Campaign to Support the BC Ambulance Infant Transport Team

When the BC Ambulance Infant Transport Team moves an incredibly fragile and tiny patient to the leading Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in western Canada – located at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver – time is of the essence…

The Purica Foundation Gala 2018 

It is with great pleasure that the Purica Foundation will be hosting
our 2nd Gala Evening supporting continued efforts to raise funds
needed to build Cowichan Valley’s first Hospice House.

Last year, our sold out event raised $130,000.00 for the Cowichan
Hospice House Project and kicked off a year of recognition and
donations for this major undertaking. With each donation, our
valley is closer to seeing this vision come to fruition.

Now for the fun part. . .

We would love to have your support in this endeavor. On November 3, 2018, Mellor Hall will once again be transformed into a different era of music, fun and entertainment. It is with great anticipation that we bring to our supporters…

HAVANA NIGHTS

We are hoping that this year we can rely on last year’s contributors as well as gain the support of new ones. It really is a special event supporting a very good cause. There are different ways in which you can contribute, for instance, sponsorship, auction donations and in-kind donations. Our board is labored in love. Our ticket sales cover the expenses, so sponsorship funds go directly to the Cowichan

Hospice House Project. Attached for your consideration is our event brochure providing more information regarding sponsorship ideas, marketing opportunities, information about the Purica Foundation and Hospice House as well as our plans for this year’s Gala Event.

We look forward to hearing from you and please feel free to contact us at tickets@puricafoundation.com with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

Yours Sincerely,

Marnie and Trevor Watkin
Co-Founders, Purica Foundation

About the artist

Adonis Puentes was destined to be a music star. Sabor a Café, nominated as World Music Album Of The Year at 2014 Canadian Juno Awards, his latest CD and first collection of all self-composed original songs, fulfills the Cuban-Canadian singer’s destiny.

Adonis and his fraternal twin Alexis, now better known as Alex Cuba, were born in 1974 in Artemisa, Cuba. Their father, Valentin Puentes is a well-respected musician and teacher, and at six the twins were playing in a children’s guitar ensemble.

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Purica is a whole foods and natural supplements company based in Duncan BC, serving over 3000 retailers across Canada and have ventured into the United States and overseas.

With so much support from their community, founders Trevor, Marnie, Jason and Anna Watkin wanted to give back in a meaningful way and created the Purica Foundation, a fund held with the Victoria Foundation, designed to generate charitable donations, fundraising initiatives, and promotional support for key community initiatives.

The Purica Foundation fundraising committee is excited to announce that the recipient of its donation this year will be the Cowichan Hospice House Project.

Cowichan Hospice staff and volunteers do an amazing job of providing compassionate care, emotional support, information, and companionship to people and their families dealing with advancing illness and grief.

What we don’t have in Cowichan is a Hospice House- a place to live well at the end of life. A place to die with support, safety, and dignity, in a home-like setting. A place where expert medical care is provided, focussed on a person’s own goals and priorities.

Please join the Purica Foundation to help make Cowichan Hospice House a reality. You matter. Your family matters. Especially at the end of life.

The Purica Foundation Committee

The Purica Foundation is managed by a 11-person-strong committee that successfully blends a wide-range of skills and talents, including financial management, marketing, fundraising, communications, graphic design, visual arts and performing arts.

Committee members share an unwavering commitment to help others to reach their full potential and to work as a team to create positive long-lasting change in our Cowichan communities. 

Committee Members from left to right: Ricki James, Carrie Kendall, Megan Dragicevich, Jennifer Nydahl, Marnie Watkin, Nicky Lee, Paula Ramwell, Kate Watkin, Lee Ann Mansueti, Chantal Clarke and Lori Pollock

Cowichan Hospice House project

Cowichan Hospice staff and volunteers do an amazing job of providing compassionate care, emotional support, information, and companionship to people and their families dealing with advancing illness and grief. What we don’t have in Cowichan is a Hospice House – a place to live well at the end of life. A place to die with support, safety, and dignity, in a home-like setting. A place where expert medical care is provided, focussed on a person’s own goals and priorities. Cowichan Hospice is working with Island Health to make plans for a hospice at Cairnsmore Place in Duncan. Our community deserves excellent end of life care.

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How to give

We appreciate your consideration of a donation to the Purica Foundation, a proud fund holder with the Victoria Foundation.

You May Give By:

Pressing the Donate Now button will take you directly to the Purica Foundation Fund held at the Victoria Foundation. (A 3.5% fee is charged by the service provider, CanadaHelps.)

  • Cash
  • Cheque, made payable to The Purica Foundation Fund
    Mailing / Delivery Address
    6157 Scott Rd
    Duncan, BC
    V9L 6Y8
  • E-transfer to tickets@puricafoundation.com
    Password will be provided
  • Credit Card payments may be made directly to the Victoria Foundation by calling 250-381-5532 (for the purposes of the Purica Foundation Fund)

Charitable tax receipts will be issued for eligible gifts made in support of the Purica Foundation Fund.

Thank You!

Your generosity supports our goal to create positive and long-lasting change in our Cowichan communities.

You may make a direct donation here or can support our Gala Event on November 3, 2018

Donate online

(There is a 3.5% charge that comes off the donation when going through this link.)

Donation Form

Includes information about available sponsorship levels.

Thank you to the following generous people who have helped kick off this event with gifts in kind.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Celina Cruz “Queen of Salsa” $5000

Purica - $5000

Purica

Precision Engineering

Precision Engineering

Ford Island Superstore

Ford Island Superstore

Desi Arnez (Ricky Ricardo) $2500

Pacific Homes - $2,500

Pacific Homes

Coast Roofing

Coast Roofing

South Island Fireplace & Spas

South Island Fireplace & Spas

Greg's RV

Greg’s RV

West Coast Pre Fab

West Coast Pre Fab

Hemmingway $1000

C & C Lath Mill LTD - $1,000

C & C Lath Mill LTD

Buckerfields

Buckerfields

KJ Graphico

KJ Graphico

BC Aquifer

BC Aquifer

Mt. Sicker Lumber

Mt. Sicker Lumber

Am Meter Electric

Am Meter Electric

Valley Carpet One

Valley Carpet One

Columbia Ice

Columbia Ice

Che $500

MNP - $500

MNP

Startline Physiotherapy

Startline Physiotherapy

Outlooks Menswear - $500

Outlooks Menswear

Quality Box

Quality Box

Premier Self Storage

Premier Self Storage