December 2, 2023

Fred Lee’s weekly have a look at what’s occurring round city

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LOOKING GOOD:Deborah Grimm, Dolores Elliott and Cindy Dobbe have devoted their lives to assist these dwelling with consuming issues. Moms with daughters who suffered from bulimia and anorexia nervosa, they found how tough it was to search out sources and care to assist their kids. Neighborhood applications had been stretched, hospital admissions had prolonged ready lists and households desperately looking for care had been compelled to search out assist exterior of Canada at nice private expense. Not wanting others to undergo what they did, the moms had been decided to vary the outlook for different households in related circumstances.

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In 2002, via sheer willpower and perseverance, they together with different dad and mom established the Trying Glass Basis for consuming issues, a charity devoted to fostering a deeper understanding of consuming points and bettering the entry to applications and companies for these struggling. Their Trying Glass Gala could be a significant supply of funds to fulfil the group’s prolonged want listing of companies and applications for victims of all ages, genders and backgrounds.

Since its humble beginnings, the group established the nation’s first residential remedy centre for younger folks. Initially on Galiano Island, the Woodstone remedy facility ultimately moved to the previous Ronald McDonald Home in Vancouver. Renamed The Trying Glass Residence, the 14-bed facility is now operated in collaboration with the Provincial Well being Companies Authority. The inspiration at this time additionally operates numerous outreach companies, a singular eight-day summer season camp, a web based peer mentorship program, in addition to a face-to-face help group.

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To additional help its ongoing efforts, board chair Debbie Slattery and government director Susan Climie would entrance the agency’s flagship fundraiser. Now in its fifteenth yr, the occasion introduced collectively 400 visitors — shoppers, clinicians, docs, households and mates — to the Rocky Mountaineer Station for the formal dinner and public sale. Emceed by World B.C.’s Sophie Lui, and yours really, attendees crammed the station for the Starry Evening-themed affair, a lavish night of enjoyable and philanthropy celebrating the group of stars which have made restoration doable.

Listening to from moms, caregivers and people impacted by the psychological sickness that reportedly impacts almost 1.5 million Canadians, attendees helped the inspiration web a formidable $400,000 — a document quantity for the occasion — to additional help the five hundred people that entry the non-profit’s companies yearly.

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“The super help tonight will instantly profit those that take part in our applications and companies, will lower isolation, instil hope and maintain restoration for these impacted by consuming issues throughout B.C.,” says Slattery.

“We all know that restoration is feasible as a result of we’ve witnessed the restoration of lots of our program individuals,” provides Climie. “Figuring out this, we proceed the struggle towards consuming issues. By modern approaches to early intervention, help, restoration and relapse prevention, we’re in a position to make an actual distinction in folks’s lives.”

Entrepreneur and businessman Rob Safrata and communications specialist Jill Slattery have seen first hand loved ones dealing with an eating disorder. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
Entrepreneur and businessman Rob Safrata and communications specialist Jill Slattery have seen first hand family members coping with an consuming dysfunction. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Collingwood School’s Elain Evans, CKNW Kids Fund’s Sara Dubois-Phillips and Global B.C.’s Robin Gill were among 400 guests on hand to support the Look Glass Foundation’s latest fundraising efforts at Rocky Mountaineer Station. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
Collingwood College’s Elain Evans, CKNW Children Fund’s Sara Dubois-Phillips and World B.C.’s Robin Gill had been amongst 400 visitors readily available to help the Look Glass Basis’s newest fundraising efforts at Rocky Mountaineer Station. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
GLASS FULL: All smiles, Looking Glass Foundation brass Dolores Elliott, Debbie Slattery and Deborah Grimm were delighted with results follow a record haul and $400,000 netted for programs and services to help those with eating disorders in B.C. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
GLASS FULL: All smiles, Trying Glass Basis brass Dolores Elliott, Debbie Slattery and Deborah Grimm had been delighted with outcomes observe a document haul and $400,000 netted for applications and companies to assist these with consuming issues in B.C. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
UBC’s Andrea Benzel and Joshua McVeity got gussied up to enjoy a lavish dinner and auction at Rocky Mountaineer supporting the 15-year-old Looking Glass Foundation. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
UBC’s Andrea Benzel and Joshua McVeity obtained gussied as much as get pleasure from a lavish dinner and public sale at Rocky Mountaineer supporting the 15-year-old Trying Glass Basis. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

Celebrating 35 years of Vancouver Solar Runs

35 YEARS RUNNING: Remembering the primary 10K Vancouver Solar Run in 1985 that drew 3,200 racing fans, monitor and area Olympians Doug and Diane Clement are nonetheless amazed on the continued curiosity the run they co-founded attracts yearly. Final Sunday’s street race noticed greater than 43,000 hit the pavement for the 10-kilometre circuit, 99 per cent of them from the Decrease Mainland.

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“We had been lucky,” Doug recalled. “The creation of the run occurred throughout a health revolution across the mid-80s. There was an actual give attention to well being and health. Aerobics, jazzercise, racquetball, dwelling gyms, 20- and 30-minute exercises, and working had been de rigueur.”

Whereas some developments got here and fortunately went, The Vancouver Solar Run flourished over the many years, peaking at 60,000 registered individuals — younger and previous, and of all talents — simply after the Vancouver Winter Olympics. At the moment, The Vancouver Solar Run is reportedly Canada’s largest 10K street race and among the many high three in North America.

Whereas the course could have modified over time, and the administration of the race — at present overseen by the Capstone Design Group, the couple together with The Vancouver Solar has been an everyday fixture.

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“The paper — the various homeowners, editors and promotional workers over time — have actually contributed to the promotion of well being and health and success of the occasion,” stated Doug.

“I simply love all of the folks, and the group that comes collectively having enjoyable and taking a step towards good well being,” beamed Diane, an completed chef and creator, in addition to runner.

Collectively for greater than six many years, the celebrated couple joined fellow founder Jack Taunton for the occasion’s official launch and elite runners reception held within the Penthouse Suite of the Hyatt Regency Lodge. Hosted by race director Tim Hopkins and Harold Munro, editor-in-chief of The Vancouver Solar and Province, the entrance males welcomed dignitaries, elite runners and a few three-dozen sponsors who assist make the street race accessible for everybody.

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As common proceeds from the annual stroll and run will help the paper’s Elevate-a-Reader literacy program and the Harry Jerome Worldwide Monitor Basic, additionally based by the Clements. Since 1985, greater than $2.6 million has been raised for native charities.

ROAD WARRIORS: Vancouver Sun Run creators Doug and Diane Clement have seen more than a million people participate in the 10K run since its creation back in 1985 to get people active and in shape. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
ROAD WARRIORS: Vancouver Solar Run creators Doug and Diane Clement have seen greater than 1,000,000 folks take part within the 10K run since its creation again in 1985 to get folks energetic and in form. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Long time race supporters, CatalX CEO Justin Kim and Coquitlam city councilor Steve Kim helped ensure 500 at risk youth participate in the 10K road race for free. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
Very long time race supporters, CatalX CEO Justin Kim and Coquitlam metropolis councilor Steve Kim helped guarantee 500 in danger youth take part within the 10K street race free of charge. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Vancouver’s own Briana Hungerford and Anthony Tomsich were among the elite runners in attendance at the kick-off reception. North Vancouver’s Natasha Wodak would eventually win her third women’s title, while Burnaby’s Justin Kent won the men’s crown. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
Vancouver’s personal Briana Hungerford and Anthony Tomsich had been among the many elite runners in attendance on the kick-off reception. North Vancouver’s Natasha Wodak would ultimately win her third ladies’s title, whereas Burnaby’s Justin Kent received the lads’s crown. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Sun Run founder Dr. Jack Taunton kibitzed with three-time women’s elite race winner Lynn Kanuka. Also a Vancouver Sun health and fitness contributor, Kanuka ran clinics to ensure greater participation from B.C.’s aboriginal communities. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
Solar Run founder Dr. Jack Taunton kibitzed with three-time ladies’s elite race winner Lynn Kanuka. Additionally a Vancouver Solar well being and health contributor, Kanuka ran clinics to make sure higher participation from B.C.’s aboriginal communities. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Vancouver Sun and Province editor-in-chief Harold Munro and race director Tim Hopkins hosted dignitaries, elite runners and sponsors at the Vancouver Sun Run kick-off reception, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
Vancouver Solar and Province editor-in-chief Harold Munro and race director Tim Hopkins hosted dignitaries, elite runners and sponsors on the Vancouver Solar Run kick-off reception, held on the Hyatt Regency Lodge. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

CampOUT is greater than an outside journey

DECADE OF CAMP: Since its inception, UBC’s CampOUT has helped greater than 800 queer, trans, two-spirit and allied youth from throughout B.C. and the Yukon thrive. Greater than an outside journey, it helps youth develop management abilities, construct vanity and hook up with sources to help their well being and well-being. People return dwelling feeling related, celebrated for who they’re and know {that a} sense of belonging is feasible.

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This yr marks a milestone for the coed management program because it prepares for its tenth instalment July 4-7.

Within the early years, the camp was in a position to meet group wants, however as phrase obtained out, purposes now far exceed (some years doubled) the 70 spots accessible for the five-day, four-night camp, shared camp director Anna White, talking to donors at a current reception hosted by founding sponsor Scotiabank. Whereas the camp receives help from UBC’s School of Training, Institute for Social Justice and UBC alumni, the vast majority of funds required to run this system — supplied freed from cost for all individuals — comes from the generosity of excellent company residents, foundations and people, White added.

This yr’s flagship fundraiser — a cocktail get together and public sale — might be held on Might 29. Hosted by school of training Dean Blye Frank at Lois Nahirney and Tom Dielschneider’s dwelling and generously supported by Scotiabank, Lazy Gourmand and Le Vieux Pin and LaStella Wineries, organizers hope to high final yr’s $75,000 haul so extra children can punch their ticket to camp. Particulars at campout.ubc.ca.

“Growing up young and gay in Calgary with the last name Ferrie was hell,” shared John Ferrie. The celebrated Vancouver artist will donate one of his latest works from his Awesome exhibition to the CampOUT fundraiser on May 29. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
“Rising up younger and homosexual in Calgary with the final identify Ferrie was hell,” shared John Ferrie. The celebrated Vancouver artist will donate considered one of his newest works from his Superior exhibition to the CampOUT fundraiser on Might 29. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
CampOUT director Anna White, Scotiabank’s District Vice President Larry Clement, UBC Faculty of Education’s Mary Bryson, and Institute of Social Justice’s Janice Stewart thanked supporters at a donor reception held at Scotia Tower. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
CampOUT director Anna White, Scotiabank’s District Vice President Larry Clement, UBC School of Training’s Mary Bryson, and Institute of Social Justice’s Janice Stewart thanked supporters at a donor reception held at Scotia Tower. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG
Raising a glass to CampOUT’s tenth anniversary, Sean and Saeedeh Salem will donate their award-winning Le Vieux Pin and LaStella Okanagan wines to the annual fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Fred Lee.
Elevating a glass to CampOUT’s tenth anniversary, Sean and Saeedeh Salem will donate their award-winning Le Vieux Pin and LaStella Okanagan wines to the annual fundraiser. Photograph courtesy of Fred Lee. Photograph by Fred Lee /PNG

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