Dilawri Group of Companies Announces Inaugural Ride & Drive Gala


Gala in Support of The Ride to Conquer Cancer – All Proceeds will be donated to BC Cancer Foundation


Dilawri Group of Companies (Dilawri), Canada’s largest automotive group, today announced that the inaugural Ride & Drive Gala will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Audi Downtown Vancouver – 1788 W. 2nd. The Ride & Drive Gala, brought to you by both Dilawri and the Lotus Cycling Club, has been created to raise awareness and donations for the BC Cancer Foundation. 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, including ticket sales, donations, and auction items from the Ride & Drive Gala will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation. Ride & Drive Gala tickets are $40, and can be purchased online.

“Dilawri Group of Companies is committed to supporting the communities that we work in,” said Ajay Dilawri, President at Dilawri Group of Companies. “The Ride & Drive Gala will be an elegant and fun event that will raise significant funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. We want to help in finding solutions for cancer patients across the province.”

For its third consecutive year, Dilawri is the National Vehicle Sponsor for The Ride to Conquer Cancer, which is a 2-day, 250 KM bike ride in an effort to support the BC Cancer Foundation. Dilawri and Lotus Cycling Club are committed to improving the lives of communities they operate in through year-round commitments. With mutual goals, the two organizations partnered together to create the Ride & Drive Gala. Funds raised from the Gala and the Ride to Conquer Cancer will directly support leading cancer clinicians, scientists, and researchers whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in communities throughout the province, across Canada, and around the world.

Fiona Forbes, awarding winning television host and producer, will be the MC for the Ride & Drive Gala.

About Dilawri Group of Companies

Dilawri Group of Companies is Canada’s largest automotive group with 63 franchised dealerships representing 30 automotive brands throughout Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Privately owned and operated by the Dilawri family since 1985, the company continues to expand its footprint in Canada, building on its history of excellence in the automotive industry. With more than 3,000 employees, Dilawri Group of Companies is proud to offer exceptional products and customer service in every dealership.


Dilawri Group of Companies is not only a leader in the automotive industry; it is also a leader in the communities it serves, having established The Dilawri Foundation in 2002. The Dilawri Foundation has contributed tens of millions of dollars throughout Canada supporting a variety of charitable causes. For more information on Dilawri Group of Companies visit www.dilawri.ca.


About Lotus Cycling Club

Lotus Cycling Club is an inclusive, Vancouver-based, road biking club catering to riders of all demographics.  This year, marks the third year of the growing cycling club.  ​Their new clubhouse is at the Wesbrook Community Centre. For more information on Lotus Cycling Club visit http://lotuscycling.weebly.com.


About BC Cancer Foundation

BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge.  As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, they enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. They fund with the goal of finding solutions. Visit www.bccancerfoundation.com to make a donation or to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.


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