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SPOTLIGHT: Charity golf tournaments galore
IN HER SKIVVIES
Port Coquitlam’s Anita Ivanic joined this month’s Underwear Affair, a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation that sees participants walk, run or be part of a “booty hunt” through the streets of Vancouver in their skivvies. The proceeds go to researching cancers below the waist. Ivanic ran in memory of her dad, who died of colon and liver cancer.
New View Society’s executive director Jill Calder and community relations co-ordinator Susanna Walden last month accepted $5,000 from Ron Postma, president-elect of Rotary Coquitlam Sunrise. The club money will be used to buy a truck for the society’s social enterprise businesses, which provide jobs to adults with mental illness.
Mott Electric GP president Dan Mott joined Laurie Tetarenko, interim president/CEO of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, recently to hand over $10,000 to the hospital, which serves the Tri-Cities. As well, RCHF’s Catherine Cornish accepted a $5,000 donation from Doug Evenshen, president and CEO and Community Savings Credit Union; Evenshen, a Tri-City resident, is also the RCHF board chairperson.
Dr. Charles Best secondary grad Stephanie Lam was named as this year’s bursary winner by the Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary. Lam clinched $1,000 toward her healthcare studies at Simon Fraser University. She accepted the money from auxiliary president Connie Lawless and bursary chairperson Diana Wise. As well, Coquitlam’s Trevor Gray and Sandra Elliott each won $1,000 last week after graduating from the health care and mental health worker programs from Douglas College, which has a campus in Coquitlam.
OpenRoad Toyota, which has a store in Port Moody, this month drove in $25,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon from its first annual charity golf tournament. The non-profit organization grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses.
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