Wow…we are still a little overwhelmed with how fantastic our first ever beer and burger pub night went down on Monday!! Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to Stateside Craft, and thank you to all those who weren’t able to make it but bought raffle tickets, bid in our silent auction, or made a donation. (By the way, never too late to donate!)
Poor Adam (our trusty main organizer) later admitted he felt a little sick to his stomach in the hours leading up to 6pm. We just weren’t sure if anyone was actually going to show up…though thankfully the Yong clan in Vancouver is rather large so we knew we could count on at least 8 or 9 or 10 of my family members to bolster the numbers. But you came, and you bought hundreds of raffle tickets, and lots of Addison chocolate bars too. (Hard to resist when a precocious 5-year old fundraising shark is hitting you up for donations.) And we all had an amazing evening.
Last but not least, we are especially thankful to all the businesses, colleagues, friends and community members who supported us with donations of fantastic items for our raffle and online auction. We couldn’t have done it without your generosity!
We are still tallying up the numbers and will have a total to announce next week, after the big bike ride. Oh yeah, that thing. The event that started is all is yet to happen. This SUNDAY, August 21 starting at 7am at Rupert Park! Get all the details HERE. Riders are still welcome to join our small and dedicated gang of crazies.
If you aren’t that insane, come to the finish line at Rupert Park for another first – the first-ever transplant community family picnic! We will be cheering on the riders as they finish their 120-km tour of four North Shore peaks.
Hope to see you on Sunday!!