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Program back on track after auto community comes to rescue after theft

After a B.C. school’s drag racing program had its tools and helmets stolen, chances of revving up the engine were just about diminished. But not all hope was lost — it was all eventually restored thanks to donations from the racing community and the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation. “It is a volunteer-run program in an inner-city school, so when I saw that the team’s tools and helmets were gone, I didn’t know what to do,”...

Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Donates Metal Lathe to Samuel Robertson Technical

Students at Samuel Robertson Technical are machining metal with a brand-new lathe thanks to a generous donation from Lordco Auto Parts and the Ed Coates Foundation this year. Candace Gottschalk, the vice president of human resources with Lordco, said the foundation, which is named after her late father, is always looking for ways to support automotive and trades education. “This was a great way to help support the community,” she said. “We want to help...

Camosun College and Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Reduce COVID-19 Risk for Automotive Apprentices

Before COVID-19, we would not think twice about sharing items with others. But in 2020, even the small act of sharing a shop tool with a colleague can pose a risk. With this risk in mind, Camosun College reached out to the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation (ECMF). “Sharing tools and working on cars together was part of the daily norm before COVID-19,” explains Patrick Jones, Automotive Instructor with Camosun, Vancouver Island’s largest provider of trades...

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