Fred Lee’s Social Network: Treana Peake’s White Envelope Gala

The Province

As a very young child, Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake was the recipient of a beautiful act of kindness. Peake and her mother annually received a white envelope of money that was anonymously slipped under their front door. There was never a return address or a note of explanation.

“Without the envelope of funds, there would have been no birthdays, no Christmas, and no food on the table,” she explained. …

Peake has been a powerful voice for the voiceless. To support her ongoing efforts, the humanitarian hosted her inaugural White Envelope Gala, enlisting Nickelback (her husband Ryan is the guitarist), Dan Mangan, Scott Helman, Barney Bentall and Dallas Green of City and Colour to headline her outdoor soirée. …

Luminaries making the scene included Richmond mayor Malcolm Brodie, YVR Airport Authority’s Reg Krake, 3BP Solutions CEO Ian Matheson, Richmond RCMP Superintendent Will Ng, Air Transat’s Rod Ramage, Alaska Airlines Donna Sawyer and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice’s Debbie Butt, the program keynote. Since its inception, the community affair has generated more than $4 million for children’s charities.

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