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May 2, 2019

Responders raise more than $150,000 for Burn Camp

Vancouver, BC – On Thursday, April 25, 2019, local responders gathered at the Terminal City Club for an evening of entertainment and fine dining to raise funds to send child burn survivors to summer camp.

The fourth annual Capilano Group Responder Dinner honoured long-time supporters of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, Nancy Stibbard and the Capilano Group. More than 200 guests gathered to pay tribute to the honourees while supporting Burn Camp through live and silent auctions.

In 2007, Stibbard and her team responded to an urgent need to help the Burn Fund when severe storms caused major damage to Bright Nights, a significant fundraiser for burn survivor support programs. Stibbard, the owner and CEO of the Capilano Group, reached out to help the Burn Fund with the idea of creating a fundraiser to replenish lost donations from the annual holiday event at the re-opening of the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Since then, the Capilano Group has donated more than $475,000 and hundreds of hours of time to the Burn Fund.

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“The Burn Fund is thrilled to honour Nancy Stibbard and the Capilano Group, who truly are responders in every sense of the word,” says Lisa Beck, Executive Director of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. “An amazing responder is an individual or an organization who recognizes the great need in the community. Nancy and her team answer the call to make the community a better place.”

The Capilano Group Responder Dinner is an annual event to honour outstanding individuals and community organizations who have made a lasting impact on the lives of burn and trauma survivors in British Columbia. Previous honourees include: The Jack & Darlene Poole Foundation, Dr. Aziz Ghahary, David Podmore, Brian McCauley and the Concert Properties team.

Guests were welcomed into the dinner with a performance by the Fire Fighters Honour Guard and Pipe Band, who also led the opening ceremony. An impressive silent auction with more than 50 prizes generated more than $16,000. Later in the evening, a highlight of the live auction was the Fire in the Kitchen Package, with dinner cooked by the Burnaby Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and entertainment by legendary blues musician Jim Byrnes.

The Burn Fund’s youngest responder, 11-year-old Keira McKenzie, attended the event and helped raise more than $20,000 through a charitable donation ask for Burn Camp. McKenzie is a burn survivor who attended Burn Camp last summer and has raised more than $10,000 through her GoFundMe Campaign to help send other children to camp.

All funds raised by the fourth annual Capilano Group Responder Dinner help to support Burn Camp. Since 1994, more than 1,000 burn-injured children aged six to eighteen have attended Burn Camp. Any child burn survivor who wishes to go to attend is given the opportunity, free of charge.

The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund relies on the generous support of donors and does not receive any government funds to operate Burn Camp. Each year, more than 60 local fire fighters, doctors, nurses, and health care providers volunteer their time as counsellors and spend hundreds of hours to plan and organize the summer camp.

A special thank you to the sponsors of the Capilano Group Responder Dinner. Without their support, this event would not be possible. Thank you to: title sponsor – the Capilano Group; presenting sponsors – the Peter and Joanne Brown Foundation and the Currie family; responder sponsors – BC Building Trades, BCGEU, Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group, West Fraser, Hy-Tech Drilling, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, United Steelworkers, Deans Knight, McCarthy Tetrault, Concert Properties, VGH, UBC, & BC Children’s Hospital Physician Group; and media sponsor, Global BC.

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For more information, please contact:

Nicole Clark, Director of Communications
BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund
E: communications@burnfund.org
P: 604.436.5617 W: burnfund.org

Stacy Chala, Communications Manager
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
E: schala@capbridge.com
P: 604.985.7474 W: capbridge.com

November 30, 2018

Nancy Stibbard Awarded Tourism Toronto Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award

North Vancouver, BC – Nancy Stibbard, CEO of the Capilano Group and member of Canada’s Tourism Hall of Fame, received the Tourism Toronto Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Canadian Tourism Awards held in Gatineau, Quebec on Wednesday, November 28.

‘I am truly touched by this honour. Lifetime Achievement sounds quite daunting to me – especially as I am still in the thick of achieving!’ said Nancy on receiving the Award. Held in conjunction with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) annual Tourism Congress, the award recognizes a lifetime of contribution to the success and growth of the tourism industry in Canada. Nancy has been dedicated to advancing tourism in Vancouver, BC and Canada since she purchased Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in 1983.

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As her business grew and expanded into retail and hospitality, and into other provinces, her involvement in tourism also grew. From forming cooperative industry associations to leading a convention center task force instrumental in acquiring the 2010 Olympics, Nancy has always seen the big picture.

The Capilano Group now includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver, Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point in Vancouver, Cathedral Mountain Lodge in Field, BC and Moraine Lake Lodge in Alberta and employs over 550 team members.

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For more information, please contact:
Stacy Chala
Communications Manager
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
E: schala@capbridge.com
P: 604.985.7474

October 18, 2018

BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund commemorates 40th anniversary with over 40 fire fighters on Capilano Suspension Bridge

North Vancouver, BC – To continue to commemorate their 40th Anniversary, The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund celebrated by hosting over 40 local fire fighters at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, a major sponsor of the Burn Fund since 2007. Click here to watch the video.

2007 was the year that Capilano Suspension Bridge Park met the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund under mutual circumstances. Severe winter storms caused major damage to Bright Nights in Stanley Park severely impacting donations to the Burn Fund. At the same time a 46-ton tree fell onto Capilano Suspension Bridge, closing the park for five months. To celebrate Capilano’s re-opening, owner and CEO of Capilano Group, Nancy Stibbard, decided to hold a fundraiser for the Burn Fund to help replenish lost donations from their annual holiday event. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, as partial proceeds from Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been donated to the Burn Fund ever since.

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The Burn Fund is a registered charity established in April 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association, and provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia.

Throughout their 40-year history, The Burn Fund continues to play a big part in enhancing the quality of care a burn and trauma patient receives from bedside through to recovery.

Through the generosity of donors such as the Capilano Group, The BCPFF Burn Fund has achieved many significant accomplishments. This includes the notable achievement of completing a $13.1 million capital campaign to raise funds to build the new Burn Fund Centre in 2015 – a home away from home for burn and trauma survivors.

Nancy Stibbard’s donations have exceeded $425,000 and her continued financial support through Canyon Lights has played a significant role in bringing awareness to the Burn Fund for which she will be recognized at this year’s Responder Dinner Gala on April 27, 2019.

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For more information, please contact:

Kari Woo, Communications Director
BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund
E: communications@burnfund.org
P: 604.436.5617 W: burnfund.org

Stacy Chala, Communications Manager
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
E: schala@capbridge.com
P: 604.985.7474 W: capbridge.com

August 28, 2018

Canyon Lights prepares for another brilliant season after being named one of the most dazzling holiday light displays by CNN Travel

North Vancouver, BC – Canyon Lights – a Winter Festival – has caught the attention of the world. Named one of the nine most spectacular holiday light displays in the world in 2017 by CNN Travel, this local tradition returns to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Thursday, November 22, 2018. Bundle up, gather the family and prepare to be amazed. This is not your ordinary lights display!

Lighting transforms Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s rainforest and canyon. Capilano River flows in currents of blue, green and violet. Giant orbs suspended from the night sky invoke a celestial sensation. Douglas-firs, each with over 8,000 lights extending 200 feet (60m) up their tree trunk, reach for the sky.

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Canyon Lights has quickly become one of the most popular winter activities in Vancouver with its family friendly activities, live musical entertainment and outdoor park experiences. And due to popular demand, dates have been extended until January 27, 2019.

Proceeds from admissions are donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund for fire and burn education in schools throughout British Columbia. To date, Canyon Lights has donated over $301,000 to this worthy program.

For general information, including the shuttle schedule to and from Canada Place, please visit www.capbridge.com or call 604.985.7474. For information on the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, please visit www.burnfund.org

What: Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

When: November 22, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Holiday activities from 4:00 – 9:00pm; Park is open from 11:00am – 9:00pm daily
*except Christmas Day when the park is closed

Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver)

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November 2, 2017

Let there be lights!

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park expands its popular Canyon Lights event

North Vancouver, BC – In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights! Last year, Canyon Lights imagery was so popular, it was the top trending hashtag in Canada for #ChristmasLights on Instagram!

New this year, the famous Douglas-firs of Treetops Adventure receive the star treatment – dressed in sparkling lights from top to bottom! New and returning park guests will enjoy the changing light display that illuminates Capilano River from the suspension bridge and Cliffwalk, as well as the magical illumination of the West Coast rainforest. Getting into the spirit of the season is made easy at Canyon Lights with holiday craft stations, cookie decorating, a scavenger hunt and sing-a-long tunes with the band!

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Partial proceeds from admissions are donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund for Burn Camp, as well as fire and burn education in schools throughout British Columbia. To date, Canyon Lights has donated over $256,000 to this worthy program.

Canyon Lights tickets are valid all day with holiday activities beginning at 4:00pm. Capilano operates a free shuttle to and from Canada Place. For general information, including the shuttle schedule, please visit www.capbridge.com or call 604.985.7474. For information on the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, please visit www.burnfund.org.

What: Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

When: November 23, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Holiday activities from 4:00 – 9:00pm; Park is open from 11:00am – 9:00pm daily
*except Christmas Day when the park is closed

Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver)

Hashtag: #CANYONLIGHTS

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For more information, to request a photograph or arrange an interview, please contact:

Sabrina Tey
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
W: 604-692-4231
M: 778-228-8842
Sabrina.Tey@hkstrategies.ca

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