Fred UnLEEshed: Feb. 13, 2015 (Mount Saint Joseph Hospital)

HORSE POWER: Mount Saint Joseph Hospital ushered in the Year of the Sheep in grand style. Once again their annual Scotiabank Feast of Fortune fundraiser, sponsored by the Vancouver Courier, was a sell-out drawing movers and shakers to the multi-course dinner and auction. This year’s affair saw a little more horsepower as party chairs Margaret Chiu, Chris Stepien and Heather Pei Huang, and honorary chairs Grant Lin and Sing Lim Yeo revved up the program inviting Luxury Supercar Weekend creator Craig Stowe to participate in the live auction. Stowe convinced dealers to offer successful bidders to get to the front of the line to purchase luxury vehicles such as a Range Rover, Maserati and McLaren, which has extensive waiting periods of up to three years. No surprise the final tally blew past the traditional $500,000 raised. Proceeds of $728,000 will support the purchase of a new CT scanner for the east side hospital.

Fred Lee reports

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