Port community donates $210,000 to three local charities
Vancouver, B.C.: On October 3, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosted the 20th annual Port Fundraising Gala in partnership with Global Container Terminals, Fraser Surrey Docks, Western Stevedoring, and DP World Vancouver.
The event was held in honour and support of three charitable organizations: Harvest Project on the North Shore, Mission Possible in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Reach Child and Youth Development Society south of the Fraser River.
Through ticket sales, the sale of auction items, and other generous contributions by attendees, the port community is donating $210,000 to these worthwhile organizations that are working hard to improve the lives of thousands of people each year.
“The annual port gala is a very special event that brings the port community together for an important and worthy cause,” said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “As proud representatives of this port community, we share a commitment to create and support thriving communities where we live and work. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of the organizers, attendees, sponsors and contributors who participated and made this year’s event another huge success.”
The Port of Vancouver serves the many Canadian businesses and consumers who rely on trade, while ensuring a high level of environmental protection and careful consideration for local communities.
To date, more than $2.3 million has been raised for deserving organizations in Metro Vancouver that contribute to a higher quality of life in the port region. This year’s event sponsors include: British Columbia Maritime Employers Association, BNSF Railway, Ceres Terminals Canada, Hemlock Printers, KTL Transport, Lucent Quay Consulting, Mott Electric, Norwegian Cruise Line, NuTrends Signs and Printing, PSAV Audiovisual and Rocky Mountaineer.
About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Port of Vancouver
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, supporting trade with more than 170 world economies. The port authority is financially self-sufficient and accountable to the federal minister of transport, operating pursuant to the Canada Marine Act with a mandate to enable Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, while protecting the environment and considering local communities. We oversee the administration, management and control of land and water within the jurisdiction of the port, which includes more than 16,000 hectares of water, over 1,000 hectares of land, and approximately 350 kilometres of shoreline. Located on the southwest coast of British Columbia in Canada, the Port of Vancouver extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet, bordering 16 municipalities and intersecting the asserted and established traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations. Enabling the trade of approximately $240 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.
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