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New CHOPHOUSE unveiled

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Mini burgers, satay shrimp and other goodies are on the menu at the opening party of chef Thai Ngo’s Players CHOPHOUSE.

Vancouver actress Ellie Harvie and her restaurateur hubby Rob Ward are one busy couple as they welcomed two new members to the family last week. As if being new parents to a beautiful baby boy wasn’t enough, the couple also rolled out the red carpet at 808 Beatty with the opening of the new Players CHOPHOUSE.

The former Wilson’s location has been revamped and added to the roster of the Points West Hospitality Group which always scores big in attracting famous sports stars and lovely ladies to its various outlets.

Also making a big bang last week during the fireworks were the folks at Scotiabank and the McLaren Housing Society who, in support of people living with AIDS/HIV, held their spectacular Sparkle fundraiser where guests ooh’ed and aah’ed from a view 34 floors up. Congrats to all involved.

Vancouver Canucks Centre for B.C. Hockey manager Rod Brathwaite, left, and Team 1040 radio morning man Scott Rintoul got game at the Players CHOPHOUSE opening.

Partying with a packed house are Ryan Konarski, left, Margui Rheaume, Brent May and Sarah Gooding at the Players CHOPHOUSE event.

Look for veteran Vancouver actress Christine Lippa, seen here at CHOPHOUSE, in the new independent film Smile Of April due out in 2008.

McLaren Housing Society executive director Robin Campbell at the fireworks Sparkle event with Scotiabank senior vice-president David M. Poole.

The boys come out to score at Players. From left, Dwane Armbrewster, ex-Canuck net minder Dan Cloutier and CHOPHOUSE assistant GM John Holton.

Fundraising for affordable housing for people living with AIDS/HIV is McLaren Housing president Darren Kopetsky and Scotiabank’s Kim Struthers at Sparkle.

Players CHOPHOUSE president/owner Rob Ward celebrates the addition to his Points West Hospitality Group with Natalie Segovic, left, Jen Chung and Wendy Derzai.

A patio full of pretty girls is never a bad thing. Glass and fashion artist Jude Kusnierz, left, parties with gal pals Christine Kent, Jen Moore and Alisa Knox at the Players CHOPHOUSE opening.

New executive chef Chris Whittaker hosts a party in celebration of him turning up the heat at the Listel Hotel and O’Doul’s with a new menu and new ideas.


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