This event is brought together by Founder, Neil Carey (Ski and Safety Patrol) with the help of Panorama Fire Department volunteering their time throughout the evening. They began organizing this fundraiser to help valley residents in need during our tough economy regardless of who they may be.
Everyone needs a bit of help during emergency situations, whether it may be a sick child or a family member suffering with cancer and may need help with travel expenses. Or it may be a senior citizen who needs additional care. The Mountain of Hope Society is there for them.
|Panorama Fire Department, Terry Grant (Mantracker) and front row: Neil Carey|
|Neil Carey, Bob, Terry Grant (Mantracker) |
A silent and live auction raised substantial funds at the close of the evening. We were all touched by the generosity of this mountain and town. Since it's beginning, The Mountain of Hope Society has raised over $60,000.00!!!And a special visit by Mantracker himself, Terry Grant, a great supporter of Mountain of Hope. also, filmed an episode from his TV series at Panorama.
On a sad note:
We pay tribute to two skiers who passed away doing what they love, skiing. First Sarah Burke, Freestyle (1982 - 2012), Whistler, British Columbia, and most recent, Nick Zoricic, Ski Cross (1983 - 2012)Craigleith, Ontario.
Ski safe......our prayers for the families of both Sarah and Nick.