The provincial Liberals have always managed to lap the New Democrats on the fundraising circuit. And, last night, Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon and backbencher Lorne Mayencourt spent some of that loot by a hosting a pricey party for cardholders at the Penticton Lakeside Resort's Barking Parrot Lounge. In keeping with the party's Fire and Ice theme, the lounge featured several ice sculptures - including one full-size bar and four flames. Firepots were also used for decoration. But of perhaps greater importance to those in attendance was the free flowing liquour. Veuve du Vernayk was the principle poison - with each glass containing a flashing plastic icecube. But those with humbler tastes could also sample from a tub of bottled beer. Live music was performed by Doctor Strangelove, The Roxy's house band.
November 4, 2006