Dilawri Group of Companies announces 3rd annual Ride & Drive Gala
– Gala in Support of The Ride to Conquer Cancer
– All Proceeds donated to BC Cancer Foundation
Dilawri Group of Companies (Dilawri), Canada’s largest automotive group, today announced that the 3rd Annual Ride & Drive Gala, presented by Allwest Insurance, will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Vancouver – 550 Terminal Ave. The Dilawri Ride & Drive Gala 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 $50, and can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/dcg2019.
For its fifth consecutive year, Dilawri is the National Vehicle Sponsor for The Ride to Conquer Cancer, which is a 2-day, 200 KM bike ride in an effort to support the BC Cancer Foundation. 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.
“We are excited to be hosting this year’s Ride & Drive Gala for the very first time at the Mercedes-Benz Vancouver dealership,” said Jesstine McInnis, Regional Marketing Manager, Dilawri Group of Companies. “It will once again be an upscale event at a grand location, with all proceeds going to the Ride to Conquer Cancer.”
Vancouver sports-talk radio station TSN 1040’s Matt Sekeres & Blake Price will be the MCs for the Ride & Drive Gala, and there will be live entertainment, specialty canapés, refreshments, a photo booth, and live and silent auction items. A few of the auction and raffle items include:
- Glashutte Ladies Collection: Pavonina Date Watch, by Montecristo Jewellers – a raffle prize. $5,850 value
- Live art-piece to be painted by Yared Nigussu during the Gala and will be auctioned off during the live auction. $4,000 approx. value
- Full-day taste of the track – Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit track experience. $1195 value
- Two night stay at Delta Whistler Village Suites. $500 value
- Four tickets to Luxury Supercar Weekend. $400 value
- Two Surmesur suits – a raffle prize and a silent auction item.
About Dilawri Group of Companies
Dilawri Group of Companies is Canada’s largest automotive group with 72 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 4,000 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 BC Cancer Foundation
BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner for BC Cancer 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.
Media release and images provided by Kari Kylo, SOMA Concepts & Solutions. Images Allison Kuhl.