Their titles as councillors, therapists and event planners will be temporarily cast aside for one night, because come Sunday, it's all about the diva.
The third-annual Tri-Cities Oscar Night gets underway at 4 p.m. in the Coquitlam council chambers, and as in years past, the big show is being headed up by the "three divas" - Coquitlam Coun. Selina Robinson, Port Moody Coun. Diana Dilworth and event planner Polly Krier.
Now in its third year, the event represents an opportunity to take in the Academy Awards on a pair of big screens situated both in, and outside, council chambers.
Though meant as a fundraiser for organizations across the Tri-Cities, the event also gives attendees a chance to live the life of the beautiful people, even if for just one night - red carpets, paparazzi and champagne are the norm.
"From the moment you get on that red carpet and come to our event, the whole point is to make everybody feel like they are a celebrity," Dilworth said.
The evening kicks off at 4 p.m. with a red carpet drawn and local paparazzi - courtesy of CKPM radio - covering all aspects of the big-ticket arrivals. The awards show begins at 5 p.m.
"And it will start off with valet parking - because you are special," Robinson added.
The three charities selected as beneficiaries from the fundraiser are the Coquitlam Foundation, Port Coquitlam Foundation and Port Moody Foundation.
In years past, charities included the Crossroads Hospice Society, SHARE, the Society for Community Development, the New View Society, KidSport Tri-Cities and the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.
"This year we decided that because Port Coquitlam has a new foundation, that we would do something totally different," Krier said. "The three foundations are a nice mix, because we have three divas, three cities and three charities."
And while the actors win on the big screen, those in attendance will win in person as well. Six major prize packs, each named after movies that have previously won Oscars, will be doled out over the course of the evening. Everyone in attendance will be given ballots asking them to predict award winners, and as the winners are announced, the ballots will be drawn and the prizes will be awarded.
The Social Network prize pack includes tickets to all of the major galas in the Tri-Cities this year, while The Lost Weekend winner will be treated to a golf getaway at Predator Ridge Resort.
The My Fair Lady pack will entail female-focused gifts, while The Champ award, a sports-themed package, will be handed out with men in mind.
The Love Story award will include all things romantic, and the Guess Who's Coming to Dinner winner will have dinner brought to them by the divas and Pasta Polo owner Fred Soofi.
"We bring everything: we bring the food, we bring the booze and we bring the party to your house," Dilworth said.
The Some Like it Hot award rounds out the list of prize packages, and will be awarded to the best-dressed attendee on the red carpet.
The food for Sunday's event will come courtesy of both Pasta Polo and White Spot, while the valet parking will be provided by representatives from KidSport.
Tickets are also available through the guest services outlet at Coquitlam Centre mall.