VICA U40 Victoria raises $15,000 for Help Fill A Dream at annual fundraiser event

Aim for the stars and see what you get. That seems to be the method of operation for the Vancouver Island Construction Association Under 40 and Women in Construction networks.

VICA U40 Victoria hosted their fifth Charity Casino event in February of 2018. In their third year partnering with the Help Fill A Dream Foundation, the goal was to exceed previous year’s fundraising goals and surpass the $10,000 raised in 2017. They stomped that amount.

At the 2018 Under The Big Top Charity Casino, they raised $15,000 for the Foundation from circus games, a silent and live auction, and ticket prices.

“Part of the U40 mandate is to participate in community engagement initiatives”, said U40 Victoria Chair Eric Ulrich. “Events like this have contributed almost $50,000 over the past five years to local charities, while providing an opportunity for networking and relationship building within the construction community.”

Eric Ulrich, Vice Chair Elle Fairley, Charity Casino Committee Chair Barclay Ellis, and VICA CEO Rory Kulmala presented the cheque to Craig Smith from the Help Fill A Dream Foundation on Monday, May 7. 

“We’re proud of the work our networks are doing to support the communities they live and build in,” said VICA CEO Rory Kulmala. “In many ways, they’re our feet on the ground — our connection to the people in this city — and they do this voluntarily, in addition to running businesses.”

VICA U40 Help Fill A Dream Cheque Presenation

Help Fill A Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands’ children under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions by fulfilling their Dreams, improving their Quality of Life and assisting their families with care and financial support.

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