Scots Raise Funds for Worth Cause
VANCOUVER - On August 9 the Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association hosted its first annual Tartan Stroll in support of the B.C. Branch of the Kidney Foundation.
The Stroll, around East Vancouver's Trout Lake, raised $6,000. The organizing committee decided on a "stroll" to make it an easy event, no rushing, no running, just a nice easy walk around the lake.
"The first Stroll turned out well despite some iffy weather," said District 16 Chief, Jean Elgood. "It was great to see some families and youngsters out to aid this worthy cause."
"Thanks to all the participants and the Sons of Scotland for their efforts and their generosity," said B.C. Kidney Foundation Director, Pia Schindler. "The funds raised will help us make life better for many kidney patients."
Planning for next year's Stroll is underway with emphasis on involving other groups within the Scottish Community. "This is an opportunity for the Scottish community in Vancouver to raise its profile and help a worthy cause," said Sons of Scotland Grand Chief, Jim Bain.