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VCC 2017 Spring Awards

Dear Ed Coates Memorial Foundation, As a loyal VCC supporter, you know that education changes lives. We very much appreciate your investment in our students and recognize that it takes a special heart to give. Because of your generosity, more students are afforded new opportunities for a better tomorrow through innovative education at Vancouver Community College. A day of inspiration, our 2017 Spring Awards’ ceremony marked another milestone for the college and our students.  Family, friends and...

Lordco Holiday Staff Donations Reach $10,000 and Ed Coates Children Match the Amount

This holiday season Lordco staff members from all over the Province pooled in their spare change to help support the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation. This year the staff collectively brought in just under $10,000 to the foundation, exceeding last years contribution amount. The children of Ed Coates, Samantha Coates, Sarah Durant, Ian Coates and Candace Gottschalk, personally matched each penny raised from the staff. With both contributions the ECMF is excited to announce that this year’s holiday donation...

Annual Charity Golf Tournament Donates $10,000 to Foundation

The Annual West Coast Classic Invitational Golf Tournament takes place each year and includes several vendors from the automotive aftermarket industry. This annual golf tournament was founded in 1986 as the Sid Vernon Memorial Tournament, sponsored by The Unicorn Pub. In 1988 it was renamed Monk McQueen’s Automotive Invitational Tournament, and in 2011 it assumed its current name. The West Coast Classic Golf Tournament aims to raise money for various BC charities and provides Automotive Industries...