Alumni & Friends Christmas Luncheon

The fourth annual Vancouver College Alumni and Friends Christmas Luncheon at Terminal City Club celebrated the iconic VC football greats and the leaders in our community. We recognized Kevin Falcon (VC'81) and Michael Lee (VC'82), who are running for liberal leadership. We also honoured our legendary Chris Beaton (VC'65), Frank Smith (VC'51), Cal Murphy (VC'50), and Bobby Ackles (VC'57) for their great contribution to the history of BC football.

Dr. Tony Holler, entrepreneur and philanthropist, was interviewed by Global News anchorman Chris Gailus. Tony talked about his journey to becoming the CEO of ID Biomedical  and his passion for wine. Tony built his winery, Poplar Grove, with the help of his wife, Barbara, and their four sons, Christopher (VC'02), Andrew (VC'03), Matthew (VC'06), and Eric (VC'10). Tony was also instrumental to Vancouver College’s Capital Campaign in the early 2000s and the Holler Family Science Centre was named in his honour. 

Special thank you to the Alumni Association for donating $20,000 to the Vancouver College Bursary Fund and thank you to those who bid in the live auction at the luncheon! All proceeds from the live auction will go towards the Bursary Fund, which helps to ensure that Vancouver College remains a diverse and inclusive faith and learning community.