. mariaMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 7:44pm PDT

      I have never been to a soiree. Would love to go!

    61. MichMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 9:33pm PDT

      I’d love to attend such a great event in support of the Red Cross!

    62. AllyMonday, May 2nd, 2011 — 11:27pm PDT

      <3 what a great organization!

    63. jenniTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 12:59am PDT

      Please please please pick me! 😛 Thank you

    64. ScottTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 7:29am PDT

      Sounds like a fantastic event. Please count us in.

    65. JasonTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 8:40am PDT

      Would love to feel like a star while supporting such a great event

    66. brandiTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 8:52am PDT

      This would be a great cause and a fun night to attend 🙂

    67. // SarahTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 10:00am PDT

      Fantastic! I already have a tickets, but would love to win & take my girlfriends. Such a great event!

    68. AngieTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 10:15am PDT

      I would love to go……

    69. AlTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 11:55am PDT


    70. jeanieTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

      sounds like a fun fun time…and it’s for a great cause! =)

    71. KelliTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

      Through whatever the disaster (Japan earthquake, Hurricane Katrina)I always trust my donations to the Red Cross.

    72. LindaTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 3:30pm PDT

      great event for a great cause!


    73. mjgalvaniTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 3:52pm PDT

      Sounds like a pretty amazing event, for an equally great cause!

    74. LiamTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 5:07pm PDT

      What a night that wouldn’t want to miss obviously for a great great cause.

    75. MaggieTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 5:15pm PDT

      The Red Cross is such a great cause, and I love it that this event is creating awareness to the younger generation about the Red Cross of Lower Mainland. I’ve been to this event the last two years, and it would be wonderful to win tickets for this event this year.

    76. tiffanyTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

      red cross + soiree = great night for a great cause

    77. BrookeTuesday, May 3rd, 2011 — 11:00pm PDT

      Sounds like a great night to support a great organization

    78. KristiWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 12:14am PDT

      What a great way to spend an evening with a friend or partner!

    79. TimWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 4:22am PDT

      Great night I bet!

    80. HelenWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 2:02pm PDT

      No doubt this is going to be a blast.

    81. DevinWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 2:03pm PDT

      Would love to go to this by far!

    82. callistusWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 3:13pm PDT

      I would love to go

    83. EricaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

      I would love to attend!

    84. AlexWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:37pm PDT

      It sounds like fun and it’s a good cause!

    85. FionaWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 8:41pm PDT

      Sounds like a wonderful evening for a worthy cause.

    86. MichelleWednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 10:50pm PDT

      SOunds like a great time and for an amazing cause.

    87. StephanieThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 9:14am PDT


    88. SunnyThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 8:46pm PDT

      Red Cross is a great organization

    89. HeidiThursday, May 5th, 2011 — 8:55pm PDT

      Sounds like a great night out.

    90. MicheleFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 12:24am PDT

      Don’t you just love the word “Soirée”? It sounds so fabulous. I also love the quote on the Red Cross site “To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing.” Thanks Red Cross for all your good work.

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