SATURDAY, JULY 13th, 2013
32 BOATS PARTICIPATED IN THE
National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta,
$165,000 WAS Raised for
Vancouver Easter Seals House
Vancouver, BC – There was sun, wind and lots of fun at this weekend’s National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Thirty-two boats participated in the PHRF handicap race with flying sails and no-flying sails divisions, and helped raise $165,000 for Vancouver Easter Seals House. Funds raised by the event support the day-to-day operations of this special place.
“We are deeply touched by the heart warming support of all the boat sponsors and boat skippers as well as the many spectators and volunteers who participated in this event,” said Easter Seals President and CEO Stephen Miller. “Your efforts will go a long way in helping to provide support and comfort for children and their families who need to come to Vancouver for urgent medical care at Children’s Hospital.”
The Easter Seals Cup was awarded to ‘Honey Badger’, skippered by Gordon Shannon. And once again, this year’s top fundraisers were Rick Reynolds & Vic Bishop, who raised $4,200 in boat sponsorships.
1st Place - Honey Badger Skippered by: Gordon Shannon
2nd Place - LRT Skippered by: Rob Bassett
3rd Place - Ghost Skippered by: Scott MacDonald
No Flying Sails
1st Place - Miller Time Skippered by: Adam Korbin
2nd Place - Shillelagh Skippered by: Mike Bucci
3rd Place - Rob-ery Skippered by: Robert Forsyth
For full race results click here.
Best Crew Spirit: Miller Time Skippered by: Adam Korbin
Best Costumes: Absolute Kaos Skippered by: Reigh North
This event would not have been possible without its sponsors, including title sponsor National Bank.
“We are very proud to once again have the opportunity to support Easter Seals, and make a difference in the lives of children and their families,” said Steven Fleckenstein, Managing Director and head of Fixed Income, National Bank. “Our focus is on children’s well-being and the more we can do for them helps us fulfill our mandate to be good corporate citizens.”
Vancouver Easter Seals House, on Oak Street, has 49 rooms and provides a low cost, caring place to stay for more than 100 parents and children every night – totalling approximately 30,000 stays per year. It provides a place for families to stay when they are faced with medical trauma, needed treatment or surgery. Doors are open to every child, no matter what their medical condition including autism, cancer, leukemia, juvenile diabetes, and premature babies.
The National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta is produced by the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities in partnership with the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. For more information on the event or Easter Seal House Vancouver please contact the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities at 604-873-1865 or visit www.eastersealsregatta.ca or www.lionsbc.ca.
Click for photos available through the Lion's Society's Facebook Page.