Fred Lee's Social Community: Wanting Glass Gala helps elevate funds to help victims of consuming issues

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

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In 2002, by way of sheer dedication and perseverance, they together with different mother and father established the Wanting Glass Basis for consuming issues, a charity devoted to fostering a deeper understanding of consuming points and enhancing the entry to applications and providers for these struggling. Their Wanting Glass Gala can be a serious supply of funds to fulfil the group’s prolonged want checklist of providers and applications for victims of all ages, genders and backgrounds.

Since its humble beginnings, the group established the nation’s first residential therapy centre for younger folks. Initially on Galiano Island, the Woodstone therapy facility finally moved to the outdated Ronald McDonald Home in Vancouver. Renamed The Wanting Glass Residence, the 14-bed facility is now operated in collaboration with the Provincial Well being Companies Authority. The muse immediately additionally operates numerous outreach providers, a singular eight-day summer time 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 friends — shoppers, clinicians, docs, households and buddies — to the Rocky Mountaineer Station for the formal dinner and public sale. Emceed by World B.C.’s Sophie Lui, and yours really, attendees stuffed the station for the Starry Night time-themed affair, a lavish night of enjoyable and philanthropy celebrating the group of stars which have made restoration attainable.

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

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“The super help tonight will immediately profit those that take part in our applications and providers, 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 have now witnessed the restoration of a lot of our program contributors,” provides Climie. “Understanding this, we proceed the battle in opposition to consuming issues. By means of revolutionary 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. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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 Youngsters Fund’s Sara Dubois-Phillips and World B.C.’s Robin Gill have been amongst 400 friends available to help the Look Glass Basis’s newest fundraising efforts at Rocky Mountaineer Station. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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, Wanting Glass Basis brass Dolores Elliott, Debbie Slattery and Deborah Grimm have been delighted with outcomes comply with a report haul and $400,000 netted for applications and providers to assist these with consuming issues in B.C. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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 take pleasure in a lavish dinner and public sale at Rocky Mountaineer supporting the 15-year-old Wanting Glass Basis. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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 fanatics, monitor and subject Olympians Doug and Diane Clement are nonetheless amazed on the continued curiosity the run they co-founded attracts yearly. Final Sunday’s highway 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 have been lucky,” Doug recalled. “The creation of the run occurred throughout a health revolution across the mid-80s. There was an actual deal with well being and health. Aerobics, jazzercise, racquetball, house gyms, 20- and 30-minute exercises, and working have been de rigueur.”

Whereas some tendencies got here and fortunately went, The Vancouver Solar Run flourished over the a long time, peaking at 60,000 registered contributors — younger and outdated, and of all talents — simply after the Vancouver Winter Olympics. At present, The Vancouver Solar Run is reportedly Canada’s largest 10K highway race and among the many high three in North America.

Whereas the course might have modified over time, and the administration of the race — presently overseen by the Capstone Design Group, the couple together with The Vancouver Solar has been a daily fixture.

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“The paper — the various homeowners, editors and promotional employees over time — have actually contributed to the promotion of well being and health and success of the occasion,” mentioned 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 achieved chef and writer, in addition to runner.

Collectively for greater than six a long time, 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 Resort. 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 highway race accessible for everybody.

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As normal proceeds from the annual stroll and run will help the paper’s Elevate-a-Reader literacy program and the Harry Jerome Worldwide Monitor Traditional, 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. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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 highway race totally free. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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 have been among the many elite runners in attendance on the kick-off reception. North Vancouver’s Natasha Wodak would finally win her third ladies’s title, whereas Burnaby’s Justin Kent received the boys’s crown. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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 Resort. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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 shallowness and hook up with sources to help their well being and well-being. People return house 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, functions now far exceed (some years doubled) the 70 spots out there for the five-day, four-night camp, shared camp director Anna White, chatting with donors at a latest 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 contributors — comes from the generosity of fine company residents, foundations and people, White added.

This yr’s flagship fundraiser — a cocktail celebration and public sale — will likely be held on Might 29. Hosted by school of training Dean Blye Frank at Lois Nahirney and Tom Dielschneider’s house and generously supported by Scotiabank, Lazy Connoisseur and Le Vieux Pin and LaStella Wineries, organizers hope to high final yr’s $75,000 haul so extra youngsters 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 one among his newest works from his Superior exhibition to the CampOUT fundraiser on Might 29. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture 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. Picture courtesy of Fred Lee. Picture by Fred Lee /PNG

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Originally posted 2019-04-20 17:00:12.


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