It may have been raining hard in Vancouver but the Women in Mining Vancouver (“WIM”) Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure’s (“Run for the Cure”) Beer and Burger Fundraiser was a hit! It was held at Donnelly Group’s Smileys Public House on Friday, June 22, 2012, with a full occupancy of supporters. Approximately 50 tickets were pre-sold at $25 for the fundraiser. Each ticket included a beer, burger and a portion went to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. A grand total of $1,260.00 was raised at the end of this event! It was well organized by the dedicated WIM Run for the Cure team, led by Team Captain, Karoline Monkvik.
“The Beer & Burger fundraiser was a great success allowing a variety of people from the Vancouver community to come out and support WIM Run for the Cure in a fun, laid back atmosphere. It’s always heartwarming to see people come together and contributing to a worthy cause on a more personal level,” stated Karoline Monkvik.
The WIM Run for the Cure team did a phenomenal job by generating Twitter followers for the Beer and Burger Fundraiser. They brilliantly created two Twitter contests. The first contest allowed followers to email their ticket confirmations to the WIM Run for the Cure team’s official email. This contest allowed Twitter followers to win a $100 Keg Restaurant gift card that was donated by Bellville Rodair International. The second contest allowed re-tweeters to be entered into a draw for 4 Cineplex movie tickets which were donated by Adecco Employment Services. Riverside Resources Inc. won the 4 Cineplex tickets and Tanya McCarthy from Teck Resources won the $100 Keg gift certificate. “This was the first WIM event I have attended so it was a surprise to win the $100 gift card! I look forward to attending future WIM events including Run for the Cure this fall,” said Tanya.
Weatherhaven had generously donated a Wall of Wine courtesy of Tami Mackenzie. The Wall of Wine consisted of 36 bottles of wine which were grouped into six different bags for a total of six different grand prizes. Each bag was given out through a raffle draw. The raffle tickets were purchased separately at the venue. Guests purchased 5 tickets for $10 or an arm’s length of tickets for $20. Abigail McCormick from Teck Resources won the first bag of wine. Ed Lambert from Vancity won the second bag. The remaining four bags of wine were won by Steve Potts from Commander Resources Ltd., Karen LeClair from Priorities in Place, Ranante Solivar from Musson Cattell Mackey (“MCM”) Partnership, and Hing Cheong from Credentials Financials Inc.
The final contest consisted of a business card draw. These great prizes would not have been possible without generous and supportive donors, including the Association of Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC), Mining Association of BC (MABC), Donnelly Group, Kaminak Gold Corp., and Vancouver Fashion Week
The winners are:
· Vancouver Fashion Week Passes: Hedy Toy from Walter Energy Inc., Jyoti Sahota, and Shauntese Constantinoff from New Gold Inc.
· $50 Donnelly Group Gift card: Graham Hanford from MCM Partnership.
· Association of Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC) Jackets: Christine Lai from Walter Energy
· Mining Association of BC (MABC) Jackets: Andrea St. Pierre from New Gold Inc. and Diana Sollner from Gem Services Inc.
· Kaminak Gold Corp. Tumblers: Nicholas Kourepinis from Golden Predator Corp. and Andrea St. Pierre from New Gold Inc.
Don’t forget that the WIM Run for the Cure Team is running for a cure on Sunday September 30th 2012! The Run for the Cure will be held at Concord Pacific Place at 9:00 AM. Please join by signing up as either a walker, runner or by making a donation at: www.tinyurl.com/runwimvan.
Please stay tuned for future fundraisers brought to you by the WIM Run for the Cure team!
About Women in Mining Vancouver:
The Women in Mining network is an informal organization connecting women involved in or affiliated with the mining resources sector. Our primary goal is to provide an opportunity for people to share their knowledge and experiences leading to growth of diverse new relationships and mentorship opportunities. WIM also focuses on encouraging both men and women from industry to participate in the broader community by raising fund for breast cancer research, promoting Career Prep for high school students and taking part in networking evenings for university students. For more information about Women in Mining, please visit our website: http://www.amebc.ca/wim-vancouver