As we move into the heart of the summer months, we also enter our busiest season of supporting community events.
Involvement with various local groups and events is a great way for BlueShore Financial to connect with our communities in a meaningful way. Here’s a recap of some of our recent community investment initiatives and a look at what’s ahead.
BlueShore Financial Mother’s Day Run — May 12
Our third year sponsoring the Mother’s Day Run was a great success. The weather was lovely, and there was a strong turnout with over 800 participants. BlueShore Financial staff were on hand with kids’ activities and distributing race prices. The event raised $7,000 for Make-A-Wish BC and Yukon, which grants life-changing wishes to kids with critical illnesses. This is the fifth year in a row that the event has been able to help grant a full wish to a deserving child.
Burnaby Hats Off Day – June 1
BlueShore Financial once again joined forces with the Burnaby Heights merchants in “taking their hats off” to salute the local community and its customers. Our staff were on site, interacting with the public through games and prizes. It’s all part of the one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavor and a fun street party.
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation – June 1 - 2
Thanks to various staff fundraising initiatives undertaken throughout the year, BlueShore Financial was able to proudly present the BC Children’s Hospital with a donation of $27,500 at Miracle Weekend for this very worthy cause.
Whistler Half Marathon – June 6
BlueShore Financial once again participated as a platinum partner for the 9th annual Whistler Half Marathon. Athletes, volunteers and spectators were treated to a spectacular day with perfect weather, beautiful natural surroundings and a course that is breathtaking, in more ways than one. Proceeds from the run go towards Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC). This year’s event raised over $22,000 for CCC, and the event has now raised over $180,000 since its inception.
BlueShore Financial Longest Day Road Race (Vancouver) – June 14
BlueShore Financial once again participated as the title sponsor of this iconic Vancouver race. The event, which took place at UBC Thunderbird Stadium, consisted of a kid’s run, 5 km, and 10 km distances. It also featured a post-race party with food and music. This year’s event had over 1,000 participants and raised over $5,000 for Juvenile Diabetes research.
12th Annual Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament (Whistler) – August 26
The Annual Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by BlueShore Financial, the Pemberton Valley Supermarket and the Whistler Real Estate Company, is a highly anticipated tradition. Funds raised from the event this year will support the Pemberton Children’s Centre. Last year’s tournament supported the Sea to Sky Community Hospice and raised $20,000.
Bard on the Beach (Vancouver) – 2019 Season
BlueShore Financial is excited to once again be a production sponsor of this summer’s Bard on the Beach Festival. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier park, the Festival presents Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas, and a variety of special events in two modern performance tents.
This season, BlueShore is the sponsor of All’s Well That Ends Well, a bold new staging set in India during the waning days of British occupation and the cusp of Indian independence. This play has garnered excellent reviews but hurry, this play only runs until August 11th. Tickets are available through the Bard website or by calling the Box Office at 604.739.0559.
Kerrisdale Days (Vancouver) – September 7
Celebrate our Kerrisdale branch’s first-year anniversary as well as the Kerrisdale community! Enjoy goodies and games at our branch as well as birthday cake and many events for the entire family including music, clowns, face painting, rides and sidewalk sales. For more details please visit www.kerrisdalevillage.com
Cornucopia (Whistler) – November 7 - 17
Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, is Whistler’s annual celebration of food and drink. Get your tickets today as this widely popular event sells out quickly. For a complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets, please visit whistercornucopia.com.
Check out our website frequently for the latest event info.