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Courier News Trotters off to the races
$1,991 raised
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Ended Aug 18, 2014
On August 8, the Vancouver Courier News Trotters are competing in the Rundown@Sundown media challenge at Hastings Racecourse. Help them raise money for two vital charities: Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society and the HAVE Culinary Training Society.

Sundown. August 8. Hastings Racetrack, Vancouver.

The racers are on edge, picking up on the crowd’s excitement. The stakes are high: the chance to win the media challenge of The Firefighters’ Rundown@Sundown.

Glancing nervously at the competition, the Vancouver Courier News Trotters — Tara Lalanne, Janis Dagleish, Chelsea Campbell and Janine Jurji — take their place at the starting line. (Wanna bet that their skirts made out of last week’s news will be next week’s fashion trend?)

Ahead of them lies the path to glory:  one lap around the track between horse races.

For weeks they’ve been getting ready for this moment in the sunset, hosting bake sales, bbqs and other fundraisers back at the newspaper’s HQ on West 6th. Their motivation? Raising money for the HAVE Culinary Training Society.

HAVE’s culinary training school gives students with barriers to employment the skills they need to work in Vancouver’s red-hot restaurant scene.

Half the money that the Courier News Trotters raise will go to HAVE; the other half to the  Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society.

Really, who can lose with an event like this?

You can help improve the odds for a Courier News Trotter win. Make a donation on this FundAid campaign and the money goes directly to these two phenomenal organizations. Make enough donations and the Trotters will be crowned media fundraising queens.

On your mark, get set, donate… 

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$50 CAD
2 BC Lions tickets AUG 24
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Add your roar to the Lions' cheering section. Go Lions go! Must pick up tickets at Vancouver Courier office, West 6th and Granville.
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2x BC Lions Tickets - SEP 13
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Add your roar to the Lions' cheering section. Go Lions go! Must pick up tickets at Vancouver Courier office, West 6th and Granville.
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$250 CAD
Firefighter Photo Prize Pack
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Estimated delivery Aug 2014
Want to get your photo taken with one of those buff firefighters you see in the calendars? This perk entitles you to two tickets to Hastings Racecourse on August 8. You will also get your photo taken with a firefighter and we will turn it into a mock front page cover of the Vancouver Courier. Wouldn't that be something to show your friends?
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$40 CAD
2x Theatre Under the Stars
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The stars align for your choice of either Legally Blonde The Musical or Shrek The Musical at Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl. The tickets, which are valued at $90, are for reserved seating at your choice of any performance between July 11 and August 23. The tickets must be picked up at the Courier office, 1574 West 6th at Fir.
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$60 CAD
2 Vancouver Folk Fest tickets July 18
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Take in all the July 18 concerts at the Vancouver Folk Fest overlooking English Bay. The tickets are valued at $90. Here is the line-up for the main stage:
4:30 First Nations Welcome
5:10 Mokoomba
6:20 Tift Merritt
7:20 Great Lake Swimmers
8:30 Wintersleep
9:50 Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory
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2 Theatre Under the Stars tickets
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