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BC Stars Charity Cheque Presentation to the Harvest Project

BC Stars Charity Cheque Presentation to the Harvest Project

British Columbia
Friday, July 28, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
North Vancouver
British Columbia

July 28th, 2017 This is the 16th year that the MBCA British Columbia Section has teamed up with the other German car manufacturers, BMW, Porsche, and Audi, to hold an event for charity. The German Car Festival is held each June in North Vancouver's Waterfront Park. For a $10 Gate fee and a food donation, we invite the public to show their cars on the grass with a beautiful backdrop of the Vancouver skyline. MBCA volunteers greeted participants at the gate and safely directed parking. Manfred and Marie Stenzel manned our Club Information table, giving away literature and talking to the public about MBCA events. The money and food goes to the Harvest Project http://www.harvestproject.org/ a local charity on Vancouver's North Shore. Its mission is to give a hand up to working families and those in the community needing help to get through tough times. The Harvest Project is a local charity. The German car clubs have been supporting them for several years, but with rising food costs and sky-rocketing rents, never has the need been greater.

According to their own website, the Harvest Project is:

"Reaching out to individuals and families on Metro-Vancouver's North Shore challenged by family break-down, illness, job loss and poverty Providing client-care coaching + counsel, grocery + clothing support, emergency drop-in help, Clothes For Change thrift shop Impacting the community by breaking the poverty cycle and restoring people to participation in work, school and a healthier family life."

Mercedes-Benz Vancouver is always a generous donor of prizes for our big raffle to raise funds. This year, Nestor Balce of MB Vancouver presented a Mercedes branded ladies watch, as the Grand prize. The MBCA BC Section also donated a number of handsome MB hats and articles. There were a 144 entries of vehicles this year, and a large food donation. The total cash raised this year was a respectable $1535.00. Many thanks to all who helped out. A special thanks to Rod Meares of the BMW Club, who put a lot of effort into co-ordinating this event for a worthwhile cause. Sean Clark BC Section President

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