THE 2020 GOLF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED
I hope this communication finds you and your loved ones healthy and managing to stay positive and engaged during this unusual time in our lives.
In regards to our Annual Golf Tournament rescheduled to Friday, September 18 and due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following the Canadian Federal and Provincial health and safety protocols put in place regarding large gatherings, it is with heavy hearts we have decided to postpone the tournament this year. As we all navigate through these unprecedented times, we apologize for the disappointment but look forward to welcoming you back next year.
As you may know, the Foundation established a North Shore COVID Relief Fund a few short months ago and to date, we have received over $86,000 towards this fund and have disbursed much of these funds to several worthwhile Not For Profits including our two beneficiaries Athletics For Kids and Avalon Recovery Centre. We made the decision to grant each of these organizations $15,000 together with our commitment to fulfill our obligations in the future. Other fund beneficiaries included; Canadian Mental Health – North and West Vancouver; Family Services North Shore; Harvest Project; Parkgate Seniors Centre and Quest Food Exchange to name just a few. We are so deeply grateful to so many of our golf tournament sponsors including Adera Development; Concert Properties; Darwin Construction; Neptune Terminals; PARC Retirement, Royal Bank of Canada, Seaspan Marine Transportation, Trans Mountain, Wesmark, Western Stevedoring, and Woodbridge Homes for their kind and generous support with this initiative!
I would also like to give a shout out to James Lester and Sons of Vancouver Distillery. Throughout COVID, James and the Sons of Vancouver team re-engineered their production process to making much-needed hand sanitizer. James has donated thousands of litres of product to countless worthy organizations throughout the North Shore and Greater Vancouver....thank you James!
In closing, thank you to all for making the North Shore one of the best communities to live and work and please, remain safe and strong!
North Vancouver BC Emergency Response For COVID-19
The North Shore Community Foundation has created a new fund to facilitate grants to charitable organizations serving those affected on the North Shore by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be made based on need and available funding.
HOW CAN I HELP?
The Seniors' Activity Centre continues to offer to take out food service, daily, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Check for updates here.
Meals on Wheels continues to offer their services but do check for updates as they rely on local restaurants and volunteers. Updates here.
BC has created a non-medical COVID-19 hotline. If you have questions about things such as social distancing, travel, supports available, etc,
(7:30 AM to 8:00 PM)
North Shore Emergency Management is coordinating the response across the North Shore.
Visit their site for updates.
Canadian Blood Services is responsible for the safety of the national blood supply system(excluding in Quebec). They are still accepting blood donations.
Fresh St. Market has special shopping hours for seniors and vulnerable people, Wed & Fri, 7-8:00 AM.
Loblaw City Market is open 6-7:00 AM for seniors only.
Online food delivery services are offered from Doordash, Skip the Dishes, Foodora, Uber Eats, Zomato, and many of the local restaurants.
During this difficult time, social isolation means connections are more important than ever. We'll add "virtual connected" programs as we hear of them.
NVCL will still have access to online materials listed here: https://www.nvcl.ca/
Did you know?
Many grocery stores are offering early shopping hours for seniors only. Check with your local grocery store.
Many public places are offering virtual performances, tours, classes and more. Now is a great time to learn about a new hobby or skill.
If you want to do a COVID-19 self-assessment, here is an online tool, here.