2019 All British Car Show

2019 All British Car Show

Naskarz had a booth at the ‘2019 Vancouver All-British Car Show’ on May 18, 2019

About the Event

Close to 500 classic cars showcase their classic lines and curves throughout the luscious lawns of VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 18, each with a story to share under their boots and bonnets.

This spectacular gathering of classic cars only comes together once a year to swap stories, parts, pieces of nostalgia and possibly snag a “Best in Show.”

Dubbed “The Greatest Show on British Wheels,” the Vancouver All British Field Meet (ABFM) celebrated its 34th year on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Featured marques are Bentley, Mini and AJS Motorcycles.

 

At the event Rick’s Heart Foundation and Naskarz debuted the new “model car”, it was quite the crowd pleaser.

The kids at the show, picked a 1969 Jaguar owned by Mr. Hale of Victoria to receive the youth’s choice trophy.

The show had over 500 cars on display, and the show was well attended.

The kids spoke with many folks interested in the pink soapbox racer. Numerous kids sat in the car and had their picture taken.

Several youth took applications forms for the upcoming VCC NASKARZ trade sampler for the summer.

All in all, it was a great day to get out and meet folks with the youth.

Thanks Patrick (Western Driver) and all the staff and volunteers for once again being a wonderful host, and Rick’s Heart Foundation for supporting our program and making the soapbox racer even more cool.

 Tim Houchen, Sergeant 1823, Vancouver Police Department

It was great to have Naskarz back again this year. Getting kids involved with old cars is important to the show. The judging seems to go over well, and I liked that you had one of the youth do the announcement.

Best, Patrick ~Western driver

Save On Food Partnership

Save On Food Partnership

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Save On Food approached our Foundation about 20 skids of product they had, that needed to be donated.  Over $15,000 worth of food from coffee, granola bars, cereal and so much more. Mr. Diamond eagerly agreed to coordinate this donation. Rick’s Heart Foundation provided transport of a 53′ trailer and the skids were distributed between the following groups.

Ishtar Women’s Resource Center

To honour, embrace and celebrate the power, resilience, courage and knowledge of all women. We work collaboratively for systemic change where equality means inclusion, opportunity and accessibility for all. We work together locally for a world where all women and girls are safe emotionally, mentally, financially, physically, sexually, spiritually and culturally. 

Luke 15 House

They are a safe home, inspired by God’s unconditional love where respect, hope, structure, and healing are found. They envision a future where any person struggling with addiction can access a proven program in a safe and welcoming home. They strive to expand the scale of Luke 15 House to help as many men as possible. 

WAGNER HILLS FARM SOCIETY

They provide rehabilitation ministry to men and women with addiction. Addiction is seen as a symptom of a broken life, as a condition that can be healed through individual inner growth and through transformation to a life that is lived in line with Christian principles and beliefs.

Healing, growth and transformation require time, individual commitment, and a tranquil environment. The two working farms provide a place of beauty, peace and safety for men and women to recover, to heal and to find hope and purpose for their lives.

 Community Supporting Community!

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation

Rick’s Heart Foundation has been involved with Korle- Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF) for over 10 years. From supplying local shipping needs to sponsoring overseas shipments of supplies to Africa. Medical equipment and training is desperately needed in many places across Africa. Rick’s Heart Foundation strongly believes everyone should have access to medical help when needed. One thing KBNF does excellently is supply training to local Doctors and Nurses, better equipping them to help their communities.

What exactly is Korle- Bu Neuroscience Foundation?

KBNF (CRA #No. 85924 6837 RR0001exists to enhance the delivery of quality brain and spinal medical care in Ghana and West Africa, by partnering with regional, national and international partners in the establishment maintenance and advancement of self-sustaining high quality clinical Neuroscience and Neurosurgical facilities using the resources of the West African medical communities, in collaboration with their Ministries of Health and the Education and other agencies. We promote the education of healthcare in West Africa, particularly in neuroscience and collaboration between institutions both local and international.

KBNF is one of the few charitable organizations in the world that is focused on both immediate and lifesaving medical support, with a long-term infrastructure vision.

Their Vision

To alleviate the suffering of West Africans with a special focus on those affected by diseases of the brain and spine and to address related health care issues.

Their Mission

To enhance the delivery of quality brain and spinal medical care in Ghana and West Africa.

A few highlights from over the years:

  • ·         Provide 200+ surgeries, saving the lives of many 

    ·         Provide resources to 10,000+ medical patients 

    ·         Support 10 West African neurosurgeons

    ·         Train 2,000+ local nurses and medics 

    ·         Facilitate the construction of a $230 million (USD) modern hospital in Ghana—the only one of its kind 

    ·         Provide $17.1 million value of equipment to West African hospitals

Below is KBNF Founder Marj Ratel in Liberia, with local Officals

To stay up-to-date with the impact Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation is  having, check out their website HERE

The John Volken Academy

The John Volken Academy

Rick’s Heart Foundation has been a longtime supporter of The John Volken Academy. Lifelong recovery is possible when you take the steps, go through a full recovery program, and surround yourself with a community of support. The John Volken Academy follows these steps and sees that lifelong recovery is possible.

The John Volken Academy students have volunteered for Rick’s Heart Foundation many times, from our Heart of Hope breakfast program to helping unload trailer loads of donations. With the breakfast program the volunteers would be at the mission by 6am, with smiles on their faces and ready to work. They never complain, they spread joy and were grateful for their new lease on life.

Rick’s Heart Foundation strongly believes in a sense of Community, supporting one another in this world. Life is rough but together it is better. The John Volken Academy believes that community is the healing mechanism.. The community at JVA is the strongest healing mechanism of the program.

JVA’s 4 Essentials for getting your life back

#1 Address the Root Causes of Addiction

The underlying causes of addiction must be addressed for long-term recovery. JVA addresses root causes and trauma through group and peer counseling. Grow your self awareness. And in a safe place, process through the real reason you were driven to addiction.

#2 Healing the Brain

In addition to the appropriate support, the essential element to healing from an addiction is good old fashioned time. Committing to a two year program is a huge step, but that’s how long it takes for true addiction recovery.

#3 Adopt a New Lifestyle

Changing habits and behaviours takes time and practice. Once a person has recovered from the physicality of addiction, it’s time to form a new way of living. Days at JVA are filled with community meals, job-training, events and outings. At each of our facilities there is ample opportunity for working out and getting into nature as well. 

#4 Building Tools to Stay Sober

Getting sober is one thing. But it’s absolutely necessary to build the tools and skills for long term sobriety in order to be as prepared as possible for life after the program. Students are given opportunities to re-enter the workforce, find appropriate housing and receive coaching on difficult situations that will undoubtedly come up after completing the program.

To find out more visit The John Volken Academy or follow them on Facebook @volkenacademy

Convoy of Emergency Vehicles

Convoy of Emergency Vehicles

One of our passions here at Rick’s Heart Foundation,  is that no one’s life should ever be at risk due to lack of Emergency Response Vehicles. That is why we sponsored $10,000 to Kamloops Fire Fighters Charitable Society to Convoy Emergency Response vehicles to Nicaragua.  Globally, everyone should be able to call for help and the help is there. This Convoy was a partnership with Founder’s company Diamond Delivery. Below are a few articles with more information on this incredible Convoy.

Diamond Delivery supports convoy of emergency vehicles to Nicaragua

Two ambulances and three firetrucks were driven to Atlanta, awaiting flight to Nicaragua

December 20, 2017 
by 

Surrey, BC — Diamond Delivery, a BC-owned and operated transportation company, has teamed up with Kamloops, BC firefighters to send a convoy of desperately needed fire trucks and ambulances to Nicaragua.

This is just the latest twist in Diamond Delivery’s ongoing work in Nicaragua which has seen a school and playground built, and soccer uniforms, balls and nets, baseball equipment, bicycles and other supplies delivered to beleaguered communities like the small village of Jiquilillo, devastated following a tsunami in 1992 and a hurricane in 1998.

The convoy of refurbished emergency vehicles departed Kamloops on September 10 and arrived in Atlanta Georgia on September 24. The vehicles will be airlifted from there by the US Air Force for the remainder of the journey.

The two ambulances and three firetrucks were driven to Atlanta by a team of Kamloops volunteer firefighters and one employee. The company covered expenses to the tune of $10,000. One vehicle started the trip in Toronto, but the rest traveled the 6,000 km from Kamloops.

Volunteer firefighters from Kamloops drove the two ambulances and three firetrucks to Atlanta.

The convoy has been in the planning for more than a year and faces some uncertainty with raging wildfires and hurricanes along its route, but organizers have stressed the importance of completing the mission as too many Nicaraguan communities lack the emergency vehicles and equipment they so urgently require.

“No community can wait to be prepared for what Mother Nature may have in-store,” says team organizer, David Sakaki.

“Getting these vehicles to communities in Nicaragua simply can’t wait. The 8.1 Mexican earthquake last week was closer to Nicaragua than it was to Mexico City, which experienced severe shaking and some damage.”

Diamond Delivery’s president, Karl Gillies, says, “As a corporation, we believe we have a responsibility to our local communities and to the small planet we all share. We have long been active in charitable work across British Columbia, and with our experience in transportation and logistics, we jumped at the opportunity to have our Kamloops and head offices join with the Kamloops Firefighters to assist with the extraordinary work they have undertaken across the world and, in particular, Nicaragua.”

He adds that, “As a company that has long been involved in logistical support to those fighting wildfires in our own province, we know how critically important the right vehicles and equipment are in responding to emergency situations.”

Diamond Delivery undertakes much of its charitable work through the Rick’s Heart Foundation, see: https://ricksheartfoundation.com/

Member Update: Diamond Delivery Supports Convoy of Emergency Vehicles to Nicaragua

Posted on Mon, 2017-09-25 15:32 in 

Diamond Delivery has teamed up with the Kamloops Firefighters to send a convoy of desperately needed fire trucks and ambulances to Nicaragua.

This is just the latest twist in Diamond Delivery’s ongoing work in Nicaragua, which has seen a school and playground built and soccer uniforms, balls and nets, baseball equipment, bicycles and other supplies delivered to beleaguered communities like the small village of Jiquilillo, devastated following a tsunami in 1992 and a hurricane in 1998.

The convoy of refurbished emergency vehicles departed Kamloops on September 10 and is expected to arrive in Georgia on September 25, 2017, where the vehicles will be airlifted for the remainder of the journey.

The convoy has been in the planning for more than a year and faces some uncertainty with raging wildfires and hurricanes along its route, but organizers have stressed the importance of completing the mission as too many Nicaraguan communities lack the emergency vehicles and equipment they so urgently require. “No community can wait to be prepared for what Mother Nature may have in store,” says team organizer, David Sakaki. “Getting these vehicles to communities in Nicaragua simply can’t wait. The first 8.1 Mexican earthquake two weeks ago was closer to Nicaragua than it was to Mexico City, which experienced severe shaking and some damage.”

Diamond Delivery’s President, Karl Gillies says, “As a corporation, we believe we have a responsibility to our local communities and to the small planet we all share. We have long been active in charitable work across British Columbia, and with our experience in transportation and logistics, we jumped at the opportunity to have our Kamloops and head offices join with the Kamloops Firefighters to assist with the extraordinary work they have undertaken across the world and, in particular, in Nicaragua.” He adds that, “as a company that has long been involved in logistical support to those fighting wildfires in our own province, we know how critically important the right vehicles and equipment are in responding to emergency situations.”

Diamond Delivery undertakes much of its charitable work through the Rick’s Heart Foundation, see: https://ricksheartfoundation.com/

Diamond Delivery has been a BCTA motor carrier member through its sister company, First Canadian Messenger, since 2000. Visit diamonddelivers.com for information about the company.