Groups Invited to Raise Funds on Designated Race Days
VANCOUVER, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The results are in and 15 non-profit
organizations in Hastings-Sunrise area and across Vancouver have been
selected to participate in the 2013 Community Days at Hastings
Racecourse this summer.
As part of a unique Community Benefits Program, each year designated
organizations are invited to raise funds on a live race day at Hastings
Racecourse. The package includes exclusive use of the Marquee Tent, a
food donation worth $1,500 plus a direct donation of $5,000 from
Hastings Racecourse. Each Community Partner will have a race named
after its organization with an invitation for selected representatives
to gather in the winner's circle to share the celebration and take part
in a souvenir victory photo.
"Each year the popularity of our Community Days at the Track program
grows immensely," said Raj Mutti, Regional General Manager, BC Racing.
"We are proud to be able to sponsor so many important non-profit
organizations in our community. Each of the selected charitable groups
is very deserving and we encourage those not selected this year to
apply again for 2014."
"Being an active and socially responsible corporate citizen is very
important to us as we strive to give back to the community in which we
operate", added Mutti.
Of the many applications submitted for the 2013 dates, the following
groups have been selected:
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C. - Volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and
others deal with crisis. For over 42 years, the Crisis Centre has been
a safe place to turn to when there seems to be no hope.
Pacifica Treatment Centre Society - Promote health and recovery from addiction through treatment,
education and support that strengthens individuals, families and
Spinal Cord Injury BC - Helping people with SCI and related disabilities adjust, adapt and
thrive by providing answers, information and community experiences.
Currently serving over 1,200 people with spinal cord injury in British
New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society - Dedicated to finding long-term, caring adoptive homes and new careers
for former thoroughbred racehorses.
The KidSafe Project Society - Providing nurturing safe havens to vulnerable inner-city children
when schools are traditionally closed.
Pink Ink Theatre Production Association - PI Theatre produces bold and uncompromising plays that explore modern
life, engaging audiences with theatre that is intellectually alive and
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre - Creating "theatre that matters", committed to the pillars of story,
investigation collaboration and artistic risk. They embrace boldness
and practice simplicity.
Vancouver Police Historical Society - Established in 1983 to foster interest in the history of the
Vancouver Police Department and to create and maintain a museum to
display artifacts from VPD history, to educate the community about the
challenges of law enforcement, encouraging communication and
cooperation between the VPD and the community it serves.
Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre - Neighbourhood centre for young and old, a place for recreation and
social activities where learned skills can be shared and new skills can
be learned. Provides personal and family support services and offers
an out-of-school pre-school and day-care program for children.
Potluck Café Society - Transforming lives by creating jobs with training and providing
healthy food for people living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
Children's Hearing & Speech Centre of BC - A family-oriented clinical and educational centre teaching deaf and
hard of hearing children to listen and speak. We provide services from
infancy to high school graduation.
Dr. A.R. Lord Parent Advisory Council - A group of dedicated community-minded parents and caregivers
supporting activities and projects that enhance children's education.
Hastings Elementary Community School Parent Advisory Council - 'PAC' works to enrich the education of children through supporting
school activities and fostering parent involvement.
Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre - A community-driven non-profit volunteer organization that provides
leadership and services to promote safe, healthy and thriving
Chinese Community Policing Centre - Mission is to work with the Chinese community, the Vancouver Police
Department and other service providers to enhance the safety and
quality of life for Chinese speaking people.
Hastings Racecourse & Slots is located in Vancouver, B.C. and features
live and simulcast wagering, vibrant slot gaming floor, numerous dining
options, private and public event facility, rental opportunities,
spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains and outstanding guest
SOURCE: Hastings Racecourse
For further information:
Raj Mutti 604.216.5245
Howard Blank 604.512.6066