Friday, March 28, 2008

Bid to win dinner with Tahmoh & Kandyse McClure

Next week you'll be able to bid to win dinner with Tahmoh and his Galactica co-star Kandyse McClure (Dualla) at a special eBay auction to benefit their friend, actress Babz Chula. Chula, who starred in The Green Chain along with Tahmoh and Tricia Helfer, is fighting a recurrence of her cancer.

Here's the message Tahmoh sent me about the auction:

"One of the most respected actors in Canada, especially Vancouver, has been battling two rare forms of cancer. The community is coming together to do a charity auction of dinners with many notable 'celebrities'. I've volunteered as have many others. Check out the site and if you could post it that would be most appreciated:"
You'll also be able to bid on dinner with actor Callum Keith Rennie, who plays Leoben on Battlestar and will star in the upcoming X Files movie.

Here are some more details on the effort:
Babz Chula, a key figure in Vancouver's indie film scene, recently learned breast cancer has recurred and has spread to her liver. She has made plans to start an integrated healing program.

The film industry has rallied around her to help raise money to pay for her medical bills by creating The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society.

The Society will launch an auction on eBay running from April 2 to 12. Auction items will include the opportunity to dine with stars, and movie and TV memorabilia.

Excerpts from a profile of Chula from The Green Chain website:

Award-winning actor Babz Chula is one of Canada's most accomplished, versatile and daring actors. Known as "Queen of the Indies", she is a fierce supporter of the independent film scene in Canada. In 2006 Babz was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Leo Awards. Recently she took home another Best Actress award from the New York Film Festival for her portrayal of Mother in Claudia Morgado's evocative film Bitten.
I'll post more details on the auction as they become available next week.

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