The Purica Foundation Gala 2017 was a great success!

▣ READ THE PURICA FOUNDATION GALA PRESS RELEASE

Info about this past event below.

World Class Entertainment

The feature entertainment for the Gala Evening will be the internationally acclaimed Jeff and Rhiannon Dueling Pianos Show. They are an all-request, clap-a-long, dance-a-long and sing-a-long interactive extravaganza, like never before seen in our community. Their unique style of rock ‘n roll and comedy will leave Gala guests laughing, singing and cheering for more.

Local Cuisine

Catered by extraordinary talented community minded chef Fatima Da Silva of Vinoteca.

Location

Mellor Hall
(Cowichan Exhibition Grounds)
7380 Trans Canada Hwy Cowichan Valley.

About the Gala

The Purica Foundation Gala is already the talk of the town. From the moment you arrive on the red carpet, Gala guests will be entertained, tantalized and delighted at every turn; feasting on elegant and tasty hors d’oeuvres and desserts, sipping and savoring a wide range of wine, beer and spirits and bidding on the wondrous array of silent auction treasures. 1920’s Theme – Dress to Impress! ‘Sippin’, Savourin’ and a bit of Misbehavin’

Ways you can help

We invite you to join the Purica Foundation to host a Gala Evening raising funds for a much-needed Hospice House to better serve the needs of our Cowichan communities.

On November 4th, 2017, Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds will be transformed to capture the imagination and take guests back to the 1920’s – sultry, sexy, speakeasy, anti-prohibition….

Please consider partnering with the Purica Foundation to present this spectacular event. Ways in which you may like to contribute include: sponsorship, auction donations, and in-kind donations.

100% of the net proceeds from the Gala will help to build Hospice House. Please see the attachments to learn more about sponsorship ideas and recognition levels, as well as information about the Gala Event, Purica Foundation and Hospice House.

We look forward to hearing from you and please feel free to contact us at fundraising@purica-foundation.test

Yours Sincerely,

Marnie and Trevor Watkin
Co-Founders, Purica Foundation

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 12-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 top row left to right : Lori Pollock, Chantal Clarke, Ricki James, Susan Plester, Nicky Lee, Paula Ramwell, Carrie Kendall

From bottom row left to right: Megan Dragicevich, Kate Watkin, Marnie Watkin, Lee Anne Mansueti, Jennifer Nydahl

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.

Find out more

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 fundraising@purica-foundation.test
    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 4, 2017

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!

Red Arrow Brewing Company

Quality Box

Quality Box

RBC Duncan Branch

RBC Duncan Branch

Mt. Sicker Lumber

Mt. Sicker Lumber

KJ Graphico

KJ Graphico

Custom Organic & Fair Trade bag manufacturer

Startline Physiotherapy

Startline Physiotherapy

Maxam Insurance

Maxam Insurance

Cal Kaiser Realty

Cal Kaiser Realty

PURICA

PURICA

Chemainus Animal Hospital

Chemainus Animal Hospital

Coast Roofing

Coast Roofing

West Coast Pre Fab

West Coast Pre Fab

Valley Carpet One

Valley Carpet One

Precision Engineering

Precision Engineering

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

RBC Dominion Securities

RBC Dominion Securities

Greg's RV

Greg’s RV

Pacific Homes

Pacific Homes