BCTIA & BCIC Team Up for Cancer Early Detection

Posted by Emily May

Techvibes is a media sponsor of the Vancouver Canary Derby and the BCTIA and BC Innovation Council have entered a team.

Participating in its third year of the Vancouver Canary Derby, BCTIA has added a twist: the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) has joined their efforts as a race partner.

Proud supporters of Canary Foundation of Canada’s cause—cancer early detection—BCTIA/BCIC are eager for race day on September 25th. Caylee Stewart of BCTIA says of the event, “The Canary Derby is a fun event to spend a day with colleagues and friends outside the 9 to 5 grind. As an alternative to running 10k (some of us are in better shape than others), BCTIA/BCIC feel that the Canary Derby is an annual highlight and opportunity for corporate teams to battle it out in a little friendly competition—all in the name of an important cause.”

Derby Cars and Teams can enter one or both events: Canary Speed and Canary Style. Speed may be the obvious category—who can get down the track the fastest—but Style is certainly where the fun is. The Canary Style portion of the day is the time to show spirit! Unlike the Speed category, any vehicle propulsion is permitted (gravity, motor, wind, etc.); costumes and decorations are highly encouraged; and crowd involvement is a plus! Creativity in car design, team enthusiasm, and crowd response are weighed heavily in declaring the winner.

The Roadrunners of Team BCTIA/BCIC have entered both events—just ask Ms. Stewart: “Style? Check. Speed? Check. Breaks? Well… we’re working on those. Winners? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure: Our driver, Rebecca Clark, BCTIA’s Events and Program Coordinator, is determined to finally put an end to the saying ‘women can’t drive!’ Watch out!”

Their unique fundraising techniques have pushed them in the top. The Roadrunners, like any true NASCAR team, are selling logo space on their car. For a nominal donation of $300 or $150 your company can proudly display its logo on BCTIA/BCIC’s car. With a fundraising goal of $5,000, BCTIA/BCIC is also accepting smaller donations ($10) to include your signature on the body of the vehicle. All proceeds go directly to the Canary Foundation of Canada and cancer early detection research.

As the Roadrunner says to Wile E. Coyote as he leaves him in the dust: “Beep, Beep!”

To learn more about BCIC and BC Technology Industry Association go to www.bcic.com or www.bctia.org. To have your company logo/name on the car, please contact Caylee Stewart at cstewart@bctia.org.

For more information on the Canary Derby, please visit: www.canaryderby.com. See you September 25th!

Company:
BCTIA
Website:
http://www.bctia.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association is an industry-funded organization promoting the growth of British Columbia's knowledge economy. With a membership of over 2,700 companies, employing more than 60,000 workers in business of all sizes and sectors, the BCTIA is the largest tech association in the province. The BCTIA delivers programs and services that assist in the growth and success of its members, as well as... more

Company:
BCIC
Website:
http://www.bcic.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of... more


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Emily May

Emily May

Emily May is the Marketing Specialist for Canary Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the goal of identifying cancer early. Feel free to contact her at media@canaryfoundation.org. more



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