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May 12, 2011
Meals on Wheels Feeling the Pinch of High Fuel Prices
Community Support Needed for Inaugural Meals on Wheels Golf Classic
VANCOUVER, BC CANADA – Set to tee off Monday, September 19th at the University Golf Club, the Health and Home Care Society of BC (Care BC) will be hosting its first ever Meals on Wheels Golf Classic.
This shotgun-style tournament will include a light lunch, followed by a barbecue buffet and a fantastic silent auction. Southside Nissan has generously donated a 2011 Nissan Versa as the hole-in-one prize for the tournament. All proceeds generated will support Meals on Wheels in Vancouver and Richmond.
As the cost of fuel continues to rise, the program is facing additional strain in maintaining the same level of quality for this vital service. In a bid to avoid passing on these additional expenses to clients, Care BC is seeking corporate and media sponsorship to make the inaugural Meals on Wheels Golf Classic a success.
For more information on corporate/media sponsorship opportunities, or to register your foursome for the tournament, please contact the Health and Home Care Society of BC at 604.733.6614, extension 110, or visit their website at www.carebc.ca/events.
Meals on Wheels
Operated by Care BC, Meals on Wheels has been delivering hot, nutritious meals and social interaction to isolated Vancouver and Richmond residents since 1967. In 1996, Care BC launched the first ever Chinese Meals on Wheels program in Canada, and the province’s first Meals on Bikes program in 2007. In 2010 alone, 100,119 meals were served in Vancouver and Richmond, and this need continues to grow.
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The Health and Home Care Society of BC is an independent and BC-based not-for-profit organization. Since 1898, we have taken care of British Columbians through healthcare initiatives tailored to the communities we serve.