September 30, 2006
Vancouver celebrities were out in full force for the third annual charity gala, FMA (Fashion Music Art) Vancouver, on September 30th 2006 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. The event that celebrates live fashion runway with live music and art performance all one stage overwhelmed the record attendees with its breadth of artistic and technical flair. FMA Vancouver is a production of Arc 2 Intertainment and The Kirk Group, and is the finale of the charity concert series that now spans across Canada. This year's net proceeds went to the Medallion Housing Society, BC SPCA, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Amanda Tapping and Richard Dean Anderson, Sea Shepherd Director, were the MC's for this spectacular event. Amanda was a generous and energetic host. Richard regaled the audience with his support of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and together Tapping and Anderson exuded great chemistry.
l-r: Richard Dean Anderson, Inde, Amanda Tapping, Gedden
Highlights included The Source Dancer Company, with over thirty dancers rushing on stage for the opening act, a trapeze artist enclosed in a floating bubble above the stage, Melanie Talkington's Lace Embrace corsets, Parasuco and Seafolly, and Heidi Mundel's operatic serenade of Jolie Chan's couture collection. Pamela Masik's live art performance, former Cirque de Soleil performers, and local musicians, Bobby James, The Sessions and Rebecca Ramone also wowed the crowd.
Sea Shepherd Development Director Michael Moore, volunteer Lisa Walden, and crewmembers Inde and Gedden attended this superb event to represent Sea Shepherd and staff our booth. Sea Shepherd would especially like to thank Paul Brown, of Legends Memorabilia, for his generous assistance in getting our booth to look spectacular and Colleen Kirk and Arc2 Intertainment for their wonderful support.
l-r: Michael Moore, Lisa Walden, Gedden, Inde
l-r: Richard Dean Anderson, Inde, Gedden
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society display