The 2014 Primary gala to benefit Arts Umbrella Surrey transformed our location at the Shops at Morgan Crossing, with the help of event producers The Social Concierge, to an exquisite celebration and real-world experience of the primary colours, red, yellow and blue.
Nearly 200 guests gathered on April 26, 2014 to support our integral work within the communities of Surrey, and the children’s lives we have and have yet to impact. Event sponsors, including Coast Capital Savings, RAAMP Hospitality Brands Inc., Fraser Surrey Docks Limited Partnership, and TAG Oil Ltd, helped make this event a smashing success!
A tent enclosed the fountain courtyard, transformed into a luminous candle-lit stage, where Juno nominated Sal Ferreras and the Bhangra Band, sponsored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, transported guests through the passion and joy of world music. Emcee Robert Levy led the evening’s speeches, concluding with the complimentary raffle, selecting one winner for each of the three prizes: Surrey Experience, Okanagan Experience, and Vancouver Experience, boasting everything from winery tours to restaurants, hotel stays and spa pampering.
At the end of the evening, guests left with biscotti treats, compliments of Starbucks, and, most importantly, a lasting impression of the impact of Arts Umbrella Surrey.
Red: A red carpet ushered guests into the grand foyer – the red room – and nucleus of the event, where a DJ spun next to an accompanying saxophonist, and central bar fostered lively connection amongst guests, while they enjoyed Cocktails and Canapes’ delectable hors d’oeuvres. Absolut Vodka sponsored signature drinks for the evening and created a specialty cocktail to represent each colour, with the red blending passionate elements of the room into a treat for the taste, igniting an insatiable desire to explore the night further.
Yellow: The yellow room enveloped guests with the warmth and innovation of the colour, two young contortionists brought to life a painted mural and human sculpture, the focal point of the room, surprising guests while they sipped on a citron inspired cocktail with a zing of energy.
Blue: The coolness of the blue room was the perfect environment for Arts Umbrella Dance Company to move and inspire guests with performances amidst the digital blue wave exhibition backdrop.