Seniors Advocate Draws the Winning Ticket in Classic Car Raffle

Vancouver, BC, October 5, 2016 – Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate was at VanDusen Botanical Garden on October 5 to draw winning raffle ticket No. 00931 in Tapestry Foundation for Health Care’s Mustang Car Campaign, a fundraiser supporting seniors’ care initiatives in Providence Health Care facilities.

Mr. Ron Seligman of Surrey, BC was declared the winner of the draw and takes as his prize a fully-restored 1966 Mustang convertible.  

Tapestry Foundation’s Mustang Car Campaign raised a total of $44, 120 to support quality of life initiatives for seniors living in Providence’ residential care community in Vancouver. The 1966 Mustang convertible was generously donated to Tapestry Foundation as a raffle prize by McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd. and Allegion Canada. The two organizations donated the classic vehicle to mark McGregor & Thompson’s 50th anniversary in business, and to make a meaningful contribution to the community.

“We were very excited about donating this beautiful car,” said Mike Longhi, Senior Vice President for McGregor & Thompson. “We have a strong community partner in Allegion Canada and we’ve worked on many successful community initiatives together. Supporting Tapestry Foundation’s seniors’ cause was a good fit for both organizations.”

The Mustang was displayed in showrooms and car events throughout Vancouver’s Lower Mainland over the spring and summer. “The Mustang certainly got a lot of attention on the highway,” noted Gary Boutell, Senior Commercial Sales Rep for Allegion Canada.  “We had no shortage of volunteers to drive the car from show to show, and every ride was memorable.”

Photo Caption: (l – r) Bonny Bung, Annual Campaign Officer, Tapestry Foundation, Ann Adams, CEO, Tapestry Foundation, Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate (back seat), Mike Longhi, Senior Vice President for McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd., Gary Boutell, Senior Commercial Sales Rep for Allegion Canada.