Port community donates $230,000 to three local charities
On October 4, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosted the 19th 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 table sale purchases, the sale of auction items, and the generous contributions of attendees, the port community is donating $230,000 to these worthwhile organizations that are working hard to improve the lives of thousands of people each year.
“The people and businesses we call neighbours make Metro Vancouver one of the world’s most livable cities, and as a port community, we share a commitment to create thriving communities where we live and work,” said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “By working together, we continue to prove that when we raise one another up, we all flourish.”
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.
This year marked the 19th year for the Port Fundraising Gala, an event that brings together port terminals, suppliers and others to help raise awareness and funds for important community organizations. To date, more than $2.1 million has been raised for deserving organizations in Metro Vancouver and contributing to a higher quality of life in the port region.
About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is financially self-sufficient and accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 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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