A Day at the Races with BOB

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This Sunday join BOB (Building Opportunities With Business) at Hastings Racecourse for a special fundraising event.

BOB is a community economic development organization in the Downtown Eastside. They are a non-profit organization with a goal of supporting local business development and increasing job opportunities for inner-city residents.

Last night at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, CEO Shirley Chan was the recipient of the Non-profit & Public Service award for her work with BOB.

At Hastings Park this weekend attendees are encouraged to embrace the traditional racecourse spirit and participate in the fancy hat competition that will be judged by a few local celebrities. There will be a full lunch served and thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be up for grabs. These include items donated by the likes of John Fluevog, the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Blue Olive Photography, and more.

Proceeds from the event will support the work of BOB and the Fast Track to Employment program. Tickets are $60 (with a tax deductible receipt for $30 that will be given to all ticket purchasers) and can be purchased in person at the BOB office (163 East Pender on weekdays 10:00am – 4:00pm) or purchased online.

You can check out the event listing on Facebook and find BOB on Twitter for more information.

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