Convoy For Hope - Atlantic
The Convoy for Hope – Atlantic is an annual one day celebration of the trucking community and it’s partners to create awareness, promote early detection, and to raise funds in the fight against the top four cancers affecting Atlantic Canadians. With the support of the trucking community, our industry partners, and an amazing team of volunteers, we believe in a cancer free future.
How can you get involved:
Are you a commercial driver looking to register? Check out event registration!
Are you a business looking to sponsor? Sponsorship details!
Are you a volunteer looking to get involved? Get volunteer information here!
Are you excited about watching the convoy and joining us for the celebration? Watch the video!
Thanks to you, Convoy for Hope – Atlantic 2017 was a huge success! Despite the wet weather we had a great turn out. Thanks to all for participation, attendance & support.
On Saturday, pledges earned by the participants & registrations brought
- 50 registred trucks
- 3 fire trucks
- 1 Ambulance
- 2 RCMP Units
- 24 Hilsborough Legion Riders & Support Motorcycle units
- 32 Survivors
in close to $8,000!
John Chambers – Armour, was the highest pledge earner with $857 raised
Susie De Ridder - Armour, was the second highest pledge earner with $700
Sheila Williams – Nova Trucks was 3rd with $640
Teresa Joudrey – Midland, was 4th with $550
Tim Betts – raised $440
Best decorated truck was awarded to Susie De Ridder - Armour
Runner up was awarded to Teresa Joudrey
Best dressed person was awarded to Jeff Beliveau
1st runner up to Brent MacLeod
Viewers Choice was Susie De Ridder
50/50 draws were awarded to:
Mr.Fernand Cormier in Salisbury
Mr. Guy LeBlanc at the Coliseum
A special thanks to the Scotia Bank team – matching our donations for the Bar-B-Q
Shelley (and it was her Birthday) & team – Funds raised $2000+
The prize packages were valued at more than $1650, and the Value of auction items was more than 9,000
The raffle prize of a travel voucher Valued at $6000, was won by Karen White of Coldbrook, NS
2nd prize was A weekend package won by Ralph Arbeau of Pine Glen
3rd prize was dinner and a movie won by Wade Palmeter
There are a few more sponsor cheques to receive from friends, family & corporations, but we should have final numbers by the end of November, after the wine cosy sales at the World Food & Wine festival– we are hopeful for about $30,000 total raised.
We were thrilled to have volunteers from as far away as England, as young as 10yrs old, and of course those that have been with us for all 8 years.
As our event grows we have been invited to participate in associated programs reinforcing the impact of our efforts. We are proud to report some amazing positive results – here.
Thanks again for all the support, we look forward to advancing the proceeds (breast, colon, lung & prostate cancers).*
Team Convoy For Hope - Atlantic
* We guarantee that less than 10% of funds raised will be used for necessary expenses – licensing fees, web domains, banking fees, etc.