Coquitlam Crunch Challenge salutes returning sponsors

The Coquitlam Crunch ‘Diversity’ Challenge, now in its 8th year, wishes to salute and thank its returning sponsors.  “Without great contributions such as those provided by these sponsors, we wouldn’t have had the momentum to grow as we have over the years,” said Alex Bell, event founder.

Providing one of the largest contributions to date is New Earth Marketing, which maintains the event website.  Created in 2008 by Susan Jarema along with the help of her talented team, New Earth Marketing has built hundreds of websites and helped many businesses increase their revenues.

Providing a huge contribution with thousands of dollars in air time is 98.7 The Point radio (CKPM FM).  Morning show host, Rod MacBeth also contributes personally as the event emcee, and will once again be providing updates on the mic throughout the day on Saturday, September 9. CKPM FM is the sound and voice of the Tri-Cities.

The City of Coquitlam Municipality is also to be thanked, providing support behind the scenes, as well as our official timekeeping.  Coquitlam is the sixth-largest city in the province and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver.

Eagle Ridge GM will once again host the ‘You’ve Reached the Top’ spot at the top of the Crunch providing participants with ice-cold drinks, and music before they head back down. Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC, located in Coquitlam, BC, is committed to exceeding client’s expectations in sales and service. They are one of the largest GM dealerships with over 700 vehicles in stock.

Always supportive of the local community, Pasta Polo will be on hand again. Family owned and operated by brothers Fred and Farrokh Soofi since 2001, Pasta Polo is renowned for its freshly made organic pasta, brick oven pizza, and signature Italian favorites.

Another returning sponsor is Thrifty Foods who is your local grocery store focused on food, driven by our fresh expertise and supported by superior customer service; and keeping our volunteers awake in the morning, we thank Starbucks for their coffee contribution.

We are pleased to have Vancity supporting again. Vancity is a member-owned financial co-operative headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, with offices throughout the Lower Mainland. They ‘make good money’!

Our official event photographer, Joep Olthuis is quickly becoming known as a great go-to local photographer and stepped in as a volunteer in 2016. We are pleased he will be shooting great images again in 2017.

Whether you can give a little, or give a lot, join our list of supporters who help make this charity event possible, and receive great exposure for your business!

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Want to get involved? Not a business, but wish to support our cause?
Proceeds from the Coquitlam Crunch ‘Diversity’ Challenge got toward the Diversity Fund with the Coquitlam Foundation, and supports the Nothin’ Dragon Masters 50+ dragon boat team out of the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society. Whether you provide a monetary donation or support in kind, it’s all needed and appreciated.

Become a Community Group supporter!

In 2015, the Kang-Ho Hapkido Martial Arts Academy run by Diane Lee, not only participated in the event’s Recreational category but made a sizable contribution to the cause.  Other community groups are encouraged to gather together, make a ‘group donation’ on the day, and walk the Crunch as a group (wear your group’s t-shirts with pride).

In 2015, Diane Lee and a large group from the Kangho Hapkido Martial Arts Academy presented a substantial donation and walked as a group in their blue t-shirts.

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