Steven Milani has resided in the Tri Cities for over 20 years, first in Port Coquitlam with his wife and then raising their three children in Port Moody. Steven believes community involvement is important and has served multiple terms as a ‘Director’ on the Moody Centre Community Association. Steven is the ‘Principal’ DJ & MC at ‘Music Maestro DJ Service’ which he has owned and operated for over 15 years. This is his second year with the ACCESS Gala.
Bjorn Frohnsdorf was born in Germany and grew up in Calgary. He spent 15 years in the wealth management industry, most recently as VP for one on Canada’s top investment management firms. In 2015 he left his corporate career to start his business to and spend more time with family. Bjorn studied at McGill University and is a graduate of the International Masters in Practicing Management program. Bjorn is married with two kids. They live in Coquitlam.
“And while all of this may make Bjorn sound like a reasonably well adjusted adult arguable, things certainly didn’t start out this way. He’s involved with ACCESS because he knows what these kids are going through, first hand. He also knows the difference outreach programs can make because he’s proof.” Jerome Bouvier
"Katarina is a lovely and charming 18 year old who is eager to graduate and pursue her desire to go into youth justice. She is a strong advocate for staying clean and healthy and regularly offers her friends support when they are in a crisis. She comes from British heritage and so is a big fan of mushy peas and curry! Sadly she broke her leg in an ATV accident recently but that certainly hasn’t dampened her spirit!” - Hannah Metcalfe
"Shenoah is the most mature 16 year old I have come across. Feisty but also a caring and sensitive soul, she recently started volunteering on the bus. She has gone through more life experiences than she should at her age but this has only made her stronger and courageous in advocating for overdose awareness and regularly recommends naloxone training to youth. She has been invited to speak regularly at creekside detox as she was found to be so inspiring and influenced many other youth to go to treatment." - Hannah Metcalfe
Returning for a third year, Marc Bergevin is a professional auctioneer with over 25 years experience. He specializes in automobile and charity auctions.
Conservatively, he has auctioned over 500,000 vehicles he has assisted charities in raising over 11 million dollars to date.
Marc resides in Coquitlam with his wife and two daughters.
Special shout out to Eco Paving for their generous support.
4 Cast Arts studio
Canadian Art Prints & Winn Devon Art Group Inc
Canucks Alumni Box
Darina's European Esthetics
Hair we Are
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
John B Pub
Jumping - Sasha Fitness
Micky's Public House
Ortho Active Appliances Ltd
PoCo Inn and Suite's
Royal Lepage West
Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill
Shopper's Drug Mart (Burke Mountain)
Steel and Oak Brewing Co
The Zone & Bowling
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra