celebration and song
We are thrilled to announce that Kaitlyn Herbst of “Global News Morning” and Johnny Defazio of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be our emcees for this stellar evening.
She started her career in broadcasting in radio before moving on to TV with Global BC. Covering traffic and breaking news from the air in the Global 1 helicopter, Kaitlyn got to indulge her passion for news and flying everyday. She is now on the ground covering traffic from the studio as part of the Global News Morning team. Kaitlyn also does weather reports on BC1 throughout the day and reports from community events.
She enjoys representing Global BC in the community attending, covering, and MCing charity events.
You can regularly find Johnny controlling the “VIBE” for Hard Rock Casino Vancouver or hosting many events for Great Canadian Gaming. Johnny was born to be on stage with his infectious smile and has ‘the voice’ for announcing, at least that’s what he’s told. Other passions include community engagement, hockey, reality TV, and family time with his new born son.
Returning this year to Treasures of Christmas is Ken Abel – a part of the Big City Soul jazz group – showcases some of Vancouver’s finest jazz musicians, covering all spectrums of the music scene. Visit their website at
BC’s most well-known and loved 6-piece dance band, DR STRANGELOVE has become a Vancouver music and entertainment icon over the past two decades.
They have managed to remain on the cutting edge of the city’s live music scene by bouncing effortlessly between styles as distinctly different as The Beatles to Lady Gaga. Their ability to constantly re-invent themselves musically to suit the tastes of the audience of “that” moment, stems from their deep desire and dedication to always be more than a live jukebox. Visit their website at