Melanie Balletta: Operations Manager for British Hydraulics

British Hyrdaulics Puttin' on the Glitz

Melanie Balletta, Operations Manager for British Hydraulics, at the Silent Auction Table. 

British Hydraulics operations manager Melanie Balletta says it feels great to have hosted the annual fundraiser, which for four years running has donated the money raised to local charities helping children. Melanie learned of the BC Centre for Ability through her friend Darlána Mancuso, known as the Get it Done Diva (, whose daughter has received services from BCCFA.

Franco and Melanie’s son was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor when he was three years old and given 24 hours to live. That night, now 22-year-old Frankie celebrated that he’s been cancer free for 19 years.

“Having a child with a disability makes you aware of importance of raising funds”, says Melanie Balletta.

Vancouver Celebrities and Guests Attended Puttin’ on the Glitz



Nathan and Chris from Fluidseal with Ronnie Negus. Puttin’ on the Glitz held last May 5, 2012 was a sold-out event that saw 150 people including some of Vancouver’s A-list convene for dinner and dancing




Puttin’ on the Glitz Guests


Emcee Doktor Strange with Carola Bun (Designer), Adrian Holmes (Actor) and Ronnie Negus. Other celebrity guests included actor Adrian Holmes, an actor whose appeared in Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica and Smallville and Anne Drewa, Global BC new anchor.