Event partners include Used.ca, Schnitzer, and Alpine Recycling

What: Save up and bring in your scrap metal to benefit the David Foster Foundation. Common donation items include BBQs, old lawn mowers, rebar, car parts, and metal appliances.

Why: Celebrating 30 years as a foundation in 2017, the David Foster Foundation supports the non-medical expenses of Canadian families with children who are undergoing life-saving pediatric organ transplants.

When: Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:

  • RBC Broadmead Village Branch: 777 Royal Oak Drive
  • RBC Shelbourne & McKenzie Branch: 3970 Shelbourne Street
  • RBC Westshore Branch: 2945 Jacklin Road
  • Oak Bay Fire Hall (Back of Parking Lot): 1703 Monterey Avenue
  • Alpine Recycling (Langford) Yard: 1405 Dunford Avenue
  • Schnitzer Steel Main Yard: 307 David Street

Additional Information:

  • The David Foster Foundation has assisted more than 1,000 Canadian families with children in need of major organ transplants and provided millions of dollars in direct family support.
  • The average cost to support one family is $10,000 throughout their transplant journey
  • The closest pediatric centres for Victoria-area transplant families are BC Children’s Hospital, Stollery Hospital (Edmonton), and SickKids (Toronto)

About the David Foster Foundation

David Foster is a proud Canadian, Recipient of the Order of Canada, Officer of the Order of Canada, 50-time nominee and 16-time Grammy Award winner (including three for Producer of the Year), three time Oscar nominee, Golden Globe winner, seven time Juno Award winner, Emmy award winner and has the distinguished honour to have his star on both the Canadian and Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is the man behind the biggest hits, with more than half a billion records sold. In 2015, the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria recognized Foster as their Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year.

Foster launched the David Foster Foundation in his hometown of Victoria in 1986. Across Canada, the David Foster Foundation financially supports families for all non-medical expenses while their children are undergoing life-saving organ transplants. Thanks to its annual fundraising efforts and the generous support of national partners like TELUS, WestJet, AMJ Campbell, Aird & Berlis LLP, and Schnitzer families receive support for expenses incurred when travelling away from their homes to be with their child during transplant.

In 2014, the Slaight Family Foundation, Newton Glassman Foundation in partnership with Catalyst Capital Group Inc., Jim & Sandi Treliving, and Tan Sri Dr. Francis Yeoh joined TELUS as the Foundation’s $1 million Life Legacy members.

The Foundation also promotes organ donor awareness and registration in both Canada and the United States. For more information, visit www.davidfosterfoundation.com.