VCDS Board of Directors 2024

Call for Nominations The Nominating Committee is seeking interest from members to join the Board and assist in guiding VCDS’s future. We would welcome the opportunity to explore that role with you and answer any questions you might have. Directors are elected to serve a 3-year term commencing immediately following the AGM in March. To […]

VCDS Honors Garth Pinton

Along with VCDS founding members George Garrett and John MacInnes, The  VCDS)has honored Garth Pinton with the title of Honorary Life Member. There were 12 drivers when Garth Pinton co-founded VCDS in 2016. Now there are nearly 450 Garth, previously a founding partner of Pinton Forrest & Madden, has a longstanding history of community service. […]

Volunteer drivers step up for cancer patients, but more help needed

The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society says it will likely reach its goal of signing up 100 new drivers in 100 days. But as Janet Brown reports, the group needs even more volunteer drivers to sign up, with demand growing faster than anticipated. – Global News Continue to video please click here Explore more articles

Easter Seals House Tour

The Lions Club members along with VCDS drivers in the Vancouver West zone were invited to tour the Easter Seals House in Vancouver on Oak Street. VCDS dispatcher and Lions Club member, Steve Scott along with driver Way Tsang are shown with VCDS President Bob Smith, Lisa Beck – Easter Seals President/CEO and Mike Leland […]

100 Drivers – 100 Days

100 Drivers 100 Days

“With the growth of our program, we simply need more volunteers. If we could get ‘100 drivers in the next 100 days’, we’d be in much better shape” Bob Smith – President Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society Surrey, B.C. (March 27, 2023): Since starting with just a handful of drivers in 2016, the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society […]

Nancy Sutcliff

Nancy Sutcliff Nancy Sutcliffe of North Vancouver was shocked when she was diagnosed with cancer in April 2018. Her first trip from the North Shore to the cancer clinic at Vancouver Cancer Centre was by taxi – at $85 each way. She said from then on she was taken by Volunteer Cancer drivers. She said, […]

Gretal Walters

Gretal Walters Cancer patient Gretal Walters has been given rides by Volunteer Cancer Drivers for the past six months. She says she has had three different drivers so far and found them all, including driver Larry Coleman to be ‘very nice.’ She says, “Right now we talk about my treatment. At other times we tell […]

Susan Clarke-Rogers

Susan Clarke-Rogers July 6, 2020 – Susan Clarke-Rogers, a lung cancer patient from Burnaby gives very high marks to our Volunteer Cancer Drivers. Susan says, “I would give them 11 out of 10.” Susan said she was first diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago but she said “Things began to speed up last October. My […]

Nelly Shin Interview

Larry Coleman

Nelly Shin recently did a video interview Larry Coleman. With her permission, Nelly Shin’s posting on Facebook reads… “Larry became aware of the difficulties cancer patients face getting to their appointments while caring for his mother, who was diagnosed with cancer, eight months before passing away in 2009. With a profound understanding of cancer patients’ […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Steve

Volunteer Spotlight - Steve Scott

When putting out the call for volunteer dispatchers on a local Facebook community page “The New Tsawwassen Loop” , a trusted member of the community stepped up to volunteer. Steve Scott, and his wife, have positively impacted the lives of people in their community for decades. Dispatching for Vancouver residents, Steve’s outstanding commitment of care […]