Sunday, December 21, 2008

Recent Sponsors and GTS 3

Unfortunately, Vancouver got SLAMDUNKED by approximately 20cm of snow in the last two days. I for one, decided not to go to this week's GTS (Group Training Session). I feel extremely guilty about it, so I spent all day shovelling!

Honestly, I woke up at 9am and shovelled until 10:30. This is one time I DON'T like living on a main road (high traffic area), with a CORNER house (two sidewalks instead of one), and a LARGE driveway (where my car is parked). I am honestly sore from head to toe. Not only did I shovel at 9am. I shovelled again at 11:30, 2pm, 4:30pm and 8:30pm. It's honestly been snowing ALL DAY in Vancouver. It's going to be our FIRST white Christmas in 10 years!

I went to St. John Ambulance Division 751's 30th Anniversary Dinner this past Thursday and reconnected with a lot of old friends. From Deepak and Mike, to Ruby and Garth - I haven't seen this many Johners in one place in a long time! I tried getting some fundraising, but I find it really hard to just ask people for money.

I have a friend from high school, Brandon Riley who has given me a few ideas for fundraisers, including my latest idea...BOWLING NIGHT!

So here's the pitch, I'll be organizing a bowling night coming January at Town and Country (still have to ask them if they'll let me host it there). Gonna try and get some donations for pizza and drinks, and I'll be selling tickets for an ALL YOU CAN BOWL night. If anyone's interested, please do email me with your sponsorship ideas, donations of gifts, or if you want to purchase tickets. I'll post more details later on!

Next, I'd like to shoutout to my latest sponsors:
Chris Chan has pledged to donate! Thanks for being a great coach all my years at SJA.
Little Crystal has also donated on behalf of her family as well. Thanks lil me!
Johnny Tran from high schoooool. Always a hard working one, tough to catch him online at any time of the day.
and finally, Victor Chan also from DT whom I've reconnected with lately. He's actually my FIRST donor to have donated without me hasselling him, he somehow found my site??? haha, but really, thanks for your donation! Victor works at Out to See Entertainment as an e-Marketing Strategist. He has a personal page he's working on and I thought I'd give him a plug here. If you're interested in SEO (which I believe is Search Engine Optimization), please visit his page at Thanks for helping me set up Google Analytics!

Please visit this page to sponsor me in my run on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.


Caleb Chan said...

Haha...I got mentioned in your blog. Cool! Are you sure bowling night was your idea? seems more like a Riley thing...

therunningpear said...

Actually, it is Riley's idea, I posted that down below lol

Crystal said...

YAY! I hope you find lots and lots more sponsors :)

What kind of prizes are you looking for? Because if you go around to Starbucks with a letter for their store manager, they'll donate coffee mugs/coffee to you if that's the kind of prizes you're looking for.

therunningpear said...

hey that's a great idea! Thanks Crystal! I'll go around to all the starbucks then :) What does the letter have to say?