It wasn't a Hollywood premiere. But last night's $200 plate fundraiser for provincial Liberal Surrey-Panorama Ridge byelection candidate Mary Polak at the York Business Centre came complete with searchlight trucks. Banners, featuring the somewhat hokey slogan "Good for you!" decorated the centre, which was stuffed with more than 800 party supporters.
According to attendees, the evening (which was organized by the Surrey-Green Timbers riding association) went off without a hitch - except for a number of disturbingly off-colour statements made by master of ceremonies Gale Honey. One of her jokes referenced an MLA's bedroom habits. Another targetted Vancouver-Burrard backbencher Lorne Mayencourt. After praising his safe streets iniative, Ms. Honey quipped, "It says right here, on this note from Lorne, that that's what I should say." Good to know MLAs aren't the only ones being scripted these days. Ms. Honey's late husband Rick was a well-known Vancouver disk jockey.