Let’s Talk About What Matters To You

On The Table Breakfast Event

On the Table is an invitation from Vancouver Foundation for people to come together, share some food and have conversations about what matters most to them.  Ray and Frank participated in hosting a round-table discussion with a diverse group of clients and COIs, ranging in age from 25 – 65 years old. They discussed how to inspire the next generation of charitable givers.  The event was a great success with thousands of people across BC participating in coming together and sharing ideas.  Our guests were encouraged to keep the conversation going by sharing with their network, family and friends. 

Cassie & Friends Family Day

Debra recently had the pleasure of volunteering at Cassie & Friends Family Day, which is an organization that helps children with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.  Ray sits on the Board of Cassie and Friends and is also on the Family Day Planning Committee.  This Family Day is the largest gathering of the pediatric rheumatic disease community in Canada – and it continues to grow at an exceptional pace.

This event brought together over 350 attendees to the Delta Marriott Hotel for a day of fun activities for the kids and educational talks for the parents.  The kids were separated into various age groups and they were able to participate in activities and share with each other without judgement in a loving, supportive atmosphere. Family Day helps to ease the isolation many families experience who have a child with a rheumatic disease.  Now in its tenth year, many families continue to attend year after year and is an event they look forward to for connecting and learning.

 Ray with Spencer O’Brien, Olympian Snowboarder with JA

 Kicking off Family Day

Debra preparing crafts for the toddlers

Adam’s Ride To Conquer Cancer

This Summer Adam completed The Ride to Conquer Cancer here in BC as a member of the Brainiacs team; this was his first time competing in the event, and it will not be his last! The event was a very rainy (and fun) 210 km that took place over two days in August. Adam was truly taken aback by the sense of community at the event and the shared conviction of strangers.

Adam’s “why” for doing the ride was simple.  He wanted to help fund research agencies here in BC that are working to find a cure for a disease which, unfortunately, has been affecting those close to him for the last 10 years.  Being part of such a large team was an inspiring and proud moment for Adam as they raised almost $700,000!

Adam with family and friends