For more than two decades, Fred Lee, Vanhattan's ‘Man About Town’', shares all of Metro Vancouver's A-list happening, red carpet parties, must-attend galas, and fabulous fundraisers with readers and listeners. Fred’s column appears in Vancouver Magazine, Vancouver Boulevard and Province Newspaper. He has been a regular contributor to the CBC, National Post, Vancouver Courier, BC Business, Look Magazine, Living Magazine and TV Week. Fred, along with CBC's Margaret Gallagher, hosted the national CBC Radio One food show Flaour of the Week.
A tireless volunteer, Fred has held numerous roles on various organizations, and sits on countless fundraising committees. In addition to hosting a variety of events, and raising millions as an auctioneer, he is a mentor to many and continues to give of his time and expertise to many organizations, including the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, First United Church, and CLICK Foundation. He currently is a board member of Chor Leoni and advisory member for the University of British Columbia’s CampOUT!, a summer leadership camp for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their allies.
His contributions have been cited in many arenas, including the National Post’s Worthy 30 list. Fred is recipient of an AccolAIDS Award in Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professional's Charity Champion Award recipient, Inductee in the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame as a Friend of the Industry, Arthritis Research Canada and Pacific Family Autism Network's Champion Award recipient; Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow Award for Community Service and UBC President's Award recipient for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.