Monday, December 08, 2008

West Star Communications Xmas Party 2008 - and a good time was had by all!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2008 West Star Communications Xmas party this past Saturday!

The party - co-hosted by West Star, Working Design, Harvey McKinnon Associates and a raft of individuals - is always great fun.

This year was no exception and after a number of elections it was good to see lots of elected officials in attendance.

Proving that the West Star and friends party is the Vancouver equivalent of Rick's Cafe Americain in Casablanca, both Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver and his NPA opponent for mayor in the November 15th election, Peter Ladner, were prominent at the party.

Also spotted among others - NDP MP Libby Davies, BC NDP MLAs Bruce Ralston and Shane Simpson, Vision Vancouver councilors Heather Deal, Geoff Meggs, Tim Stevenson and Vision park board commissioner Aaron Jasper.

It was a real treat to have both legendary author and Canadian nationalist Mel Hurtig there along with legendary broadcaster and environmentalist Rafe Mair.

We also had a full contingent of media, labour leaders, good friends and many more - again, thanks for coming and have a great holiday season.

His Honour, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Bill Tieleman

CBC TV's Marketplace and party co-host Erica Johnson and Bill

Bill with Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Aaron Jasper and Shane Simpson - NDP MLA for Vancouver-Hastings

Bill and Frances Bula of municipal blog fame, the Globe and Vancouver magazine.

Surrey-Whalley NDP MLA Bruce Ralston and Bill

MLA Shane Simpson and 24 hours columnist Alex Tsakumis

Bill and his charming wife Shirley Ross - love the dress!


Anonymous said...

Not wishing to be seen as sextist BUT you seem to be cozying up to a real neat group of women. Maybe party bald guys attract the sharp members. And a early Merry Christams to you and yours, Bill.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to have missed the party this year Bill, it sounds like a great time was had by all.
btw The dress looks fab! Someone has very good taste.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Poor Shane!

In a picture with me?? Well, he'll really know what his core vote is this time!

A great group of people. Had a wonderful time. Merry Christmas to all!

Thx again Bill. A pleasure as always. You're a first class host!