Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first-ever, virtual Holiday Happy Hour on December 17! We cannot thank you enough for your participation and generous donations of food, toys and dollars to support our three charities of choice. Together, we raised $3,540 for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, $1,750 and collected over 230 toys and games for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, and an impressive $17,900 for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The list of cocktail ingredients and serving instructions can be found here.

Congratulations to our 50/50 draw and door prize winners:

Door Prize 1 – $100 BC Liquor Store gift card:
Kristi Seddon – Ledcor
Vanessa Jackson – MCABC
Peter Rees – Home Depot

Door Prize 2 – $150 Best Buy gift card:
Darren Rae – Streetside Development
Kevin Peters – Houle
Fabio Andrade – Ischebeck

Door Prize 3 – Vancouver Canucks jersey:
Thomas Schmitz – Ischebeck

Door Prize 4 – $200 Visa gift card:
Willow Mair – Axiom Builders
Ron Fettback – Life Member
Cheryl Schindler – Bird

Presenting Sponsor Prize – $250 Home Depot gift card:
Darin Hughes – Scott Construction Group

50/50 Draw – $1,790:
Brian Nicol – Mott Electric

Create and sip some seasonal cocktails with us!

Celebrate the Christmas season at VRCA’s virtual Holiday Happy Hour event on Thursday, December 17, 2020! You will not only enjoy some virtual holiday cheer but also learn how to concoct the newest seasonal beverages alongside cocktail enthusiast, Graham Racich, from The Refinery and The Pawn Shop restaurants, known for his innovative and delicious creations.

We encourage attendees to follow along, create their own signature bevies, and share their experience through the virtual live chat! A list of ingredients will be provided in advance of the event.

Let’s be social, from a distance! Celebrate your teams by providing a cocktail kit or join us individually for some fun and a chance to win some amazing door prizes! Watch for the link to the live video feed that will be distributed in advance so you can join us from anywhere.

Let’s join forces and support our communities.

This year, we want to support the three worthy causes below. Please consider supporting one or more of the charities by making in-person and/or virtual donations of money, food and toys between November 5 – December 17.

50/50 DRAW

Back by popular demand, the 50/50 draw gives you a chance to win half the money collected, with the other half donated to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets are $20 for a 5-pack and can be purchased between November 5 - December 10 during event registration. Tickets can be picked up at the VRCA office or mailed out. The winning ticket will be drawn and announced during the virtual Holiday Happy Hour event on December 17, so don’t miss out!

FOOD BANK

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides healthy food to over 8,500+ clients in need, and approximately 80 Community Agency Partners each week. Please drop by our office to donate non-perishable goods (note they are seeking pasta and low sodium canned salmon which is a key ingredient in their children’s program) or donate cash via our Virtual Food Drive. We will be accepting virtual and non-perishable donations at our office between November 5 - December 17.

TOY DRIVE

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau has been making Christmas for kids since 1930. Their main goal is to ensure that every child in our community has a smile on their face on Christmas Day. Please drop by our office and donate new, unwrapped toys for the children in need. To see what the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau is in need of, please view their wish list. We will be accepting donations at our office between November 5 - December 17.

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:


PRESENTING

50/50 DRAW

FOOD BANK

TOY DRIVE

PRIZE