As one of SOURCES’ longest-serving gala sponsors, the Hazelmere Golf and Country Club has become more like a family than a supporter over the past 20 years.
“It’s always a great experience to be with our friends at SOURCES and the gala is an annual event that the whole team looks forward to,” explains Frank Fourchalk, general manager for the West Coast Golf Group which owns the Hazelmere venue. “We have a lot of long-term employees here and it’s nice when we have these events, year in and year out, because we can all look forward to working with everyone again.”
As the all-important gala venue sponsor, the Hazelmere Golf and Country Club plays a key role in the annual SOURCES gala – with Hazelmere staff getting involved in a new gala theme each year. “It’s our time to shine and it makes us feel good in hosting the event,” says Fourchalk. “It allows us to commit our support even more and it lets staff get really involved due to executing the event.”
Working side by side with SOURCES staff and contractors, Hazelmere staff function both behind the scenes and in front, helping to ensure that the gala is a success. “We have so much familiarity and short-hand between the two teams which really helps us to adapt to what happened with COVID-19 – we had to do what we never thought we would have to do and it seemed like every two minutes we were pivoting and making adjustments,” notes Fourchalk.
This year, due to the pandemic, the SOURCES gala was first postponed from spring until fall and then, eventually, hosted virtually with SOURCES volunteers delivering the dinner meal, prepared by Hazelmere’s chef, directly to gala attendees.
The year 2022 will be Hazelmere’s 60th anniversary and, having been part of the community for so long, Fourchalk says he has seen the benefits of helping others first hand. “The scope of services that SOURCES offers is incredible and why it’s important to support an agency that is local and doing great things for the community.”
Prospera is a proud sponsor of the Sources Foundation. Since 2009, Prospera has contributed more than $42,000 towards the Sources Food Bank, annual galas and other programs.
At Prospera, we take pride in being a part of the communities we operate in by supporting local initiatives. Through our community investment program, we remain dedicated to creating a healthy, more inclusive place to live that enriches the lives of families, children, and individuals. Our partnership with Sources Foundation is a testament to that commitment.
During the pandemic and beyond, Sources Foundation has continuously shown an incredible commitment to supporting our communities. Prospera was delighted to support the “Run for the Roses” online event benefitting homeless-prevention programs, mental health services and more. For many years, Prospera has also supported the Food Bank program to ensure that people in need have access to food resources; which is in more demand now during the pandemic.
With their year-long support services that range from health care to poverty relief and food programs, Prospera is honoured to have the opportunity to partner with Sources.
Part of crafting sustainable local communities that offer ecologically-friendly solutions also means giving back to local community organizations says David Chan, senior owner and branch manager for Aplin and Martin, a company known for its world-class team of civil engineers, architects, land surveyors and urban planners.
“Supporting a great cause like SOURCES allows us to give back some of the benefits we’ve gained through our own growth,” Chan explains.
Established 52 years ago, Aplin and Martin has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10-15 years, expanding from 65 employees to nearly 200. With offices in B.C., Alberta and Ontario as well as a headquarters in Surrey, B.C., the company decided five years ago to become a gold level SOURCES gala sponsor.
“We noticed some of our industry partners were also sponsors so we knew this would be a good community organization to support,” says Chan.
The SOURCES gala is an annual fundraising event that, typically, raises more than $200,000 to support various programs that help the homeless, hurt and hungry. This year, the funds will be used to support SOURCES COVID-19 “Comfort and Care” response fund during a time of unprecedented demand for services that include mental health counselling, food banks and the SOURCES rent bank.
“I’ve been to the SOURCES gala a few times…it’s always a great event,” Chan says. “I love trying my luck on the silent auction, although I don’t always win, and I love the Hazelmere golf course.”
“But, the most important part is knowing that we have helped others who are struggling or facing adversity in their lives because that is truly what it means to be part of the community.”
We did it! On Saturday, November 7, 2020, we successfully held our first-ever, virtual, live-streamed fundraising event.
Sources Foundation president Bruce Hayne was a stellar “talk show host,” interviewing a list of special guests from a six-feet distance including White Rock musician Ben Dunnill, Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club‘s executive chef Andrew Wynnyk, Save-On-Foods president and Gala Chair Darrell Jones and SOURCES staff including CEO David Young. We were also pleased to have video appearances by Surrey Coun. Linda Annis, White Rock Coun. Anthony Manning, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, Gordon Hogg and Mark Madryga! Many thanks to these individuals for sharing a part of their evening with us. Read More…
For the first time in its 40-year history, the Sources Foundation’s annual gala fundraising event – Run for the Roses – will be delivered virtually and, for the first time ever, the general public can support it through an online silent auction as well as an online 50/50 raffle draw. Read More…
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and advisories against large social gatherings we will be postponing our “Run for the Roses” Gala until November 7, 2020. Read More…
With over 70 offices across Canada, MNP is a large firm – but they have very close connections with their local communities. Giving back to the places where they live and do business is part of their corporate culture, and in South Surrey/White Rock, they do this by supporting community-based charities like the Sources Foundation. Read More…
Two companies over the last two years have contributed $30,000 to support community.
Langley-based Terminal City Iron Works Ltd. and Surrey-based Dobney Foundry have sponsored the Sources Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala at the Platinum and Gold levels, respectively. In doing so, they have helped push SOURCES beyond its fundraising goals and played an important part in each Gala’s success.
For the second year in a row, Isle of Mann Property Group (IOM) has sponsored the Sources Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala. Ravi Mann, Director of Finance and Investment at IOM, said that one of the reasons why they have continued to support SOURCES is because of the wide variety of ways SOURCES helps the community.
“Sometimes when you do a lot, you do a little of a lot—but SOURCES does a lot of a lot!” said Mann. “David (SOURCES CEO) took me on a tour last summer of some local programs like the Food Bank, Women’s Place, a residential program and a centre for at-risk teens. I saw all of that and each one was incredible. It’s telling to the care that’s put into each of these community services.
“When you see so much positive work happening within the community that you also live and work in, you want to help do your part to make sure it doesn’t stop,” Mann said. Read More…