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The end of a relationship can be tough, especially when that relationship has spanned almost four decades. So it is with sadness that we have learned that the Vancouver Pot and Kettle Club will be closing its doors. But it is also with tremendous gratitude that we acknowledge the generous support we have received from them over the years.

A final cheque delivery and handshake between SCI BC Executive Director Chris McBride and Ron Hewlitt of the Pot and Kettle Club

It was way back in 1977 when the members of the Vancouver Pot and Kettle Club made their first donation to SCI BC, which was, of course, called the Canadian Paraplegic Association (BC) back then. At the time, neither party could have known that it would be the beginning of a long and rewarding partnership. The Pot and Kettle Club have been active and dedicated partners ever since that first connection, continuing to raising funds amongst its membership for SCI BC and a number of other charities, and supporting numerous community initiatives. These included the generous donation of household items to help create a welcoming atmosphere at the Lions Paraplegic Lodge, and funds to purchase computers and other equipment to support SCI BC’s operations.

The Vancouver Pot and Kettle Club also welcomed SCI BC staff as friends. Each year, lucky SCI BC staff enjoyed being included in the Club’s annual holiday luncheon, where we not only collected a generous annual donation, but perhaps more importantly, had an opportunity to catch up with Pot and Kettle members, who have become great allies and friends over the years.

Since 1977, the Pot and Kettle club has donate more than $50,000 to support people with spinal cord injuries and related physical disabilities.

Since that first donation nearly forty years ago, the members of the Vancouver Pot and Kettle Club have remained faithful partners to SCI BC, making financial contributions even when times were tough. To date, they’ve donate more than $50,000 to support people with spinal cord injuries and related physical disabilities!

With the end of the Vancouver Pot and Kettle Club comes the end of an era. But it’s not the end of the impact the Club’s support continues to make on all whose lives have been touched through the services they have supported here at SCI BC.

On behalf of all the staff at SCI BC, and all of the people who have been helped by the Vancouver Pot and Kettle Club over the years, we wish all of the members well, and sincerely thank them for their incredible generosity, and friendship over the years.

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