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Virtual “Run for the Roses” makes history

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…

SOURCES’ annual gala fundraiser goes virtual for first time in its history

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.

“This event has always been a very important one for us…it is one of our main fundraising efforts,” says David Young, CEO of SOURCES.  “Normally, it would have already happened back in April but, with COVID-19, we moved it to November, then made it much smaller and, now, given advice from the Provincial Health Officer, we have turned it into a virtual event.”

Up until a week ago, the gala had been planned as an intimate dinner experience with entertainment while also observing all COVID-19 protocols including mask usage when not eating and social distancing.  However, given the rising number of infections, the decision was made to turn the event into a virtual one for the safety of all involved.

“With the new virtual format, guests will still receive a three-course meal created by Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club’s executive chef Andrew Wynnyk which will be delivered to them by a SOURCES team member,” explains Young.  “Also included in each package will be a charcuterie appetizer, courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Save-On-Foods, complimentary wine, a gift bag of favours donated by our generous sponsors and a special, limited edition Run for the Roses face mask.”

Although the November 07, 2020, virtual dinner event is fully-booked, the general public is encouraged to participate in the online silent auction and 50/50 raffle draw in support of SOURCES’ Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund.  Both online events open on Friday October 30th, at 9:00 a.m. and run until Monday November 9th, at noon.

To order virtual 50/50 tickets for a chance at the jackpot:
To explore and bid in our online silent auction:
To donate directly to SOURCES’ Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund:

SOURCES is very grateful for the ongoing support from our community, donors, sponsors and media partners.

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: MNP

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…

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: Terminal City Iron Works & Dobney Foundry

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.

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Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: Isle of Mann Property Group

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…

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd.

If business is going well, then it’s only right to share that wealth to help those less fortunate. That’s part of what it means to be a good corporate citizen, according to John Devries, Vice President of Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd. (Blue Pine).

“It’s important to me and everyone in our organization. We’ve been involved in the Surrey community doing public work and work with other major contracts for close to two decades. We’ve enjoyed growth here and believe that being a good community member means supporting causes like SOURCES.” Read More…

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club

The Sources Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala has been around for 24 years, and for over 15 of those, Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club (Hazelmere) has been the venue of choice. For our Enchanted-themed Gala in April 2019, Hazelmere stepped up as a Platinum Plus Sponsor.

“We’re so proud of our relationship with SOURCES,” said Frank Fourchalk, General Manager at Hazelmere.

“There are so many organizations out there doing wonderful things in this community, but SOURCES has such a wide reach and variety of programs and services; that’s why we gravitate towards them. In terms of stepping up this year, it’s just a natural evolution of our relationship, to come up to this next level.” Read More…

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: The Sommer Financial Group at CIBC Wood Gundy

The Sommer Financial Group at CIBC Wood Gundy has been supporting the SOURCES Gala for a few years at the Bronze and Silver levels, but for our 24th Annual Enchanted Fundraising Gala, they moved up to be a Gold Sponsor!

Bryan Sommer is the Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor at The Sommer Financial Group. He has served on the Board of Directors for Sources Community Resources Society since 2015. As someone who was born and raised in this community, Sommer wants to give back in his hometown. Read More…

Sources “Enchanted” Gala

April 13, 2019 was a truly magical evening.

At the sold-out Sources Foundation’s 24th Annual Fundraising Gala, “Enchanted,” the Queen of the Fairies and other mystical beings descended upon Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club and bestowed mysterious powers to the 250 guests who entered our forest of dreams. These powers allowed them to cast spells of great fortune, which they generously used to help us fundraise far more than our $275,000 goal…

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