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The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Contributes $20,000 to Maple Ridge School District 42 for Automotive Programs

MAPLE RIDGE, BC – The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation was started in February 2014 after Lordco Parts Ltd.’s co-founder Ed Coates suddenly passed away from pancreatic cancer. Ed had deep roots in his own community and held a strong belief in giving back locally in addition to sustaining the automotive industry as a whole. With his spirit in mind, Ed’s wife and children formed the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation with the hopes of creating a...

Spring 2016 Awards to VCC Students

For 50 years, it has been the VCC’s mission to provide quality education that helps create new opportunities for their students. None of this is possible without the support of dedicated donors. This Spring the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation was able to recognize two students for their achievements. Nancy Nesbitt of VCC states, “Please congratulate yourself for having a positive impact on our learners’ lives. Receiving your financial support is special; but it is truly heartwarming...

Eric Hennecke Awarded the Spring Scholarship through VCC

Eric Hennecke is from the VCC Automotive Collision ACE-IT Foundation Program, and graduated this month. “He is polite, enthusiastic, energetic and displays positive behaviour”, says Instructor Doreen Wong. “He had the top mark in the class by taking the program with high regards whether it was in the classroom or in the shop as a good team player and assist other students when in need.”  The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation is proud to announce Eric...

A Letter from Danielle Silos, VCC Scholarship Winner

Dear Donor:  As a recipient of The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Scholarship at Vancouver Community College, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the recognition and support you have provided me through this award. I have completed the first step of getting my red seal painter ticket, by taking the Prep and Refinishing program at VCC. I have learned to appreciate the skill and techniques that have been demonstrated by my instructors. My...