Scotiabank Charity Challenge

The annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k and Scotiabank Charity Challenge supports elder care and site-specific projects at the Providence Health Care facilities we support. Our award-winning Team Tapestry Foundation is made up of Providence Health Care staff, residents and families, volunteers and donors. Since 2010, our team has raised over $350,000 for elder care research and site-specific projects. In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 we were awarded Scotiabank's prize for having the largest fundraising team in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This year, we had more than 190 participants on Team Tapestry Foundation. 

Team Tapestry Foundation

While we're all Team Tapestry Foundation, most of our members create smaller teams.

Our 2016 teams:

  1. Tapestry Foundation - Team Tapestry Trailblazers  Bonny Bung (Annual Campaign Officer)
  2. Holy Family Hospital (ECU) - Team Holy Stars (ECU or REHAB- Nadra Ali (ECU CNL)  & Ahadil Karim (Rehab CNL)
  3. St. Vincent's: Langara -  Team Langara United Lenny Ramirez (Program Assistant - interim captain)
  4. Honoria ConwayTeam Conway's Runway - Chris Pilot (Site Leader)
  5. St. Michael's Centre - Team St. Michael's ArchangelsRose Vidas (Volunteer Director), Candice Brown (Executive Assistant & HR Coordinator)
  6. Youville Residence - Team Youville - Sheralyn Manning (Occupational Therapist),
  7. St. Vincent's: Brock Fahrni -  Team Brock Fahrni Superheroes - Rita Yip-Livesley (BF Artworks),; Pauline Yee (BF3 CNL),
  8. Mount Saint Joseph Hospital - Breast Centre Team Breast - Imelda Villeneuve (Nurse Navigator)
  9. Mount Saint Joseph Hospital Team MSJ Emergency - Jack Lan (CNE)
  10. Mount Saint Joseph Hospital - Residential Care - Team Lucky Monkeys - Juaneve Defensor (2ECU RN),; Emily Chan (Pharmacist),
  11. Mount Saint Joseph Hospital - 1 South Geriatric Psychiatry Unit - Team Frames of Mind - Valerie Krause (CNL)
  12. Providence Health Care (SLT) - Team Sole S.I.S.T.E.R.s - David Thompson (Vice President)
  13. Scotia Dealer Advantage Team SAYYES2SDA Scott Fitzgerald (Director, Automotive Retail, Global Risk Management)
  14. Tapestry Foundation Board of Directors - Team B.O.D. Brad Cruickshank (Vice Chair),

About the Event

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k

The half-marathon is a mostly downhill course that takes you down the shoreline from UBC and across the Burrard Street Bridge, to a meadow finish on the lawn of the Stanley Park Fish House.The Half-Marathon starts @ 7:30 am from Thunderbird Arena at UBC to Stanley Park. View the half-marathon map.

The 5k event is a scenic loop around Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, and out on the Stanley Park Seawall, to join the half-marathoners for the last kilometre to the finish line. The 5k begins @ 9:30 am at the Stanley Park Fish House.

Learn more about the course at

Scotiabank Charity Challenge

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a unique opportunity for runners and walkers to fundraise for charities in our community. More than 80 charities across Metro Vancouver participate in this annual event, including Tapestry Foundation for Health Care. We raise funds to care for seniors in our community.

Prize Opportunities

Individual Prizes
- Raise $100, get a discounted entry fee.*
- Raise $300, get a $10 gift card and a collectible certificate.
- Raise $750+, get a $20 gift card and a collectible certificate.
- Raise $1,500+, get a $30 gift card of your choosing and a collectible certificate.
*Scotiabank asks that Scotiabank employees raise a minimum of $200 to receive a free entry.

Congratulations to our 2016 Team Prize Winners!

Team with the highest number of pledges ($1,000 prize): 
Lucky Monkeys (MSJ 2ECU), with 110 pledges.

Team with the highest number of fundraising participants ($1,000 prize): 
St. Michael's Archangels, with 12 fundraisers who have over $100 in their individual fundraising accounts.

Best-Dressed Team ($500 prize): 
Conway's Runway (St. Vincent's: Honoria Conway)

Top Fundraising Team (Team Captain receives 2 Tickets to the 2017 Feast of Fortune): 
Team Breast (MSJ Breast Clinic), with $11,690 raised.

Photo Slideshow

Photos from this year's event will be posted soon! Share your own photos on Twitter (@tapestryfdn), Instagram and Facebook with #tapestryfdn and #scotiahalf.