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Whisky Wisemen Society’s Casino Royale Club Wise celebrates young professionals and whisky

Almost 50 guests attended the Whisky Wisemen Society’s Casino Royale Club Wise at The Space, An Art Gallery, in Yaletown on November 4. Glenmorangie poured single malt as guests entered the gallery while the casino roared in the back room. The society consists of young professionals who come together to network and encourage each other to push the boundaries in their personal and professional lives to reach their maximum potential.

Launched in Vancouver in 2012, the Whisky Wisemen is a not-for-profit founded on a love of whisky and the desire to share it with a like-minded community once a month. Every year each of its chapters, in cities everywhere from Victoria to New York, chooses a new cause to support. Through 2016, the Whisky Wisemen raised $30,000 for charity.

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Sean McColl, professional athlete (rock climbing); Ghazal Elhaei, fashion stylist; Arrin Ryan, marketing consultant; Benjamin Frisby, Whisky Wisemen founding member; and Lesley Anne Brown, Whisky Wisemen CEO

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The Space, An Art Gallery owners Olga Rybalko, Jolayne Devente, and William Higginson

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Kyle Kilburn, Monashee Rail signals & communications foreman; Erin Quinn, Triailto Wine Group sales rep; and Benjamin Frisby, Whisky Wisemen founding member

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Sandy Dhami, teacher; and Brook Ewert, Blu Realty realtor

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Nick Harbourne, Whisky Wisemen co-founder; Lesley Anne Brown, Whisky Wisemen CEO; and Kevin Shaw, Whisky Wisemen co-founder

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Lewis Morrison, Peak Centre for Human Performance sports scientist; and Paula Flynn, event planner

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Revolution Cigars & Fine Gifts owner Paulo Agelidis sold cigars at the event

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Lisa McAnulty, Kit and Ace junior showroom director; and Sanaz Jay, Control director of software development

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Jeannine Bartz, marketing & communications strategist; and Janine Breck, Vertex One Asset management sales

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Igor Trninic, Breakthrough Academy managing partner; and Nick Rockel, BCBusiness magazine editor-in-chief

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Whisky Wisemen co-founders: Nick Harbourne, and Kevin Shaw

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Lianne Trasolini, school psychologist; Kristina Macdonald, Olympic Experience program manager; Erin Quinn, Triailto Wine Group sales rep; and Robert Trasolini, Safe Pacific Financial owner/director

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Jennifer Lomanski, Robert H. Lee executive assistant; and Mark Campbell, Mackenzie sales manager

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Safe Pacific Financial partners Robert Trasolini and Laurent Munier

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A Glenmorangie rep pours whisky for guests

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A casino in the back room had guests gambling all night

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A casino in the back room had guests gambling all night

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DJ Rachel Sehl

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Kevin Shaw, Whisky Wisemen co-founder speaks to the crowd

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Lesley Anne Brown, Whisky Wisemen CEO speaks to the crowd