Since 2005, BC Lions Football Club Inc. has made $27,200 worth of provincial political contributions - exclusively to the Liberals. But, according to an email promoting former New Democrat president Jeff Fox's upcoming farewell pub party, his "love for Canadian football and the BC Lions has provided a fantastic opportunity to work with the club for this special celebration & fundraising event!" As a result, autographed BC Lions memorabilia will be auctioned off at the event. The following is a complete copy of that email.
Sent: August-27-09 4:35 PM
Subject: You are invited to a FAREWELL PUB PARTY for the BCNDP President! Please spread the word - via email, facebook, twitter, phone, fax and good 'ol fashioned 'face to face'!
re-circulated by the VDLC
FAREWELL PUB PARTY for BCNDP President!
YOU are invited to join us for a FUN event to thank JEFF FOX for his years of service to the Party!
When: Friday, September 18th @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Trap & Gill PUB and restaurant, Robson & Beatty St., Vancouver*
Tickets: on line @ www.bcndp.ca/events
(once tickets paid for, your name will be placed on a guest list at the door); TICKET DEADLINE: Sept. 16th @ 5:00 p.m.
Jeff's love for Canadian football and the BC Lions has provided a fantastic opportunity to work with the club for this special celebration & fundraising event! We'll be auctioning off autographed BC Lions memorabilia as well you'll be able to purchase souvenirs of this event! Everyone is welcome to this fantastic 'tailgate fundraiser'. There will be an amazing line-up of special guests, including Joy MacPhail, Darryl Walker, George Heyman and Carole James and never-before-seen surprises to provide for an unforgettable evening. We'll be laughing the night away at the PUB nearby BC Place. It'll be a legendary send-off to honour Jeff for his amazing commitment to all of us!
Tickets are $75 (with a $60 .00 tax receipt) and include a great burger and refreshing beer (or pop)
No ticket sales at the door, ... the time to act is NOW because tickets are selling fast!
*ALTERNATE OPTION for those unable to attend the event but would like to participate in this FAREWELL PARTY for Jeff Fox and/or option for additional contributions: As you may know, Provincial Office has plans to erect a recognition wall with plaques or 'bricks' to commemorate long-time activists and supporters. Some have expressed an interest in making a contribution towards a brick in Jeff Fox's name for this event. The BRICK's value is $1000 - however, all part or whole contributions are welcome and appreciated. All contributors' names will be listed in the 'program' distributed on the night of the event!
To activate your contribution to 'Jeff's wall brick', you may do it online when purchasing tickets or call Simone Hill @ BCNDP (as below).