June 26, 2012

Longest Day of the Year, 4th annual

With a grey, dark rainy Saturday, we were all very concerned about the weather for Sunday. We have lucked out the last 3 years and not had rain. And we lucked out again!

Waking up to clouds, and a dark one over Vancouver, the grass was damp on arrival, however no rain and sunny blue sky's as the day went on.

Thank you to everyone who attending in supporting
The Travel Group and the Vancouver Downtown East Side
with our 4th annual event.
Each year we add a more to the event, in hopes to make it bigger and better.
This year Marie from Insight toWellness was invited to do a pre-race stretch.

Alam was the first to cross the finish line taking the first honors
many were hot on his heels

The fastest runner this year was Alar.
A frist timer, and hopefully not his last.

Our 4 legged contestants were said to slow our walkers down with all the stopping and sniffing, but they enjoyed the walk, and some play time with their new squeeky toys.

There were limited contestants for Sexy Shorts this year.
Karen took the prize with her mint green shorts.

The day was full of laughs, food and fun.
Raising money for the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

June 23, 2012

5th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament for Mesothelioma

Our clients are at it again, this time fundraising towards the Western Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation, with a fundraising Golf Tournament.

The BCICA (British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association) 5th Annual Golf Tournament was held on June 22nd 2012. The Travel Group does not have any avid golfers to put up to the golfing challenge so we supported this year with a suitcase full of trinkets for the silent auction.

June 15, 2012

The Ride to Conquer Caner

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event that takes place on June 16-17, 2012. During this bold cycling journey, 8 clients sponsored by The Travel Group will be hoping on their bikes and seeing the scenic Pacific Northwest while raising money to conquer Cancer.

The money raised for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit BC Cancer Foundation and support leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in our communities throughout the province, across Canada, and around the world.


June 12, 2012

Longest Day of the Year Fundraiser

  Join Us!!

The Longest Day of the Year Race
is an annual fundraising event put on by
The Travel Group to
raise money for the Vancouver Downtown East Side.


Sunday, June 24th 2012, 9:00amLumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park
Registration fee is a
$10 donation to be collected on race day.
Don’t let the picture fool you- you can run or walk-it’s all for fun!  Prizes for first to cross the finish line as a walker and as a runner, and don’t forget to wear your sexy shorts!
Check out previous years at: www.longestday.ca

June 9, 2012

Relay for Life - Support Annie

The Travel Group's Annie, will be  walking in the Relay For Life, North Shore, as she does every year.

A cancer survivor herself and cancer free since 1993. Annie has participated in this event for 10 years, as part of the North Lonsdale United Church Team.

All day there are bands playing as teams walk the track. There are different themed laps. 3 legged lap, a walk backwards, hop on one foot, & wearing a funny hat, just to name a few.

The last lap is very moving. The luminaries are lit which line the track. These are paper bags filled with sand, and a tea lights.  On the bag is written "in memory", "in support" or "in honour" of a person affected by cancer. At dusk, everyone walks around the track in silence holding a lit candle.

Annie relays in memory of friends that have lost their battle with cancer, too many and way too young.  Support Annie by helping her reach her fundraising goal.

Relay For Life, Mahon Park, North Vancouver
June 9, 2012. 10:00am - 10:00pm

June 8, 2012

Longest Day of the Year Fundraiser

4th Annual Longest Day of the Year
Fundraiser is fast approching !


June 5, 2012

Odd Squad, 15th Annual Gala

15 years ago, seven determind Vancouver Police Officers developed Odd Squad Productions Society (OSP)
Their continued fundraising allows them to empower youth with educational presentations, crime prevention programs, peer-to-peer mentoring workshops, and the production of award-winning documentary films.
On Thursday June 7th 2011  

is their 15th annual Odd Squad Gala Fundraiser !!

A silent auction, live auction, elegant dinner and fine entertainment are on the agenda. The Travel Group has donated a sleak suitcase with trinkets to help raise money.